June 2011

Bethel Representative Bob Herron says that his region was hit particularly hard by Governor Sean Parnell’s veto pen. According to Herron’s office, the Governor vetoed more money from his house district than in 39 of the 40 house districts in the state. Now he’s wondering what motivated the Governor’s cuts.

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View the complete capital budget here to see what projects Parnell approved and which he vetoed.

KYUK staff members Staci Aloralrea, Karen Fredricks, & Angela Denning-Barnes inflate and hand out balloons during the 2010 4th of July festivities.

We want to extend a big thank you to everyone who stopped by the KYUK tent on July 4th to get a balloon or just to say hello. We’ll see you next year.

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You can still check out the capital budget after Governor Sean Parnell’s vetoes, but our updated story has moved to here.

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All salmon nets will be illegal for three days after the latest Kuskokwim River closure called by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Photo by Mike Martz.

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service says this year’s run of king salmon is still dangerously low. Now they’ve ordered all subsistence salmon nets out of the water this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Unlike previous closures called by the State of Alaska, this one will also cover the Middle Kuskokwim River, up to the mouth of the Aniak River.

During the three day closure only whitefish nets with mesh sizes 4 inches or smaller, with lengths of 60 feet or shorter, will be allowed in Kuskokwim area rivers.

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Peacetalk Wednesday 11am

by Shore on June 28, 2011

Peacetalk hosts Eileen Arnold & Marci Amik.

Tune in on Wednesday, June 29th for Tundra Women’s Coalition’s monthly radio show, Peacetalk. Your hosts will provide updates on exciting recent events, including a multi-village youth conference that took place, in part, at fish camp.

Peacetalk is featured on KYUK 640 AM every last Wednesday of the month from 11-noon.

The latest emergency order by the Department of Fish and Game means Kuskokwim fishers will no longer be able to target king salmon. The move to a maximum mesh size of 6 inches is yet another landmark restriction in the declining trend of Kuskokwim king salmon.

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