June 2012

Section 1 of the Kuskokwim River, which makes up the lowest part of the river, will re-open to salmon fishing at 12:00 a.m. Saturday and will stay open indefinitely with 6 inch gear or smaller restrictions. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the opening Friday afternoon. Similar openers are scheduled to happen in other sections, after their respective closures.
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This week’s ‘Talk Line’ is, again, dominated by topics related to living the subsistence lifestyle. An anonymous caller from the Yukon speaks about wasted bycatch, John Active of Bethel tells a story of an elder’s prophecy on future salmon runs, and inevitably, the Taco Bell giveaway comes up in conversation. Also; a flurry of hotbed topics are brought up by callers towards the close of the show.

You can catch “Talk Line” every Friday from 10:00-11:00am on 640AM KYUK.

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Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell is coming to Bethel July 3 and has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the Alaska Coastal Zone Management Program ballot initiative. This iniative will appear on the August 28th primary ballot. What does this initiative mean to our coastal regions? How will it effect the Y-K Delta? Tune into KYUK 640 AM July 3 at 2:00 p.m. for a live call in show with the Lt. Governor for answers to these questions and many more.

The community of Bethel is getting a fast-food treat this weekend in the form of tacos, thousands and thousands of tacos.

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The Association of Village Council President’s Executive Board held a special meeting in Bethel Thursday afternoon. The 12-member regional Board discussed the subsistence salmon closures on the Kuskokwim and Yukon Rivers.

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The inside of a house in Bethel was totaled by a fire Monday. The single story home located at 680 Main Street caught fire accidentally, according to the Bethel Fire Department. It started in a bed, most likely by someone smoking or by smoking materials there.
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KYUK previously reported on a Taco Bell hoax in Bethel. Well it appears the top brass at one of America’s largest fast food chains has heard the reports of the fake restaurant. The company is sending 10,000 free tacos to the community. Read more →

Kuskokwim River subsistence fishers have had to comply with new restrictions this summer. Several fishers have been cited for violating the rules and had their nets seized. 21 nets were seized June 20, when several villages fished in protest of a 12-day closure. The regional CDQ group, Coastal Villages Region Fund, or C-V-R-F, stepped in to help, at the urging of the Association of Village Council Presidents. C-V-R-F gave away one hundred six inch mesh nets to fisherman here in Bethel last week.

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