Napaimute

FishThe Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group wants the state to end to all commercial openings for the remainder of the summer. The say despite unmet subsistence needs the state has allowed commercial salmon openings. Some upriver fishermen are fed up with the state, and want the Federal Subsistence Board to manage the river from here on out.

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Megan Leary is the 2014 first runner up of the Miss Indian World competition, which concluded Saturday night at the Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque. The contest brings together young, indigenous culture bearers from all over North America. Leary won the competition for best speech and best talent for her skin sewing.

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The Kwethluk River, a tributary in the lower Kuskokwim, is now open. Photo courtesy: David Epchook.

The Kwethluk River, a tributary in the lower Kuskokwim, is now open. Photo courtesy: David Epchook.

The State of Alaska River Watch program is reporting open water in the Kuskokwim River headwater village of Nicolai as of Wednesday, April 23. Read more →

MIss WEIO, Megan Leary with Frieda Kaleak of Barrow, and Selina Sam of Tanana.

MIss WEIO, Megan Leary with Frieda Kaleak of Barrow, and Selina Sam of Tanana.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, that’s where Megan Leary is headed later this month to vie for the title of Miss Indian World. The former Miss Cama-i is preparing and raising money for her trip.

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