Daysha Eaton

Salmon strips hang at Arvin Dull's fish camp in Oscarville (2014).

Salmon strips hang at a fish camp in Oscarville (2014).

The Yup’ik fishermen who were cited for fishing during a closure on the lower Kuskokwim River will not appeal their case to the Alaska Supreme Court.
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The 2015 Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod sits in front of Bethel. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

The 2015 Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod sits in front of Bethel. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Over the weekend, the tripod on the Kuskokwim River in front of Bethel fell down, but the clock kept on ticking.
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Courtesy AST.

Courtesy AST.

Alaska State Troopers report that Clinton Leslie Chase of Anchorage was arrested in Anvik Friday after he returned to the village from which he had been banished.
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Kate McWilliams is the founder of Arctic Belle Boutique. Photo from Arctic Belle Boutique.

Kate McWilliams is the founder of Arctic Belle Boutique. Photo from Arctic Belle Boutique.

A Bethel teen has started her own business, a women’s clothing consignment store. The 17-year-old senior at Bethel Regional High School opened ‘Arctic Belle Boutique’ in November, making her one of the community’s youngest entrepreneurs.

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Surveillance video shows the arrest on July 12, 2014. Screenshot from AC surveillance video.

Surveillance video shows the arrest on July 12, 2014. Screenshot from AC surveillance video.

Surveillance video shows a former Bethel city police officer repeatedly slamming a man to the ground in the parking lot of a grocery store during an arrest last summer. The man eventually pleaded guilty to harassing the officer. But with the new evidence, an attorney is trying to bring the case back to court.

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Salmon strips drying on  a rack in Bethel. Photo by Daysha Eaton

Salmon strips drying on a rack in Bethel, 2015. Photo by Daysha Eaton

The Alaska Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Yup’ik Fishermen who fished for King salmon during a state closure should be convicted. The decision was issued Friday.

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An appeals court upheld a district court conviction of 13 Yup'ik fishermen. Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

An appeals court upheld a district court conviction of 13 Yup’ik fishermen. Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

The Alaska Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Yup’ik fishermen who fished during a state closure should be convicted. The decision was issued today.

In 2012 the thirteen defendants, all Yup’ik Alaska Native fishermen living a subsistence lifestyle, were charged with violating the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s emergency orders restricting fishing for king salmon on the Kuskokwim River.
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People held a 'Choose Respect' march in Bethel at noon, Thursday, March 26th.

Bethel’s annual ‘Choose Respect’ took place on Thursday, March 26th. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

The Tundra Women’s Coalition joined communities across the state in anti-violence marches. TWC held a rally in Bethel on Thursday, marching from the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center to their offices across town.
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Crews raised the 2015 Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod into place. – Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

The Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod went up on the river just below Bethel, Wednesday, March 25. Bethel Community Services Foundation sells tickets where people can guess the time the tripod will fall. The closest guess to the exact time of breakup wins a cash jackpot. This year the prize money is larger than usual.
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Lisa Demer

Lisa Demer, Western Alaska Bureau Reporter. – Photo Courtesy of Alaska Dispatch News

Reporter Lisa Demer with Alaska Dispatch News recently filed a story about some of the underlying issues that may have led to the dismissal of Bethel District Attorney June Stein. KYUK News Director Daysha Eaton interviewed her.

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