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Getting an Education at Spring Camp

Apr 24, 2017
Dean Swope / KYUK

It’s Spring! Springtime brings forth such fond memories of my childhood.


Ice Fishing with the Gill-man

Apr 21, 2017
Dean Swope / KYUK

Spring is around the corner, if not here already and it is time to head down the frozen Kuskokwim River highway to your favorite ice fishing spot to jig for pike fish otherwise known as Luqruuyiit, the Yup’ik word for pike fish.


Katie Basile / KYUK

How can the Calista region reduce its fossil fuel use, increase energy efficiency, and use those changes to create jobs? That’s the question a group of YK Delta communities and energy organizations gathered in Bethel on Wednesday to begin answering. For direction and inspiration, the group turned to four villages on Kuskokwim Bay where those goals are already happening.


Dean Swope / KYUK

Conservation and stock rebuilding will once again be the path forward this summer for salmon management, with managers making decisions during the season, based on how many fish show up.  

 

Bjørn Olson / Ground Truth Trekking

  The Red Devil Mine is located on the Kuskokwim near the Red Devil Creek between Crooked Creek and Sleetmute.  Mining started in the 1930's, picked up steam in the 50's and 60's but has not operated since the 1970's. The problem is that there's mercury, arsenic, and antimony in the soils left behind by the mining, and the contamination is being released by erosion.

Katie Basile / KYUK

This fall Kongiganak is set to install a lithium ion battery in its utility system that could replace more than half the village’s electric and heating needs with wind energy. For more than four years, about a third of the village’s energy has come from this renewable resource.


A Holy Cross man accused of assaulting a Tribal Police Officer on Friday was off his medication, according to State Troopers who took him into custody. Dino Peters, 22, was recently released from the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. He is currently being held at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center, where he faces six assault charges, as well as a charge of reckless endangerment of a child. Troopers say Holy Cross Tribal Police Officer Justin Whitley was physically assaulted and chased by Peters with a hatchet.

Holy Cross Man Charged with Assaulting Officer with Ax

Apr 18, 2017

State Troopers took custody of a Holy Cross man accused of assaulting a Tribal Police Officer on Friday. Dino Peters, 22, was taken to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center to face six assault charges, as well as reckless endangerment of a child. Holy Cross Tribal Police say Peters physically assaulted and chased the officer with an ax when they responded to a call at Peters’ residence. Members of the community helped to apprehend him.   

Troopers Investigating Chuathbaluk Woman’s Death

Apr 18, 2017

Update: Troopers report there is no foul play suspected in Phillips death.

 

Law enforcement is investigating a death in Chuathbaluk, where Flora Phillips, 26, of Anchorage, died in her sleep. The first report that State Troopers based in Aniak received was that CPR was being attempted. Then they were notified that she was dead.  Her body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner for autopsy in Anchorage. More details are not yet available.

 

Salmon drying on a Kuskokwim fish rack
Shane Iverson / KYUK

Tuesday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hear what you want federal managers to do about the Kuskokwim salmon fishery this summer. At the Bethel Cultural Center from 6 to 8 p.m., the federal agency will listen to public input on management requests it’s received for the coming fishing season.

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