A Community Rallies

Aerial image of dark blue water, a field of ice chunks, and a small vessel involved in search-and-rescue efforts.

On November 4, an elder from White Mountain went missing after his four-wheeler (ATV) broke through the ice of nearby Golovin Bay. As weeks went by and Lincoln “Mike” Simon still had not been found, more and more volunteers, from Alaska communities far and wide, joined together to work doggedly to find any trace of him. In coming together, they also supported each other, too — and Simon’s family and community.

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All Shook Up (But Okay!)

Photo of walk-in pantry with canned goods scattered across the floor

Damaged roads, downed utilities, toppled bookshelves, broken dishes, and messy pantries: this was what most folks experienced from late November’s major earthquake centered in the Anchorage area.

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