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The season's first drift gillnet opener takes place Monday on the lowest part of the river. Map from USFWS.

The season’s first drift gillnet opener takes place Monday on the lowest part of the river. Map from USFWS.

The Kuskokwim River’s first 6-inch drift opening happens Monday afternoon from the Johnson River down to the refuge boundary at the mouth of the river. It runs from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015.

Nets must be no longer than 300-feet in length, and 45 meshes in depth. Read more →

Dozens of wildfires are burning in southwest Alaska after weekend lightening. Image from Alaska Interagency Coordination Center.

Dozens of wildfires are burning in southwest Alaska after weekend lightening. Image from Alaska Interagency Coordination Center.

Fire crews are in Crooked Creek to provide site protection if a nearby wildfire moves in to threaten structures. 20 firefighters on are site.

Francis Mitchell, with the state Division of Forestry says the village is not under imminent threat, but crews can do things like clearing out trees and setting up water equipment. Read more →

Unlabeled alcohol bound for St Mary's was seized last week. Image courtesy AST.

Unlabeled alcohol bound for St. Mary’s was seized last week. Image courtesy AST.

Troopers at the Anchorage airport last week seized 71 bottles of whiskey from a 38-year-old southern California man bound for Pitka’s Point via St. Marys.

The WAANT investigators found the alcohol in the North Hollywood, California man’s luggage. Read more →

150619 English News Full (web)

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Talk Line hosts (l-r) Fran Reich & Joe Moses, Jr. Photo by G. Brink / KYUK

Today’s program followed in a string of shows that have addressed subsistence needs and regulation. Recent terrorist activities were addressed, and a regular caller offers up $20,000 (or $500 per fish) if it can be proven that he’s letting fish rot in his net.

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The burn closure includes much of western Alaska.

The burn closure includes much of western Alaska.

Due to extremely dangerous fire conditions, federal staff and the state forester have issued a burn closure in Southwest Alaska on federal, state, city, and privately held lands.

Tim Mowry, spokesperson for the with the State of Alaska Division of Forestry summarized the closure.

“Any open fires: campfires, warming fires, signal fires are not allowed. It also includes charcoal grills, you can’t grill with charcoal. Any heat source you can’t control, or turn off is not allowed,” said Mowry. Read more →

150611 Seminary wall raising380 Samaritan’s Purse volunteers from across the United States are scheduled, in one to two week rotations, to help build the new $3.5 million Alaska Bible Seminary this summer.
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Dogs recover in Kongiganak in a December spay and neuter clinic. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Dogs recover in Kongiganak in a December spay and neuter clinic. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Veterinarians will be on the Yukon River next week to vaccinate, spay, and neuter dogs.

Angie Fitch is director for Alaska Native Rural Veterinary, one of the groups teaming up to give the free clinics.
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