April 2014

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About a dozen snowmachines drifted off into the Bering Sea near the coastal village of Kwigilngok when a large chunk of ice broke off and drifted to sea.
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The Kuskokwim River is rotting out both above and below Bethel. The ice moved near Kalskag this weekend and formed a half a mile lead above Kalskag. Earl Samuelson is a pilot for state troopers and flew the river Saturday. He spotted very weak ice below lower Kalskag.
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Megan Leary is the 2014 first runner up of the Miss Indian World competition, which concluded Saturday night at the Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque. The contest brings together young, indigenous culture bearers from all over North America. Leary won the competition for best speech and best talent for her skin sewing.

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The Kwethluk River, a tributary in the lower Kuskokwim, is now open. Photo courtesy: David Epchook.

The Kwethluk River, a tributary in the lower Kuskokwim, is now open. Photo courtesy: David Epchook.

The State of Alaska River Watch program is reporting open water in the Kuskokwim River headwater village of Nicolai as of Wednesday, April 23. Read more →

Today’s edition of “Talk Line” was hosted by Joe Moses. Joe took calls and emails on wide-ranging topics coming in from all over Western Alaska.

You can catch “Talk Line” live every Friday morning at 10am on 640-AM KYUK. You can also catch the re-air- “Talk Line Replay”- every Friday evening starting at 7pm on 640-AM.

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Lt. Governor Candidate Bob Williams. Photo by Ben Matheson/ KYUK.

Lt. Governor Candidate Bob Williams. Photo by Ben Matheson/ KYUK.

Mat-Su math teacher Bob Williams is seeking the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor. He visited Bethel last month as part of his campaign around the state leading up to the August primary.

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Through a new partnership with tribes, corporations and schools, KYUK hopes to soon be broadcasting to more villages in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta region of Southwest Alaska.

KYUK has been broadcasting since 1971 as 640AM and is the only station in the state with both English and Yup’ik newscasts three times a day. In many villages it is the only daily news source relaying critical information during winter storms and spring breakup of the Kuskokwim River. But not every village in the region, which is roughly the size of Oregon, can pick up KYUK. Many Yukon and coastal villages only receive a weak signal, if they get it at all. Read more →