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Fisheries Temporary Special Action Request regarding Salmon Fishing Closures on the Kanektok River

Fisheries Temporary Special Action Request FSA23-01, submitted by the Native Village of Kwinhagak, requests the Federal Subsistence Board (Board) to close Federal public waters of the Kanektok River drainage to the harvest of Chinook and […]

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From This Land

by Brad Cole After work I walked down along the shoreline of the lagoon. That large inland sea can freeze in a single night, I thought, and within hours the soft ice turns hard and […]

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UAF, Explore.org launch live muskox webcam

The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the live nature cam network Explore.org have launched the network’s first live webcam stream dedicated to one of the Arctic’s most iconic animals: the muskox. The new muskox cam […]

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Missing man found in Bethel

On September 22, 2022, Valdamire Kinegak was reported missing to the Bethel Police Department. Over the next few weeks, attempts at locating Mr. Kinegak were made by law enforcement and members of the community. On […]

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FEMA housing inspectors in Chevak

FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Housing Inspectors were in Chevak on Thursday, Oct. 6 to help survivors register for FEMA assistance and perform housing inspections […]

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Tribal consultations on Alaska Fisheries Protection and Restoration to be held in Bethel

Virtual and in-person sessions with Alaska Native leaders on subsistence needs will take place in Bethel and Fairbanks. The Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will hold […]

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Search for missing boater

Search volunteers with Bethel Search and Rescue and other partners from throughout the state and local neighboring villages have been diligently seeking for missing boater/hunter Carl Flynn of Bethel. Flynn was last known to be […]

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LKSD approves land acknowledgment statement

The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board of Education approved the LKSD Land Acknowledgement Statement during their July 21st, 2022 board meeting. “The Lower Kuskokwim School District operates 28 schools in 23 villages, and we recognize […]

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Board approves Alaska projects totaling $9 million New housing for those most in need is being developed

In Nome, when the local shelter is closed during warmer months, people experiencing homelessness roam the streets, looking for a spot to sleep along the seawall, in abandoned vehicles, or around the small boat harbor. […]

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Lodging needed for flight crews

by the Alaska Division of Forestry With the increase in current fire activity in Alaska, numerous aviation resources have been ordered to support the firefighters on the ground. These aviation resources play an integral role […]

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Remains found

On October 25, 2021, the Alaska State Troopers were notified by 59-year-old Fox resident Robert Bridges that his wife 65-year-old Fox resident Kimberly Bridges was missing from their home. Troopers began a thorough search for […]

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Investigation in Akiak

A Tribal Police Officer contacted Alaska State Trooper dispatch on June 11, 2022 at about 4am, to report a death in the Community of Akiak. The deceased male, Nelson Jackson, 21 years old of Akiak, […]

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Baby and others rescued from airplane crash

MATCOM received 911 calls advising of a plane that crashed into the Matanuska River near mile 99 of the Glenn Highway on 05/28/2022 at approximately 1834 hours. The plane was occupied by three individuals including […]

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Appeal to the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources

On May 25, 2022, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner’s Office received notice of an appeal to the Alaska Superior Court from Earthjustice, an environmental, non-governmental law organization representing Orutsararmiut Native Council and the […]

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Avian influenza detected in a red fox in Alaska

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, working collaboratively with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Office of the State Veterinarian, has confirmed the detection of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus […]

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Missing child found deceased

The Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers were notified that two adults recreating in the Pillar Mountain area had located a deceased juvenile on May 15, 2022, at approximately 12:30 pm. Alaska State Troopers […]

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Tufted Puffin -Qilangaq/Tunngaq

by Frank Keim This is another of those auks (alcids) I never saw while living in the YK Delta because its nesting areas in the Bering Sea were just too difficult for me to get […]

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“Massive ecosystem transformations” from glacier retreat mean new salmon habitat — and new challenges — for wild salmon

by Mary Catharine Martin Alaska is about to get thousands of miles of new salmon habitat — and how we manage that habitat will have long term implications for the salmon that find it. By […]

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Blown back to Alaska, bird perseveres

by Ned Rozell A bar-tailed godwit recently arrived in New Zealand on its second attempt to get there from Alaska, after a storm had blasted it back north. Keith Woodley of the Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird […]

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Human remains found near Juneau

The Juneau Police Department received a report from an employee with Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT), that they had found a deceased person in the woods across from the area of the Auke Bay Ferry […]

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2021 Permanent Fund Dividend amount announced

Beginning the week of October 11th, an estimated 643,000 Alaskans will start to receive their 2021 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) in the amount of $1,114.00. Alaskans who are determined eligible by October 7, 2021, filed […]

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Bethel doctor elected

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s Shawn Vainio, MD, FAAFP, was recently elected by his peers to serve as the President of the Alaska Academy of Family Physicians. (AKAFP). He is originally from Girdwood, Alaska. Dr. Vainio […]

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BNC receives CARES Act Relief Funds

by Ana Hoffman Bethel Native Corporation recently received $596,724.19 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Tribal Relief funds. The funds are provided to assist with unanticipated and necessary expenses related and […]

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Alaska Redistricting Board announces next steps

Today (Aug. 12th, 2021) the Alaska Redistricting Board received legacy-formatted PL 94-171 Redistricting data electronically from the United States Census Bureau. “We are excited to finally have numbers from the 2020 Census” said John Binkley, […]

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Berry Sweet

Bethany Samuelson, age 7, is excited about berry season here on the Kuskokwim. She went picking berries with her family when the salmonberries were ripe and ready. Photo by Allison Samuelson

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Memorial Day Remembrance

Monday, May 31, 2021 is Memorial Day – a day to remember and honor the heroes of our country who died while serving in the U.S. military. On this day, the Veterans of Foreign Wars […]

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2021 Akiachak High School Graduation

by Mary Samson May 5, 2021 marked the graduation date for the Akiachak School. Kindergarten, eighth grade, and seniors walked the aisle to the stage as ticketed guests were seated in small family groups. Special […]

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YKHC supports full-time, in-person school in fall

by YKHC Staff The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) announced (May 12, 2021) it is collaborating with school districts on a plan that supports students safely returning to school full time, in-person this fall, regardless of […]

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Secrets of the Alaska sled dog

by Ned Rozell Mike Davis lives in Oklahoma, but he has traveled to Alaska many times to work with our greatest athletes. Davis, an Oklahoma State University veterinarian and exercise physiologist has many times traveled […]

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Foxes Test Positive For Rabies

 BETHEL, AK (April 20, 2021) – Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) reported Tuesday that the communities of Nightmute, Alakanuk and Bethel have each had one fox test positive for rabies in recent weeks. The YKHC Office […]

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K300 Trailmarker Retrieval Program

by K300 Staff We at the K300 are launching a new program this year. We’d like to keep as many of our trailmarkers as possible from littering our beautiful landscape or floating out to sea. […]

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Why did the vole climb the tree?

by Ned Rozell A few years ago, Link Olson wanted students in his mammalogy class to see one of the neatest little creatures in Alaska, the northern flying squirrel. He baited a few live traps […]

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Body found by SAR group

Alaska State Troopers received a report that a body had been discovered near a snowmachine by Bethel Search and Rescue just South of Bethel on March 3, 2021, at approximately 1320 hours. The deceased has […]

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K300 Challenge Winner and Auction results

by K300 Staff Stephen Maxie, of Napaskiak, is the sole winner of the first ever “K300 Challenge”. Maxie guessed that Richie Diehl would win the race with an elapsed time of 36 hours, 58 minutes […]

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Marking the Ice Road

Zack and Brian Guest work on installing Kuskokwim Ice Road markers below Bethel. The official markers for the Kuskokwim Ice Road are provided by the State of Alaska Department of Transportation. The markers are being […]

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Nine Years Later, RurAL CAP Reflects on Karluk Manor

by RurAL CAP Staff In December of 2011, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) opened Karluk Manor, Anchorage’s inaugural Housing First facility, to eligible populations. For nine years, Karluk Manor has provided […]