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Savoonga seeks disaster help

ANCHORAGE - Savoonga is seeking disaster help from the state. The request asks the governor...Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is sending a team to Savoonga to assess the situation. The team was to leave Tuesday and then report...
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Power goes out in Savoonga

ANCHORAGE - The village of Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea is continuing to struggle with power outages. The...were without power. He says some people are staying at the school. About 700 people live in Savoonga.
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Alaskan stranded in Russia after flight canceled raise money to charter a plane and bring him back home to Savoonga, a Yup'ik Eskimo village on Alaska's Saint Lawrence Island...year, a friend from Russia's Chukotka region traveled to Savoonga for a visit. Miklahook was eager to have a turn visiting that...
Village power restored but problems persist

...was restored Monday to the village of Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island, but pipes that...Eskimo village of about 700 people. Savoonga is on an island in the Bering Sea about...the utility that provides power to Savoonga, for the plumbing problems. "It was...
Disaster aid set for town hit by storm

ANCHORAGE - The state will run a disaster assistance center in Savoonga to help residents whose homes were damaged after a storm caused prolonged power outages. The center will operate at the village...
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Parnell declares disaster for town hit by storm

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has issued a state disaster declaration to help the tiny town of Savoonga after a storm caused prolonged power outages for most residents. Friday's declaration authorizes the Alaska Division of Homeland...
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Missing Gambell man tried to swim to boat

SAVOONGA - The search has been suspended for a...away from shore about 25 miles south of Savoonga. Alaska State Troopers received the report...through the weekend with volunteers from Savoonga and Gambell. The missing man is identified...
New, larger clinics planned for 2 villages

...funding construction of the clinics at Savoonga and Gambell on Saint Lawrence Island...370 when its clinic was built in 1970. Savoonga's clinic was built in 1997, when the...the current population of nearly 720.Savoonga has the smaller of the two existing clinics...
Some Natives allowed visa-free travel in Russia

...region, and many still have relatives there - including Metcalf, who was born and raised in the Yup'ik Eskimo village of Savoonga about 60 miles southeast of the Russian border."I'm excited about it," Metcalf said of the program starting up again...
Warming climate leaves fewer walrus to hunt

...per resident, per year. Things still aren't looking any better for the 1,430 residents of the villages of Gambell and Savoonga. The recent spring take was 233 walrus, according to preliminary Fish and Wildlife figures.The shore ice once served to...


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