February 2013

Beginning Friday morning, the City of Bethel has a new tax on tobacco products. The tax will raise the price of cigarettes by $2.21 per pack and raise the prices for other tobacco products by 45% of the wholesale price. Read more →

Plane crashes near Tuluksak

by Mark Arehart on February 28, 2013

A Yute Air Cessna 207 crashed Wednesday near the village of Tuluksak. Little is known about the incident other than there were no injuries. Read more →

The Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team, or WAANT, found over eight (8) pounds of marijuana last week

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The Lower Kuskokwim School District, or L-K-S-D, is closer to selecting a new superintendent. The current superintendent, Gary Baldwin will be retiring at the end of this academic year after 30-years with L-K-S-D.

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Jevon Black of Kongigank sinks a 15 foot jump shot at the 26th Annual Coastal Conference Tournament. Photo by Shane Iverson.

KYUK will be at the center of the action for the 26th Annual Coastal Conference Basketball Championship Tournament, hosted at Bethel Regional High School.  The top eight boys and girls teams from the Lower Kuskowkwim School District have advanced from their league to earn a chance to play in this qualifier for the State Tournament.  To advance to State teams will have to go undefeated and claim the Conference Championship.  You can tune into the following games on KYUK and you can also hear us on the LKSD video teleconference system at school sites showing the games.

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A National Service Officer with the Military Order of the Purple Heart was at the Bethel Veterans of Foreign Wars Tuesday and Wednesday helping veterans and their families to file claims related to Veterans Affairs Claims or entitlements from the V.A.
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By Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN Juneau Correspondent
Last year, Chinook salmon runs were so weak that the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers, along with Cook Inlet, were designated federal disaster zones. Now, a group of legislators from those regions want to create a permanent endowment that would fund research on the fish. Representative Bob Herron of Bethel is the lead sponsor of the endowment bill.
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The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended the federal caribou hunt in unit 18 to match the state hunt: they both close on March 15th.

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