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Barrow Whalers have sights set on repeating as state champs  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Chris Battle was elated to guide Barrow to its first Division III football state title last season in his first year at the helm.

Alaska's northernmost town still in transition 1 1/2 years after official name change  Alaska Public Radio Network

The town most of the world knew as Barrow voted in 2016 to officially start going by the traditional Iñupiaq name of Utqiaġvik. Listen now. The vote passed by a ...

A football team on the edge of the world  High Country News

The Barrow High School Whalers in Alaska are nearly 500 miles away from the nearest opponent.

Whalers take 3rd state basketball title in four years  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

ANCHORAGE — Before the biggest game of his life, Barrow High School sophomore Brendon Matthews received an important message from Whalers head ...

Whalers capture Division III state football title | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

PALMER—First and goal from two yards out and 10 seconds on the clock. No timeouts. That was the situation the Homer Mariners football team faced with a ...

Barrow, Alaska, Changes Its Name Back To Its Original 'Utqiagvik'  NPR

The northernmost community in the U.S. has voted to officially restore its traditional Inupiaq name.

Hepa returns to Alaska to graduate from High School

Prep basketball standout Kamaka Hepa returns to Alaska to graduate from high school before starting his college basketball career at the University of Texas.

St. Johns County womans project that built football field for Alaska high school about to become movie  Florida Times-Union

Cathy Parker's vision took her from the television screen of her St. Johns County home to the frozen tundra of the Arctic.And right along the banks of the Arctic ...

Minnema's big night helps Monroe Catholic football upend Nikiski  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — There's an old sports adage that the best offense is a good defense. The Monroe Catholic High School football team showcased that notion ...

49th Annual Native Youth Olympics kicks off in Anchorage

More than 450 student athletes from across Alaska and parts of Canada traveled to Anchorage to compete in the 49th annual Native Olympic Games. “This is ...

Interior Department officials visit North Slope to talk ANWR  Alaska Public Radio Network

A high-profile guest was in attendance at the North Slope Borough Assembly meeting in Utqiaġvik Tuesday. The Interior Department's second-in-command, ...

Friday Field of Dreams: Cathy Parker Field, Barrow Alaska  Yahoo Sports

Welcome to Friday Field of Dreams, where we'll unveil the nation's most picturesque, historically or culturally significant or plain old fun prep sports facilities in ...

Utqiagvik man sentenced to 105 years in death of prosecutor  The Seattle Times

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man who killed a state prosecutor in a jealous rage was sentenced to 105 years in prison on Friday. Ronald Fisher, 51 ...

New FNSB school principals announced | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Five public schools are getting a new principal for the 2018-19 school year, according to an announcement from the Fairbanks North Star ...

Lathrop wins division one state wrestling championship

ANCHORAGE, AK (KTUU) After a weekend that culiminated with an entire season's worth of work, Lathrop took the division one state wrestling crown. Coming in ...

What life is really like in an Alaskan town that won't see the sun again until January 23  Business Insider

The northernmost town in the US, Utqiaġvik, Alaska, experiences darkness from November to January every year. Here's what life is like 320 miles north of the ...

Top-30 Class of 2018 hoops recruit transfers from Alaska to Oregon  USA TODAY High School Sports

Four-star sophomore power forward Kamaka Hepa has transferred from his school in Alaska to Portland (Ore.) Jefferson for his junior season.

Barrow boys rack up games, mileage on epic road trip  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — There are not a lot of ways out of Barrow, but basketball is one of the best. Depending on the season, the city of 4,400 people on the ...

Despite Battling the Elements, NFL Network's Football Town Scores With FUJINON Cabrio Lenses  Sports Video Group

Coinciding with the kickoff of the NFL season, NFL Network launched a documentary series that showcases the sport away from the spotlight of the major ...

Tara Sweeney named first female Alaska Native Asst. Secretary of Indian Affairs  Indian Country Today Media Network

Tara Sweeney: 'I am honored to be able to serve Indian Country in this capacity'

Monroe's comeback bid comes up just short in 3A semifinal  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

ANCHORAGE — The Monroe Catholic boys basketball team had its chances.

Utqiagvik/Barrow hosts 'Historic U.S. Senate Debate' – First Held North of Arctic Circle  KUAC

Debating Arctic issues in the Arctic ...

Barrow, Alaska: Ground Zero for Climate Change  Smithsonian

No roads lead to Barrow, Alaska. To reach America's northernmost city (pop. 4,500), you must fly or, sea ice permitting, take a ship. Barrow's residents use cars ...

161 Students From Across the Country Named 2018 US Presidential Scholars  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their ...

Barrow ventures to Fairbanks for first football Jamboree  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Barrow High School is entering its 11th season of varsity football.

Alaskan athletes sign on the dotted line

Seniors from all across Alaska sign their national letter of intent to play college sports.

Alaskan selected for Indian Affairs post at Interior  Alaska Public Radio Network

President Trump has nominated an Arctic Slope Regional Corporation senior executive to be the assistant Interior Secretary for Indian Affairs. Listen now.

In Whale Hunt, Eskimos Use Modern Tools to Satisfy Tradition  New York Times

In Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle, the whaling tradition is ancient, but the means of carrying it out are anything but.

Whalers beat Voznesenka | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Barrow High School football team was successful Saturday in Brian Houston's debut as head coach, rolling to a 46-6 win over the ...

Mat-Su students star at state Science Olympiad  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Mat-Su middle and high school students dominated this year's annual Alaska State Science Olympiad competition. When the dust settled, Mat-Su Career Tech ...

Alaska's Supreme Court Justice Talks About Diversity On The Court  Alaska Public Radio Network

The Alaska Supreme Court was in Barrow last week to hear a climate change lawsuit on the Barrow high school stage. Chief Justice Dana Fabe says it's ...

Alaska's high court first supreme court in the nation to hear climate change case  Ktoo

Alaska's high court became the first state supreme court in the country yesterday to hear an appeal in one of more than a dozen climate change lawsuits.

Sweeney latest Alaskan tapped to join Trump administration

Arctic Slope Regional Corp. Executive Vice President Tara Sweeney's nomination to assistant secretary of Indian Affairs is the latest signal that the Trump ...

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