The Kuskokwim River at Red Devil on May 1, 2018.
National Weather Service, Alaska, River Watch

The former mining town of Red Devil sits far upriver on the Kuskokwim. It’s a tiny town with a lot of big issues to tackle, and no forms of government to do so. 

Calista Corporation

The Alaska Business Development Center's volunteer tax preparers have been filing rural Alaskans’ taxes for 26 years. That won’t change this year, but it’s going to look a little different. Instead of touring the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s villages in person, they’re sending out mailers. 

Gabby Salgado / KYUK

It was a cold Thursday morning when Erin Newkirk and Larry “Toby” Tobias decided to finally tie the knot after 12 years together. Together with three guests, a pastor, and 12 dogs, they set out into the tundra for the ceremony.

Loren Holmes / ADN

This week, people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are beginning to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Already over 1,550 people in the region have received their first dose. While many areas of the nation are behind schedule in their COVID-19 vaccinations, the opposite is happening in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

A musher races to the finish of the Kuskokwim 300 sponsored Holiday Classic Sled Dog Race in Bethel on January 8, 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Holiday Classic, the second mushing race of the season, has been postponed one day to Sunday, Jan. 10.

A man in Emmonak was beaten to death on New Year’s Day. Troopers found 39-year-old Brian Agwiak deceased in his home. 

Jason Pavila of Kwethluk, age 17, won the Bogus Creek 150 in 2018. He will try to repeat that feat this year after winning the 50-mile K300 Season Opener on Jan 2, 2021.

The Bogus Creek 150 sled dog race will not be on the same weekend as the K300 this year. The Bogus Creek will begin later this month, on Jan. 23. The K300 is still scheduled for Feb. 12, and the Akiak Dash will start the day after.

Loren Holmes / ADN

Beginning Monday, Jan. 11, many more people will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Katie Basile / KYUK

On Jan. 6, two people in the region died from complications with COVID-19. One of the individuals was in their 50s; the other was in their 60s. Also that day, a person with COVID-19 was medevaced out of the region for advanced medical care.

Bethel City Council has yet to announce who will be hired as Bethel's next city manager.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

In last night’s special meeting, Bethel City Council interviewed two candidates for the Bethel City Manager position: Pete Williams and Janette Bower. The council discussed the two applicants in a private session, and have yet to publicly announce who will be hired.