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A major KYUK funding source is under threat by a proposed budget cut from the Trump Administration.

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The proposed Donlin Gold mine site in 2014
Dean Swope / KYUK

When Donlin Gold brings up barging, residents of the Kuskokwim bring up subsistence. As fish feed the people on the river, the barges would feed the proposed mining operation. To find a way for increased barge traffic to coexist with subsistence activities, Donlin laid out a plan for how communication between Kuskokwim River users and the operators of the large mining vessels would work.


Bethel City Council will be cleaning up some unfinished business to keep the city operating at Tuesday's meeting. The Council will also be reviewing yet another proposed liquor store. This liquor license application is from Steve Chung for the Tundra Liquor Cache. The final decision will be made by the state's Alcohol Beverage Control Board.

Calista Looks To Recognize Best In Region

Mar 14, 2017
Calista Corporation

The Calista Corporation is looking for the best of the region's shareholders and descendants to recognize. The corporation wants to honor them with not only a plaque for the wall, but also $1,500 to put in the bank.

Calista is looking for people who lead and inspire. The nominating committee is looking for five different kinds of excellence: a culture bearer of the year, a distinguished shareholder, an elder of the year, a youth/educator of the year, and a business of the year.

Scientist Puzzled Over Declining King Salmon Runs

Mar 14, 2017
Shane Iverson / KYUK

The statewide study of king salmon decline has not yielded any definitive conclusions. The results of the three-year study of the incidental catch of Chinooks showing up in the state's commercial salmon fisheries ended with no real information about kings headed into the Bering Sea.

Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The best basketball players from the state’s smallest communities will be hitting the courts this week in Anchorage. It’s March Madness and KYUK will be bringing you the games live.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Over a hundred people gathered in Anchorage recently to talk about ways to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.  

Alaska State Troopers

A 29-year-old man was found dead in his home in Kwethluk on Sunday. Village Health Aides confirmed Alexie Alfred's death, and Alaska State Troopers say that there were no signs of foul play. Alfred’s body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy, and his family has been notified. 

Sen. Lyman Hoffman during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on March 29, 2016. Credit Skip Gray / 360 North
Skip Gray / 360 North

Senator Lyman Hoffman's proposal to create a new type of borough in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta is already evolving. The senator told listeners on KYUK's call-in show Friday that Senate Bill 18 has been amended so the borough could only tax nonrenewable resources.


Joe Demantle from Tuluksak finished first in the 2017 K300 Campout Sled Dog Race in three hours and 12 seconds, winning $2,895.
Kuskokwim 300 / Kuskokwim 300

Less than a minute separated the top two finishers in this year’s Kuskokwim 300 Campout Sled Dog Race that took teams 35 miles up the Gweek River to camp overnight before heading back to Bethel.

Bethel Regional High School

The Warriors and the Lady Warriors are heading to state after both placed second in the Western Conference Basketball Tournament in Anchorage this weekend.

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