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Last month Kwethluk lost an elder - a man who had done everything, from guarding his community against wartime attack, to later teaching youngsters everything: from how to fish and hunt, to how to enjoy life.  

Courtesy Mike Carpenter

The post offices in Kwethluk and Pilot Station have been closed for weeks because employees were infected with COVID-19. The closures have threatened people’s health.


The Bethel Winter House, located in the Bethel Evangelical Covenant Church, provides a warm place for people to sleep during the coldest months of the year.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Bethel’s Winter House is hard pressed now, but the city’s homeless shelter is looking forward to opening its new facility the day after Christmas.

The Kuskokwim river by Aniak in late October 2017.
Dave Cannon / KYUK

There are no longer any public school students attending in-person classes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center
Aleina Tanabe / KYUK

Updated Dec. 3, 2020 4:32 p.m. to reflect the latest COVID-19 cases at the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center.

A health care provider places a band-aid on the injection site of a patient who just received a flu vaccine.
Lauren Bishop / CDC

On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is offering COVID-19 testing and flu vaccines at new locations in Bethel.

Donna Xavier-Fancyboy

A 37-year-old man in Pilot Station died from COVID-19 at the village health clinic before he could be transported to a hospital. Stormy conditions prevented a medevac from reaching him.


Bethel Native Corporation Building in Bethel, Alaska.
Izaak Bruce via Google Maps

Bethel Native Corporation’s shareholders will get a slightly higher dividend this year: 7 cents more per share than last year. That’s a total of $408 for 100 shares.

Katie Basile / KYUK

On Nov. 24, the Bethel City Council discussed the idea of a lockdown mandate, but only made some minor changes to the existing requirement for COVID-19 testing at the airport.

Lower Kuskokwim School District

The Lower Kuskokwim School District, like most school districts in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, will be in high-risk mode with remote learning through the end of the semester. This action comes at the recommendation of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.

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