Greg Kim, KYUK - Bethel
Kuskokwim River freeze-up is looking closer to normal than last year, but still not safe for travelers
Despite a late freeze-up again this year, the Kuskokwim River looks different than it did at this time last year - in a good way. But Bethel Search and Rescue doesn’t think people should be revving up their snowmachines just yet.
Bethel Dog Groomer Raeann Grantham holds KoKo giving her a quick trim. For the first time in a long time, Bethel has a dog groomer. Raeann Grantham started...
For the past six months, the city has been leasing the land to a local cannabis business — a situation that can no longer continue, the city says, because selling marijuana remains federally illegal.
Last month, one boat belonging to Alaska Logistics spilled oil and another got stuck, both due to ice.
Developed and set in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, the game ThreeStep is available via the distribution platform Steam.
An erosion event last spring left several homes less than 100 feet away from the river.
How are you supposed to feel when you’ve left your home, your family, and your friends to pioneer a brand new village? Mertarvik residents say that it’s complicated.
Throughout this month, over 130 people from Newtok — roughly a third of the village — will cross the Ninglick River to pioneer Mertarvik, their new home.
With Bethel voting to enter local option alcohol regulation, bootlegging becomes a felony.
Bethel is likely returning to damp status. Unofficial results from the election earlier this week show Bethel re-entering local option for alcohol sales. Under local option, voters have chosen to make furnishing alcohol to someone under age 21 a felony. In the same election, voters rejected entering marijuana local option and cast ballots for Bethel City Council candidates, favoring the challengers over the incumbents.
Navigating a web of bureaucracy is one of the biggest challenges eroding communities face when pursuing relocation. Here's how Akiak's handling it.
The community of Bethel lost one of its most beloved teachers of Yup’ik language and culture when Sophie Alexie passed away on Aug. 6. Community members gathered for a potluck in Bethel on Aug. 19 to celebrate her life.
This school year, some students in Newtok will leave behind most of their friends. In October, 21 families from Newtok will relocate to their new village, Mertarvik, and kids in those families will have to transfer schools.
Newtok is the nation’s first community to relocate due to climate change, and the military is lending a hand. U.S. troops are working side by side with Newtok residents to build new homes.
The village of Newtok has been waiting over two decades to move to its new home in Mertarvik. As they’ve waited, their public health infrastructure has eroded like the ground beneath the village.
Tom Phillips detaches a big blue hose from the back of his truck and drags it around a house to the water tank in the back. Then Phillips waits, anywhere from three to 10 minutes depending on the size of the tank.
Starting this month, people in rural Alaska will pay the high cost of electricity without any state subsidy. But that could still change.
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