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McKay’s Bunting Kanguruaq/Kanguyagaq

When I first began teaching in Hooper Bay in 1979, my winters were made more enjoyable by cross-country skiing daily out to the edge of the Bering Sea coast, which was only a mile to the west of the village. It was in November when I first began to notice snow buntings that looked whiter than usual. After checking my bird book, I learned they were what the book called McKay’s buntings, named in honor of Charles McKay, a young naturalist who lived in the mid-1800’s.
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Hooper Bay has plugged the hole in its sewage lagoon

Hooper Bay has closed the hole in its sewage lagoon. It took the community about a month and a half to plug the hole. In the meantime, sewage kept spilling out onto the tundra. The city was finally able to plug the hole in April. The city’s utility manager, Dennis...
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Man accused of fatally stabbing his brother in Scammon Bay, charges show. A Scammon Bay man is accused of fatally stabbing his brother during an argument in the Western Alaska community, according to Alaska State Troopers and charging documents in the case. Updated: 6 hours ago. A Delta Junction man...
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Officials believe Hooper Bay’s sewage lagoon broke open due to cold followed by rain

Officials say they now better understand how the Hooper Bay sewage lagoon broke open on Feb. 25. The breach seems to have occurred due to an extreme shift in the weather. A Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation remote maintenance worker was in Hooper Bay this past week to help the community respond to the sewage lagoon break. According to YKHC spokesperson Mary Horgan, the worker said that extreme cold temperatures in February caused a crack in the berm that surrounds and contains the lagoon.
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Scammon Bay boys and Pilot Station/Marshall girls win Yukon Delta 1A Conference Tournament

The Pilot Station/Marshall girls and the Scammon Bay Eagles are the 1A Yukon Delta Conference tournament champions and will be representing the Lower Yukon School District at the Alaska Schools Activities Association 1A State tournament, March 16-19, 2022. The girls tournament took place Feb. 22-25 in Alakanuk and the boys tournament was hosted in Russian Mission March 2-5.
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Officials believe Hooper Bay's sewer lagoon broke open due to cold temperatures followed by rain

Officials now better understand how the Hooper Bay sewer lagoon broke open on Feb. 25. The breach seems to have occurred due to an extreme shift in the weather. A Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) remote maintenance worker was in Hooper Bay this past week to help the community respond to the sewer lagoon break. According to YKHC spokesperson Mary Horgan, the worker said that extreme cold temperatures in February caused a crack in the sewer lagoon berm, or land wall, that surrounds and contains the lagoon. It was a small crack, which the remote maintenance worker said is not unusual to see.
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Hooper Bay has a plan to fill the hole in its sewer lagoon wall and clean up the spill

After meeting with local, state, and federal agencies on March 1, Hooper Bay has a plan to fix the hole in its sewer lagoon. It’s been nearly a week since the wall of the coastal community’s sewer lagoon collapsed on Feb. 25, spilling its entire contents onto the tundra. With the lagoon wall still broken, sewage continues to seep onto the tundra as community members use their water systems.
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Hooper Bay's sewer lagoon continues to leak as community plans a response with partners

As of Mar. 1, Hooper Bay has not been able to close the breach in its sewer lagoon wall. Any waste that residents flush down their toilets continues to flow out of the lagoon. On Friday, Feb. 25, a wall of the community’s sewer lagoon collapsed, spilling the entire contents onto the surrounding tundra. The city issued a state of emergency that day. Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a state emergency disaster declaration the day after.
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