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Smoke from wildfires in Southwest Alaska impacting Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta communities

by Alaska Division of Forestry Smoke from a cluster of four wildfires burning in southwest Alaska is impacting some Yukon-Kuskokwim communities in the area around Bethel and Dillingham. Residents in Togiak and Goodnews Bay reported […]

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Legislation introduced to fund critical sanitation projects in Native Communities

On Thursday, May 28th, 2020, Congressman Don Young (R-AK-AL) and Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) introduced H.R. 7056, legislation to allocate funding for the Indian Health Services Sanitation Facilities Construction Program to construct and improve critical […]

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Lower Yukon Board of Education appoints new Chief School Administrator (Superintendent)

by LYSD Staff April 15, 2020: The Board of Education for the Lower Yukon School District is pleased to announce their choice for a new Chief School Administrator, Mr. Gene Stone, beginning July 1st, 2020. […]

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No new cases of COVID-19 reported for April 24 Sitka has first positive case – will be included in tomorrow’s count

April 25, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced no new cases COVID-19. There were also no new hospitalizations and no new deaths. This reflects data from 12:00 […]

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Testing kits for rapid detection of novel coronavirus dispatched to protect rural residents

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is distributing 40 rapid testing machines and 2,400 test kits for diagnosing novel coronavirus throughout communities in rural Alaska, including the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, in […]

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Calista Corporation cooperating with Department of Treasury to provide data

by Calista Corporation Staff April 17, 2020: The current novel coronavirus pandemic is deeply impacting individuals, communities, non-profits, Tribes and for-profits alike. One of the measures Congress made was passing the CARES Act in late […]

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Lower Yukon Board of Education appoints new Chief School Administrator (Superintendent)

by LYSD Staff April 15, 2020: The Board of Education for the Lower Yukon School District is pleased to announce their choice for a new Chief School Administrator, Mr. Gene Stone, beginning July 1st, 2020. […]

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Kuspuk School District selects four finalists in search for new Superintendent

March 27, 2020: The Kuspuk Board of Education superintendent search committee is pleased to announce that four individuals have been selected to interview as finalists in the search for a new superintendent. The full Board […]

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YKHC limiting visitors to Primary Care Facility, Hospital and Emergency Department

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is limiting visitors to their primary care facility in Bethel. In an announcement posted yesterday (March 19th, 2020) YKHC is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. “Preventing the spread of […]

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Calista Corporation seeks nominations for 2020 Shareholder Awards

Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation is seeking nominations for its 2020 Shareholder Awards. Calista’s annual awards recognize valuable contributions by Calista Shareholders and Descendants living in and out of the Calista Region. Each award recipient will receive […]

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Calista Corp. launches shareholder contest to increase digital services

by Calista Corporation Staff Four Shareholders to win new iPad, Deadline is February 29. Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation announces the 2020 Calista Click Contest. Four Shareholders will win a new unlocked 9.7″ iPad with an approximate […]

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Apatiki’s document sewing traditions with newly-released curriculum

by Danielle Slingsby Preserving Traditions, Increasing Cultural Education, and the Art Economy. Skills such as skin sewing were essential to the survival of our ancestors. In the past, these traditions were passed down from generation […]

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Calista Corporation completes acquisition of Nordic-Calista Services

by Calista Corporation Staff Company milestone: Calista’s 1st major acquisition since 2013 Effective January 1, 2020, Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation acquired Nordic-Calista Services (“Nordic Calista”), a drilling and workover company operating primarily on Alaska’s North Slope. […]