Kyle Clayton

Meyers' FarmThe Bethel Farmer’s Market is accepting food stamps and offering a program that allows customers to double down on their purchases.

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Weir projects, used to count salmon passage across Kuskokwim tributaries, are seeing low King escapement numbers but a dramatic decrease is affecting one river in particular.

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The US Geologic Survey—with help from U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Y-K Delta subsistence hunters— released research this month about Western Alaska’s role as an international crossroads for migratory birds and how those birds transmit avian flu viruses between each other.

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The Bethel City Council has decided how to use tobacco tax revenues. The tax was instituted with hopes of curbing youth smoking and will now fund the Parks and Recreation Department

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A Kwik'pak barge on the Yukon River in Emmonak. /Photo by Kyle Clayton

A Kwik’pak barge on the Yukon River in Emmonak. /Photo by Kyle Clayton

Fisheries Yukon River salmon buyers across the country can validate their purchases and track their fish from the river to the shelf thanks to a traceability program that serves as a world wide model.

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Bethel, Napakiak and Oscarville residents could pay less for their electric bills next year if the final stages of the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative buyout of Bethel Utility Corporation go through.

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Low King numbers are showing up in the state’s main counting project near Bethel. The Bethel Test Fishery monitors the run by drifting each tide with both 8 inch and 5 3/8 inch nets. It’s been recording data since 1984.

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A standard search and rescue in Chefornak turned into a medical evacuation last Saturday.
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Patrick pulls a Chum out of the Yukon with a Kenai style dip net. /Photo by Kyle Clayton

Patrick pulls a Chum out of the Yukon with a Kenai style dip net. /Photo by Kyle Clayton

Alaska Fish and Game instituted an unprecedented set of policies that is changing the way Yukon commercial and subsistence fisherman have fished their entire lives. Restrictions include new gear types and a Chinook salmon catch and release mandate.

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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Emmonak is restricting all Yukon District 1 and 2 fishermen to beach seine gear and dip nets.

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