2014

Courtesy of Foraker Group

Courtesy of Foraker Group

A recent study about Alaska non-profits confirms what many in the field know: that federal grant money has been drying up over the past couple of years. On the other hand, it shows that non-profits are developing new revenue streams, and counting on personal giving, particularly in rural areas.
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This photo was taken at the Bethel Boat Harbor November 13th, 2014. - Photo by Dean Swope

Bethel Bethel Boat Harbor November 13th, 2014. – Photo by Dean Swope

Bethel broke the record for highest-average temperature in 2014. It’s included in a broad swath of Western and Southwestern Alaska which have had above normal temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.
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2014 saw the first dipnetting on the Kuskokwim river. Photo by Ben Matheson/KYUK.

2014 saw the first dipnetting on the Kuskokwim river. Photo by Ben Matheson/KYUK.

2014 saw a king salmon crisis, tumultuous city politics, strange weather, and a very busy year up and down the Kuskokwim river.  KYUK news looks back at some of the top stories we covered in 2014.

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Representative Bob Herron

Representative Bob Herron

Y-K Delta House Representative Bob Herron will be the Whip for the Majority Caucus this January. Herron and the Republican-led caucus just finished two days of organization meetings. As Majority Whip, the District 38 Democrat is charged with making sure there is effective communication in the caucus.
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Billy Charles, Yukon-Kuskokwim Representative for AFN. Courtesy of AFN

Billy Charles, Yukon-Kuskokwim Representative for AFN. Courtesy of AFN

The Alaska Federation of Natives reelected Billy Charles of Emmonak to represent the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Villages.
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FishAs the Pollack season wraps up in the Bering Sea, the Association of Village Council Presidents and the Tanana Chiefs Conference want immediate action to protect declining Western Alaska wild Chinook Salmon stocks from trawl bycatch.

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ADF&GThe Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued an emergency order to close the lower Kuskokwim moose hunt. As of Thursday, September 4 at 11:59pm, permit hunts for moose will be closed, both on federal and state lands in unit 18.
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ADF&GAnother commercial opening for salmon fishing on the Kuskowkiwm starts Monday, July 21st. Waters from Bethel to the mouth will open to commercial salmon fishing from noon to 6pm. Read more →