Workers unload a Grant Aviation aircraft on the Toksook Bay runway on Dec. 14, 2019.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

There are no injuries following a minor Grant Aviation incident in Hooper Bay on Tuesday. One pilot and seven passengers were on board the Cessna 208 when the plane’s propeller apparently struck something. Little information about the incident is known at this time.

The four boys from Nunam Iqua who were found on Feb. 4 were initially brought to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation. Alaska State Troopers report that one brother is still there, two were released, and another was flown to ANMC in Anchorage.
Greg Kim / KYUK

The four Nunam Iqua boys who were found in the snow on Tuesday, Feb. 4, will make a full recovery according to the mother of three of the boys, Karen Camille. She spoke with the kids by phone on the morning of Feb. 5.

If you are coughing and feverish, but have not been to China in the last two weeks, you probably just have the seasonal flu. That’s according to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.

62° 16.298’ N 164° 59.438’ W are the coordinates where Scammon Bay searchers found the four missing children from Nunam Iqua.
Google Earth

On Sunday, Feb. 2, four children from Nunam Iqua said that they were going to the dump just outside of town, according to reports from the tribal council. They ended up 18 miles south of the village, on the Black River, where they spent over 24 hours outside without shelter. When searchers from Scammon Bay found them, they reported that the children were not in good condition. 

Courtesy of John Oscar

When you walk into the new hospital building that the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation built in Bethel, the first thing you’ll see is art that depicts the Yup’ik way of life. One of those pieces of art covers one wall just above a line of chairs in one of YKHC’s waiting areas. 

General Communications Inc. (GCI) has just finished a project to ensure that their towers and fiber-optic cable all operate on the same platform in the Y-K Delta region. Previously, GCI had to make do with a patchwork of platforms inherited from other providers. Heather Handyside is GCI’s vice president of communications.

Rep. Bob Herron, D-38, Bethel
Alaska State Legislature

Former Alaska State Rep. Bob Herron, a Bethel Democrat, had a stroke on Sunday. Alaska House Majority Leader Steve Thompson, a Republican from Fairbanks, announced the news on the House floor on Monday.

Sen. Donny Olson listens to testimony in a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, March 5. 2014.
Skip Gray / 360 North

Alaska Sen. Donny Olson represents the state’s largest senate district. It stretches from the lower Yukon River, across the Bering Straits region, into the Interior, and spans the North Slope Borough. His work in the Legislature requires him to support rural communities across this vast landscape. KYUK talked with Olson about his plans for this session.

Two of the boys found in the snow 18 miles south of Nunam Iqua will return home with their mother after being released from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, according to the mother's sister, Fannie Camille.
Matt Scott

Update: The four missing children in Nunam Iqua have been found, but are fighting severe hypothermia. This is according to an Alaska State Trooper report that says the children were found approximately 18 miles south of Nunam Iqua at around 4:25 p.m. on Feb. 3 by ground searchers. The report says that the U.S. Coast Guard then arrived at the location by helicopter, and transported the four children to Bethel to receive treatment for their hypothermia at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Center. 

Bethel GCI customers experienced intermittent internet connectivity on Jan. 28 and 29, and the problem could have been caused by a break in a subsea fiber-optic cable. GCI discovered the cable break on Jan. 28 in Cook Inlet near Kenai.