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For the first time, the K300 race will run two laps to its halfway point and back to complete the 300-mile course.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Unprecedented Open Water, Warm Weather Causes K300 Route Change

The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race has taken an unprecedented turn. For the first time, the race will run two laps to its halfway point and back because of warm weather and open water. Local mushers agree that it’s the safest way to run the race, but say that it could present some challenges.

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Bethel City Council discusses the proposed ordinance overhauling the city’s alcohol laws.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Bethel City Council introduced an ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting to cap council meeting times. The proposal, introduced by Council Member Nikki Hoffman, would stop regularly scheduled meetings at 11:00 p.m. with the option to recess until the following day with a two-thirds majority vote.

June McAtee, vice president of Land and Shareholder Services at Calista, with Greg Lang, NOVAGOLD president and CEO. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)
Dean Swope / KYUK

Donlin Gold leaders are meeting with key entities along the Kuskokwim this week.

NOVAGOLD President and CEO Greg Lang, Barrick Executive Director Andy Cole, and Donlin Gold General Manager Stan Foo arrived in Bethel Monday to meet with community members and leaders on the proposed Donlin Gold mine.

The group, joined by partners and consultants, held a community forum to answer questions and present information on the project.

Search Suspended for Tuluksak Man, River Melts

Apr 15, 2016

As the Kuskokwim River ice continues to shift and rot Search and Rescue volunteers have suspended recovery efforts for the remains of 26-year-old Tuluksak resident, Dillon Lamont.


Bethel Woman Arrested For Stealing Antlers

Apr 15, 2016

Alaska State Troopers say 32-year-old Bethel resident Kenlynn Nicholai was arrested in Bethel after allegedly stealing and selling antlers.

Wildlife Troopers in Bethel say they received a call from a Bethel resident on Wednesday around 4pm, saying someone had stolen a pair of caribou antlers from their back deck earlier that day.

Steve Lindbeck Runs For Congress

Apr 11, 2016

Steve Lindbeck, former CEO and General Manager for Alaska Public Media has announced his congressional campaign against republican congressman Don Young.

BSAR Advises No More Cars On The Kuskokwim

Apr 8, 2016
John Wassilie

Bethel Search and rescue is cautioning people not to take cars, trucks, or ATV’s on the Kuskokwim River. They say the situation is dangerous enough and that snow machines should also stay off the river as much as possible.

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