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Courtesy of the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program

Teenagers from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are making a big showing this week in Anchorage. Twenty of the 50 middle school students attending the statewide Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, or ANSEP, are from the Delta. 

King salmon
Craig Springer, UFWS / Flickr Creative Commons

Beginning June 12, management of king salmon on the lower and middle Kuskokwim River will switch from state to federal control. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hand over management to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Will Have A New Principal Come July

May 26, 2017
Starting this July, Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Principal Sam Crow will be stepping down and Zach Bastoky will be taking his place. The two sat down with KYUK’s Christine Trudeau on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Ayaprun.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Principal Sam Crow will be stepping down starting this July and Zach Bastoky will be taking his place. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau sat down with both the incoming and outgoing principals at the Ayaprun campus on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish from the Bethel Test Fishery bound for the Elder's Home in 2014.
Ben Matheson / KYUK Public Media

Today on Fish Talk we’re talking about the state and federal regulations that have come down on the Kuskokwim recently and what fishermen can expect for the season ahead.


Swanson's has announced that it's applying to turn its old furniture store in Bethel into a liquor store.
Dean Swope / KYUK Public Media

Over the next three weeks, you’re going to hear this on KYUK: “Swanson’s Liquor Store, LLC is making an application for a new package store AS.04.11.150 liquor license.”

On Friday, Governor Bill Walker sent Bethel Mayor Rick Robb a request for infrastructure project nominations from the city. Gov. Walker is pictured here at a press conference in the Capitol on March 17, 2015.
Skip Gray / 360 North

On Friday, Governor Bill Walker sent Bethel Mayor Rick Robb a request for infrastructure project ideas from the city. The deadline for the city's list is June 30, 2017, which means the council will have to move quickly.

Bethel City Council Meeting Wrap-Up: May 23

May 24, 2017

All City Council members were in attendance at the regularly scheduled May 23 meeting.

 

Unfinished Business

 

(A) Public Hearing of Ordinance 17-25 [on] Authorizing The Disposal Of Property Pursuant To BMC 4.08.030(B) Lease Agreement Between The City Of Bethel And Alaska Department Of Environmental Conservation - ADEC.

Shane Iverson / KYUK Public Media

You can get those gillnets ready, because the first Kuskokwim fishing opening of the season has been announced.

Vice Mayor Fred Watson’s proposal to create a fund for new fire emergency vehicles was introduced Tuesday at the Bethel City Council Meeting. Fire Chief Bill Howell made his case for the Bethel Fire Department, during the meeting's opening public comment.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Vice Mayor Fred Watson’s proposal to create a fund for new fire emergency vehicles was introduced Tuesday at the Bethel City Council Meeting. There was some initial debate, but the proposal was accepted unanimously and will likely be worked on at the next meeting.   

 

State Funded Air Quality Monitoring Lease Passes

May 24, 2017
Bethel City Council member Leif Albertson visits the site of a proposed Air Quality Monitoring System behind AC on May 10, 2017. The site lease was agreed upon by City Council at May 23rd's meeting.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Bethel City Council has unanimously agreed to a lease with state conservation officials for an air quality monitoring site. City Manager Pete Williams introduced the lease for land located just behind AC (Alaska Commercial) on Fourth Avenue.

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