Subsistence fishing is open indefinitely on the Kuskokwim River. But that hasn’t been the norm this summer, as the river underwent two management regimes —state and federal—and strict closures for two species. Lower river fishermen are adjusting to the new reality of Kuskokwim subsistence—where conservative management is now the status quo.
The Bethel City Council will meet in executive session Thursday.
After the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board rejected the city’s protest of the proposed Bethel Spirits license, calling it arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable, the council will discuss potential litigation regarding that decision. Read more →
The skeleton of the new Phillips Ayagnirvik Treatment Center, PATC, is coming up quickly and aims to be closed in for a winter of work. Kris Manke is Director of Construction for the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation, which is leading up the project. He says about 15 crew members are working now, including close to 70 percent local Alaska Native hires.
“We do all of our own electrical, mechanical, framing, siding, we self perform all of that,” said Manke. Read more →
Searchers found the body of 28-year-old Benjamin Beaver Junior of Bethel after his boat hit a sandbar and sank. Read more →