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Search and Rescue logo for the main base in Bethel.

Search and Rescue logo for the main base in Bethel. Photo courtesy of BSAR.

Kongiginak Search and Rescue found George Evan after searchers scoured the mouth of the Kuskowkwim River by air and water over the weekend.
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Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

Attorneys have responded to the State of Alaska’s proposed plan to address a state Supreme Court order to improve translation of voting materials in Native languages before November 4th Elections.

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Screen shot 2014-08-19 at 9.42.36 PMKYUK is broadcasting APRN’s election results each hour Tuesday night. Yup’ik language translation follows immediately.

For the most current results, the Alaska Division of Elections posts frequently throughout the night.

More information is available at KYUK’s news twitter feed.

More Alaska election news is on #akelect.

And 360 North has special online coverage.

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KYUK’s tower in Bethel. – Photo by Dean Swope

Bethel public radio station, KYUK, has selected the tribes of Kongiganak and Goodnews Bay as partners for building low power FM stations that would serve as repeaters for KYUK 640AM. Read more →

 AVCPThe winners of the Association of Village Council Presidents annual 4th of July raffle were announced this weekend. Read more →

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The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, or ANCSA, transferred title to land to for-profit regional and village corporations, not to tribes. The proposed rule-change would allow the federal government to take land into trust for tribes.

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, or ANCSA, transferred title to land to for-profit regional and village corporations, not to tribes. The proposed rule-change would allow the federal government to take land into trust for tribes.

The Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Kevin Washburn, has announced an extension of the comment deadline on the proposed rule to accept applications to place land into trust in Alaska. The extension was announced today (7/1) after several requests. The public may now provide written comment through July 31st. The Proposed rule was announced earlier this year. It would allow the Secretary of the Interior to consider applications to take land into trust in Alaska. The proposed rule to explicitly include Alaska has been available for public comment since May 1.

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Salmon signs began appearing along Bethel roadsides in June. Photo By Daysha Eaton

Salmon signs began appearing along Bethel roadsides in June. Photo By Daysha Eaton

If you’ve taken a walk or a drive around Bethel lately, you can’t help but notice brightly painted wooden fish posted by the road. The signs, with conservation messages, come in a year of king salmon closures never seen before on the Kuskokwim River. But just as quickly as the signs went up, they’ve been disappearing. Read more →

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The plans for the “Skate Dot” can be seen here, this will be the the first of it’s kind in the YK Delta. Photo Courtesy of Brin Berube.

Village youth in the Kuskokim village of Kwethluk will soon have a chance to do something few of them have done before: Skateboard.  Construction of a new skatepark there will begin next month.  The park is the first of it’s kind in the YK Delta.

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