June 2014

Pingayuulruut tegganret nicugnilput, aipaqelriik Mr. & Mrs. Beaver, cali Wassillie Andrew. Uggun qanemciit niicug’ngaarci.

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Cetamiritmi cali nicugniniartukut, piurci!

A slow start for the June 27 Talk Line quickly ramped up with a wide range of topics pertinent to the YK Delta. Catch the whole show below featuring Herman in Aniak and Teresa in Chuathbaluk giving their thoughts and opinions regarding fishing restrictions, Reyne and Susan in Bethel sharing some local events, and Cheri calling in from Anchorage to spread awareness on ANSEP.

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AVCP President Myron Naneng speaks to the Kuskokwim Salmon Management Working Group. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

AVCP President Myron Naneng speaks to the Kuskokwim Salmon Management Working Group. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Fishers on the lowest part of the Kuskokwim river can use 6-inch gillnets indefinitely as of Friday morning and more openings are rolling up the river as the bulk of this year’s king salmon run passes by. In a year in which meeting escapement is the top priority, managers are proceeding with caution.

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An ancient smokehouse near the village of Napaskiak. Photo by Daysha Eaton

An ancient smokehouse near Napaskiak. – Photo by Daysha Eaton

It’s an annual tradition going back thousands of years for Yup’ik people living along the Kuskokwim river: fish camp. Each summer families relocate to catch, dry and smoke fish to sustain them through the long winter, the most coveted of which is the King Salmon. But fishing restrictions this year, have hit many families hard.

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Fire DangerFire Danger is back up in Southwest Alaska. Mike Roos, a Fire Management Officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry, Southwest Area says fire danger is high and fuels, especially tundra grasses, are drying out. Read more →

ANSEP 1Story by Grace Betz, Student Reporter

Over 50 students from the Lower Kuskokwim School District Middle School traveled to Anchorage for an ANSEP Academy before school this Spring before school let out. There they learned and earned a whole lot more than just science. Read more →

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Bethel Police say a body washed up near Bethel Wednesday.

Acting Police Chief, Andre Achee, says police got a call reporting that the body had floated up onto a beach near a fish camp on an island across from Bethel just after 9pm. Read more →

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