Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK - Bethel
A Napaskiak resident tested positive for COVID-19 last week, and officials worry about community spread of the virus in the small Southwest Alaska village of about 400 people.
After a girl under the age of 10 reportedly tested positive in the Southwest Alaska village of Quinhagak, health officials now say that they believe that test result was incorrect.
Representatives from the regional health corporation landed in the village within hours of the announcement and immediately began testing community members.
Healthcare workers are worried after the first case in the region outside of Bethel was reported last week.
Biologists fear the animals will starve on the small island that lacks fresh water and enough vegetation
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation said that the person was traveling from Anchorage when they tested positive at the Bethel airport before heading to a nearby village, Nunapitchuk, the same day.
The couple had climbed into their boat which they had tied onto their cabin to wait out the flood before a State Trooper helicopter arrived to evacuate them to Aniak.
The the largest employer in the region says it is losing millions of dollars per month in lost revenue and that CARES Act funding isn't enough to make up for the losses.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim's regional health corporation saw a 70% drop in patients after statewide travel restrictions were announced.
Among other concerns, the Yukon-Kuskokwim community of Aniak has to grapple with question of where to put to bodies from anyone who dies from COVID-19
A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed for the first time in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
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.