Greg Kim, KYUK - Bethel
The sewage has been flowing into a slough, an important subsistence location for the coastal community.
The state board of education approved the Lower Kuskokwim School District's request to expand Ayaprun into the extra grade levels.
It’s the most comprehensive erosion assessment ever done in the state. The results are both surprising communities and helping them seek funding to adapt.
Two girls and five boys play on the co-ed team in a season that has gone quite well.
Tribal groups in Western Alaska submitted the petition following dismal chinook and chum salmon runs this summer.
Despite the early hour, a large crowd gathered to welcome John Snyder and his seven-dog team as he finished his race.
Three former champions overcame an icy, windy trail to finish at the front of the 2022 Kuskokwim 300. The race also teased at the future of Kuskokwim mushing, with other local mushers also finishing in the top 10.
The petition asks the U.S. Department of Commerce to eliminate chinook salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea completely and to put a cap on chum salmon bycatch. It does not specify an acceptable limit for chum bycatch.
More tiny homes are coming to the Y-K Delta, thanks to pandemic relief funds. But are they a good idea?
A surge of new housing is coming to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Most of those new units are slated to be of the trendy, tiny home variety. But with households in the region generally much larger than the national average, some tribes are questioning whether tiny homes are a good fit for the communities.
Some Kuskokwim mushers competing in this weekend’s K300 race say that they’ve been contending with some of the most challenging training conditions of their careers.
More than 200 planes could have the same problem that caused the Yute Commuter Service fire in Bethel, investigators say
The wiring was installed as part of a federally funded experimental safety program in Alaska that began in the late 1990s.
“The pilot handed my granddaughter the fire extinguisher, and she didn’t know what to do with it," recounted one of the passengers.
There's way more traffic on the ice road this year because of flight delays and cancellations. "Sometimes in the day in the Bethel area it's comparable to the Glenn Highway around Anchorage," said Mark Leary, who helps maintain the road.
Napakiak’s existing school is within 64 feet of an eroding riverbank.
A state employee for the Office of Children’s Services in Bethel has been charged with sexual assault. Several local non-profit organizations that he is a board member of are evaluating whether to remove him.
The National Transportation Safety Board is continuing to investigate what caused a Yute Commuter Service plane to catch fire and burn on the Bethel runway on Nov. 20.
‘River is getting close’: Erosion is threatening Napakiak’s school and some students are already leaving
The Kuskokwim River has been eating away at Napakiak for decades; the community is accustomed to moving homes back when the water gets too close. But the school is too big to move, and the river is approaching too fast, accelerated by climate change.