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.

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Fili’s Pizza is expanding its takeout and delivery menu following the state mandate that shut down dine-in services for restaurants until April 1.

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Alaska State Troopers say that a Quinhagak girl whose body was discovered on March 16 is the victim of homicide.

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The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is suspending elective dental and eye appointments for three weeks to protect the health of its employees from the coronavirus.

The Kuskokwim Corporation is postponing its annual shareholder meeting scheduled for June 6 in Stony River. The announcement comes as the state has ramped up its response to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Alaska State Troopers have identified the young girl whose body was found in Quinhagak on Monday, March 16. Troopers are investigating the death of 10-year-old Ida “Girlie” Aguchak as a homicide.

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Like many organizations in the region, the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative is taking steps to protect employee health and prepare for a local coronavirus outbreak.

AVEC has closed its Anchorage and Bethel offices to members and visitors, according to CEO Meera Kohler. People can still pay their bills online, over the phone, or at the kiosk in Bethel, which is located right outside the AVEC office in the Alaska Commercial Company store.

Two men in Fairbanks have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. That brings the total number of positive cases in Alaska up to three. 

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With the first case of coronavirus now confirmed in Alaska, how to contain the disease is top priority for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation. The Native Corporation serves about 58 communities, all of which are off the road system. 

Bethel organizations react to the threat of COVID-19.
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With the first case of coronavirus now confirmed in Alaska, Bethel organizations and businesses are taking steps to prevent an outbreak in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.