Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK - Bethel
Nearly 50% of the region's population has already received at least one dose of vaccine, thanks to creative clinic sites, and a strong delivery infrastructure.
The highest case rate in the state is now in the Mat-Su Borough.
Despite the declines, the region still maintains the highest COVID-19 case rate in the state, a position the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has held since October 2020.
After months with some of the highest COVID-19 case rates in the country, the Y-K Delta is finally seeing a decline in cases.
Richie Diehl won the 2021 race but was followed closely by a nail-biter finish for second place between a father and his well-known son.
The region has recorded the highest COVID-19 rates in the state for months.
Officials say everyone above the age of 16 years old will be eligible for the vaccine, after many people in the region declined to be vaccinated.
The body of the man pulled from the open hole near Tuluksak has been identified as Joseph Hale of Hooper Bay.
The search for twp missing men has become a training ground for a new generation of search and rescue volunteers.
Two men, Peter Sallaffie and Joseph Hale, drove into an unmarked open hole in the ice near Tuluksak. The loss marks the first deaths to open water along the Kuskokwim River this winter.
Project Togo underway with nearly three times the COVID-19 vaccine doses expected for Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
Nearly 3,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Bethel last week. That was a welcome surprise: It was nearly three times as many doses as the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation expected.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation recommended that all villages in the region extend their community lockdowns for an additional 30 days, until Jan. 16, 2021.
Some priority residents of Y-K Delta villages, which have been hard hit by the coronavirus, will have bear their arms at the airport, likely in freezing conditions, to receive their vaccines.
The partisan displays have seeded doubts about the Bethel election process and raised ethical concerns.
Calista offered support and funding to set up a regional tribal government. The Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government recently created a constitution.
The search for seven boaters missing since Oct. 20 was called off as ice formed across the river and a blizzard hit the region.
Local search efforts continued for the boaters, who were last seen near Eek.
Searchers continue looking for the seven people who went missing while boating to Quinhagak last week.
Workers are wearing the same gloves for up to six patients and sanitizing the gloves with alcohol-based hand sanitizer between patients.