Bethel

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Heroin confiscated by Alaska Law Enforcement. - Courtesy of Alaska State Troopers

Heroin confiscated by Alaska Law Enforcement. – Courtesy of Alaska State Troopers

Federal officials say they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska in 2014 than compared to 2013. Once in Alaska the narcotic quickly reaches rural communities, which are now organizing to push back. This is the second in a series of three stories about the impacts of heroin in Bethel and how the community is fighting it. The City of Bethel is organizing a multi-agency heroin task force.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Read more →

Neil LaLonde, Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Manager. Photo by Geraldine Brink/KYUK

Neil LaLonde, Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Manager. Photo by Geraldine Brink/KYUK

During a salmon management program that aired on KYUK Wednesday, fish managers gave more details about how subsistence fishing for king salmon on the Kuskokwim would be managed this year.

Federal manager, Neil Lalonde, announced a harvest of 7,000 chinook, or king salmon, no matter how poor the run, through a community permit system.
Read more →

Black tar heroin is one form of the narcotic that's reached rural Alaska. Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Public Safety.

Black tar heroin is one form of the narcotic that’s reached rural Alaska. Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Public Safety.

Federal officials say in 2014 they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska than in 2013. The growing use of the drug is impacting urban and rural areas. This is the first in a series of three stories about the impacts of heroin in Bethel and how the community is fighting it. It begins with one woman’s struggle to get clean in Bethel.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Read more →

ONC crews in 2014 distribute fish to local elders. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

ONC crews in 2014 distribute fish to local elders. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The first fishing closures go into effect on the lower Kuskokwim River Thursday. A few days later, on May 25th, the state will put nets in the water. Those nets are one of the Department of Fish and Game’s main research tools for gauging the king salmon run, the Bethel Test Fishery. Read more →

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, gets a hug from her mom. – Photo courtesy of Mary Kernak.

Mary Kernak has big plans in her role as 2015’s Miss Cama-i. She will travel across the region to promote suicide prevention with the YK Delta’s youth.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Read more →

150513 United WayFood pantry referrals in several communities across Alaska shot up between 2012 and 2014. That’s according to numbers released recently by Alaska 2-1-1, a social services referral system.
Read more →

IMG_7266

Talk Line airs live from 10-11:30am every Friday morning on 640 AM. Photo by G. Brink/KYUK

This edition of KYUK’s Talk Line opens with an email encouraging people to do something about all the things they choose to complain about. Another caller is awaiting the arrival of mosquitoes, other callers offer up their opinions on a liquor store coming back to Bethel, and salmon return numbers and restrictions are scrutinized by several emails and calls.

Talk Line now airs for an hour and a half every Friday morning, and the Talk Line Replay airs on Friday evening starting at 7pm.

Part One:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

Part Two:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

Pat Three:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.