Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK - Bethel

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Anna Rose MacArthur is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.
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18-year-old killed in goose hunting accident in Western Alaska

An 18-year-old died when he was shot while bird hunting with two other young people in Nightmute on April 26.

After rabid foxes found, YKHC urges rabies vaccines for pets

After foxes recently tested positive for rabies in three different YK Delta communities, people should be ready to seek medical attention if they — or their pets — are bitten or scratched.
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State warns Kuskokwim communities to prepare for flooding

Above average snowpack in lower Kuskokwim villages is worrying planners.
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Mekoryuk likely first Alaska community to reach 100% vaccination against COVID-19

The community has had less than 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and no one has died from the virus.
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Judge recommends state not uphold Donlin mine water certificate

The Monday decision is just a recommendation. The final decision rests with the commissioner of Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation.
Two lab technicians wearing protective equipment transfer vials from a box.

Kids can’t get vaccinated yet, but YKHC is getting ready by registering children ages 12 to 15

Southwest Alaska's tribal health organization says it wants to be able to quickly dispense the doses once the authorization comes.
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Management of Kuskokwim king salmon uncertain after Dunleavy order

Last week, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced that the state was taking control of Alaska’s submerged lands beneath navigable waters.
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Here’s how a mother-daughter team helped vaccinate 98% of Mekoryuk’s population

Virtually everyone in the Southwest Alaska village of 200 residents who is above 16 years old has been vaccinated.
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Two men missing after Chevak fire

And a third of the community is without water and sewer after a fire burned down the old Chevak school on Monday.
A burning building in nighttime

Fire destroys old Chevak school and plans for community center

The fire started in the early hours of Monday morning with winds blowing 40 miles per hour.
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Seattle-based investment firm buys Grant Aviation

The acquisition comes as the airline marks 50 year serving communities primarily in Southwest Alaska and the Aleutian chain.
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How the Y-K Delta became one of the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination leaders

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.
Two lab technicians wearing protective equipment transfer vials from a box.

After 4 months, Y-K Delta no longer has highest COVID-19 rate in Alaska

The highest case rate in the state is now in the Mat-Su Borough.
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For the first time in 6 months, Bethel has week with no new COVID-19 cases

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.
A health worker in a blue gown swabs travelers waiting in line outside the bethel airport

With quarter of population vaccinated, COVID-19 cases in Southwest Alaska on decline

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.
Three men in big fur parkas in a cold day

Despite pandemic, Bogus Creek 150 sled dog race brings top-notch competition

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.
A health worker in a blue gown swabs travelers waiting in line outside the bethel airport

Y-K Delta health corporation recommends regional lockdown for third straight month

The region has recorded the highest COVID-19 rates in the state for months.
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Southwest Alaska villages open vaccinations for general public

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.
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Body identified of snowmachiner missing out of Bethel

The body of the man pulled from the open hole near Tuluksak has been identified as Joseph Hale of Hooper Bay.
A man sits at the back of the boat navigating through ice in twilight

Looking for a ‘lost one,’ young searchers find new recovery skills

The search for twp missing men has become a training ground for a new generation of search and rescue volunteers.