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Smelts Arrive in Napakiak

May 10, 2016
Michael Black

After the earliest breakup on record, the smelts are finally spawning their way into the Bethel area.

Tuesday morning, Napakiak resident Michael Black posted a picture on Facebook of the smelts he caught near Napakiak. He was still smelting when he talked with KYUK.

“Yeah they’re hitting pretty hard, I’m getting like half a net-full each time. Well most of the time I’m getting half a net-full," said Black.

Mike Riley / BSAR

Middle Kuskokwim River villages reported that river ice is beginning to move out in what is expected to be the earliest river breakup on record for those villages.

Kuskokwim Begins Shifting

Apr 18, 2016
Arthur Abalama / Alaska State Troopers

As the Kuskokwim river ice continues to shift and rot Search and Rescue volunteers have suspended recovery efforts for the remains of 26-year-old Tuluksak resident, Dillon Lamont. 


Search Suspended for Tuluksak Man, River Melts

Apr 15, 2016

As the Kuskokwim River ice continues to shift and rot Search and Rescue volunteers have suspended recovery efforts for the remains of 26-year-old Tuluksak resident, Dillon Lamont.


BSAR Advises No More Cars On The Kuskokwim

Apr 8, 2016
John Wassilie

Bethel Search and rescue is cautioning people not to take cars, trucks, or ATV’s on the Kuskokwim River. They say the situation is dangerous enough and that snow machines should also stay off the river as much as possible.

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