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Salmon on drying racks, Kuskokwim River. Photo by Shane Iverson, KYUK;

Salmon on drying racks, Kuskokwim River. Photo by Shane Iverson, KYUK

The Federal Subsistence Board is not taking any action now to federalize management of salmon stocks on the Kuskokwim or Yukon Rivers. The board voted unanimously Thursday afternoon to stay with the status quo now, but they would be ready to revisit the special actions on the Kuskokwim if it becomes necessary for conservation or to provide subsistence access.

The board met Thursday to consider proposals to have federal managers take control of management of the Kuskokwim and Yukon salmon fisheries on federal lands this summer, plus limit the fisheries to local residents, and develop an allocation strategy.
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Courtesy AST.

Courtesy AST.

Alaska State Troopers report that on Wednesday in Crooked Creed, 33-year old Ignatti Sakar was drunk and violent with an ax and gun.

Troopers say Ignatti allegedly fired a gun outside a home, and threatened to shoot the people inside, Ignatti then proceeded to break down the door with an axe, burglarized the home, while in possession of a firearm.
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Byron Nicholai will peform at Cama-i 2015. Photo courtesy of Byron Nicholai.

Byron Nicholai will peform at Cama-i 2015. Photo courtesy of Byron Nicholai.

Cama-i 2015 is right around the corner. This year the annual festival will take place in Bethel, April 17th through 19th. KYUK’s Daysha Eaton interviewed co-coordinator of Cama-i Dance Festival Linda Curda recently to get the details on this year’s festival.

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The Bethel City Council introduced an an ordinance for an alcohol advisory vote. Photo by Dean Swope /KYUK.

The Bethel City Council introduced an an ordinance for an alcohol advisory vote. Photo by Dean Swope /KYUK.

The Bethel City Council introduced two ordinances in their regular meeting to bring about community votes on future alcohol sales. One calls for an advisory vote on July 28th with five questions about whether the city should support several types of liquor licenses, while the second calls for a vote on a 12 percent alcohol tax.
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FBI staff were in a fact-finding trip in Bethel recently. Logo courtesy FBI.

FBI staff were in a fact-finding trip in Bethel recently. Logo courtesy FBI.

FBI staff were in Bethel recently on a fact finding mission related to an incident in which a former Bethel police officer arrested a man in a parking lot.

An FBI spokesperson says they are looking at a possible civil rights violation. It’s not an official investigation in the terms used by the FBI, but the spokesperson says they are looking into the incident after surveillance video surfaced earlier this month. The US Attorney’s office can use information from the FBI to decide whether or not to press charges. Read more →

Courtesy APD.

Courtesy APD.

A man who was with a 14-year-old girl when she was found dead in Anchorage has been arrested. Anchorage police on Monday arrested 45-year-old Stewart W. Emery Jr. for one count of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the second degree.

Megan Sophie Johnson, who was living in Anchorage and is originally from Napaskiak was found dead in Anchorage outside of a church. Police say Emery was with the girl when she was found deceased on April 12th on Muldoon Road.
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Courtesy WAISCF.

Courtesy WAISCF.

A conference bringing together experts in western science and traditional knowledge takes place in Bethel this week. Hosted by KUC, the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference will begin Wednesday morning. It’s meant to bring together science researchers, regional elders, educators, students, and community leaders and their wide range of experiences.
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Department of Transportation & Public Facilities logo. Courtesy of DOT & PF

Department of Transportation & Public Facilities logo. Courtesy of DOT & PF

Officials from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and a contractor are in Bethel this week to discuss updates to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Transportation Plan.
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The Bethel City Council will Tuesday night in a regular meeting. Photo by Dean Swope /KYUK.

The Bethel City Council will meet Tuesday night in a regular meeting. Photo by Dean Swope /KYUK.

The Bethel City Council can introduce two ordinances concerning potential alcohol sales Tuesday. One calls for an advisory vote on July 28th with six questions about whether the city should support several types of liquor licenses. The second ordinance would ask voters in the July election on whether to institute a 12-percent tax on alcohol sales within the city.
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