Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska's Energy Desk - Bethel
Alaska DEC commissioner upholds controversial permit for Donlin gold mine
The decision comes after an administrative law judge recommended that the DEC should not uphold the certificate in April.
Y-K Delta residents protest 15-day comment period for Donlin Gold water permits
At the end of 2020, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources granted Donlin Gold 12 water right permits after giving the public 15 days to comment, taking into account limited access to the internet in rural Alaska.
Yukon mushers struggle to feed dogs after poor salmon runs
Mushers usually rely on king and chum salmon - this year, both species have hadd poor returns.
Former Yute Commuter Services business manager sued for embezzlement
Yute Commuter Service is suing its former business manager for allegedly embezzling company funds to pay for personal expenses, pay raises and bonuses.
In secret recordings, Pebble Mine execs say Donlin mine is too expensive to build
On September 21, an environmental group leaked footage of top mining executives discussing the proposed Donlin Gold mine. ( Environmental Investigation Agency) On Sept. 21, an environmental group released secretly recorded video clips of Pebble Mine executives who...
Kasigluk’s only store burns down
The village has closed off entry, but residents will now have to travel to nearby villages in order to get groceries.
‘A Swiss cheese moment’: How a communication failure kept cargo from getting to Aniak
The Department of Transportation and FAA failed to make a timely notice to pilots after closing down the old runway, which resulted in a week where residents of Aniak didn't receive Bypass mail.
Amidst concerns about profitability, companies tout Donlin Gold test results
The two Canadian companies developing the Donlin mine are praising the results from Donlin Gold’s most ambitious drilling project to date.
COVID-19 cases spike in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region
The local health corporation announced 17 new cases over the weekend.
Yukon-Kuskokwim area fights against complacency as cases rise
As more people have started traveling into the region, case numbers have risen dramatically.
Donlin Gold pushed back on textbook content. The Lower Kuskokwim School District removed it.
Teachers were working on curriculum for a fifth grade textbook about human impacts on the environment.
Five employees of Bethel courthouse and jail test positive for COVID-19
The positive cases include two Bethel courthouse employees, and three staff members at the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center.
Troopers investigate death of Tununak woman
Troopers say that 56-year-old Josephine Link was found unresponsive in an open field near the coastal community.
Mountain Village closes its doors to nonresidents
The Lower Yukon community of Mountain Village is shutting its doors to nearby nonresidents unless they have permission to enter from the tribe.
Eek VPSO arrested for sex assault, human trafficking
A 22-year-old village public safety officer in the Southwest Alaska community of Eek has been charged with sexual assault and human trafficking.
Some Lower Yukon villages are going on lockdown to stop spread of COVID-19
The communities are shutting down in order to help one another out, after cases are first reported in nearby communities.
Wrong fuel caused May crash of Department of Forestry plane, says NTSB report
There were no fatalities in the accident, but the Division of Forestry says only one of the three firefighters who was injured has returned to work.
Bethel man and 5-year-old grandchild die in boating accident
Two skiffs collided on the Johnson River on Sunday.
NovaGold sues research firm for report on Donlin Gold mine
After the short-selling firm J Capital Research released a report suggesting the Donlin Gold mine was too expensive to build, NovaGold's stock price dropped, but since then its prices have rebounded.
Petition calls for Calista shareholder vote on Donlin mine
A group of shareholders wants a vote on whether or not the controversial gold mine should be built.