Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk


Krysti Shallenberger reports on climate, energy and natural resources development for KYUK. She travels to Alaska by way of Washington D.C., where she was an editor at Utility Dive, a trade publication, and a reporting fellow at E&E News. Krysti also reported in Wyoming, Montana and Alabama. She holds a master's in journalism from the University of Montana, focusing on natural resource and environmental issues.

The Bethel Police Department says that 16-year-old John D. Evan has been found safe. 

The Alaska Native teenager went missing at 6:36 p.m. on June 2. No further details have been released. 

This year has already begun breaking temperature records. With us is Alaska climatologist Rick Thoman to talk about how this winter, and the month of May, broke some records.  

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Ravn Air Group’s March bankruptcy filing during the coronavirus pandemic left many Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages without mail or passenger service, but three airlines stepped in to make sure that residents got their mail and access to medical care. Still, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation claims that there are still villages without regular air service. 

Lightning ignited a tundra fire on May 30, 40 miles southeast of the coastal community of Chevak. It’s one of 15 fires caused by lightning in Alaska this past weekend.

Courtesy of Dave Cannon

Three people are still in the hospital recovering from injuries sustained in a plane crash that happened during takeoff in Aniak on May 28. Federal officials say that engine failure caused a Alaska Division of Forestry plane to plummet into a pool of water in a gravel pit off the end of the runway.