The AVCP Special Convention: The State of Our Salmon will air statewide on KTOO’s 360North channel on Thursday January 10th and Friday January 11th from 8am to 4:30PM.
Tune in to this gavel to gavel presentation of a special convention organized in March 2012 by the Association of Village Presidents in response to the steady decline in salmon returns to the Kuskokwim watershed and the impacts these declines have had on subsistence fishing and the subsistence way of life practiced by the Yup’ik people of the region. The convention was held in Bethel on March 7th, 8th and 9th, 2012. Participants included Yup’ik elders, subsistence fishers, fisheries scientists, biologists from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Canadian indigenous resource specialists. A live webcast of the event was produced by KYUK-TV.
The Association of Village Council Presidents is a regional nonprofit organization that provides social services, land and natural resource protection and economic development for the 56 villages in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta region.
360 North is a statewide television service provided by public station KTOO-TV in Juneau to bring programs of interest to Alaskans statewide.
360 North can be seen locally in Bethel on KYUK channel 15.3 or on GCI cable channel 15.
A King salmon disaster, faster internet, swimming pool and movie theater funding…it all happened in 2012. It is the last day of the year and we are looking back at the top stories and issues in KYUK News’ Year in Review:
Bethel’s first sled dog race of the season was held Saturday, Dec. 29. Schouviller Wassillie of Akiachak beat out a dozen other teams to win the 46-mile Holiday Classic. Wassillie finished in a time of 3 hours, 16 minutes and 27 seconds, taking home $1,320 for his efforts. Steve Olive of Bethel finished just 9 seconds behind for second place. Last year’s winner, Mike Williams Jr. of Akiak, finished third.
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Store shoppers from Bethel and the surrounding villages have made an annual tradition of shopping at Jung’s Trading Post in Napakiak throughout the years. Dozens make the annual drive down the river from Bethel to find unique gifts before the holidays.
Those planning on hitting the trail this coming weekend should watch for weather patterns before heading out. That’s an advisory coming from Bethel Search and Rescue. There is a winter storm warning in the region.
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Calista Corporation announced the creation of a new subsidiary E3-Environmental, LLC, which will provide energy, engineering and environmental consulting services.
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