A new nursing home in Bethel, dip netting for Yukon chums, and another King salmon disaster…it all happened in 2013. It is the last day of the year and we are looking back at the top stories and issues in KYUK’s Year in Review:
A St. Mary’s man is one step closer to saving his cabin. William Alstrom’s small cabin is located on the Andreafsky Wilderness in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, about 31 miles northewest of St. Mary’s. According to the BLM, that’s illegal and the government said the cabin needed to go.
A Kwethluk man is safe after spending a night outside in sub zero temperatures. 54-year-old Vladimir Jackson left Kwethluk last Thursday headed to Russian Mission on his Skidoo 550 with a big load: he towed another snowmachine in a wooden freight sled. He had not made it to Russian Mission after 5 hours on the trail, which he knew well. State Troopers says it normally takes three to four hours.
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