The post has been updated with a comment from the U.S. Postal Service.
People in Napakiak are getting desperate for mail, and the lack of postal service is becoming an issue. The village’s post office has been closed for the past two weeks, with no relief in sight. That means they can’t get medications that are flown out from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, or pay bills through the mail, or get checks to pay for basic needs like fuel and food, according to Napakiak City Administrator Leo Kusayak.