November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and for the people in the YK Delta, the amount of diagnosis for those high at risk for developing diabetes has increased drastically in the last five years–nearly 80 percent.
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A man has died in Bethel after being hit by a vehicle, last Saturday. Nov. 14.
According to a Bethel Police Office press release, BPD officers and emergency responders arrived on the scene late Saturday evening. Police say 41-year-old Paul Frank of Tuntutuliak, was laying down in the road on Ptarmigan street, near the AC Quickstop.
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The ice blocking an essential well for Bethel schools has finally cracked. Officials discovered the frozen well in September and spent almost a month thawing the impasse. Water is now pumping, but the well still isn’t in the clear. Read more →
The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation has secured the majority of the funds needed to expand its facilities in an effort to improve health care throughout the YK Delta.
At $165 million, YKHC received the largest loan commitment ever granted by the United States Department of Agriculture Community Facilities Program on Thursday. The program funds facilities that serve an “essential” community purpose, according to the program’s website. Read more →
Three suicide deaths in the past week have rocked the community of Hooper Bay. Troopers believe all three victims were connected.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation has already sent emergency health clinicians to the community to assist with debriefing efforts, according to YKHC Director of Emergency Services Chris Byrnes.
Subsistence fishermen in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta want a seat at the table and a vote in the decisions of Alaska’s fishery management.
AVCP passed a resolution Thursday showing their intention to continue their efforts to have equal power with state and federal management agencies.
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President Obama has signed the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s land transfer into law, Wednesday evening.
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Six candidates from Bethel are running for four Bethel City Council seats in the upcoming municipal election, Oct. 6. KYUK will be profiling these candidates before voting begins. Our next profile in the series is on current Mayor and city council candidate Rick Robb.
A former computer network manager at the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is accused of possessing and distributing vast amounts of child pornography. An Anchorage grand jury on Wednesday indicted 38-year-old Gene Geisler on 76 counts of child pornography possession and distribution.
After two years in the works the Lower Kuskokwim School District says a student clinic should open this fall. It comes after several failed attempts to open the clinic over the last year due to logistical issues.