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Upriver Kuskokwim ice remains mostly in place, according to the annual River Watch crew from the National Weather Service.

The team is flying the Kuskokwim River this week, collecting break up data and reporting ice conditions to communities. The crew landed in Aniak Wednesday and flew upriver to observe the river.

Calista Corporation

Calista Corporation is campaigning to reduce quorum requirements at its annual shareholder meetings to prevent invalidating future meeting votes and wasting corporation money when quorum isn’t met.

Current quorum stands at an over 50-percent majority. Calista wants to reduce that to a one-third or about 33-percent requirement, and the corporation wants it to happen before descendants enroll as shareholders next year.

Thirteen entrepreneurs from the Yukon-Kuskokwim region have received cash awards to help grow their businesses in this year’s Best in the West Small Business Competition.

The earliest break up on record has begun in the middle Kuskokwim, but ice is still holding in the upper and lower sections of the river. That’s the results from an aerial survey by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which photographed the Kuskokwim from the Holitna River tributary to Napakiak on Monday.

Middle Kuskokwim river ice is shifting and jamming as what’s predicted to be the Kuskokwim’s earliest break up on record gets underway.

The USACE presenting the Donlin Gold EIS in Nunapitchuk.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Two weeks remain to comment on the Donlin Gold mine draft environmental impact statement, or EIS. Most comments so far focus on subsistence and economic impacts, according to Keith Gordon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project manager overseeing the over 5,000 page document.

Mike Riley / BSAR

Middle Kuskokwim River villages reported that river ice is beginning to move out in what is expected to be the earliest river breakup on record for those villages.

Kuskokwim Begins Shifting

Apr 18, 2016
Arthur Abalama / Alaska State Troopers

As the Kuskokwim river ice continues to shift and rot Search and Rescue volunteers have suspended recovery efforts for the remains of 26-year-old Tuluksak resident, Dillon Lamont. 


Allanivik Hotel Closes

Apr 15, 2016

 

The Allanivik Hotel is closing today after months of public unrest surrounding it’s revenue and plans for the hotel's  future.   

 


The board of the Association of Village Council Presidents Regional Housing Authority has designated Mark Charlie as the organization’s new president and CEO.

“I look forward to working with every tribe and their tribal members and addressing their housing needs. And I want to hear from them on what we’re doing and how we can improve,” Charlie said.

Charlie has worked with the Housing Authority for more than 20 years, beginning as Director of Housing Management in 1995, transitioning to Deputy Director, and then becoming Chief Financial Officer.

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