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Economy

Stories about local, state or national economy.

Thirteen entrepreneurs from the Yukon-Kuskokwim region have received cash awards to help grow their businesses in this year’s Best in the West Small Business Competition.

The USACE presenting the Donlin Gold EIS in Nunapitchuk.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Two weeks remain to comment on the Donlin Gold mine draft environmental impact statement, or EIS. Most comments so far focus on subsistence and economic impacts, according to Keith Gordon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project manager overseeing the over 5,000 page document.

Allanivik Hotel Closes

Apr 15, 2016

 

The Allanivik Hotel is closing today after months of public unrest surrounding it’s revenue and plans for the hotel's  future.   

 


The board of the Association of Village Council Presidents Regional Housing Authority has designated Mark Charlie as the organization’s new president and CEO.

“I look forward to working with every tribe and their tribal members and addressing their housing needs. And I want to hear from them on what we’re doing and how we can improve,” Charlie said.

Charlie has worked with the Housing Authority for more than 20 years, beginning as Director of Housing Management in 1995, transitioning to Deputy Director, and then becoming Chief Financial Officer.

Washers at Q2’s laundromat.
Dean Swope / KYUK

A new laundromat is being constructed in Bethel. The Swanson’s Quick Food Center, better known as Q2, broke ground on the new addition last fall and expects to open to the public June 1.

The laundromat holds six standard washers and dryers along with one super washer and dryer for bulk items like blankets and sleeping bags. Cliff Linderoth, facilities manager, says the machines are quarter operated with a quarter dispenser available in the laundry area.

The price per load, Linderoth says, is still being worked out.

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