Desiree Hagen, KOTZ - Kotzebue

a woman holds a large fish

A large fish that fills freezers in Northwest Alaska could be in danger

Scientists are concerned that permafrost thaw could lead to declines in the sheefish population, a staple food for many Alaskans.
a woman and a baby

The child care crisis is hitting rural Alaska hard

Kotzebue has not had a state-licensed child care center since the last facility closed in 2011. It's considered a "child care desert," like much of the state.
Kotzebue snowstorm

Kotzebue declares disaster after back-to-back blizzards, power outages and boil water notice

Kotzebue and the Northwest Arctic Borough have declared a disaster after a series of massive snowstorms battered western Alaska.