December 2013

As fish managers attempted preserve the Yukon River king salmon last summer, commercial chum fisherman tried out some new gear. They used dip nets and beach seine gear by emergency order during the many king salmon closures. They brought in nearly 200,000 fish, but some say that’s not enough for their income, or for the future of the fishery.

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UnsuspectedAn Atmauthluak man has authored a book that is selling on Amazon. The book is “Unsuspected” and the author is Carl Pavilla. He says the book is fiction and based on stories he heard from elders, friends and family while growing up. He spoke with KYUK’s Shane Iverson about the stories, which he says include some about wartime.

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Today’s edition of the Delta’s favorite call-in show got off to a slow start, but as Diane, Joe, and callers brought new topics to the forefront the traffic on the phone lines began to pick up. Topics for Today’s show include the Bethel Winter House project, a greater need for street lamps in places around Bethel, water and sewer rates in Bethel and how they do not affect Bethel’s affluent City Council members, travel safety and conditions, and several anonymous callers and e-mailers shared there opinions and thoughts on a wide range of topics.

Tune in and call in to “Talk Line” live every Friday morning starting at 10am on 640AM KYUK, and you can give it a second listen every Friday evening starting at 7pm.

 

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12.27.2013 Yugtun QanemcitWEB_mixdown

The K300 sponsored Holiday Classic Sled Dog Race starts tomorrow at 11 a.m., has an eight-dog limit, and a $10,000 purse. Organizers marked the trail Thursday and are calling it challenging. Here are the route details:
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The K300’s first mid-distance races of the season will take place the next two weekends in Bethel. The annual Holiday Classic and the first running of the 100 Mile Challenge will take place Dec. 28 and Jan. 4 respectively and each will have a $10,000 purse. The Classic will start Saturday at 11 a.m. It will run between 45 and 50 miles in length and will have an eight-dog limit. Race organizers are marking the trail right now and will announce a starting location soon.
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12.26.2013 Yugtun QanemcitWEB_mixdown

This week my guest is Eva Malvich, Director of the Bethel Winter Project or Uqisvik. Malvich told us the impetus behind making sure Bethel does not lose anyone to exposure this winter. There were a number of callers who spoke both in Yup’ik and English on the subject, one was even ready to sign up as a volunteer. Listen to part one here:

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My guest next week will be Harry Alexie from the Alaska National Guard.

A Russian Mission man died on Christmas Day after his snow machine crashed. Alaska State Troopers say 35-year-old Jeremy Wigley died in what is believed to be a single-vehicle crash. Wigley’s body was found Wednesday morning on the Russian Mission Lake.
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