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Much of the Kuskokwim is bare ice, overflow areas on the sides of the river are a common hazard. Photo taken on March 4 by Charles Enoch

The side of the Kuskokwim by the boat harbor in Bethel. These uneven spots tend to be deeper during high tide. Photo by Charles Enoch

Bethel Search and Rescue chief Mike Riley said much of the trail on the frozen Kuskokwim River has remained stable despite recent spike in temperatures, but there are hazards due to standing water, overflow and glare ice. But the biggest problem, said Riley, is getting on and off the river.
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A picture of a loon swimming in open water by Marshall. Photo by Nick Andrew Jr

A picture of a loon swimming in open water by Marshall. Photo by Nick Andrew Jr

Yukon Kuskokwim residents report seeing waterfowl arriving earlier than usual this year, both to the north and south of Bethel.

Nick Andrew Jr. of the Lower Yukon village of Marshall posted a picture of a loon on Facebook Saturday, February 21st.

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Courtesy of USFWS

Courtesy of USFWS

Two men from the Lower Yukon village of Marshall face charges for harassing moose.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Bethel report they received video footage of an incident that allegedly took place earlier this month.
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4-month-old Alaskan Malamute, Frosty, struts his stuff with owner Luan Dema. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

4-month-old Alaskan Malamute, Frosty. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

Dogs and their owners competed in the annual Bethel Dog Show at the Cultural Center Sunday. Frosty, an Alaskan malamute was selected as winner in the working breeds category and was also given the Best of Breeds award. His owner, Luan Dema, said the dog was only four months old.

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The local washeteria in Kwethuk. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

The local washateria in Kwethuk. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

Alaska State Troopers received a call early Monday morning about a burglary in Kwethluk after an employee discovered a break-in at the washateria and contacted local officials.
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Byron Nicholai of Toksook Bay with his drum. Photo by Byron Nicholai

Byron Nicholai of Toksook Bay with his drum. Photo by Byron Nicholai

Two teenagers from the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta have been selected for Spirit of Youth awards.

16-year-old Byron Nicholai of Toksook Bay will receive an award in the Cultural Pursuits category for his Facebook page called ‘I sing. You Dance.‘ Nicholai says the award came as a surprise.
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One of the original drawings for a local children's book at the LKSD District Office. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

One of the original drawings for a local children’s book at the LKSD District Office. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

An effort to digitize vast amount traditional Yup’ik knowledge is moving forward in Bethel. The Lower Kuskokwim School District plans to digitize documents, audio tapes, pictures, and artifacts.
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Evon Peter, UAF Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

Evon Peter, UAF Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

UAF Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education, Evon Peter, visited Bethel’s UAF Kuskokwim Campus recently. Peter has been touring UAF’s five rural campuses since he was named to the position last summer. During his visit he addressed issues facing rural campuses and talked about anticipated budget cuts.

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Mary Tunuchuk applying wax to thread. Photo but Dean Swope/KYUK

Recently, about a dozen students gathered at the Cultural Center in Bethel to learn the traditional art of ‘gut sewing’. Seal intestines were prized throughout Yup’ik history for their waterproof performance before modern materials took hold. And now culture bearers are trying to bring back the skill.

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