Greg Kim, KYUK - Bethel
There's concerns Napakiak's school could be partially underwater before the district has the money for a new building.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is the second largest region in the United States without access to broadband internet, but not for much longer.
The judge imposed what he called a severe sentence because the former principal had abused the trust he cultivated in his victims and the community.
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is recommending that students and staff practice universal masking if less than 70% of the entire community is fully vaccinated or if there are any active local cases of COVID-19.
Myoung Keun Lee was shot in the face on July 5 and survived the attack. It's the third violent attack on Korean cab drivers in Bethel since 2006.
Here’s how a Bethel woman survived 2 nights on a mountainside after being charged by bears near Palmer
After getting lost on the trail, she said that she was charged by multiple bears and survived by eating last year’s cranberries.
An Alaska State Troopers report says that Bethel resident and flight passenger Jaden Lake-Kameroff entered the cockpit of a Cessna Caravan on a flight from Bethel to Aniak. The 18-year-old took control of the yoke, causing the plane to nosedive.
Six local fishermen called in to the state’s Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group meeting on June 30 to express frustration with the state opener.
The Alaska Village Electric Cooperative delivers electricity to 58 communities in rural Alaska, 20 of which are in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. All of them rely on PCE.
Kwigillingok, a community on the Bering Sea coast of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, is used to some flooding during high tides. But in recent years, that flooding has grown more severe, reaching a new threshold last week.
The state’s decision to announce an opener on June 28 goes against recommendations by the state’s own advisory group, which voted to oppose any openings announced by the state until the feds and a tribal commission review the king and chum salmon run on June 25.
The current outbreak began in May, and 63 individuals have tested positive since then.
Lumber prices have been soaring across the country as demand for wood during the pandemic outstripped supply. In the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, those high prices have been slowing down construction of new homes, exacerbating a severe shortage of housing in the region.
The Southwest Alaska village of Napakiak has created a comprehensive 50-year plan to navigate the complicated process of relocating its community, which some say is the first of its kind. This could provide a blueprint for other communities threatened by climate change.
Earlier this month, bird watchers in Bethel spotted some ospreys building a nest atop an electrical utility pole in Bethel. A few weeks later, the nest was gone. The utility company said that the nest was removed to prevent a bigger tragedy.
Longtime KYUK colleague Lillian Atmak Michael died earlier this month at the age of 64. She died on the Russian Orthodox holiday Pascha, also known as Easter.
A tribal police officer was leaving a home in a pickup truck when the officer drove over a young child who was near or under the front of the truck, according to a report from the Alaska State Troopers
Regulators and some community members fear that the illegal bingo and pulltab games could be drawing money away from nonprofits who rely on revenue from legal gambling. A moderator says it's a COVID-safe pastime that raises money for unofficial charities.
The state of Alaska already has agreements with tribes, but sponsors say without formally recognizing tribes as sovereign, those deals are on a broken foundation.
The district says it is working to bring back in-person school five days a week, but the major roadblock so far is that children under 16 years old aren't currently approved for the COVID-19 vaccine.