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Marie Andrew was busy this July at her Napaskiak fish camp. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Marie Andrew was busy this July at her Napaskiak fish camp. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

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.

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Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

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 →

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New PATC Rises Again

by Ben Matheson on July 22, 2015

Kris Manke walks through the new PATC. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Kris Manke walks through the new PATC. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

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 →

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Courtesy Alaska State Troopers.

Courtesy Alaska State Troopers.

Searchers found the body of 28-year-old Benjamin Beaver Junior of Bethel after his boat hit a sandbar and sank. Read more →