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Regular mail becomes less so in village

...every rural community to fill in if necessary.There was no second worker available in Savoonga, located on Saint Lawrence Island 675 miles northwest of Anchorage and just 90 miles from Russia's Cape Chukotskiy.The vacancy has been posted as...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-07/regular-mail-becomes-less-so-village
State
Editorial: Vaccination saves lives

...William Nelson landed on St. Lawrence Island and found horror."In July...about Bering Strait."St. Lawrence Island had suffered famine, then various...the United States, but St. Lawrence Island had no vaccination program in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-16/editorial-vaccination-saves-lives
Opinion
Airborne umiak sails over museum

...by Jonathan Onalik in Wales, was moved into the museum in 1968. In 1971, the museum brought in a team from St. Lawrence Island to create a hide covering for the frame.Henrickson said in an email that John and Lillie Apangalook, Vivian and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-27/airborne-umiak-sails-over-museum
Local | Art
Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...the project expanded to Southeast Alaska, and then Bristol Bay and most recently the North Slope in 2012 and St. Lawrence Island in 2013, Stewart said.The uses within the oil and gas realm are varied, Saupe said."This imagery has so much...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/uses-spill-planning-tool-expanding
State
Two Native villages report very low walrus harvest

...ANCHORAGE - Two native villages on Alaska's remote St. Lawrence Island are reporting their smallest harvests of walrus in...paid with the proceeds of the ivory trade."St. Lawrence Island is located in the Bering Sea southeast of the Russia-U...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-05/two-native-villages-report-very-low-wal
State
Parnell declares economic disaster for island

...an economic disaster for residents living on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.Parnell said he made the declaration...with the Legislature to ensure the residents of St. Lawrence Island receive what they need to rebuild their economy...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-01/parnell-declares-economic-disaster-isla
State
Russian hunters get donation from North Slope borough

...in humanitarian aid from Alaska's North Slope Borough after they visited their distant Inuit relatives on Saint Lawrence Island for the first time in 14 years.The hunters boated to the Alaskan island just south of the Russian border in late...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2014-08-10/russian-hunters-get-donation-north-s
Weddings
Ammunition shortage reaches rural Alaska

...of ammunition in the bush is starting to affect Alaska subsistence hunters.The Native Store in Gambell on Saint Lawrence Island has had trouble keeping popular ammunition in stock for hunters trying to harvest bearded seal and other marine mammals...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-21/ammunition-shortage-reaches-rural-alask
State
Bill making 20 Native languages official advances

...Yup'ik in school, Miklahook and fellow student Beverly Toolie said they would. Savoogna High is located on St. Lawrence Island.Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, told the committee his bill will make the 20 Native languages listed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-19/bill-making-20-native-languages-officia
State | AK legislature
Melting the Ice Curtain, Pt. 3

...along the Bering Strait.By September, the U.S. Customs Service had hired a part-time agent at Gambell on St. Lawrence Island to handle the flood of Soviet visitors. By August 1990, more than 3,000 Soviet citizens and 3,000 American citizens...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-17/melting-ice-curtain-pt-3
State

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