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AVCP logo. Photo Courtesy of AVCP

The Association of Village Council Presidents is working to build a regional emergency operations plan for the YK region, and ultimately an emergency operations center to coordinate local responses. More than 40 people from nearby villages, government, and non-profit groups came together for a workshop earlier this month in Bethel.
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Natalie Hanson at her first meet ever in November of 2012. Photo courtesy of Natalie Hanson

Twenty-five-year-old Natalie Hanson started powerlifting just three years ago when she was Cross-Fit training.

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The crash killed pilot Blaze Highlander. Photo courtesy of Alaska DPS.

The crash killed pilot Blaze Highlander. Photo courtesy of Alaska DPS.

Investigators say the Yute Air Cessna 207 that crashed into the Kwethluk River last month impacted a tree prior to meeting the water, but a team with the National Transportation Safety Board doesn’t know what exactly caused the fatal crash.

The only occupant was 47-year-old Blaze Highlander, who flew the plane on a maintenance check flight.
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Bethel Test Fishery numbers are behind 2014 so far. KYUK file photo by Ben Matheson.

Bethel Test Fishery numbers are behind 2014 so far. KYUK file photo by Ben Matheson.

As early June turns to the middle of June, early season worries were evident at the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group meeting Wednesday. So far, the Bethel Test Fishery Chinook numbers are behind last year’s pace. Federal In Season Manager Neil LaLonde is not drawing any conclusions, yet.
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There’s growing awareness about the increase of heroin and opiate addiction in the YK Delta and it’s dire social consequences.

Heroin confiscated by Alaska Law Enforcement. - Courtesy of Alaska State Troopers

Heroin confiscated by Alaska Law Enforcement. – Courtesy of Alaska State Troopers

In this KYUK special program News Director Daysha Eaton speaks with experts from across the country who have experience with the issue, and local leaders working to address the problem. Listeners learned the signs and symptoms of opiate addiction, and what we can be done as a community to address the problem.

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Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

One of two companies seeking to open liquor stores is withdrawing its application for the moment.

Seth Madole from the Alaska Commercial Company spoke before the Bethel City Council in their regular Tuesday meeting. He cited the community’s sensitivity to alcohol and the upcoming advisory vote. Read more →

A small community king salmon permit system is underway. Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

A small community king salmon permit system is underway. Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

A community permit system for a limited Kuskokwim king salmon harvest begins on Wednesday. 32 communities are eligible for the permit and so far 16 communities are signed up and a few still pending for the 7,000-fish king salmon permit fishery.
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The Bethel City Council will hear from companies seeking to open Bethel's first liquor store. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council will hear from companies seeking to open Bethel’s first liquor store. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council will hear from two companies seeking to open liquor stores in their regular Tuesday meeting. The Bethel Native Corporation’s Bethel Spirits LLC and the parent company of the Alaska Commercial Company will appear to defend their applications. The council protested both licenses this spring, citing the 2010 advisory vote and the stores’ proximity to churches and schools.
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The Bogus Creek fire burned 25,000 acres. Photo by Matt Snyder/ Alaska Division of Forestry.

The Bogus Creek fire burned 25,000 acres of tundra. Photo by Matt Snyder/ Alaska Division of Forestry.

Crews are winding down work on two massive wildfires south of Kalskag. The Alaska Division of Forestry says the nearly 15,000 acre Whitefish Lake Fire is 100 percent contained, while the 25,000 acre Bogus Creek blaze is nearing the end of active firefighting.

Officials say wetter weather and cooler temperatures have helped to moderate the fire danger. Read more →

Two men are charged with felony sex abuse. Image courtesy AST.

Two men are charged with felony sex abuse. Image courtesy AST.

Two men have been charged with felony sex abuse that allegedly took place in Atmautluak in 2011.

22-year-old Olie Olrun III and 23-year-old Christopher Olrun were arrested Sunday after what troopers call a lengthy investigation. A grand jury indicted the men Friday and they were arrested Sunday.
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