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Katie Basile / KYUK

You won’t be able to find Bethel’s free fish bin this weekend, but there is still a way to get salmon caught in the state's test fishery.

The camp for Donlin Gold employees is mostly empty this year as the company prepares for more permits.
Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

The Orutsararmiut Native Council hopes to gauge how residents in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region feel about the proposed Donlin Gold mine. Last week, the council sent a survey to villages up and down the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers.

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It’s been over a month since our friend, the Yup’ik storyteller, translator, and long-time KYUK radio host, Aqumgaciq John Active died. We miss him and talk about him often. It’s comforting to still hear his voice on the radio announcing “Yup’ik Word Of The Week,” a project that continues his long legacy of working to "Yup-ify the world."

Aiyu Zheng, a soon-to-be graduate student, checks soil moisture and temperatures as part of her research with the Polaris Project.
Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

For the last two weeks, a dozen college and graduate students have been camping out in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Their quest? To understand how climate change is affecting the tundra.

Seattle Seahawks offensive linemen Joey Hunt and Jordan Roos visited the Lulu Herron Elders Home on July 11, 2018.
Aleina Tanabe/KYUK

Professional football players embarked on a whirlwind tour of Bethel on Wednesday. Seattle Seahawks offensive linemen Joey Hunt and Jordan Roos were in town for a grand total of nine hours and got a crash course in Yup'ik culture.


Last night, Bethel City Council voted in favor of transferring the city's current alcohol sales tax rate of 15 percent onto any alcohol shipped by freight into Bethel from outside city limits.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Last night, Bethel City Council voted in favor of transferring the city's current alcohol sales tax rate of 15 percent onto any alcohol shipped by freight into Bethel from outside city limits.

 

The state Department of Transportation, contracting with Knik Construction, broke ground this past spring on the hub village of Aniak’s new runway, a project long in the making.
Petra Harpak / KYUK

  

The state Department of Transportation, contracting with Knik Construction, broke ground this past spring on the hub village of Aniak’s new runway, a project long in the making.

 

 


John McIntyre

As fishing restrictions push salmon harvests on the Kuskokwim River later into the wet part of summer, families are seeking new ways to dry their fish and keep bugs away. A local fish biologist has a possible solution and is seeking volunteers to test it out.


The owner of Bethel’s Tundra Suites hotel was charged with Medicaid fraud in June 2018.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

The owner of Bethel’s Tundra Suites hotel has been charged with Medicaid fraud.

Infighting at the Calista Corporation has devolved into multiple lawsuits.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

The Calista Native Regional Corporation’s annual meeting was a lot more contentious than usual on Friday. Shareholders voted to maintain the corporation’s current leadership, but they also had a series of angry, pointed questions for its CEO.


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