The town is now officially called Utqiagvik, its Inupiaq name. The town first appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census as the unincorporated Inuit village of "Ootiwakh. ... Yankee whalers sailed here, learning about the bowhead whale from Iñupiat hunters ... Later, the military came, setting up a radar station, and in 1947 a science center was founded at Barrow. Appeared in Channel 4 from Alaska Rural Communications Service. Mean monthly maxima and minima (i.e. The stations are K04KS and K11NN. (Great Britain, 1854, map facing p. 186). It is connected to the central section only by Stevenson Street, a two-lane dirt road. The name change, to me, was not just tradition but also romantic, a beautiful symbol of the union we were committing to forever. ', "The authors [of the ordinance] also acknowledged that Inupiaq is the 'original, ancestral language of this area and our people' and that returning [the town name] to Utqiagvik would 'promote pride in identity'and would 'perpetuate healing and growth from the assimilation and oppression from the colonists.' It is at least 70% overcast some 62% of the time. Serious cold weather usually begins in January, and February is generally the coldest month, averaging −14.2 °F (−25.7 °C). [67] Also in 2015, the Barrow High School girls' team easily won the ACS tournament. A commercially successful film, named after and based upon the comic, was released on October 19, 2007, followed by a straight-to-video sequel on July 23, 2010. The website for the North Slope Borough School District, of which the high school in Utqiagvik is part, still lists an address in "Barrow, AK." Residents in the nation’s northernmost community have voted to change the name of the Alaska town to its traditional Inupiat Eskimo … Utqiaġvik is roughly 1,300 miles (2,092 km) south of the North Pole. Temperatures remain below freezing from early October through late May. [22] After a two-week rescue effort (Operation Breakthrough), a Soviet icebreaker freed two of the whales. John Simpson's native map dated 1855, records the name "Otkiawik," which was misprinted on the subsequent British Admiralty Chart a… The sun then rises again completely over the horizon by January 27 or 28. A slight majority of voters in the largely Inupiat city of Barrow approved efforts to change the community’s name to Utqiagvik (oot-GHAR-vik) … "We The Inupiaq" Rap, North Slope Borough School District, In The Arctic Circle, The Sun Will Come Up After 58 Tomorrows, Natural Resources Key to Alaska Town's Future. A local native corporation is suing the city formerly known as Barrow, demanding it halts the official name-change to Utqiagvik. The school additionally offers adult education courses for GED preparation and certificates in various programs. Yet, once I became engaged, I questioned that fantasy. Thinner sea ice endangers the landing of bowhead whale strikes on offshore ice by springtime whalers. Another recorded Iñupiaq name is Ukpiaġvik (IPA: [ukpi.ɑʁvik]), which comes from ukpik "snowy owl" and translates to "the place where snowy owls are hunted". In a close vote, residents of the nation’s northernmost community choose to drop the name Barrow for the city’s traditional Inupiat Eskimo name: Utqiagvik. Males had a median income of $51,959 versus $46,382 for females. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Monitoring Lab operates in Utqiaġvik. "This doesn't happen very often," said spokesperson Scott Meriwether. Peak cloudiness occurs in August and September when the ocean is ice-free. The name was first recorded in 1853 as "Ot-ki-a-wing" by Commander Rochfort Maguire, Royal Navy. The facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is the northernmost hospital/medical facility in the United States. An IRA corporation was also created. The Act was passed in December 1971 and, despite their opposition, became law. Local Iñupiaq leaders hope its use heals as it teaches. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has a climate observation site in Utqiaġvik as part of its Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility. Cloud types are mainly low stratus and fog; cumuli forms are rare. Archaeological sites in the area indicate the Iñupiat lived around Utqiaġvik as far back as AD 500. [21], In 1988, Utqiaġvik became the center of worldwide media attention when three California gray whales became trapped in the ice offshore. The per capita income for the city was $22,902. Iḷisaġvik College, a two-year tribal college and the only tribal college in Alaska, is located in Utqiaġvik. [32][36], In addition to its low temperatures and polar night, Utqiaġvik is one of the cloudiest places on Earth. [32] The highest temperature recorded in Utqiaġvik was 79 °F (26 °C) on July 13, 1993, while the lowest is −56 °F (−49 °C) on February 3, 1924; the highest minimum is 53 °F (12 °C) on August 25, 1979 and August 13, 2005, while the lowest maximum is −47 °F (−44 °C) on January 3, 1975. With millions of dollars in new revenues from the settlement and later oil revenues, the borough has created sanitation facilities, water and electrical utilities, roads, fire departments, and health and educational services in Utqiaġvik and the villages of the North Slope. The midnight sun has attracted tourism, and arts and crafts provide some cash income. In 1986, the North Slope Borough created the North Slope Higher Education Center. [12][13][14][15] City Council member Qaiyaan Harcharek described the name change as supporting use of the Iñupiaq language and being part of a process of decolonization.[16]. The name Barrow was derived from Point Barrow, and was originally a general designation, because non-native Alaskan residents found it easier to pronounce than the Inupiat name. [21][33] compared to 101 inches (257 cm) for Kuujjuaq in Nunavik, Quebec[34] or 84 inches (213 cm) and 77 inches (196 cm) for much warmer Juneau and Kodiak, Alaska, respectively. The Tuzzy Consortium Library, in the Iñupiat Heritage Center, serves the communities of the North Slope Borough and functions as the academic library for Iḷisaġvik College. Voters have set in motion the process of changing the name of the northernmost community in Alaska from the English "Barrow" back to the Inupiaq "Utqiagvik." No I don’t. On December 1, the town of approximately 4,300 people officially changed its name to Utqiagvik, the village’s traditional Inupiaq name, which means the … Utqiaġvik is one of the northernmost public communities in the world and is the northernmost city in the United States. About 7.7% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under the age of 18 and 13.12% of those 65 and older. Remains of 16 sod dwelling mounds, from the Birnirk culture of about AD 800, can be seen on the shore of the Arctic Ocean. 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The northernmost community in the United States has officially restored its original name. In 1940, the indigenous Iñupiat organized as the Native Village of Barrow Iñupiat Traditional Government (previously, Native Village of Barrow), which is a federally recognized Alaska Native Iñupiat "tribal entity", as listed by the US Bureau of Indian Affairs circa 2003. Residents in the nation’s northernmost community have voted to change the name of the Alaska town to its traditional Inupiat Eskimo … Barrow is among the oldest permanent settlements in the United States. [23] Journalist Tom Rose details the rescue, and the media frenzy that accompanied it, in his 1989 book Freeing The Whales. The town is now officially called Utqiagvik, its Inupiaq name. Whale, seal, polar bear, walrus, waterfowl, caribou, and fish are harvested from the coast or nearby rivers and lakes. The website for the North Slope Borough School District, of which the high school in Utqiagvik is part, still lists an address in "Barrow, AK. Local Iñupiaq leaders hope its use heals as it teaches", "Barrow's new name is its old one, Utqiaġvik. ", Although the name became official on Thursday, some of those changes are still coming. I live in Utqiagvik, Alaska. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.34% of the population. Even Sable Island, at around 44 degrees latitude and under the influence of the Gulf Stream, receives 44 inches (112 cm), or 52 percent more snowfall than Utqiaġvik. Big Miracle, a 2012 film starring Drew Barrymore, is based on the true story of whales trapped under ice near Point Barrow, and features scenes in and characters from the town. State and federal agencies are employers. The high temperature is above freezing on an average of only 120 days per year, and there are 106 days with a maximum at or below 0 °F (−18 °C). [74], Street view of Utqiaġvik in July 2008. I live in Barrow, Alaska. In 1972, the North Slope Borough was established. [62], Since the team's formation, it has gathered a record of 33–24, and most recently, the team reached the semi-final round of the Alaskan State Small School Football Championship.[63]. By a margin of six votes, residents of Barrow have voted to change the … Although it is rare for Utqiaġvik to record the lowest temperatures statewide during cold waves, extremely low wind chill and "white out" conditions from blowing snow are very common. In 1889 a whaling supply and rescue station was built. [52] This did not include nearby Point Barrow, which was a separate community. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “I have no preference, whether I’m in … There are no wind barriers or protected valleys where dense cold air can settle or form temperature inversions in the lower atmosphere, as commonly happens in the interior between the Brooks and the Alaska ranges.[31]. The predominant land type in Utqiaġvik is tundra, which is formed over a permafrost layer that is as much as 1,300 feet (400 m) in depth.[28]. Utqiaġvik has the lowest average temperatures of cities in Alaska. The official name is the "City of Utqiaġvik", spelled with the diacritical mark on the "g". A slight majority of voters in the largely Inupiat city of Barrow approved efforts to change the community’s name to Utqiagvik (oot-GHAR-vik) … [68], Utqiaġvik is served by the North Slope Borough School District. "Our language is severely threatened.". The city of Utqiaġvik has three sections, which can be classified as south, central, and north, and are known to residents as Utqiaġvik, Browerville, and NARL, respectively. There is a phone, computer, and drop box set up in the hallway outside the clerk’s office. Utqiaġvik, like many communities in Alaska, has enacted a "damp" law, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages. [24] The movie Big Miracle is based on the rescue and was released on February 3, 2012.[25][26]. In October, the people of the Alaskan town formerly known as Barrow, on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, voted to restore its indigenous … Utqiagvik. In an October 2016 referendum, city voters narrowly approved to change its name from Barrow to its traditional Iñupiaq name, Utqiaġvik. A slight majority of voters in the largely Inupiat city of Barrow approved efforts to change the community’s name to Utqiagvik (oot-GHAR-vik) … A post office established in 1901 helped the name "Barrow" to become dominant. Residents in Barrow have voted to change the name of their city back to its traditional Inupiaq name of Utqiagvik. hide caption. Stephen Fry visited the town and its people during the last segment of his documentary Stephen Fry in America. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.5 males. According to Dr. Harold Wanless of the University of Miami, an anticipated rise in sea level attributed to greenhouse gas emissions and consequent global warming is inevitable, meaning the existence of Utqiagvik at its current location is doomed in the geological relatively short term. It turns out that the town of Barrow has elected to change its name to Utqiagvik, or at least we have initiated the process for making this change.. The Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the for-profit village corporation established under the Act. [72] Utqiaġvik is served by Alaska Airlines with passenger jet service at the Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport from Anchorage and Fairbanks. The tourist season in that part of the country is in the summer — this time of year, Utqiagvik is dark 24 hours a day. In 2015, the NFL Network began an 8-part documentary series focusing on the Barrow High School Whalers football team.[59]. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 4.80. City of Utqiagvik, Northernmost American City. October is usually the month with the heaviest snowfall, with measurable amounts occurring on nearly half the days and a 1981−2010 normal total accumulation of 9.1 inches (23 cm). He was ranked as the #21 ranked basketball recruit in the country by ESPN for the class of 2018. The state government website listed neither name, Barrow or Utqiagvik, on Thursday. the highest and lowest temperature readings during an entire month or year) calculated based on data at said location from 1981 to 2010. Caribou habitat is also affected, while thawing soil threatens homes and municipal and commercial structures. In 1900, it reported again as "Cape Smythe Settlements. As of March 3, 2009, the town's website wrote of the population: "The largest city in the North Slope Borough, Utqiaġvik has 4,429 residents, of which approximately 61% are Iñupiat Eskimo."[30]. Winter weather can be extremely dangerous because of the combination of cold and wind, while summers are cool even at their warmest. A spelling variant of this name was adopted by the Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation when it was established in 1973. The hospital underwent construction and was relocated across the city in 2013. Utqiaġvik was incorporated as a 1st Class City under the name Barrow in 1958. The sun does not set for about 80 days, until around July 31 or August 1. Dense fog occurs an average of 65 days per year, mostly in the summer months. Beginning around May 11 or 12, the sun remains above the horizon the entire day, and the phenomenon known as the midnight sun is observed. We're not even trying. Karl Pilkington is sent to the town in the second season of An Idiot Abroad. [38] In June, the average temperature rises above freezing, to 35.7 °F (2.1 °C), and the normal daily mean temperature remains above freezing until September 17. Weather observations are available for Utqiaġvik dating back to the late 19th century. "Qaiyaan Harcharek introduced the ordinance. The church is still used today. Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital, located in the City of Utqiaġvik, is the primary healthcare facility for the North Slope region of Alaska. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,212 people living in the city. The governor had 45 days to rule on the name change and it was officially adopted on December 1, 2016. Numerous businesses provide support services to oil field operations. It is derived from the Iñupiat word utqiq, also used for "potato". KBRW is also broadcast via FM repeaters in all of the North Slope Borough villages, from Kaktovik to Point Hope. [32], The sun sets on November 18 or 19, and it remains below the horizon for about 66 days. In 1935, the famous humorist Will Rogers and pilot Wiley Post made an unplanned stop at Walakpa Bay 15 mi (24 km) south of Utqiaġvik, en route to the city. [61] Barrow High School recorded its first win two weeks later; the coaches and players celebrated the historic win by jumping into the Arctic Ocean, just 100 yd (91 m) from the makeshift dirt field. Barrow, Alaska, Changes Its Name Back To Its Original 'Utqiagvik' KBRW (AM)/KBRW-FM[70] radio station broadcasts in Utqiaġvik on 680 kHz AM and 91.9 MHz FM. In May, the temperatures are much warmer, averaging 21.2 °F (−6.0 °C). The racial makeup of the city is 57.19% Alaska Native, 21.83% White, 9.41% Asian, 1.00% Black or African American, 1.35% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 8.51% from two or more races. It is the oldest wood-frame building in Utqiaġvik and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The racial makeup of the city was 60.5% Alaskan Native, 16.2% white, 0.9% African, 8.9% Asian, 2.3% Pacific Islander and 8.1% from two or more races. The town is the setting for a series of horror comic books titled 30 Days of Night. 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Individuals in need of medical care in Utqiaġvik are able to access the hospital by road. The town is now officially called Utqiagvik, its Inupiaq name. [32], Variation of wind speed during the year is limited, with the fall months being windiest. The official switch from Barrow to Utqiagvik … The Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, estimates that about 3,000 people speak Inupiaq, which is related to other Inuit languages spoken in the circumpolar region including in Canada and Greenland. Zachariah Hughes of Alaska Public Media reported that the traditional Inupiaq name Utqiagvik refers to a place to gather wild roots. Opponents of the name change were concerned it would cost the city money, reported The Arctic Sounder, "both in terms of changing all official references to the name on things like stationery and signage, and the loss of emotional capital or recognition that come along with the name 'Barrow' for tourism and business.". A spokesperson for Lt. Gov. This street, like all the others in Utqiaġvik, has been left unpaved due to the frequent prevalence of. 3.1% were Hispanic or Latino of any race. "There are a lot of practical things that need to happen, like new letterheads, websites and signs. [32] Beginning in late July, the Arctic Ocean is relatively ice-free, and remains so until late October. A resident of the town formerly known as Barrow, Alaska, rides her motorcycle along an Arctic Ocean beach in 2005. Voters in Barrow have narrowly approved an ordinance to rename the city Utqiaġvik, according to final results from the city clerk’s office. Only 2.6% of the Earth's surface lies as far and farther from the equator as Utqiaġvik. In 2015, the Barrow High School boys' basketball team won the Alaska Class 3A State Championship with a 50–40 victory over two-time defending state champion, Monroe Catholic. On August 17, 2007, the Whalers football team played their first game of the season on their new artificial-turf field. Wait a minute. A post office established in 1901 helped the name "Barrow" to become dominant. Utqiagvik, the city formally know as Barrow, AK (File photo courtesy of Wikipedia) By a margin of six votes, residents of Barrow have voted to change the name … The reality is not so simple. Owing to its location 320 mi (515 km) north of the Arctic Circle, Utqiaġvik's climate is cold and dry, classified as a polar climate (Köppen ET). Despite the extreme northern location, temperatures at Utqiaġvik are moderated by the surrounding topography. Coach Jeremy Arnhart's teams won 186 games in 10 seasons. The Arctic Sounder[71] is a newspaper published weekly by Alaska Media, LLC, which covers news of interest to the North Slope Borough, which includes Utqiaġvik, and the Northwest Arctic Borough, which includes Kotzebue, in northwestern Alaska. The location has been home to the Iñupiat, an indigenous Inuit ethnic group, for more than 1,500 years. A slim majority of voters in the largely Inupiat city of Barrow in Alaska approved efforts to change the community’s name to Utqiagvik (pronounced “oot … Nearby Point Barrow is the country's northernmost point. The median income for a household in the city was $63,094.09, and the median income for a family was $68,223. The school offers associate's degrees in accounting, allied health, business and management, construction technology, dental health therapy, indigenous education, information technology, Iñupiaq studies, liberal arts, and office management. [64] As a 6'7" freshman he was regarded as one of the top basketball recruits in the country. episode "T.R.A.C.K.S." In October 2016, a city referendum renamed the city from Barrow to its traditional Iñupiaq name, Utqiaġvik. Barrow, Alaska → Utqiagvik, Alaska – The name has been officially changed for two years, the lawsuit about the name change has been dropped, so it is extremely unlikely that the name will ever go back to Barrow. Zachariah Hughes of Alaska Public Media reported that the traditional Inupiaq name Utqiagvik refers to a place to gather wild roots. There were 1,399 households, out of which 56.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. Utqiaġvik's population was 4,581 at the 2000 census and 4,212 at the 2010 census. [7][8] Referred to as "Barrow" beginning in 1901, the city voted to restore its old Iñupiat name, Utqiaġvik, in 2016. In the late 20th century, the building was used as Brower's Cafe. Natural gas lines were brought to the town in 1965, eliminating traditional heating sources such as whale blubber.[20]. The historic game, attended by former Miami Dolphins player Larry Csonka, was the first live Internet broadcast of a sporting event in the United States from north of the Arctic Circle. Point Barrow was named after Sir John Barrow of the British Admiralty by explorer Frederick William Beechey in 1825. [40][41] Smoothed data from NOAA shows that Utqiaġvik has warmed by more than 11°F since 1976.[42]. On the Ice, a film released in 2011 about teenagers dealing with a tragic accidental death, was filmed entirely in the town, with locals acting in most roles. The schools serving the city are Ipalook Elementary School, Hopson Middle School, Barrow High School, and alternative learning center known as the Kiita Learning Community.[69]. Utqiaġvik is the transportation hub for the North Slope Borough's Arctic coastal villages. [21][33], The Arctic region is warming at double the global average, forcing major adjustments to life on the North Slope with regard to a prior millennium of hunting and whaling practices, as well as habitation. [32], July is the warmest month of the year, with a normal mean temperature of 40.9 °F (4.9 °C). [51] In 1890, the community and area was returned as the "Cape Smythe Settlements", which was including the refuge & whaling stations, Pengnok, Utkeavie, Kugaru (Inaru) River villages, 4 other camps & Whaling Steamer Balaena. [32] Even in July and August, the low falls to or below the freezing mark on an average of 24 days. [31] Winds average 12 mph (20 km/h) and are typically from the east. Voters approved changing the name of the city of Barrow to Utqiaġvik in October, a change which went into effect on December 1, 2016. Al Grillo/AP [32][36][39] Utqiaġvik records an average 24 days per year where the high reaches at least 50 °F (10 °C). A resident of the town formerly known as Barrow, Alaska, rides her motorcycle along an Arctic Ocean beach in 2005. Fannie Suvlu, mayor of Utqiaġvik, said the recent name change of the city has been divisive among residents. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. In Utqiaġvik, the age distribution shows 27.7% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The name change officially went into effect on December 1, 2016. The ordinance, which appeared on the October 4 ballot, originally failed in preliminary results. For every 100 females, there were 107.1 males. Okay. Another memorial is located in Utqiaġvik, where the airport was renamed as the Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport in their honor.[19]. 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