Emerging technology promises to transform the level of internet service provided in rural Alaska. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for better internet access in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has never been more urgent.
After being closed for four months, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center is reopening on March 1 to people with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Fitness Center Facility Director Stacey Reardon lays out what you need to know to use the facility.
There are $200 million in federal funds set aside to help Alaskans who are behind on their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stacy Barnes, Director of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, which administers the program, said that people can apply for help on paying their rent by applying on line at alaskahousingrelief.org.
On Jan. 26, the Bethel City Council is expected to hire Tumak Enterprises, LLC as developers of Tanqik Subdivision. The already-approved subdivision will add 10 new lots to the city. It doesn’t sound like much. But between the other two subdivisions already underway, in a few short years the city could have over 100 new homes providing housing for hundreds of residents.
The Alaska Business Development Center's volunteer tax preparers have been filing rural Alaskans’ taxes for 26 years. That won’t change this year, but it’s going to look a little different. Instead of touring the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s villages in person, they’re sending out mailers.
Tuntutuliak residents will be receiving a surprise gift to brighten up their Christmas holiday. Because the village’s Moravian Church is not holding an in-person service, treasurer Lucy Lupie said that the church is donating a gift of $100 to each household in Tuntutuliak to purchase groceries.