Katie Basile / KYUK

April 6 marks one year since the first person in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta tested positive for the coronavirus.

Katie Basile / KYUK

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

The UAF Kuskokwim Campus Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel, Alaska.
Dean Swope / KYUK

It’s been more than a year since Bethel's Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center hosted a Saturday Market, and it’s going to be a bit longer until there's another one. On the advice of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, the campus has delayed the community event until May 15.

Alaska Tribes Prepare For Another Round Of Pandemic Relief Funds

Apr 5, 2021

One day last year, $13 million arrived in the bank account of Bethel’s tribe, Orutsararmiut Native Council.

Loren Holmes / ADN

On April 3, the Hooper Bay Warriors won the Alaska School Activities Association 2A Girls Basketball Championship. It was a long, tough effort, but the Warriors persevered and won out over the Su Valley Rams.

A picture of the COVID-19 vaccine after the third person in Alaska received it on the morning of Dec. 15, 2020 at the Alaska Native Medical Center.
Jeff Chen / Alaska Public Media

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is asking all parents and guardians of 12 to 15-year-olds to sign their child up for a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is not yet authorized for this age group, but the health corporation wants to be able to quickly dispense the vaccine to these adolescents if the authorization comes. 

Marc Lester / ADN

Half of the Yukon-Kuskokwim region’s six competing high school basketball teams are advancing to the semifinals in the Alaska School Activities Association’s March Madness. Two are girls teams and one is a boys team.

Moose in the Game Unit 18 Remainder being counted during an aerial survey.

If you’ve harvested two moose from the Game Unit 18 Remainder along the lower Yukon River, you can harvest another. The Federal Subsistence Board has approved a proposal to increase the bag limit from two moose to three. The three-moose limit is in effect from April 1 to April 30.

Bethel resident Tom McCallson wants the city to maintain a road to  Haroldson Subdivision so that police can drive to his house.
Bethel Police Department

Bethel City Council has taken action in response to a Bethel woman’s protest regarding her sexual assault case. On March 30, the city council voted to hire an independent investigator to review the city’s response to reports of sexual assault. 


Akiak, Alaska
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The City of Akiak is not changing its alcohol laws following its special election on March 30, and the votes from the election will not be counted.