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Art thief flies under the radar at Juneau airport

...owns multiple pieces that are on display at the airport."We get a lot of small community traffic, especially from the villages, and I thought it'd be nice to have a little bit of their artwork on the walls at the airport," he said, adding...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-01/art-thief-flies-under-radar-juneau-airp
Local
Eagle River author pens new book, 'Cold Spell'

...and daughter to bed, she'd sit down and write."They always say write what you know, and I knew the village but I didn't know the village," she says.She ended up writing what turned out to be Chapter 14 of "Distant Enemy.""The teacher...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-31/eagle-river-author-pens-new-book-cold-spe
Art
River data gathered as safeguard against mining

...Advocacy is working with Elim's Tribal Council for the effort that began two years ago about 40 miles upriver from the village, KNOM reported.The goal is to collect five years of data in Elim's goal of attaining jurisdiction from the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-30/river-data-gathered-safeguard-against-m
State
Yukon River king salmon returns see improvement

...Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the number of king salmon counted as of this week by a sonar located near the village of Eagle near the Canadian border stood at 49,231.That surpasses the minimum goal of 42,500 kings called for in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-28/yukon-river-king-salmon-returns-see-imp
State
In the Stacks: New fiction for adults

...to their village in central Russia. But he doesn't receive the warm, tearful, welcome he hoped for, instead, the village is empty and silent, food on the tables, clothes in the wardrobes, but no one home at all. Kolya finds his wife's...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-24/stacks-new-fiction-adults
Art
Work starts on road to Tanana

...of the road say it will provide lower freight costs to the village, but opponents say it could lead to more outsiders overrunning...reverse a trend of Tanana residents leaving the community.The village has long been a trading hub, and once was home to the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-23/work-starts-road-tanana
State
US Coast Guard cutter helps Diomede by taking recyclables

...The center collects recyclables from throughout the western Alaska region and ships it to Seattle.Opik Ahkinga is the village's environmental coordinator and has been working for four years to improve waste management on Little Diomede Island...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-25/us-coast-guard-cutter-helps-diomede-tak
State
Search underway for Brevig Mission man missing

...four-wheelers and an Alaska Army National Guard helicopter. Gusty winds prevented boaters from searching the waters on Saturday, and people on all-terrain vehicles searched from the village to Lost River.The search continued on Sunday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-22/search-underway-brevig-mission-man-miss
State
Boy reaches plea deal in musk ox killings

...probation for one year.The other boy's case remains open.Brevig Mission is an Inupiat Eskimo community of about 450 people at Port Clarence, about 65 miles northwest of Nome. Residents of the village practice a subsistence lifestyle.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-22/boy-reaches-plea-deal-musk-ox-killings
State
Helicopter service to Little Diomede halted

...Erickson pilot Mike Kutyba said passengers pay $400 for one-way flights to or from Nome and $200 for flights to or from the village of Wales.The state portion of the funding is distributed by Kawerak Inc., a regional nonprofit corporation established...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-10/helicopter-service-little-diomede-halte
State

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