Mary Kernak, Miss Cama-i 2015 in Native regalia during the Miss Cama-i competition. - Photo courtesy of Mary Kernak.

Mary Kernak, Miss Cama-i 2015 with her mother. Photo courtesy of Mary Kernak

The 2015 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, WEIO, has kicked off in Fairbanks. 2015 Miss Cama-i, Mary Kernak will represent the YK Delta. The new Miss WEIO will be named Friday evening.
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Image courtesy of AST.

A Tununak woman is under arrest after allegedly attempting to transport alcohol to the community. According to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch, members of the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team caught Jessica Post trying to smuggle 12 bottles of R&R Canadian Whisky into the dry village.
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Calista logoCalista’s Communications Manager, Thom Leonard, and Calista’s Associate General Counsel, Kirsten Kinegak-Friday, host the program and focus on the results of the most recent shareholder-elections and resolutions.

The conversation also touched on dividend rights, online voting, and the Calista donation program. They explained descendant and missed-enrollee’s opportunities to gain shares in the near future.

Callers were also given the opportunity to pose their questions to the Calista representatives.

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Courtesy of USFWS

The 2015 Kuskokwim moose quota will grow by over 50 percent this year. State and federal managers say that recent surveys show there are enough moose for more hunting. Read more →

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A fire damaged the 123 Barbecue Express restaurant  on Monday, July 13th. Photo by Daysha Eaton

A fire damaged 1-2-3 Barbecue Express restaurant Monday. Photo by Daysha Eaton / KYUK

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 15th 10:23 a.m.: Bethel police say a man is in jail on charges of arson related to a fire at a Bethel restaurant on Monday night. 58-year-old Larson Edwards, of Mekoryuk, was arrested in connection with a fire at the 1-2-3 Barbecue Express restaurant late Monday.
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Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council rejected a move towards lowering city sales tax in their Tuesday meeting. Noting the recent water rate hike, Mayor Rick Robb proposed asking voters whether they want to drop sales tax from 6 percent to 5.75 percent. He was the only council member to vote for introduction.
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The Kuskokwim will open indefinitely to 6" gillnet fishing. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Kuskokwim will open indefinitely to 6″ gillnet fishing. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

As of 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, state fishery managers are opening the Kuskokwim indefinitely for 6-inch gillnet fishing. The opening directly follows scheduled fishing periods Wednesday.

The chum salmon numbers at the Bethel Test Fishery have been among the lowest on record. That kept the lower river on a twice-weekly subsistence fishing schedule to bring more chum to spawning grounds. Managers say there is “mounting evidence” that the Kogrukluk River escapement goal may not be reached. Read more →