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Off the Beaten Path: To extinction and back, the shaggy saga of the muskox

...skied away, thinking how I'd just encountered a vestige of a lost world.My next muskox was a year later on the Noatak River. One evening, with two companions, I floated around a bend. On the red and yellowed willowy hillside was a herd...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/beaten-path-extinction-and-back-shag
Outdoors
Rural Alaska grapples with erosion

...too. Johnson, 67, once lost 25 pounds on his slight frame after he was exposed to Giardia by drinking from the Noatak River during a caribou hunting trip. "It's not a fun way to lose weight," he said. --- Along with the beaver's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122506/sta_20061225018.shtml
News
Hatchery for sale: $2 million

...KOTZEBUE - Web surfers cruising eBay, the giant online auction site, now can bid serious money on a fish hatchery on the Noatak River. The 150-acre property, owned by Theodore Booth Sr. of Noatak and Kotzebue, is described on the Web site as highly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123101/sta_hatchsale.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...guided his trips. Leghorn guides few trips anymore, and as co-owner he gets his pick. His favorite right now is the Noatak River through the Brooks Range, an area he explored for the company a few years ago to determine if it would make a good...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051200/Loc_color.shtml
Northwest Alaska archaeological dig turns up mysterious small clay disks

...Alaska.The find could potentially tweak modern conceptions about daily life for the ancient inhabitants around the Noatak River.Shirar said items found at such sites are generally basic tools or animal bones. The discovery of the mysterious...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-09-14/northwest-alaska-archaeological-dig-tur
State
Searchers find missing Oregon hunter

NOATAK - An Oregon man missing while hunting along the Noatak River has been found safe. Alaska State Troopers say Mike Knapp of Langlois, Ore., spent a night away from his camp. Troopers took...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092010/reg_710097078.shtml
Regional News
Boy injured in accidental shooting on Noatak River

...an accidental gunshot wound near Noatak. Alaska State Troopers say the boy while on a fishing trip Saturday on the Noatak River was unloading a .357 Magnum revolver. The revolver fired, striking the boy in the right thigh. Witnesses and Noatak's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081910/reg_697247303.shtml
Regional News
Heating fuel prices down

...communities, although fuel is now flown every year into Noatak, in Northwest Alaska, because water depths on the Noatak River are not deep enough to handle fuel delivery by barge. Delivery by air adds to costs, resulting in fuel oil prices...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101909/sta_506453356.shtml
Silver runs buoy region declared a disaster

...Fish and Game's acting area manager. ``Maybe they don't mix at the same time. Perhaps they don't encounter the same life stress.'' Bue said indications are that both the Kobuk and the Noatak rivers' runs will be good this year.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081100/Loc_salm.html
Local
Alone in the Arctic

...But in October, in a race against winter, Nyitray and his wolf-hybrid Smoke had to abandon a canoe on the frozen Noatak River and slowly walk toward the Chukchi seacoast in profoundly subzero temperatures as their food was running out. ``Smoke...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/093099/Ent_arctic.html
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