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Donlin runway and camp site in summer 2014. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Donlin runway and camp site in summer 2014. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a one-month extension on the comment period for the Donlin Gold mine draft environmental impact statement, or EIS.

The comment period, originally set to end Saturday, now will close May 31. The extension stretches the comment period for the more than 5,000 page document from five months to six—a time much shorter than many wanted. Read more →

2015/2016, Statewide Placement Winners. (Left to right.) 1st place, Daniel Hunter, 7th grade, Sheldon Point School; 2nd place, Celeste Katcheak, 7th grade, Tukurngailnguq School; and 3rd place, Emery Lockwood, 6th grade, Tukurngailnguq School. (Photo by Max Dan.)

(Left to right.) 1st place, Daniel Hunter, 7th grade, Sheldon Point School; 2nd place, Celeste Katcheak, 7th grade, Tukurngailnguq School; and 3rd place, Emery Lockwood, 6th grade, Tukurngailnguq School. (Photo by Max Dan.)

Young Alaska Natives are spreading Yup’ik literacy. Six students from across the state competed in the fifth annual Yup’ik Spelling Bee for Beginners in Anchorage over the weekend. The contest is open to third through eighth grade and run by volunteers. It’s a lot of work. And with responsibility concentrated to a few individuals, the future of the event is in question.

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A tundra fire is blazing about a mile north of Bethel’s Tundra Ridge subdivision. Bethel Fire Department spotted the smoke this afternoon and report they don’t know when or how the fire started or the extent of the flames. The department is sending a plane to fly over the burn site to survey the area and is dispatching six ATV’s with firefighting equipment to the front.

Tundra fires are common this time of year, and after this winter’s low snowfall, officials are expecting more fires than usual.

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Today’s show was mostly about racism.

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Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod standing on the Kuskokwim River in front of Bethel. (Photo courtesy of Michell DeWitt.)

Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod standing on the Kuskokwim River in front of Bethel. (Photo courtesy of Michell DeWitt.)

The Kuskokwim Ice Classic recorded the earliest break up on record this year at 11:30 p.m. Wed., April 20, 2016.

Two winners— Olinka Peterson and Evon Waska, Sr., both of Bethel— will split the $10,000 pot. Each guessed 11:25 p.m. April 20.

Prior to this year, April 24, 1940 stood as the earliest break up on record.

Adrian Wagner spoke with Kuskokwim Ice Classic Manager Paul Basile about the historic event. Listen Here:

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The Break up Bash is set for 5:00 p.m. tonight in front of the First National Bank.

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The Working Group at their annual meeting at the Fish & Game office in Bethel. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK.

The Working Group at their annual meeting at the Fish & Game office in Bethel. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game forecasts a higher 2016 king salmon run than previous years. If the run goes as expected, officials say it might be enough for escapement and subsistence harvest needs. Wildlife managers met with fishery representatives from along the Kuskokwim River to discuss season management.

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The family of a sexual assault survivor brings allegations of racial preference by the justice system to a sentencing hearing in Bethel.

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