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John Borg lived in Eagle, Alaska, where he lived a subsistence lifestyle of hunting and fishing, served as the mayor of the community, and worked as the postmaster at the Eagle Post Office. After establishment of the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, he was generally unhappy about the National Park Service presence in Eagle and about the effects of the Preserve on the lifestyle of the local residents. Now retired, John continues to live in Eagle year-round and is known for helping with the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race when it passes through town every February, including providing transportation to and from the runway. In 2019, John received the Edward H. Stoll award for 50 years of service to the National Weather Service Cooperative Observing Program (COOP). John began taking weather observations in 1969 and has been taking river observations along the Yukon River since 1978, both of which he continues today. The information that John collects provides tremendous support for the National Weather Service in one of the most remote places in Alaska.