Seven individuals will seek four city council seats. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.
Seven candidates have filed for four two-year Bethel City Council seats for the October ballot. Mayor Rick Robb, Vice Mayor Leif Albertson, and Mark Springer will seek reelection. Heather Pike was not registered at the deadline Thursday afternoon.
In addition to the three incumbents, Jason Smith, Nikki Hoffman, Alisha Welch, and Mary Nanuwak will seek to serve on council. Read more →
Commercial fishing takes place Friday on the Kuskokwim. Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.
The next commercial fishing on the Kuskokwim River takes place Friday.
The waters from 15 miles below the Johnson River to Eek Island are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Bethel down to the marker located 15 miles below the Johnson, fishing takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Read more →
The Nunalleq excavation near Quinhagak is revealing artifacts that have survived hundreds of years in permafrost. The site is threatened now by coastal erosion. Photo by Daysha Eaton / KYUK.
At a site near the Southwest Alaska village of Quinhagak archaeologists are racing against time to uncover Yup’ik artifacts before the effects of climate change cause them to erode into the sea. The old village continues to reveal artifacts that give a glimpse into the daily lives of Yup’ik people hundreds of years ago.
The crowning artifact found this season, says Rick Knecht, the lead archaeologist and a professor from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, is a mask half human, half walrus, in nearly perfect condition. It’s wrapped in several layers of plastic as Knecht keeps the mask damp and cool in a refrigerator at base camp.
Bethel Police have identified five juveniles suspected of trashing the preschool. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK.
Bethel police have identified five juveniles, ages 10 and 13, suspected of vandalizing preschool classrooms and smashing windows in more than a dozen cars owned by the Lower Kuskokwim School District. Charges are being sent to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Lieutenant Joe Corbett says this is not the first time police have dealt with vandalism in the school, which has high quality cameras that were rolling.
“We [passed] the images around the police department, we put them in front of school administrators to try to get those kids identified,” said Corbett. “It normally doesn’t take us very long.”
The 2015 federal moose hunt will take place September 1 through 8. Photo by Pat Gaines via flickr.
The Kuskokwim fall moose hunt takes place in just a couple of weeks with an expected 110 antlered bull moose to be taken on state lands, and 45 on federal lands in unit 18. The state expects to close the hunt by emergency order after their quota is reached.