An Alaskan bull moose scanning a meadow. Photo Courtesy of ADF&G
Moose hunting opens September 1st in Unit 18.
This season marks the beginning of the seventh permitted moose hunt in Unit 18, since 2009. The area was closed for 5 years before that. Wildlife managers are allowing 155 moose to be harvested in the lower Kuskokwim River drainage. That’s up from 100 last year. Read more →
Troopers in Aniak reported on Thursday that while visiting Aniak on August 11th they investigated a Shageluk man for firing a rifle inside a home in Shagaluk. The investigation revealed alcohol was involved, according to an online dispatch. Read more →
Bethel Winter House logo. Courtesy of Bethel Winter House
Bethel Winter House was recently awarded a 29-thousand dollar grant from the state.
The money comes through the Community Initiative Matching Grant Program, during a time of unprecedented statewide budget cuts. This is the second year in a row the shelter has received a grant from the state. Read more →
The Alaska Board of Game adopted an emergency regulation last week, allowing hunters in Unit 18 to possess and harvest more white-fronted geese.
Hunters in the YK Delta coastal area can now harvest 10 white-fronts or “yellow-leggers” daily, and have up to 30 in possession. The recent regulations are up from a daily bag limit of 8 birds, and 24 in possession. Read more →
A grand jury has indicted a Napakiak man on eight felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor and sexual assault. 32-year-old Chuck Ayagalria was arrested August 23rd following the issue of a warrant. Read more →
A Bethel man is charged with the sexual assault of an incapacitated person. According to a police affidavit, a witness on August 22nd saw two people who appeared to be fighting in the park near the Lion’s Club. Read more →
Vandals broke into the Bethel Community Garden Thursday evening. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK.
Four kids broke into the Bethel community Garden Thursday evening. They stole tools and wrecked vegetables that were reaching their peak after the growing season. Leif Albertson, the coordinator for the community garden, inspected the damage this morning.
“Somebody’s definitely been in here. Some plants are ripped out, zucchini are destroyed and spread around, carrots are lying in the aisle that have been destroyed, and there are some plants that have knocked over,” said Albertson.
Senator Dan Sullivan visited Bethel this week and met with several groups. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.
Senator Dan Sullivan made his first trip to Bethel this week since being sworn into office in January. As the freshman senator sharpens his Washington game, he spoke about his first eight months in office and his vision for rural Alaska policy.