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The percentage of the eligible population of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in each Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta community varies widely. The community with the highest percentage of people vaccinated is Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island, at 97% of the eligible population vaccinated. KYUK's Anna Rose MacArthur talks with Mona David, Mekoryuk COVID-19 Tribal Coordinator and tribal judge, about how the community has achieved almost total vaccination against the virus.

  

Many students in the Lower Kuskokwim School District have returned to school, but many are still in remote learning. LKSD Superintendent Kimberly Hankins provides another update on school reopenings.


Erosion In Napakiak

Mar 12, 2021

Melting permafrost and erosion are impacting several Alaskan communities. In Napakiak, houses have had to be moved, and even the school is under threat. Joining Katie Basile for Coffee at KYUK this morning are three people leading the effort to deal with erosion in Napakiak.


By early April, Alaska Flour Company's barley products will be on shelves in Bethel grocery stores. For more on the history of barley farming and food security in Alaska, listen to our interview with barley farmer Milo Wrigley. 


Several dog mushers who built their skills in the Kuskowkim 300 are competing in the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which began on March 7. Coffee at KYUK features a conversation with local K300 racer Fr. Alexander Larson, who talks about dogs and mushing with KYUK interns Kaylee King and Jamin Crow.


The Calista regional Native corporation has expanded its shareholder enrollment again, increasing the number of people eligible for the corporation’s dividends. Communications Director Thom Leonard shared Calista's latest updates with KYUK.


Lower Kuskokwim School District Superintendent Kimberly Hankins provides an update on how school reopenings are going. She also talks with KYUK's Greg Kim about the school board's decision to hold off on sports practices for now.


Reporters Olivia Ebertz and Greg Kim discuss Kim's story on Korean immigration to Bethel.

Elementary schools in the Lower Kuskokwim School District are being allowed to reopen in hybrid mode for some in-person learning, and some high-risk students in 7th through 12th grade are also being allowed to return to school. KYUK's Greg Kim discusses the school reopening process with LKSD Superintendent Kimberly Hankins.


Ravn Alaska is resuming regular flights to Aniak from Anchorage on Feb. 26. It's the first community in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta where Ravn is expanding service. The airline shut down after declaring bankruptcy last summer and has since entered new ownership. KYUK's Anna Rose MacArthur talks with Ravn CEO Rob McKinney about the airline returning to the region.

  

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