Teresa Cotsirilos / KYUK

The Calista Corporation is backing incumbent Republicans Sen. Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young for the upcoming general election.

Not Enough Chums In Lower Yukon To Fish

22 hours ago
Katie Basile

So few chum salmon are swimming up the Yukon River this summer that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has cancelled the 18-hour subsistence fishing period originally scheduled to start Saturday, Aug. 8.

Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

Kids going to school in the Lower Kuskokwim School District this year will be spending the entire time with the same small group of students, 12 or less, according to the plan described by Superintendent Kimberly Hankins. It will mean that students will be spending most of the time in classrooms together, and even eating lunch there. It’s called a “cohort” system.

Mark Leary / Bethel Search and Rescue

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation says that there is no longer community spread of COVID-19 in Napaskiak. 

On July 28, Bethel City Council will consider two resolutions: one for a mask policy, and another for limited curbside alcohol sales.
Dean Swope / KYUK

If you want to run for Bethel City Council, the time to file is now. The filing period to submit your candidacy for the local election is open until Aug. 20.


Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a Tununak woman. Troopers say that 56-year-old Josephine Link was found unresponsive in an open field near the coastal community. 

Alaska Airlines To Require Masks For All Passengers

Aug 6, 2020
Dean Swope / KYUK

Beginning Aug. 7, Alaska Airlines will require all passengers over 2 years old to wear face coverings, without exception.

Update: At 5:44 p.m. on Aug. 5, the Bethel Police Department reported that Eddie Changsak had been found safe and sound. 

Original Story

A 12-year-old Alaska Native boy is missing in Bethel. The Bethel Police Department reports that Eddie Changsak left a residence, 1023 Ridgecrest, around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, and has not been seen since. Changsak was last seen wearing a black shirt and grey pants. If you have news or information on his whereabouts, please call the BPD at 907-543-3781.

Tripp Crouse / KNBA

The 2020 annual convention of the Alaska Federation of Natives will go virtual out of safety concerns over coronavirus. The decision was announced Aug. 5, 2020 in a news release from AFN.

US Census Bureau Will Wrap Up Counting A Month Earlier Than Planned

Aug 5, 2020
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

U.S. Census officials are sounding the alarm about a low rate of response in Alaska, despite having started the once-a-decade tally of everyone living in the United States in an Alaska village. But they say that the lack of response might not be due to the usual difficulties of counting Alaska's remote communities, or the new challenge of the pandemic.