July 2011

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Photo courtesy of Kuskokwim Seafoods.

The traditional food of dog teams is also gaining popularity in international markets and that’s a good thing for Kuskokwim fisherman.

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The Alaska Federation of Natives’ 5th Alaska Marketplace Competition is featuring a new essay component, allowing more cash awards to be given out. The deadline for applying to the competition is August 1. Read more →

The Yupiit Nation commenced their annual meeting this morning in Tuntutuliak. Yup’ik Tribesmen and women from the Kuskokwim area villages are there. Read more →

A Cessna Grand Caravan lands in a cross-wind at the Bethel airport. The airport is the hub for the YK Delta region and the second busiest cargo airport in Alaska. Photo by Jojo Prince

The Bethel Airport is in need of improved runway and approach lights but the partial shutdown of the FAA is threatening to delay the project past this construction season. Alaska’s Democratic Senator Mark Begich says it’s another case of a Republican leader taking a ‘my way or the highway’ approach.

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Floor Speech: Begich hammers house republican majority.

PDF: John Mica (R-FL) says subsidies must be removed

Story co-produced by Libby Casey.

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30-year old Joseph Merritt of Goodnews Bay was indicted on an attempted murder charge for injuring a woman so badly she needed to be medevaced. Read more →

Bethel and Quinhagak Alaska Army National Guardsmen and other soldiers are returning home from Iraq this Friday, July 29. They are part of a group of 70 soldiers returning with the B Company, 1-207th Aviation. Read more →

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