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Courtesy of Dan Sullivan

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan visited 11 Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages in four days last week.  


The Donlin mine could impact 3,500 acres of wetlands.
Katie Basile / KYUK

A state agency, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, will host a public hearing at the end of August about the proposed Donlin mine’s draft reclamation plans. The hearing will also address how Donlin Gold, the company developing the mine, plans to pay for the clean up.

The proposed Donlin mine would impact 3,500 acres of wetlands in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Chefornak is the 10th tribe to pass an anti-Donlin resolution. Its council passed the measure opposing the proposed Donlin gold mine on Tuesday.

Courtesy of LKSD

The Lower Kuskokwim School District is getting ready for school to start next week. LKSD Superintendent Daniel Walker says that Bethel public schools are set to begin on August 15, while other schools in the district could start on August 16. Walker says that parents should contact their schools for start dates.

Dean Swope / KYUK

When the AC Quickstop liquor store opened two years ago, local emergency services, law enforcement and social services saw a sharp rise in alcohol-related incidents — mostly public intoxication.  


A Kwethluk man is accused of severely hurting his teenage daughter last Friday by dragging her behind his ATV. The case raises larger questions about child abuse in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and what residents can do to prevent it.


The Donlin mine will impact 3,500 acres of wetlands in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Katie Basile / KYUK

A state agency is extending the deadline for the proposed Donlin mine’s draft reclamation plans. The project would be one of the biggest gold mines in the world. 

IHS Acting Director Michael Weahee will tour YKHC's hospital expansion project on August 7, 2018.
Dean Swope/KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is showing off its ambitious hospital expansion on Tuesday. Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee, the Acting Director of the Indian Health Service, is flying to Bethel to tour the Paul John Calricaraq construction site. Several other members of IHS’ top leadership will also join the tour. 

If completed, the proposed Donlin Gold project would be one of the biggest gold mines in the world.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim River Alliance wants the deadline extended for commenting on the proposed reclamation plans for the Donlin Mine. Currently, the deadline is set for August 7.

Middle school students complete ANSEP's middle school career exploration academy in Bethel during the week of July 23-27, 2018. It was ANSEP's first middle school career exploration academy held outside of Anchorage.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

It’s a question we’ve all been asked: what do you want to be when you grow up? To have an answer, you often have to know the possibilities. For the first time, Alaska Native students were able to see the range of possibilities within fisheries and wildlife in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta through a decades old science, technology, engineering, and math program.


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