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.

Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News

Eight communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta got good news last week: more money for more law enforcement positions, thanks to a U.S. Department of Justice program. 

The state of Alaska Native languages is the subject of a teleconference today, Aug. 2. The Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council will use the testimony to write its biennial report to the governor and state lawmakers. 

Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

On Thursday, Aug. 1, petitions to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy circulated throughout the state. This included Bethel, where volunteers camped out in front of the courthouse to catch drivers delayed by road construction. In the end, they collected a total of 256 votes. 

Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

Traffic jams on Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway and Ridgecrest Drive will be the new normal until September. The Alaska Department of Transportation is working on two road projects in Bethel.

Greg Kim / KYUK

Getting access to health care in rural Alaska is tough. It relies a lot on logistics, like air travel, and even public safety can have an impact. Gov. Mike Dunleavy's line-item budget vetoes jeopardize a lot of programs that health care providers, like the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, need. 

Katie Basile / KYUK

It was a quiet weekend for wildfires burning in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Scattered pockets of rain prevented new fires from breaking out, but at least one fire has grown.

Courtesy of Calista Corporation.

The Calista Corporation Board of Directors has chosen its officers for this upcoming year.