April 2012

Several proposals would change subsistence fishing on the Lower Yukon if they get adopted by the Federal Subsistence Board. The board is taking comments until June 15 on multiple proposals that could change fishing for salmon and pike on the lower river. Read more →

The Kuskokwim River ice went out at Nikolai on April 19. At McGrath, there is overflow but the channel ice is still in place and hasn’t lifted yet. In the middle river area near Sleetmute, people are still traveling on the ice. The National Weather Service’s River Watch program released the latest break up information Thursday afternoon. They say their concern is centered on the Kuskokwim river basin which is expected to see above average flooding. Read more →

KYUK was lucky enough to receive yet another full album from Mr. Bobby Gregory this week. A big thank you for sharing your music with KYUK and the YK Delta, and please keep the albums coming. Gospel fans are in for a real treat with “Great Gregarious Gospel” the 16 track album with hits including “Amazing Grace” and “In the Sweet By and By”. Be sure to tune into KYUK 640 AM Sunday mornings to listen to Bobby’s newest gospel tunes and other local gospel singers.

The Bethel transit system is in danger of shutting down operation after June 30th. The bus system is funded through a grant from the City of Bethel and through the Orutsararmuit Native Council. But if ONC does not come up with its end of the funding by this weekend… The wheels could stop turning.

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Michael Louis Papp, age 47 of Marshall, was reported missing after he didn’t return from a funeral in Russian Mission April 24th. The two Lower Yukon villages are about 1 and a half to 2 hours apart using an overland trail by snow machine. Read more →

Ciugun Kelsey Wallace and her Chaperone (Mom) Cingarkaq Sheila Wallace at registration Wednesday. Courtesy of John Wallace.

Reigning Miss WEIO, Kelsey Wallace “Ciugun” of Bethel is competing at the Miss Indian World 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There are 28 contestants from all over North America. The winner will be crowned Saturday. Wallace spoke with KYUK about how it’s going so far.

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For more photos of the event and for daily updates, visit Kelsey Wallace’s website.

Three members of the Bethel Freestyle Wrestling Club competed at the Alaska Battle Cats tournament in Anchorage over the weekend.

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