Greg Kim, KYUK - Bethel
Construction crews are balancing the need for the work on the schools threatened by things like riverbank erosion with the village's fears of a COVID-19 outbreak.
Kwik’pak, a plant that processes Yukon River salmon, has stopped purchasing fish in District 2 of the Yukon River, which includes Mountain Village, Pitkas Point, St. Mary’s, Pilot Station, and Marshall.
Officials from the village say they've heard that Napaskiak residents have been turned away from Bethel businesses after two positive tests last week. But one of those results was potentially a false positive.
The city manager says Bethel is in a unique position since all traffic to smaller villages goes through town.
The city finance director missed the deadline to make payments while on partial maternity leave.
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation recommends lockdown after COVID-positive person traveled to a regional village
The health corporation is not naming the village, and says the individual is now in isolation.
Jerry Evan died in Bethel after over two decades in law enforcement. A spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety called his death an "enormous loss" for the communities he served.
Though one of the positives turned out to be a false reading, residents of the small communities had to grapple with what life would be like if there were a real outbreak.
After two individuals in Bethel were notified of positive coronavirus test results on consecutive days, the city is wondering if there are more undetected cases in Bethel....
Some people are refusing to share a cab with strangers, causing financial problems for at least one Bethel cab company, Kusko Cab, that says going out of business is a possibility.
Fourteen employees have left the city's finance department during the last 14 months over what one employee called a "chaotic and unprofessional environment."
When a 19-year-old man broke into a village public safety building dressed for combat, state troopers say tragedy was avoided thanks to an armed resident who got the man to give up his weapon and lie on the ground.
Police say the man, when asked why he was shooting, said he'd "seen it in a movie"
In the wake of elementary school abuse scandal, district trains staff to recognize grooming behavior
State law mandates that school districts conduct training to identify warning signs of sexual abuse, but critics say the policy is too vague. A new training program that started this February in the Lower Kuskokwim School District aims to change that.
Four girls now allege Bethel school principal abused them. They’re suing the school district for inaction.
The four plaintiffs say that the Lower Kuskokwim School District failed to properly investigate and sanction a former principal of a Bethel elementary school even after multiple allegations of inappropriate contact with underage girls.
The barge got stuck in the ice on its way to Red Devil last October, but with the river break up has already floated 100 miles downstream.
River forecasters say it's likely that flooding will be worse than usual this spring, and officials are scrambling to find adequate evacuation shelters.
When a rabid coyote attacked a local dog, it forced the village to bring in a veterinarian from outside the village - and temporarily lift the Southwest community's travel ban.
The charges come from investigations that were reopened after Carmichael was charged federally for transmitting illicit images of underage girls.