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YKHC opened the doors to its new hospital. The outpatient clinic opened July 15, and other departments will move in to the new building in phases throughout the year.
Greg Kim / KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation opened its outpatient clinic at the new hospital yesterday. The organization will be moving into the new state-of-the-art facility in phases throughout the year. Inpatient services will move over in two to three weeks, with dental and behavioral health following in November. 

The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee welcomed two new board members this year: current Iditarod champion and four-time K300 race winner Pete Kaiser, and longtime race volunteer Ashley Glasheen.

Photo courtesy of Ruby Egrass

There have been 178 fires so far this summer in Alaska, and 58 of those are currently burning in the Southwest Region. While most of the fires are remote, a few are threatening communities on the Kuskokwim River and the proposed Donlin Gold mine site. 


Nick Phillips watches the overflow pipe during a water delivery.
Greg Kim / KYUK

Nick Phillips just finished his 30th year of hauling water in Bethel. That's 30 years in a position that is often understaffed. KYUK spent a morning with Phillips to see what he does, and what keeps him doing it.


Former City Planner Betsy Jumper was fired a month ago.
City of Bethel

The City of Bethel's planning department is the latest to lose its leader. The former city planner was fired a month ago according to the planner herself, Betsy Jumper. 

The state medical examiner has confirmed that the body recovered several weeks ago is that of Paul Kaganak. His body was recovered on June 19, a month after Kaganak fell into the Kuskokwim River near Crowley Dock.

Bethel Search and Rescue recovered the body of another man who drowned last week in the Kuskokwim River, according to BSAR President Mike Riley.

Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

Stephanie Weter, a medical student on rotation at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, is already feeling the impact of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's vetoes on her life. 


Katie Basile / KYUK

The National Weather Service has repaired a broken sensor that malfunctioned in Bethel during the heat wave this past weekend. 

Katie Basile / KYUK

As record high temperatures swept Alaska, many people said that the heat was killing them. For Kuskokwim salmon, it was actually true. Never before seen temperatures in the Kuskokwim River likely sent salmon into cardiac arrest.

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