Investigators say two small airplanes collided midair about noon Wednesday west of Anchorage. One plane crashed in water at the mouth of the Susitna River, killing one person on-board. The other was able to continue flying to Anchorage, where it made an emergency landing.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta gathered Thursday, June 7, to honor and lay to rest beloved legendary broadcaster and storyteller John Active. The funeral services began at 2 p.m. as more than 300 friends and family packed the Bethel Moravian Church to say “Tue-i-ngunrituq,” or “this is not the last time,” to John Joseph Aqumgaciq Active.
Yup’ik storyteller, culture bearer, translator and longtime KYUK radio and TV host John “Aqumgaciq” Active died June 4 at age 69. His broadcasting career at KYUK began in the early 1970s, and he is celebrated as a pioneer in Native media.
A seat remains vacant on the Bethel City Council after half the council refused to appoint a Yup’ik elder. Mary Nanuwak meets all of the legal requirements and was the only person who applied to fill the position after Naim Shabani’s resignation.