The proposed mine would affect about 3,500 acres of wetlands.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Another tribe in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta does not support the proposed Donlin mine. Eek’s Tribal Council passed its anti-Donlin resolution on July 18. Four members voted in favor of the resolution and one was absent.

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Generator problems have meant ongoing power outages for Tuluksak over the past month. Lack of electricity to operate freezers means that many people have already lost their summer subsistence harvest, and the problem is expected to continue into early next week.

Bethel residents will head to the polls to cast their vote for the primaries on August 21.
Dean Swope / KYUK

The clock is ticking down to August 21, which is the day for primary elections in Alaska. 

Courtesy of Sen. Dan Sullivan

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan will be traveling through the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta this weekend and into next week. He kicks off his tour with a community potluck in Chefornak on Saturday. 

More than 60,000 artifacts arrived home in Quinhagak on July 31, 2018 after being preserved in Scotland. The artifacts were recovered from Nunalleq, an ancient village along the coast outside of Quinhagak.
Teresa Cotsirilos / KYUK

The world’s largest collection of Yup’ik artifacts has finally returned home to Quinhagak on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta coast. After shipping delays in Europe, the Nunalleq artifacts have returned in time for the community’s museum opening next week.

Nursing students from Bethel often work part-time or full-time jobs to pay for transportation and living costs while on rotation outside of the region.

The Bethel Community Services Foundation has a new fund that will help nursing students from Bethel who are on rotation outside of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta pay for various costs.

Courtesy of Kate McWilliams

Before it's finalized, a group of young Alaskans got to weigh in on Governor Bill Walker’s draft climate policy in Anchorage this week. And one of them, Kate McWilliams, is from Bethel. 

Mark Begich knows he needs the votes from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to win a tough, three-way battle for the governor's seat in November.
Courtesy of Mark Begich

Mark Begich knows that he's facing a tough political battle in November for the governor's seat. And that he needs the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta’s help to win it.

"I know one thing about the Y-K Delta is that they’ll hold me accountable," he said." 

At the dig site, PhD student Jonathan Lim takes a short break. Lim, who is from Malaysia, is one of many archeologists from around the world who worked in Nunalleq. Photo taken August 2017.
Teresa Cotsirilos / KYUK

The community of Quinhagak is currently awaiting the return shipment of 60,000 Yup’ik artifacts in time for its August 11 museum opening.  As the clock ticks to save fragile items unearthed by melting permafrost at the Nunalleq archaeological dig site in Quinhagak, community members and investigators hurriedly prepare to house the largest collection of Yup’ik artifacts in the world.

ONC says that Bethel residents mixed up trash with recycling and are now changing the rules.
Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

The Bethel ONC Tribe is changing its rules on recycling. Residents can no longer just drop off recycling at its office building. Now, they have to call ahead.