The Coast Guard launched a C-130 and a helicopter Sunday after a man ran out of gas traveling by boat from Eek to Quinhagak in Kuskokwim Bay.
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Six fire crews and eight smoke jumpers are working to get ahead of fires burning in the middle Kuskokwim River.
Greg Scully is assistant fire management officer in McGrath. He says as the North Aniak blaze has grown to more than 50-thousand acres, multiple crews are focusing on the western flank.
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The first meeting of the state’s newly configured Marijuana Control Board is today in Fairbanks. They’ll work over the next several months to create regulations for the state’s new marijuana industry, including for cultivation, processing and commercial sales. Bethel resident Mark Springer fills a seat designated for a rural resident. Read more →
An application for Bethel’s first liquor store in four decades is still alive. The state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board rejected a protest from the Bethel City Council over a liquor store license for Bethel Spirits, owned by the Bethel Native Corporation. The board did not grant a license, and plans to hear more from the community on the issue. Read more →
Federal managers through federal special action took over day-to-day management of the Kuskokwim within the Yukon Delta refuge boundaries during the king salmon run for conservation purposes. They have the ability to restrict fishing to local residents. Read more →
Governor Bill Walker has named Bethel’s Mark Springer to serve on the state’s new Marijuana Control Board. Springer will fill a seat designated for a rural resident. The board will work over the next several months to create regulations for the state’s new marijuana industry, including cultivation, processing and commercial sale. Read more →