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Silver salmon fills the bottom of a boat during a subsistence opening in August 2016 near Bethel.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Kuskokwim River is seeing a slow silver salmon run this year, but recent data suggests that the numbers might be building.

Darren Lieb

Two Bethel High School wrestlers just missed earning top honors in a major national tournament this summer, but one has piqued the interest of a few college coaches.

On Tuesday morning, the State Troopers responded to a shooting in Tuluksak. Joseph Hawk, age 43, was shot by a local homeowner and medevacked from the village.

No one is currently in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

On Monday, the city filed to evict the organization because it has let the park deteriorate to the point that the park has been taped off to keep the public out.
Courtesy of Patty Burley / City of Bethel

The City of Bethel wants the Association of Village Council Presidents, Rural Housing Authority (AVCP RHA) out of Owl Park. The park has been leased to the Housing Authority since 1999. On Monday, the city filed to evict the organization because it has let the park deteriorate to the point that the park has been taped off to keep the public out.

Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The filing deadline to run for Bethel City Council is less than a week away. Declarations of Candidacy are due Monday, August 21. With six open seats on the upcoming October 3 ballot, so far the City Clerk's Office has received only two certified candidate declarations from Leif Albertson and Richard Robb. To declare candidacy, a person must have been a resident of Bethel for at least one year and be a qualified Alaska voter.

Jason Lupie pled not guilty to murder at the Bethel Courthouse yesterday.

The trial date has been set for Adam Williams, charged with killing an off-duty Village Police Officer in Napaskiak.

The man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Bethel woman has been brought into custody.

ONC Summer Science and Culture camper Nicolai Chase, 16, gets ready to set up a beach seine net (on his shoulders).
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

In July, Orutsararmiut Native Council, or ONC, held its first Science and Culture camp for high school students. Campers collected juvenile fish, like baby king and red salmon, and participated in activities in avian biology, ethnobotany, and workshops on federal and state subsistence management. KYUK reporter Christine Trudeau filed this report from their campsite.

 


Newtok welcomes guests before their trip over to the new village site, Mertarvik.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Over the last month and a half, a decade-long project to move the YK Delta village of Newtok is finally beginning to take shape. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau was at the new village site last Thursday for the ribbon cutting in Mertarvik, which means “a place for water." The new community is safely above the rising water, which threatens the village of Newtok.

 

 


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