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Carolyn McLaurin / KYUK

Individual donors provided the YK Delta’s only public media organization with just over $30,000 during this year’s fall fundraiser. The campaign concluded Friday, October 13.

Athletes from around the region are in town on Friday and Saturday for Bethel’s Wrestling Scramble at Gladys Jung and Bethel Regional High School.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Athletes from around the region are in town on Friday and Saturday for Bethel’s Wrestling Scramble at Gladys Jung and Bethel Regional High School.

City Council voted unanimously to receive grant funds from the Alaska Division Of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Tuesday, a $126,055 grant was approved by City Council for updating public safety in Bethel.

Esther Hana performs at Bethel's Cultural Center.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

On a rainy Friday afternoon, Esther Hanviriyapunt - known by her stage name, Esther Hana - sat down at the Cultural Center's piano and warmed up for her Bethel debut. A renowned musician with a brisk, warm smile, she's performed in Zurich, Bangkok, and Chicago. And now, she’s played in Bethel too.

The concert was a benefit for the Bethel Family Clinic, and the brainchild of a clinic dentist who just wanted to help out a friend.


The weather system may bring flooding to low-lying villages.
Courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service.

Another fall storm brewed near the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta yesterday, its strong winds and high tides threatening coastal communities. According to the National Weather Service, gale-force winds from the Southwest may contribute to minor flooding, beach erosion, and rough surf, particularly along the coast from Goodnews Bay to Kipnuk.

Alaska celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday and first peoples in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta joined in the celebrations along with tribal communities across the state.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Alaska celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday and first peoples in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta joined in the celebrations along with tribal communities across the state. KYUK has this story from the Kuskokwim University Campus Indigenous Peoples' Day gathering.

 

 


At the end of the month, The Coastal Villages Region Fund will begin accepting applications from eligible villagers for subsidies for purchasing transportation equipment and other gear. This is the eighth round of what they call the "People Propel Program," which offers up to a 30 percent discount on equipment such as, “more efficient boats, motors, snow machines, ATVs, and other gear,” according to a press release. Coastal Villages said that over $975,000 in benefits is available this year.

 

Following last week’s election for Bethel City Council, the six candidates with the most votes took their oaths of office last night at City Hall. Mayor Richard Robb is back in City Hall this week, October 10, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Following last week’s Bethel City Council election, the six candidates with the most votes took their oaths of office last night at City Hall.

 

Local airlines are no longer flying into Tununak's small airport.
Courtesy of Andrea Pokrzywinski.

Note: This article was updated on Wednesday, October 11 at 3:00 p.m. with further reporting.

About a year agoTununak opened a $19 million, state-of-the-art airport. But now, local airlines are refusing to fly there. The village’s shifting permafrost is buckling the runway, and both Ravn Alaska and Grant Aviation say that it’s too dangerous for pilots to land on it safely.

New and disturbing details have surfaced in the case against Alexie Walters Jr., a Mountain Village man accused of barricading himself in his home and then killing his girlfriend.

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