Stevens Village

Contact Us

Phone: (907) 478-7228
Fax: (907) 478-7229

Address:
P.O. Box 16
Stevens Village, AK 99774

Health Clinic: (907) 478-7215
Fax: (907) 478-7216

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Quick Facts

Current Population 67
(2012 Alaska Department of Labor Estimate)
Community’s Senate District T
Community’s House District 39
Community’s Judicial District 4

Latitude: 66.0064
Longitude: -149.0908

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Location

Stevens Village is located on the north bank of the Yukon River, 17 miles upstream of the Dalton Highway bridge crossing and 90 air miles northwest of Fairbanks.

Climate

The winters are long and harsh, and the summers are short but warm. After freeze-up, the plateau is a source of cold, continental arctic air. Daily minimum temperatures between November and March are usually below 0 °F. Extended periods of -50 to -60 °F are common. Summer high temperatures run 65 to 72 °F; a high of 97 °F was recorded once. Total annual precipitation averages 7 inches, with 43 inches of snowfall. The Yukon River is ice-free from the end of May through mid-September.

History

The original settlement, called Dinyea (meaning “mouth of the canyon”), was founded by three Athabascan brothers from the Koyukon region: Old Jacob, Gochonayeeya, and Old Steven. The village was named for Old Steven when he was elected chief in 1902.

During the gold rush, residents cut wood for mining operations and to fuel steamboats plying the Yukon River. A trading post was established in the early 1900s. The first school opened in 1907. A post office began operations in 1936, and scheduled air service was initiated in 1939.

Culture

The Native population is predominantly Kutchin Natives, who depend upon subsistence.

More Contact Info

    • Dinyea Corporation
      • P.O. Box 71372
        Fairbanks, AK 99707
      • 907-452-5063
    • Native Village of Stevens
      • P.O. Box 74012
        Stevens Village, AK 99774
      • 907-478-7228

Community profile data provided by the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.