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Western Alaskans remember Typhoon Merbok a year later

By Ava White | September 22, 2023 |

One year ago this week, much of Western Alaska was under flood and storm warnings as Typhoon Merbok transitioned into the Bering Sea. More than 1300 miles of coastline was hit, including more than 35 remote communities. One year after the storm, residents look back on the havoc that struck the state.  Typhoon Merbok hit…

Cable break repaired after 14 weeks of internet outages

By Ava White | September 19, 2023 |

Repairs are complete to a severed fiber optic cable affecting internet and cellular services to much of Northern and Western Alaska. GCI announced the repairs in an email to customers yesterday (Mon), 14 weeks after the cable was cut in an ice scouring event in the Arctic Ocean west of Prudhoe Bay. Many people in…

Nanooks X/C bring fierce competition, creating new personal records

By Ava White | September 18, 2023 |

Intense competition gathered at Anvil Mountain on Saturday (Sep. 16) for the annual Nome-Beltz X/C Invite, which occurs mid-September every year. More than one hundred contestants competed in the 5K on the sunny Saturday afternoon. Twelve schools competing in the Invite represented the Bering Strait communities of Nome, Kotzebue, White Mountain, Shishmaref, Gambell, Savoonga, Shaktoolik,…

ANTHC’s “Tell Your Heart Story” brings awareness to suicide prevention

By Ava White | September 15, 2023 |

September is National Suicide Awareness Prevention Month, and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is encouraging residents of Alaska to participate in the Consortium’s ‘Tell Your Heart Story’ activities. Activities focus on self-care, improving overall mental health, and how to help others who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.  Each week is dedicated…

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