School on Little Diomede closed indefinitely due to safety concerns

By Ava White | November 28, 2023

The school on Little Diomede Island is closed indefinitely after the city building partially collapsed into the school Sunday morning (Nov 26). That’s according to a Facebook post by the Diomede School late Sunday night. Students will now be attending school by video conference.  Bering Strait School District (BSSD) announced the closure of the village’s…

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City of Diomede building slides into school

By Ava White | November 27, 2023

Little Diomede residents are fearing for safety and utilities after the city building partially collapsed into the school on Sunday morning (Nov 26). No injuries have been reported according to Jen Wallace, an emergency management specialist for the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC).  The village experienced a power outage lasting over two hours following the…

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Crafters from Western Alaska prepare for gift-giving season

By Ava White | November 21, 2023

Two small business owners rooted in Western Alaska have spent hours preparing for a busy holiday season. As consumers gear up for gift-giving during the holidays, they have the chance to shop local and support small businesses. For artists with small businesses, the holiday season kicks off well before the temperature starts to change. Two…

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