Nine homes in the new village of Mertarvik that were started last year remain unfinished, and no one has moved from Newtok to Mertarvik since 2019, KYUK Public Media reported.
Last of three parts: For both summer and fall chum, around one-tenth of the normal numbers of fish were tallied. The impacts have been extreme but causes elusive.
Second of three parts: As salmon stocks have crashed on the Yukon River, so has a key source of income in fish-dependent communities.
Low chum salmon returns have meant no commercial or subsistence fishing on the Lower Yukon River this summer. Emmonak residents describe the impact of a situation they’ve never faced before.
First of three parts: In a region of Alaska where culture and commerce both come from fishing nets, something essential is missing.
Researchers and federal scientists still have no definitive explanation for the cause.
A decision on whether to hold the convention in person in Anchorage or virtually will be made in mid-October, officials said.
The money comes from a federal recovery package approved last year that got tied up in litigation.
Wild Alaska seafood has always been front and center on the Bambino’s menu since the launch of its baby-sized, star-shaped Hali-Halibut portions, sockeye salmon bisque and fillets in 2015.
Polar bear sightings were more common in the Chukchi Sea city just above the Arctic Circle before the climate warmed and sea ice retreated north.
A school principal who abused young girls kept his job despite years of complaints. Now the Bethel-based Lower Kuskokwim School District will pay millions to his victims. His conviction is part of a series of failures by the state’s schools to protect students from educators.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has not decided the position she will take on a proposed land exchange aimed at building a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska, a U.S. government attorney said Wednesday in arguing the position taken by Haaland’s predecessor.
In Stebbins, unvaccinated residents are being advised to “immediately” go to the local clinic to receive their first dose.
Using newly launched satellites, coronavirus relief funding, and a little help from the Federal Communications Commission, Akiak plans to install broadband internet by November.
Chum returns are the lowest on record, leaving communities with empty freezers and uncertainty about getting through the winter.
Featured speaker Jim LaBelle Sr. “Aqpayuq” spent 10 years at two boarding schools in Alaska. “Powerful over the powerless,” is how LaBelle described it.
Christopher Carmichael’s sentence will be served simultaneously with a sentence handed down last week in federal court.
“I’m very afraid now because the same thing could happen to me,” said Bethel cab driver Geon Soo Choi.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced the grants during a teleconference Tuesday.
Christopher Carmichael will spend the rest of his life on supervised release after he serves his prison sentence.