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Pilot Station is under a boil water notice. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conversation issued the public health advisory to the lower Yukon River community on Feb. 25, when it received an alert that the public water system had dropped below 20 PSI on Feb. 24.

The pool at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center in Bethel.
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After being closed for four months, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center is reopening on March 1 to people with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Fitness Center Facility Director Stacey Reardon lays out what you need to know to use the facility.

The smallest Kasigluk dancer performs with his community dance group at the Cama-i Dance Festival on March 16, 2018 in Bethel, Alaska.
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The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta's young population means that the region faces a longer road ahead of it than other areas of the state and country before it can reach herd immunity against COVID-19 through vaccinations.

A Grant Aviation airplane lands in Newtok on July 16, 2020, packed with food and supplies. Grant Aviation Agent Jonah Ayuluk and Tribal Administrator Andrew John meet the plane.
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A Seattle-based investment firm has bought Grant Aviation. 

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Ravn Alaska is returning to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Beginning Feb. 26, Ravn will begin regular flights to Aniak from Anchorage.


Interior secretary-nominee U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland finished a two-day confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate on Feb. 24. Oil-state senators on the Senate Energy Committee challenged her on anti-development positions she took as a U.S. Congresswoman, but Sen. Lisa Murkowski seemed more intent on educating the nominee about Alaska’s unique circumstances.


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Bethel City Council voted to make a change to Bethel's COVID-19 travel and testing mandates on Feb. 23. According to the new regulations, travelers who have been fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region is leading the nation in COVID-19 vaccine distribution. In Bethel, community members can even receive a vaccine at the grocery store.
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The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta once led the nation in COVID-19 case rates. But now, in a startling reversal, cases are dropping and the region is now helping lead the nation in vaccinations.

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Find out the region's COVID-19 vaccination numbers, case rate, and test positivity rate.

The playground at the Gladys Jung Elementary School.
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Former Bethel elementary school principal Chris Carmichael is scheduled to be sentenced by a federal judge on June 1.