BETHEL, Alaska (AP) – The village of Tuluksak in western Alaska is getting a new generator following two extended power outages last month that caused some residents to lose their winter food caches.

KYUK-AM reports Tuluksak lost power for five days in early July, and the power failed again later that month for eight days.

Middy Peter, the tribal council president, says the village will be getting the generator soon. Three generators power the village, but only one is currently working.

The Alaska Energy Authority says various maintenance problems caused the outages last month.

The state Department of Fish and Game is opening up an emergency moose season Friday for Tuluksak residents to help replace the food lost from the power outages. The village will be able to harvest seven bull moose.

Information from: KYUK-AM,

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