Evan Erickson, KYUK - Bethel
Oleksa, who came to Kwethluk in 1972, served as a priest in more than a dozen Alaska Native villages across the state over his five decades in Alaska.
Bethel Search and Rescue's annual Nov. 18 survey found open water along the Kuskokwim, which is freezing faster near Bethel this year but still unsafe.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski will lead the hearing, set for 1 p.m. Friday at Bethel's Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. offices.
The passengers say in their civil suit that they have suffered emotional damage, and they're asking for more than $100,000 each.
Each year, thousands of chinook that would otherwise make their way to the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers are intercepted at sea as bycatch.
Holly Carroll, who spent the summer as the face of federal salmon fishing restrictions on the Yukon River, says she values keeping communications open.
Alaska has received more than $400 million under the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, with more projects announced this month.
Residents say the erosion has been accelerating, and the village’s water treatment plant is now just 53 feet from the river's edge.
Commercial fishing openers are only available to individuals registered as catcher/sellers. On the Kuskokwim, the only one registered is Fran Reich.
Yupiit School District aligns itself with traditional knowledge during its first year on a subsistence calendar
This year was the district’s first under a new academic calendar that takes into account seasonal subsistence harvests.
Amid severely restricted fishing on the Kuskokwim River, one bright spot has been abundant sockeye salmon runs at 30,000 fish daily near Bethel.
Staff at the Nora Guinn Justice Complex have been trying to find workarounds amid rural Alaska internet service slowed by a damaged subsea cable.
Last month's 15-mile-long ice jam inundated homes, led to a significant loss of stored food and washed away critical fishing gear.
Sundown, who died unexpectedly at age 53 during an April moose hunt, was with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for more than 22 years.