Greg Kim, KYUK - Bethel

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The Ninglik River shoreline is mere feet from houses in Newtok on July 26, 2019. As Newtok residents await relocation, the infrastructure erodes as quickly as the land. (Photo by Katie Basile, KYUK - Bethel)

Newtok’s infrastructure erodes like the ground below it

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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.

Celebrating Nick Phillips’ 30 years of delivering water to Bethel residents

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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.

Amid PCE issues, what Y-K Delta residents can expect electric bills to look like

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Starting this month, people in rural Alaska will pay the high cost of electricity without any state subsidy. But that could still change.

Homes near Akiak’s eroded riverbank need to move, but some people choose to stay

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Akiak lost a mile-long stretch of riverbank to erosion last month. Six houses are now within 100 feet of the riverbank and need to be moved as soon as possible, but some people don’t want to move.
Mayor of Akiak, Bobby Williams, reels in his net with his daughter Margaret. (Photo by Greg Kim, KYUK – Bethel)

Fishing regulations on the Kuskokwim: Do they restrict Yup’ik culture or preserve it?

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The Kuskokwim River has now had three fishing openings for drift gillnets, but many people in Akiak are not happy. KYUK went fishing with the mayor of Akiak to find out more about why people’s nets aren’t as full as they want them.

Work begins on new site for village of Newtok

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The Air Force and the Marines started work on Tuesday, helping to construct the new site for the village of Newtok.

Searchers work to recover Napaskiak man who drowned in Kuskokwim River

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Paul Kaganak fell into the Kuskokwim River two Saturdays ago. Since then, dozens of men and women from Scammon Bay to Akiachak have volunteered to drag the river to find him.

Kipnuk celebrates life of late high school basketball star Keoni Aliralria at graduation

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In Kipnuk, seniors finished on May 10, concluding a difficult school year in which senior basketball star Keoni Aliralria passed away from cancer. At graduation, diplomas were awarded to all the graduates, including Aliralria.

Akiak loses a mile of riverbank to erosion

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People in Akiak woke up on Monday to find their smokehouses in the river. Massive erosion along the riverbank had eaten those structures earlier that morning.

Marijuana Control Board approves Bethel pot shop with delegation

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Bethel is now only weeks away from its first marijuana store. The state Marijuana Control Board approved the license for ALASKAbuds "with delegation." That means it’s approved with a condition, the condition being state fire...

American Ninja Warriors Nate DeHaan and Nick Hanson talk friendship and representing rural Alaska

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The television show “American Ninja Warrior” enters its 11th season next month, and again will feature the "Eskimo Ninja", Nick Hanson from Unalakleet. Hanson visited Bethel last week to hang out with his buddy, fellow American Ninja Warrior, Nate DeHaan. These two comprise two thirds of all the Ninja Warriors to ever come from Alaska.