Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska's Energy Desk - Bethel
ALASKAbuds may be the first marijuana store opening in Bethel, but it won’t have the field to itself for long. Two other marijuana shops are in the process of going through the bureaucratic hoops in order to open.
Bethel is gearing up for a big sled dog racing weekend as top-tier mushers from around the state arrive to compete in the Kuskowkim 300.
First on the list is to revise the state statute that details what the Village Public Safety Officer program is supposed to do.
Donlin Gold receives more state permits, moving closer to operating mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
The permits will allow Donlin to build an airstrip and a port, and install fiber optic cables and build access roads for its mine, which could be one of the biggest in the world, if completed.
After visiting rural Alaska in May, U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared a public safety law enforcement emergency nd the results, Liedike said, were almost immediate.
Donlin mine enjoyed years of support in Southwest Alaska, but as the project becomes more real, that’s changing
For the last two decades, mining companies have been working to develop the massive Donlin Gold prospect in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. And most of that time, the development has claimed support from neighboring communities. But that’s changing. Tribes, organizations, and communities have begun opposing the mine development and organizing.
With more holes than usual in Kuskokwim River ice near Bethel, Search and Rescue issues safety warning
Last year at this time there was only one hole nine miles from Bethel. This year there are four open holes close to the community.
This has become the new norm across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Late winters and sudden thawing have turned roads into slush and made rivers and sloughs, which are necessary for travel, less safe because they take longer to freeze.
Each year, the Alaska National Guard flies to small, remote Alaska communities off the road system bringing presents, ice cream, and Santa. It’s a tradition that dates back to 1956.
No night flights or medevacs have been able to land on the Native Village of Kwinhagak's runway for the past two months, and it doesn’t look like they will be able to any time soon.
Sled dogs, community, and teaching the next generation. These themes come together in a new documentary about legendary sprint musher George Attla from the village of Huslia.
The Rural Alaska Anti-Violence Enforcement Working Group was created after U.S. Attorney General William Barr released millions of dollars in federal funding earlier this year.
A recent report compiled by the Army Corps of Engineers and researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks documents erosion and other environmental threats facing communities in rural Alaska.
The Orutsararmiut Native Council is calling the federal planning process for how 13 million acres of public land is managed in the region “woefully inadequate.” BLM says that they are taking more steps to reach out.
Another resolution against the proposed Donlin mine has passed. This time, at the National Congress of American Indians annual conference in New Mexico last month. This is the first time a national organization has supported tribes’ opposition of the mine.
Alaska State Troopers are investigating the incident.
The project — called Tengluni, or "Take Wing" — aims to increase high school graduation rates and prepare students for life after high school by using Yup’ik values and curriculum.
Azachorok, a village corporation in Mountain Village, seeks to give shareholders who live closest to the proposed Donlin mine a say in whether it’s built.