After going without postal service for two weeks, residents of Wainwright finally got some relief when the U.S. Postal Service reopened the village’s post office.
The situation, however, has already caused plenty of confusion and headaches for residents of the community which is 90 miles from Barrow and located along the Chukchi Sea.
Residents said they do not understand why a lifeline to the community was shut down to begin with.
As a subsidized service of USPS, everything from food to goods comes through the building.
“We have repair parts for the school that have been shipped by mail,” said Robert Grimes, principal of Alak School.