Will McCarthy, KYUK - Bethel
Federal and state disaster relief money is available for Western Alaska communities. Here’s how to apply.
Eligible individuals, homeowners and business owners can receive aid.
The bodies of moose hunters Shane McIntyre and Justin Crow, who went missing on the Kuskowim River in late August, have been recovered. Carl Flynn remains missing.
What was once a stretch of rolling sand dunes is now a flat floodplain.
“I’ve lived through storms before, but this was the worst,” said Loretta Smith, who lost her home in the storm. “The water came up so fast, and it was so high that the waves looked violent.”
The Yupiit School District serves students in Tuluksak, Akiak, and Akiachak.
A Hooper Bay leader says federal temporary housing provided after a fire years ago was inadequate and "not meant for the Arctic."
Parts of Hooper Bay were without power for about 36 hours during the storm, but the situation could have been far worse — if not for the work of two local power plant operators.
Lower Kuskokwim School District buildings served as evacuation centers during the storm in Newtok, Kipnuk, Nightmute, Kwigillingok, Kwethluk and Tununak.
The storm system is forecast to bring high storm surges and wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour.
Bethel’s new finance director clashes with businesses, city officials in effort to collect sales tax
What started as a straightforward city initiative is now dividing council members, rankling business owners, and testing the resolve of Bethel’s first finance director in years.
It’s a test of hope and endurance.
The goal of the fuel inspections is simple: prevent a catastrophic oil spill that would make its way into Y-K Delta rivers, devastate the ecosystem, and threaten a subsistence lifestyle.
The barge had been sent to salvage a landing craft which sank on the Kuskokwim River carrying construction gear for Napakiak's high school.
Tyler Bartlett and his copilot were just 3 miles away from the Bethel airport on Sunday afternoon when they felt the Cessna 172 begin to sputter.
A Lower Kuskokwim School District program is helping recruit local teachers and preserve the culture of the Y-K Delta
If you’re accepted into the Career Ladder program, the school district pays for your entire college degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus, as well as books and other materials.