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New Stuyahok
Alaska

ZipCodes
99636




Page Contents for New Stuyahok, Alaska

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of New Stuyahok is approximately 500 (1998), 510 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 95 (1990), 114 (2010).
The amount of land area in New Stuyahok is 87.861 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 4.299 sq kilometers.
The distance from New Stuyahok to Washington DC is 4122 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 922 miles. (as the crow flies)
New Stuyahok is positioned 59.47 degrees north of the equator and 157.26 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in southwestern Alaska, 52 miles northeast of Dillingham on the west bank of the Nushagak River. Ekwok is 11 miles downriver. Koliganek is 40 river miles north.
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Weather


cold during the winter and typical for the area other times of the year. Here is a weather page for Dillingham which is not far from New Stuyahok.
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History & History Related Items

The present site of New Stuyahok is not the original location of the town. The first location was known as "Old Village" or "Nunachuak." In 1918, residents moved to Stuyahok to herd reindeer for the government. This site was not ideal as there was flooding and it was too far inland to have barge service. Once the reindeer population was gone, there was no real reason to stay. Rather than disband the town, resident re-located downriver to the present site in 1942. This permanent place for New Stuyahok was also chosen for its improved access to the Bristol Bay Salmon fishery.

The area received a post office in 1961, also their first school. New residents came to boost its population to second largest, next to Dillingham. An airstrip was also built which helped to bring in new business and residents.

New Stuyahok was incorporated in 1977 as a second class city.
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The settling of New Stuyahok

1918

The incorporation of New Stuyahok

1977


Attractions

The airport for New Stuyahok is a state-maintained 2,160 foot gravel runway with lights. There are two miles of roadway in the community. Most transportation in the area is by snowmobile, all-terrain vehicles, and boat.

The Nushagak Classic - a 150 miles dog sled race form Dillingham to Koliganek and back again to Dillingham.

The New Stuyahok Beaver Festival - A 5 day event with something for everyone, including: Dog sled racing for all ages, talent show, Jr. Miss Pageant, raffles, Live band dances, Native dancing, bingo and more! The festival is held during February each year.

More information on New Stuyahok.
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Economy & Industry


Bristol Bay commercial salmon fishery and Togiak herring fishery are the main portion for the economic base in New Stuyahok. Fishing, hunting and tourism round out the economy
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New Stuyahok City Government

New Stuyahok City Council
New Stuyahok, AK 99636
Phone: 907-693-3171

New Stuyahok was incorporated in 1977 as a city. Its form of government is a seven-member city council.



US Post Office
PO Box 9998
New Stuyahok, AK 99636-9998
Phone: 907-693-3180


The native residents of New Stuyahok are governed by the New Stuyahok Traditional Council.

New Stuyahok Traditional Council
P.O. Box 49
New Stuyahok, Alaska 99636
Phone: (907) 693-3173
Fax: (907) 693-3179

New Stuyahok Schools

New Stuyahok students attend schools in the Southwest Region School District

"Chief" Ivan Blunka School
400 AVEC Road
New Stuyahok, AK 99636
Phone: (907) 693-3144 or (907) 693-3178
email: nbond@newstuyahok.swrsd.schoolzone.net

New Stuyahok High School
General Delivery
New Stuyahok, AK 99636-9999
Phone: 907-693-3144 New Stuyahok

Miscellany

Out of a population in 1990 of 391, 375 were Native Alaskans.

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