community is located on the north shore of Goodnews Bay at the mouth of
Goodnews River. It is 116 air miles south of Bethel, 110 miles northwest
of Dillingham and 400 miles west of Anchorage. It lies at approximately
59░ 07' N Latitude, 161░ 35' W Longitude (Sec. 21, T012S, R073W, Seward
Meridian). The community is located in the Bethel Recording District.
The area encompasses 3 sq. miles of land and 2 sq. miles of water.
Yup'ik Eskimos called this village "Mumtraq,"
which was moved to its present location due to constant flooding and
storms at the old site. Shortly thereafter, in the 1930s, a government
school and post office were built. A high school was built in 1979.