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Dancing ban lifted in Noorvik

NOORVIK - Bobby Wells has lived all his life in...Now Wells, 53, and other residents of Noorvik have wholeheartedly embraced the ancient...bad spirits and keep away sickness." Noorvik's decision to lift the ban last fall...
Noorvik man missing outside Kiana

NOORVIK - A 30-year-old Noorvik man is missing and Alaska State Troopers say his all-terrain...Lynd Sheldon was reported missing Sunday on a trip from Kiana to Noorvik. He had last been seen Saturday. Search teams spotted tire tracks...
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Noorvik man faces 20 years for abuse

KOTZEBUE - A 35-year-old Noorvik man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual abuse of...than a year. Foster was arrested. He pleaded guilty in June. Noorvik is a community of 636 on the Kobuk River about 45 miles east of...
Polar bear killed after wandering into village of Noorvik

...wandered into the Western Alaska village of Noorvik and went through some trash was killed...Ballot, tribal administrator for the Noorvik Native Community. "There have been odd year for marine mammals around Noorvik," Dau said. "It's more than just...
2010 census to start in remote Alaska village

...ANCHORAGE - The Inupiat Eskimo village of Noorvik is expected to be the first town in America...census. Census officials let news of Noorvik's preliminary selection spill of 2008. About 640 people live in Noorvik. Census results are used to determine...
Alaska veteran first to be tallied in census

NOORVIK - One down, more than 309 million to go...hinterlands. The first person tallied in Noorvik, an Inupiat Eskimo community of 650...departing today. Census workers will interview Noorvik residents using the same 10-question...
AK man sought on sexual assault charge surrenders

NOORVIK - An Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman says a 26-year-old Kotzebue man...and had threatened at least one officer with a rifle. That incident in Noorvik is the source of the third-degree assault charge. Ipsen told the Anchorage...
Five suspected of vandalizing housing

NOORVIK - At least five people are suspected of breaking into teacher housing in Noorvik and using the dwellings as a party house, Alaska State Troopers said. Noorvik is a Kobuk River community of 636 about 45 miles east of Kotzebue. Troopers...
State troopers arrest murder suspect

NOORVIK - Alaska State Troopers arrested a man suspected of crashing his snowmobile...driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was arrested Friday in Noorvik. Troopers said Tickett had been drinking, smoking marijuana and taking...
Teen charged with attempted murder

JUNEAU - A Noorvik teenager has been charged with attempting to murder a police officer...Kotzebue received a report that Beasley was intoxicated and suicidal. The Noorvik Village police officer was contacted, a man who is related to the youth...


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