Kristin Hall

Republican Candidate Joe Miller participated in the Rural Forum as did Mead Treadwell and Dan Sullivan.

Republican Candidate Joe Miller participated in the Rural Forum as did Mead Treadwell and Dan Sullivan.

With the Alaska primary election less than two weeks away Republican voters have a tough decision to make between the three GOP candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat against Democrat Mark Begich. After countless hours and dollars of campaigning Dan Sullivan, Mead Treadwell, and Joe Miller sat down with KYUK’s Ben Matheson for the statewide Rural Alaska Republican Senate Candidates Forum. Listen to the show in its entirety as the three candidates express their views and opinions on topics including fish conservation, CDQ distributions, native voting rights, and the Affordable Care Act.
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Despite the throw back format of not screening callers due to technical issues in the studio, the Talk Line hosts Zach and Joe fielded very current issues from listeners on this week’s call-in show. Much praise was directed at the ATG Memorial Park, while others pointed out some still pressing local issues like theft, drugs, and the increase of traffic around YKHC. Frequent caller, Cezary also weighs in on being a liberal. Listen to the entire show below.

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A slow start for the June 27 Talk Line quickly ramped up with a wide range of topics pertinent to the YK Delta. Catch the whole show below featuring Herman in Aniak and Teresa in Chuathbaluk giving their thoughts and opinions regarding fishing restrictions, Reyne and Susan in Bethel sharing some local events, and Cheri calling in from Anchorage to spread awareness on ANSEP.

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Among the many controversial aspects of salmon conservation lies the topic of weirs. Many have debated over whether they, indeed provide valuable information. Independent Kuskokwim biologist Doug Molyneaux joined KYUK host Ben Matheson, while John Active translated, as callers up and down the Kuskokwim posed questions and comments regarding the controversial topic of weirs on the Kuskokwim River.

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Learn more about fish escapement and monitoring by checking out some of the websites mentioned in the call-in show:

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 12.08.54 PMADF&G’s Bethel Test Fishery measures fish abundance at Bethel.

ADF&G’s Escapement projects count fish making it to spawning grounds.

The Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group publishes extensive information, including ONC subsistence surveys.

Biologist Doug Molyneaux’s weir presentation.

The Native Village of Napaimute publishes fishing information.