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Once Again, Fishing On Lower Kuskokwim Will Be Federalized

The village of Akiak’s proposal to move federal management of the lower Kuskokwim River to earlier in the season failed to get the nod from the Federal Subsistence Board on Wednesday. With even fewer kings expected up the river this summer, the Board has assured that co-management on the lower Kusko


Bethel Police Have Shortage Of Dispatchers

Waldron said that the force has maintained coverage by putting officers on a two week on, two week off schedule, but it’s a different story when it comes to dispatchers.


Council Will Consider Ending Hard Liquor Sales In Bethel, Except By Freight

“We have, I think, probably all of us gotten an ear full about the alcohol situation in Bethel,” said Albertson. “There’s been some problems with that. We’re looking at a local option vote on the horizon, and I think this is an option that might be a compromise.”


City Parks And Rec Says New Owl Park Playground Underway; Volunteers Needed To Clean Up Pinky’s Park

“Old playground stuff, the bleachers, everything’s out of the playground area; it’s leveled,” Wasierski said. “And they’re in the process of looking at bids for playground equipment.”


Bethel Family Clinic Doctor Wins 2018 Sockeye Award

The Alaska Primary Care Association gives the Sockeye Award to clinicians who’ve dedicated their careers to providing healthcare in rural Alaska. The Association praised Freudenthal in a statement this week. “He never says 'No' to seeing a patient," they wrote, "and will work well past the end of hi


Alcohol Task Force Looks At Data Showing Negative Impacts To Bethel Since Legal Sales

Members of the Alcohol Task Force meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.Credit Christine Trudeau / KYUK


A Repavement Will Have To Do Until Bethel Highway Can Be Redesigned

Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway needs more work than the state can give it right now or will be able to give it for about a decade. To overcome changing climate conditions and a growing population, the highway needs a new design, but that process will take years. So next summer, as a short-term fix, the


BPD Still Unable To Track Cellphone Calls To 911

It’s been five months since KYUK reported on the limitations in Bethel’s 911 system, and some of those issues still have not been addressed. If you call 911 from a cellphone, dispatchers still won’t be able to track where you are.


Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 10

• 5-4-18 from 3:07pm to 9:35pm there were 6 calls for an intoxicated person at AC, Ridgecrest, AC Main, Akakeek, Joe Lomack, and 7th Avenue. Four were transported to the hospital.


BRHS thinclads shine at Su-Valley Invite

Newcomer Fiona Phelan highlighted Bethel’s outing becoming the school’s first-ever two-time winner. Competing in her first meet, Phelan walked away with first-place finishes in the 800-meter dash and the long jump competition. In the 800, she posted a personal-best mark of 3 minutes, 13.71 seconds.


Alaska Army National Guard recruits find strength in numbers during initial training

FORT BENNING, Georgia — Ten Alaskans earned their place within the ranks of the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, as infantry Soldiers after graduating from the grueling 15-week Infantry Course at the historical National Infantry Museum here today (April 20th, 2018


Kuskokwim River tribes vote down nets to catch larger salmon

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — The tribal commission formed to co-manage the Lower Kuskokwim's fish has laid out an approach to protect the river's salmon, voting down a resolution to allow larger nets that would catch bigger fish.


Kings of the wild frontier

Every year, king salmon swim 2,000 miles up Alaska’s Yukon river to spawn. Their journey is vital to the native people and animals – but now the numbers are dwindling. One man followed their run to find out whyby Adam Weymouth


Kuskokwim Tribes Commit To King Salmon Conservation This Summer

On the Kuskokwim River, it’s not an easy decision to travel during breakup. There are chores to be done to prepare for summer, and flooding is a constant risk that keeps people close to their homes, standing guard. But on Monday and Tuesday, a group traveled to Bethel from nearly every village along


At Bethel Courthouse, Yup'ik Interpreter Wins Judge Nora Guinn Award

The criminal justice system can be intimidating for English-as-a-second-language speakers. The stakes are high, the hearings take hours, and it can be hard to understand what’s going on. Luckily, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has Crystal Garrison in its corner. She became the Alaska Court System’s first


Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 3

• 4-27-18 12:50 p.m. medics responded to Weber Circle for a person with anxiety. Transported to the hospital.• 4-27-18 8:12 p.m. medics responded to BNC Apartments for an intoxicated person not able to move. Transported to the hospital.• 4-28-18 at 5:32 pm Medics responded to the BNC Complex for the


Donlin Gold – a Beginning of The End

Donlin Gold LLC (Donlin) is a subsidiary of a Southwest Regional Corporation, Calista. Donlin has proposed an open pit, hard rock gold mine, ten miles north of Crooked Creek, Alaska. The mine will be located on Native lands owned by the Kuskokwim Corporation (surface rights) and Calista (subsurface


Nunapitchuk School celebrates Cultural Week

In addition to the “indoor” items that were made, students also had a chance to travel a short distance up river to manaq (go ice fishing), and the catch was given to elders when the group returned to the village. Another group built a traditional ikamralugpiaq (sled) that had been requested and pai


Kuskokwim River tribes focus on salmon conservation | Newstalk 750 - 103.7 KFQD

KYUK-AM reports that the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, made up of the 33 tribes that live along the river, met Monday for its annual meeting.


Smith, Iverson turn heads at USA state wrestling tournament

As a team, Bethel had more than 20 wrestlers place in each of the three divisions – folkstyle, freestyle and Roman-Greco – as well as nailing down three individual state titles in the girls’ state tournament.