August 09, 2015

The end of Cold Bay

With only four children attending, far under the state funding minimum of 10, the Aleutians East Borough School District closed the school in May.

Ever since, the town had been throwing farewell potlucks for families it couldn’t afford to lose.

Now, people are worried about the future of Cold Bay. The population looks like it will drop into the 20s by fall, by the count of locals.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

A week ago, somebody asked me about he economics of remote Alaskan villages. I really couldn't account for it, more than, "Native corporations, states subsidy, and poverty -- maybe."

August 9, 2015 at 12:03 PM  

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