The warm winter has made traveling on the river ice more hazardous than Bethel Search and Rescue ever remembers.
As record high temperatures swept Alaska, many people said that the heat was killing them. For Kuskokwim salmon, it was actually true.
People living in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta felt something unusual this past holiday weekend: a heat wave. Temperatures crept close to 90 degrees in many parts of the region.
Travelers need to stay off Straight Slough, which flows into the main Kuskokwim River near Bethel.
Poor trail conditions have pushed the Kuskokwim 300 Season Opener race back another week.