Olivia Ebertz, KYUK - Bethel

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Peoplpe gather around a burning building in a snowy area

No easy answers after fire destroys Tuluksak’s water supply

The temporary well being used at the school pulls up water from the Tuluksak River, which isn’t safe to drink.
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Tuluksak without water, laundry after fire destroys washeteria

Donated bottled water in Bethel is ready to be shipped out on the next plane, but Tuluksak’s runway has been unusable because of weather conditions. The man who usually plows it is in Anchorage being treated for COVID-19.
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Iconic Bethel video store closes for good

While video stores in other parts of the country mostly closed years ago, the exorbitant cost of high-speed internet in the region kept the business alive.
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After 16 years with unpumped sewage, Red Devil citizens try to reestablish government

Red Devil can’t get funding together to pump its tanks or to dig a lagoon because it doesn’t have any entities to act as recipients on the community’s behalf.
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11-year-old shares springtime fun in Bethel and Yup’ik language on ‘Molly of Denali’

On Dec. 4, PBS aired a “Molly of Denali” segment shot and narrated by a young fan from Bethel.
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Activists organize to get infant formula to Russian Mission babies in need

A KYUK story about the baby formula shortage in Russian Mission caught the eye of artist and activist CeeJay Johnson, who stepped in to organize a big donation.
A snowy scene with a village visible through some trees

Russian Mission post office closure threatens infant formula supplies

Russian Mission’s post office has been closed on and off for nearly six months, and mothers have had to scramble to get infant formula for their babies. It's led to inconvenient, expensive, and uncertain options.
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Residents remember Kwethluk elder Sam Jackson Sr.

Jackson Sr. joined the Territorial Guard as a teenager, volunteering to defend the Y-K Delta during WWII. At 96, he was still fishing, cutting wood and packing water.
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Y-K health center recommends month-long lockdown for region

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s health corporation warns that the region’s rising COVID-19 surge could soon overwhelm the local health care system.