Ellie Coggins, KYUK - Bethel


Alakanuk woman killed in ATV crash

A woman has died in Alakanuk after crashing an ATV into a shipping container. Alaska State Troopers say 21-year-old Cecila Chikigak of Alakanuk was driving fast near the city office when she left the roadway, crashed, and was thrown from the ATV.

Wood Bison Arrive on the Kuskokwim

North America’s largest land animal has made it to the Kuskokwim. Most of the wood bison released in early April are still in the area around Shageluk, but one group of twenty-five broke off to explore southward and have scattered over an 80-mile area. One of the larger groups can be seen in the area around Holy Cross while one lone wanderer was seen in the area between Aniak and Kalskag.

Boy Found Dead In St. Mary’s

A two-year-old boy was found dead in a creek in St. Mary’s Saturday. The boy’s mother reported to Alaska State Troopers the boy was missing Saturday afternoon.

Yup’ik Singer, Drummer Performs in WDC

Yup’ik singer and drummer Byron Nicholai performed in Washington D.C. this past week in front of Secretary of State John Kerry. Download Audio:
Lisa Unin of Chevak. -Photo courtesy of the Rasmuson Foundation

Chevak Artist Receives a Rasmuson Award

Lisa Unin, a resident of Chevak, has received an award from the Rasmuson Foundation for her traditional Cup’ik parkas. Using this money, Unin will make two full-sized parkas.