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The Kuskokwim Subsistence Salmon Panel held its first meeting in Bethel in January. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Kuskokwim Subsistence Salmon Panel held its first meeting in Bethel in January. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Alaska Board of Fisheries’ Kuskokwim Subsistence Salmon Panel met two days in January to work through river-wide king salmon conflicts. As KYUK’s Ben Matheson reports, they’re focused on figuring out how to ensure fish are distributed on the river and what Tier 2 Management would mean.

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Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council decided not to send anyone to Washington DC for a lobbying trip and conference. The travel would have cost $4,000 per person with up to three people traveling. But as KYUK’s Ben Matheson reports, the city still hopes to develop a long-term federal strategy.

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Donlin employees in summer 2014. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Donlin employees in summer 2014. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Donlin Gold is shutting down its camp at the site of its gold deposit near Crooked Creek. Kurt Parkan is external affairs manager for Donlin Gold.

“Because a significant amount of fieldwork necessary to bring the project to permitting has already been completed, the need for a camp to be open during that permitting phase doesn’t exist, so we’re temporarily closing the camp during the final phase of the permitting process, and will make a decision to open it once we get through permitting and additional fieldwork justifies the need for the camp to be open again,” said Parkan.
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city of bethelThe Bethel City Council Tuesday night will consider a resolution supporting a law to require minimum sentences for people convicted of assaulting or harassing port workers. Another resolution would support funding port projects statewide.
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troopers, alaska state troopersTwo people in lower Kalskag were injured when an SUV struck a 4-wheeler over the weekend.

Early Sunday morning, state troopers learned of the incident. They report that 47 year old Billy Williams was driving a Ford Explorer after drinking alcohol. He hit an ATV with four juveniles on board, injuring two of them.
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