The regular lineup of Diane, Joe, and Zach join together as the panelists for this edition of “Talk Line.” This week’s show got off to a quick start as callers touched on boating, driver, and pedestrian safety; this year’s Kuskokwim Ice Classic winner calls in to talk about his new found “riches” as well as a few of his opinions. Topics also included local police officers not obeying general traffic laws, a local bycatch and subsistence rally, several perspectives on subsistence gathering were expressed, and upcoming local event information was also dished out.
You can listen to KYUK’s weekly call-in show live on 640AM starting at 10am every Friday, or available for streaming on our website KYUK.org, and now re-broadcasting Friday evenings starting at 7pm on 640AM.
Bethel has seen minor flooding in low lying areas today as the Kuskokwim River breakup front moved below town in the main channel. As the main ice continues downriver, Napakiak and Napaskiak will likely experience some high water but no major flooding. Hydrologist with the National Weather Service, Celine Van Breukelen, flew the lower river this afternoon and has this update.
The proposed Donlin Gold mining project just wrapped up gathering comments from all over the Y-K delta. The Army Corps of Engineers headed the scoping process by going to the sub-regions and holding public hearings including in Holy Cross, McGrath, and Anchorage, hearing about the hopes and concerns of residents who could be impacted by the project. In the first of a two part series, Sophie Evan looks at the details of the scoping process.
KYUK’s Shane Iverson hosts another King Salmon Conservation Call-in, with a panel of guests including Working Group member Beverly Hoffman, Alaska Department of Fish and Game employee Travis Ellison, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife subsistence specialist Robert Sundown.
Other winners include:
Wickedly Wild winner-Eric Hoffman
Vegetarian Virtuoso winner-Tiffany Tony
Holy Cow HOT winner-Dennis Shion
Ravishingly Regular winner-Eileen Henrickson