Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK - Bethel
Regional airlines are stepping in to close the gaps Ravn left behind. Three airlines are expanding their routes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and some are even hiring.
Grocery stores in Bethel are expecting another large run on goods this week, and have substantially increased the size of their shipments into Bethel to prepare.
The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is increasing its inventory of personal protective equipment, including masks, gowns, and gloves, at its Bethel hospital and village clinics.
Carl Andrew has volunteered with Tuntutuliak Search and Rescue for 38 years. It’s always the hope that when searchers go out, it’s for a rescue, not a recovery, he said.
Yute Commuter Service has released the name of the pilot killed in a plane accident on Thursday, Feb. 6, along the lower Kuskokwim River that also killed four passengers. The pilot, Tony Matthews, was flying a Piper PA-32R from Bethel to Kipnuk when it crashed about 11 miles southwest of Tuntutuliak.
Bethel, Alaska — Five people are dead following a plane crash Thursday near the lower Kuskokwim community of Tuntutuliak, according to Alaska State Troopers.
The restriction is a conservation measure following the herd’s dramatic population drop to half the size that it was three years ago.
The national count will begin in two weeks in a town in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Toksook Bay, population 590 during the previous census.
Starting Oct. 1, 2020 Alaskans will need Real ID compliant identification to board commercial airlines, access military bases and enter federal facilities. But the state's vast geography can make getting the document complicated.
The city will be required to pay the DMV workers' airfare, lodging, and miscellaneous travel expenses, like airport parking and per diem.
A call-in radio show hosted by Bethel-based KYUK gave local subsistence users and federal managers a chance to share local knowledge of the Mulchatna caribou and to discuss how federal authorities plan to manage the hunt.
The tribe has submitted a proposal to the Board of Fish to allow set nets of 6-inch or less mesh to be used anywhere in the Kuskokwim River during times of king salmon conservation.
Perhaps the animals trampled their food, but the herd was not at the peak numbers it once had decades ago. Perhaps there was heavy predation, like from wolves, but predators don’t usually cause a population to drop by half. Then there’s a theory of over-hunting, which could be a contributing factor.
The purpose of opening the shop is to create something rare in Bethel: a place to sit and relax in a social setting that’s not work and not home, and where you’re not expected to drop money in the double digits, like at a restaurant, Pastor Adam London said.
The reason behind the disappearance of high numbers of adult caribou remains a mystery, and with the Mulchatna herd declining so quickly, managers had no choice but to reduce the bag limit.
After three decades of prohibiting alcohol, the dry Lower Yukon community of Marshall wants to open a city-run alcohol store and has begun moving in that direction.
For 17-year-old Carl Smith of Akiak, the climate crisis became real one night while driving the ice road to Bethel.
Akiak boy among those who filed legal complaint about climate change with a United Nations committee
The complaint alleges that five countries are violating children’s rights by failing to curb fossil fuel emissions and reduce the effects of the climate crisis.
The study examined more than a decade of data from law enforcement, health providers, state agencies and non-profits.
The U.S. Coast Guard ordered the Lower Kuskokwim School District to empty the tanks to prevent an environmental disaster as the eroding Kuskokwim riverbank advanced towards the fuel site.