Shishmaref Man Perishes attempting to Water Skip Snow Machine across Lagoon

Shishmaref Man Perishes attempting to Water Skip Snow Machine across Lagoon

Midafternoon on Wednesday Alaska State troopers were advised of a missing snow machiner in the community of Shishmaref on the northwest portion of the Seward Peninsula. The call to troopers was received at 3:50 pm on Wednesday reporting a Shishmaref man, 32-year-old Bert Iyatunguk, had attempted to water skip his machine across an open stretch […]

Buckland experiencing ice jam flooding, SEOC coordinating state response

Buckland experiencing ice jam flooding, SEOC coordinating state response

  JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) received reports of ice jam flooding in Buckland located within the Northwest Arctic Borough (NWAB) this morning. The Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center has issued a flood warning for Buckland. Initial reports are that some homes have been inundated and, while the airstrip […]