Nina Kravinsky, KYUK - Bethel
Thomas and Tomi Isenschmid's journey got off to a rocky start.
The board found that “inadequate operational control procedures” were to blame for a 2020 Yute Commuter Services plane crash that killed five people near Tuntutuliak.
About 75 Guardsmen landed in Bethel on Wednesday, with more than 100 people deployed to Bethel and Nome to help with storm relief.
Guardsmen will help with debris removal and damage assessment from Western Alaska's historic storm, with more being sent to Hooper Bay, Nome and Bethel.
Peltola on Tuesday will become the first Alaska Native person to serve in Congress and the first woman to hold Alaska's sole U.S. House seat.
“I am so excited that we have actually elected a U.S. representative who is from here and she’s a woman," said Kathy Hanson.
Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta leaders are hailing congresswoman-elect Mary Peltola's rural knowledge and aptitude for consensus-building.
KYUK’s Nina Kravinsky spoke with Mary Peltola by phone shortly after the election results were announced on Wednesday.