Chukchi Sea

Shell drills in Chukchi Sea

Shell is drilling in the Chukchi Sea. The semi-submersible Polar Pioneer “spudded” the Burger J well at 5 p.m. July 29, company spokeswoman Meg Baldino… Continue reading


Kara Zwickey

New visitor center manager hired

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge announces Kara Zwickey has been hired as as the new visitor center manager at the refuge’s headquarters, Alaska Islands and… Continue reading


Homer’s Woo, Brant take honors at Kotzebue

The Homer High School wrestling team headed north to Kotzebue for the Bush Brawl last week. After being caught by Barrow’s Jonathan Nelson on Thursday… Continue reading


Work under way to connect Arctic

Several northern communities should see more vessel traffic and infrastructure work this summer as construction of a new submarine fiber optic network continues. Arctic Fibre… Continue reading

Public asked to comment on cattle in wildlife refuge

Lacking a mechanism to allow grazing on the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge’s 2,500 islands comprising 3.5 million acres, the refuge is asking for public… Continue reading

Visiting artist presents staged reading of libretto

Visiting artist Jack Dalton presents a staged reading of his libretto, “Ada — An Opera of The Arctic,” at 8 p.m. Sunday at Bunnell Street… Continue reading

AVTEC plans nation’s first ice navigation program

The White House is setting arctic policy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating locations for an arctic port. Hundreds of ships per year… Continue reading