Unalakleet has struggled with its water system in the past, with almost annually recurring shortages, contamination issues or freezing pipes at the water tank.
The airline sent a second plane from Bethel to pick up the pilot, the passengers and their luggage from the lake.
Community members across Bethel have been stepping in to help the stranded travelers by donating food and household items.
Operation Santa recipient communities are identified by the state as communities that have experienced particular hardship that year.
Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority received additional funds from COVID-related grants and can afford to build more homes in 2022.
Several local non-profit organizations that he is a board member of are evaluating whether to remove Jon Cochrane from his positions.
On top of the fuel shortage, a blizzard last weekend broke water lines and drained the island’s water tanks.
The action caps — at least for now — a six-year debate about curbing halibut bycatch in Alaska.
The island community of 355 people has recorded just seven cases of the virus to date.
Born in Galena in 1943, Evans got an electrician’s degree in Kansas. That’s where he met his wife, Sophie, whom he married in 1965 and started a family with in Kotzebue.