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Quinhagak elder Carrie Pleasant provides a comment during the meeting. Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Cleveland.

State wildlife managers are taking an unprecedented step to conserve king salmon in the Quinhagak area. They announced the first subsistence closure of the Qanirtuq River will go into effect this weekend. The decision comes after meetings with local fisher’s who were concerned that longer closures could lead to illegal fishing.

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Photo by Mike Martz.

A few fishermen from the communities in the Kuskokwim caught king salmon before the scheduled closures.  In a typical year the first catch is a time of joy but this year it’s brining uncertainty.

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KYUK will be powering down for two hours on Thursday, April 24th. Our TV and 90.3 FM signals will be off air from 1- 3 P.M. KYUK 640-AM will be unaffected by the brief outage.

Due to a malfunction in our phone system KYUK will be forced to cancel “Birthday Line” today. Thanks for being patient as we work to fix the issue in a timely manner.

KYUK and GCI are working together to perform scheduled maintenance on the KYUK 640AM transmitter. The outage will start at 10AM and most likely run through 3pm today, April 15th.

You can still stream your favorite KYUK programming by clicking here.

This maintenance should not affect the signals to KCUK in Chevak or 91.9FM in Aniak.

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Mundi Hondl and Linda Joule, the niece and sister of Bing Santamour spent Tuesday remembering Santamour, who passed away in Anchorage this past Saturday.

Sundi Hondl and Linda Joule, a niece and a sister of Bing Santamour spent Tuesday remembering Santamour, who passed away in Anchorage this past Saturday.

Bing Santamour passed away Saturday (March 29th) in Anchorage and was laid to rest in Bethel Wednesday. Tuesday friends and family gathered at the Catholic Church social hall to remember a woman they said was always going out of her way to help people. 

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