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Stories about local, state or national economy.

Courtesy of Ravn Alaska

Ravn Alaska has appointed a new President and CEO. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau reports that the hire may be the beginning of an attempt to step up their game.

 

 


Silver Salmon Buyer Coming to Kuskokwim Bay

Jul 6, 2017
Silver salmon fills the bottom of a boat during a subsistence opening in August 2016 near Bethel.
Katie Basile / KYUK

It looks like there will be a commercial fishery for silver salmon on the Kuskokwim coast this year. A buyer is coming to Kuskokwim Bay next month with his floating processor vessel, Akutan. It’s 180 feet long, can process up to 100-gross-weight pounds of salmon a day. That's 100,000 pounds of salmon. The ship will anchor in either Eek or Quinhagak. Its owner, Larry Lang, is looking for locals to buy cohos from.


2017 LKSD Film Academy Students

Alaska Native villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are getting Federal funds to help improve energy efficiency. The effort is also a way for villages to start reducing energy costs.

 

 


Dean Swope / KYUK Public Media

Bethel Spirits on Front Street has reopened its doors after being closed all year. The liquor store, owned by Bethel Native Corporation, began doing business again on Tuesday and will remain open for the next 30 days, operating Tuesday through Saturday.

Bethel Will Experience Power Outage At Midnight Tonight

Jun 29, 2017

There’s a cooling system leak at the Bethel Power Plant, and officials are shutting down the system in order to repair it. Bethel residents will experience a power outage tonight, from midnight until 3 a.m.


Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK Public Media

For nearly a year, the Bethel Fire and EMT Department has been raising money to buy a new ambulance. Everything from t-shirts to bratwurst to Bingo nights have been sold to fund the effort. This week, the campaign received a boost: $25,000 from the Rasmuson Foundation. The influx means that the Fire Department has almost reached its goal.


Dean Swope / KYUK

This week, KYUK received a $25,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. We are very proud of this award and are grateful to the Rasmuson Foundation for believing in our mission. In this short interview, KYUK General Manager Shane Iverson explains how we will use the money to secure our building so that we can continue bringing you the news, programs, and music you've come to expect. Thank you, Rasmuson, from KYUK, your public radio station for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section

More than $3 million in federal money is coming to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in federal PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) funds. The funding is intended to offset the maintenance of road construction, public schools, public safety, and other community services on non-taxable federal lands.

Drilling Approved At Site Of Donlin Gold Mine This Summer

Jun 26, 2017
The proposed Donlin Gold mine site in 2014.
DEAN SWOPE / KYUK

Activity will continue at the proposed Donlin Gold mine site this summer now that the project’s exploratory drilling program has been approved.


Courtesy of YKHC

When the new hospital expansion in Bethel is completed, patients and visitors will be able to do something they have never been able to do before: they will be able to drive up to the front door and walk in, without going up a ramp or stairs.

"Even though the building is raised up in the air and on pilings like most buildings in Bethel," says Kent Crandall, the project manager for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation expansion, "we're going to raise the drive up so they can be dropped off and walk straight in on grade like most hospitals anywhere in the world."

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