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Emperor Goose in Gibson Cove
Lisa Hupp / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Eighty percent of the world’s Emperor Goose population breeds on a 10-mile-wide strip that runs from Kongiganak, up the coast of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, to Hooper Bay.  This year, for the first time in 30 years, federal managers have opened a subsistence hunt for the birds. The geese haven’t migrated to the Delta yet, and the feds are trying to encourage conservative hunting of the vulnerable species before they get here.


For the second year in a row, Daniel Ayaginag Hunter from Nunam Iqua won the 2017 Yup'ik Spelling Bee in Anchorage on April 15, 2017.
Johanna Eurich / KYUK

Competition was tough and quick during the Yup'ik Spelling Bee this weekend in Anchorage. Even with four schools from two school districts, competition quickly became a battle between the former champ Daniel Ayaginag Hunter from Nunam Iqua and contenders in Kotlik. 


This week, Bethel City Council approved a contract for dredging and restoring the sewage lagoon. City Attorney Patty Burley supported its passage, citing numerous hold ups due to the federal approval needed for each and every change. If the funds are not used this year, the grant for the project would expire by 2018.

Katie Basile / KYUK

  With funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing voucher demonstration project, AVCP Regional Housing Authority has enough money to pay for housing for 20 homeless military veterans. Now the job is finding vets in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta interested in housing that is completely paid for by the program.

 

 

Courtesy of Emily Poole

Last month, Kotlik school teacher Emily Poole started a Gofundme campaign when three of her students qualified for the Statewide Yup’ik Spelling Bee in Anchorage.

 


Dean Swope / KYUK

The decision on whether to grant Kusko Liquor a city permit needed to secure a liquor store license in Bethel has been delayed.

In Pilot Station, a party went bad. One man is dead and another has been arrested and charged with shooting him.  

State Troopers received a report Thursday morning that Dennis Alick, age 27, was killed. Brian Fancyboy, age 23, has been arrested for murder.

A fatal shooting in Pilot Station was reported to State Troopers Thursday morning. Twenty-seven-year-old Dennis Alick was killed and a suspect has been identified.

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board did not grant a liquor license on Thursday to any of the three Bethel businesses competing for the town’s final liquor store license.

Courtesy of Jenny Lanning

There are no reported injuries from a house fire that destroyed a home in Napaskiak on Wednesday.

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