KYUK’s Nina Kravinsky spoke with Peltola by phone shortly after the election results were announced on Aug. 31.
Republican media consultant Art Hackney called Peltola’s finish in the primary especially remarkable because she spent so little money.
Peltola served in the state House from 1999 until 2009. For the last five years, she’s led the Kuskokwim River Inter Tribal Fish Commission.
Some Kuskokwim mushers competing in this weekend’s K300 race say that they’ve been contending with some of the most challenging training conditions of their careers.
Lubova “Lulu” Fisher believes that the passengers remaining calm and not panicking allowed the pilot to focus on keeping everyone alive.
According to the report, the pilot noticed that the plane’s emergency locator transmitter had turned on shortly after take-off, and he started to smell what he described as “an electrical burn smell.”
By turning to wind energy, Kwethluk will burn 50% less diesel and reduce residents’ electric bills by up to half.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is the second largest region in the United States without access to broadband internet, but not for much longer.
Last month Kwethluk lost an elder — a man who had done everything from guarding his community in wartime to teaching youngsters how to fish and hunt and enjoy life.
With post offices closed in Kwethluk and Pilot Station, some aren’t able to get the medical supplies they need to maintain their health.