Tucked in the $1.5 trillion omnibus federal spending bill are special requests to fund projects in Alaska ranging from water and sewer systems to a 15-mile road out of Kotzebue.
After GCI and Quintillion brought fiber-based high-speed internet service to Northwest Alaska, usage increased 560 percent in January.
Kotzebue’s electric utility will install advanced electricity meters next year with help from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The new platform will allow researchers and utility managers to better understand the community’s electric use.
This April, the Kotzebue community helped Alaska Business Week kick off a tenth year of operations when students walked through the doors of the UA Chukchi campus.