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Gray-crowned Rosy Finch (Ceqpilunaq)

by Frank Keim What an amazing finch (sparrow) this is. No one will see it during the nesting season unless you are exploring the high ridges of the highest mountain ranges in the LYK Delta. […]

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Once Our Way

  by Greg Lincoln The earliest known film about a Yup’ik community made by a Yup’ik filmmaker has been saved and digitally restored. “Once Our Way” was directed, produced, and photographed by Andrew J. Chikoyak […]

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Mountains full of snow and birds

by Ned Rozell May 11, 2017: In the early going of my second hike across Alaska along the route of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, I chose to walk the highway rather than the pipe’s route to […]

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Action taken to conserve Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon

by the USFWS Federal Public Waters Closed to Chinook Salmon Fishing by Federally Qualified Subsistence Users Beginning June 12. In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC) and the Alaska Department of Fish […]

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Alaska Territorial Guard Discharge Ceremony

The Alaska Native Heritage Center hosting a discharge ceremony to honor 16 members of the Alaska Territorial Guard (ATG). Governor Bill Walker and Brig. Gen. Laurie Hummel, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and […]

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KLA sends off Class of 2017

by Greg Lincoln The staff and students at the Kuskokwim Learning Academy (KLA) celebrated a memorable commencement program on May 13th, 2017, with the conferring of 21 diplomas. The students hail from Scammon Bay to […]

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Federal public waters closed to gillnet fishing by all users beginning June 12 Action taken to conserve Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC) and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADFG), the Federal In-season Manager has closed Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River main-stem and salmon […]

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NYO 2017 highlights

by Greg Lincoln Our delta youth made us proud this past weekend at the Native Youth Olympics state championship in Anchorage. You could see it in how they went about their day at the games […]

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Nayuryaq-ing ‘To wait and watch for game’

by Mark Leary Cabelas.com – we use it more and more to enhance our subsistence practices. These days just about everybody uses camouflage hunting clothes and plastic goose decoys. When I was a kid there […]

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A Happy Tradition

Women of Toksook Bay gather together for a sharing party in honor of a successful seal hunter’s catch last Wednesday. Gia Moses is celebrating her dad’s first bearded seal of the season by distributing it […]

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Kuskokwim Campus Student of the Year Awards

by Cindy Andrecheck The University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus is pleased to announce its Student of the Year Awards. Full-time Student of the Year Award was presented to Isabelle Arnayagaq Dyment from Bethel, AK. […]

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Calista Corporation adds $1,000 Enrollment Drawing

by Thom Leonard Total Applications Received Exceed 8,000 Calista Corporation announces a fifth cash drawing for enrollment applications. Enrollment continues for Descendants of original Shareholders and missed enrollees. The new drawing is to encourage as […]

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2017 Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon Outlook

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Bethel for salmon fishermen in the Kuskokwim River Drainage. Chinook Salmon Forecast The […]

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Appeal hearing to be held

The City of Bethel, Board of Adjustment per Bethel Municipal Code Title 18, will hold an appeal hearing on the Planning Commission’s decision to deny a Conditional Use Permit application submission from Steve Chung, Tundra […]

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Spring is NYO season

by Greg Lincoln Each spring brings another season of Native Youth Olympics and this past weekend the BRHS NYO team hosted their annual meet. It was great to see all the coaches and athletes coming […]

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Federal Hunting Regulations reversed

Governor Bill Walker thanked Congress and the President today (April 4th) for taking action to overturn federal regulations that prohibit certain hunting methods on national wildlife refuges. “I applaud the action taken by the federal […]

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Best in the West 2017 Winners

by Reyne Athanas The UAF Kuskokwim Campus Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and Best in the West partners are pleased to announce the winners of the ninth annual small business competition for 2017. This annual competition […]

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Search for missing man

A Newtok man on a hunting trip is overdue and is the subject of a search and rescue mission. On 3/27/2017 at about 1145 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Bethel received a report of an overdue […]

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K300 Junior Classic

Young mushers raced in the 2017 Kuskokwim 300 Junior Classic last Wednesday, March 22nd. The race started at the mouth of the Bethel Boat Harbor, up Straight Slough to the Hoffman fish camp and back. […]

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1A State Champions x 2!!!

The Scammon Bay Lady Eagles are still the reigning State 1A Basketball girls champions! They defeated team after team to win their second consecutive state title last week in Anchorage. Happy smiles go all around […]

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A letter to the Federal Subsistence Board

by the Akiak Native Community To: Anthony Christianson, Chairman of the Federal Subsistence Board and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service March 14, 2017 Re: Akiak Native Community Special Action Request to the Federal Subsistence […]

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Fur Parka Fashion Show

Do you have a fur parka that you would like to show at Cama-i this year? The Fur Parka Fashion Show is coming back to Cama-i this year. The Cama-i Coordinators are looking to showcase […]

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Calista Corporation opens 2017 Shareholder Awards

by Thom Leonard Calista Corporation opens nominations for the 2017 Shareholder Awards. The Calista Awards are focused on the Calista Region, Calista Shareholders and Descendants. Nominations are open to Shareholders and Descendants living in and […]

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Ravn Alaska reintroduces RUSH delivery service

Beginning March 1, Ravn Alaska will bring back its Ravn RUSH service, allowing customers to ship items between the airline’s main line locations and hubs on the next available flight. Shipping location options include Anchorage, […]

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1A Coastal Championship Awards

The Chefornak Shaman boys are the 1A Coastal Conference 2017 champions. They will be representing LKSD at the State Basketball tournament in Anchorage March 15-18. Coaches are Robert Panruk and his wife Eva. They have […]

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Iditarod mushers and Rule 35

Below is a statement from the Iditarod Trail Committee Board of Directors with regard to Rule 35, released on October 28, 2016: “The safety of the race’s competing mushers and their dog teams are and […]

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Harvest of Emperor Geese proposed for first time in 30 years

by the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council authors first-ever plan developed cooperatively to manage the subsistence harvest of emperor geese. Following decades of conservation, proposed regulations for the 2017 spring/summer […]

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Lawmakers disappointed for Newtok

The western Alaska village of Newtok recently requested a federal disaster declaration to mitigate the impacts of coastal erosion and thawing permafrost which have already led to the loss of the village’s barge landing, sewage […]

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Arrive Alive – a Tribal Transportation Safety Project funded through the Federal Highways Administration

by the Native Village of Napaimute 1-9-16 TTSP Report #4:* “Native Ingenuity” Summary: A holiday warm spell with extended temperatures above freezing, wind, and rain greatly improved rough River ice conditions. While waiting for the […]

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Runway lights damaged

The Aniak based Alaska State Troopers received a report on 12/19/2016 at about 0830 hours, that someone damaged four runway lights at the Aniak Airport. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact […]

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Calista Corporation Opens Enrollment Enrollment Begins Following Shareholder-Approved Resolution

Calista Corporations announces the opening of enrollment. All the latest information and details are posted at www.calistacorp.com/enroll<http://www.calistacorp.com/enroll>. Enrollment is currently available online only at https://enroll.mycalista.com. Paper applications can be requested from the enrollment team. Requests […]

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Two perish in plane crash

Aniak based Alaska State Troopers were notified of a plane crash that occurred at Marvel Dome, which is approximately 4-5 miles from the Marvel Creek strip/mine on 12/16/16 at about 1325 hours. It was reported […]