Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK - Bethel
Muskoxen are prized for their fatty, flavorful meat and soft, warm fur. Every year, thousands of people apply online for less than 200 winter permits to hunt them in Alaska. Or, for the truly devoted, you can travel to Bethel to sign up in person.
Usually, Bethel Search and Rescue would be calling a pilot at the local U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office to schedule a survey of Kuskokwim River ice conditions, but the current government shutdown has shuttered that partnership.
There’s no physician for the mushers during the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race, but a team of volunteer veterinarians checks each dog before the race, at the checkpoints, and after the teams cross the finish. The program has come together for nearly 30 years largely through of the efforts of one woman.
A pilot project of the Coastal Villages Region Fund aims to alleviate the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta's housing crisis with tiny home construction.
The Senate majority has identified “passing a responsible budget, on-time,” as its top priority.
During freeze-up, travelers are often advised to wear life jackets or float coats when crossing the river and sloughs in case they break through the ice.
In Kasigluk, poll workers worried that destabilized ice on the Johnson River made it difficult for some voters to reach the ballot booth.
Y-K Delta one of nation’s few areas where federal monitors will oversee voting compliance on Tuesday
There are more than 10,000 voting jurisdictions in the U.S. Of the 35 jurisdictions selected for federal monitoring, two are in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Listen now
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has a severe shortage of aircraft mechanics. A new Bethel training program wants to fill the gap with local workers.
Earthquakes are common in Alaska, but they're rare in Southwest Alaska, and quakes have never been recorded anywhere within a hundred miles of where two struck Tuesday night.
One of the first presentations to open AFN this year includes honoring a Mountain Village law enforcement officer. Village Police Officer Anna Bill will receive the 2018 Shirley Demientieff Award. Listen now
The population growth trend spreads across Western and Northern Alaska.
A Bethel man was fined 100 dollars yesterday for advertising moose meat for sale on Facebook. Listen now
A Bethel man has been ordered to appear in court for advertising moose meat for sale on Facebook. It’s illegal to sell big game meat in Alaska. Listen now
In less than two weeks, Bethel residents will head to the polls to vote on representatives for Bethel City Council. They’ll also vote on a proposition asking residents whether Bethel should return to local option status. Listen now
Bethel Search and Rescue is scaling back its search efforts for a missing man who’s disappearance is possibly related to a recent boat accident. Listen now
One body has been recovered and the search continues for a second person involved in a presumed boat accident on the Kuskokwim River last week.
Generator problems have meant ongoing power outages for Tuluksak over the past month. Listen now