Northwest Villages Work to Become Energy-Wise

By Grace Jang

The struggle to heat your home, cook your food and put fuel in your vehicle almost becomes a battle when you live in rural Alaska. In the Upper Kobuk region, some families spend as much as $700 a month to do those things.

Photojournalist John Thain and I recently had the opportunity to see some of that firsthand when we traveled to Shungnak to see how NANA Regional Corporation and RurAL CAP have teamed up to start a program to help families in the area become “energy-wise.”

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