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Local pilot achieves dream of operating commuter air service

The YK Delta has a new air taxi charter business – Nunak Air Taxi. It is owned and operated by Noah Lincoln of Toksook Bay. It all began with a dream – a dream of owning his own business where he ...

Native Village of Napaimute to receive fisheries grant

Imagine you’re sitting in a boat at the mouth of the Aniak River, mentally preparing for the two-hour long boat ride up one of the Kuskokwim’s most unpredictable, swift, and tree covered waters. It’s just you and another team member leaving...

Bristol Bay Youth Representative and Elder welcomes CNN Crew

On the 7th of July, 2016. The village of New Stuyahok had visitors from The Wonder List. Bristol Bay Youth Representative Jalen Konukpeok; who was voted in last year at the Elders and Youth Conference, Elder Timothy Wonhola, and Lucy Weedman...

Middle Kuskokwim Fish Wheel Project

The Native Village of Napaimute Environmental Director Dan Gillikin developed a proposal to implement a Middle Kuskokwim Fish Wheel Project. His vision for this project was to reintroduce the use of fish wheels to the communities of this part of...

Sheefish, a shiny surprise on interior river

ZITZIANA RIVER — Fishing at the spot where this long, squiggly stream mixes with a floury channel of the Tanana River, Alison Beamer feels a thump. Line squeals from her spinning reel as a creature as long as her arm flashes beneath the surface....

RE: AVCP, Special Conventions, and Truth

We fathers/mothers have children who think we are very rich, powerful and can do anything. We live day by day with limited income that we spread out for food, electricity, heating, essential household goods, from one paycheck to the next. It is not...

KYUK Hires Steve Heimel and Johanna Eurich

KYUK public media has hired Steve Heimel and Johanna Eurich, two longtime Alaska journalists and radio hosts as the new managing editors for the KYUK news team. Heimel is well known to public radio fans all over Alaska. He founded, and then hosted...

Alcohol Abuse

So many people are using alcohol to numb the pain - it makes more pain to your loved ones, especially if you have kids that love you. Many people die from alcohol poisoning or getting into accidents from driving their vehicles when they aren’t...

Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery Announcement

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. It was released July 7th, 2016. State Management Effective 6:00 p.m. July 7, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will...

ADFG to take over Salmon Fisheries Management

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will take over management of the salmon subsistence fisheries on Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River. This shift in regulatory authority is being made as the salmon fisheries transition from Chinook...

Man Walks 70 Miles

Any way you look at it, 70 miles is a long walk. It is about three and a half days of long walking. Seventy miles would take you from Bethel to Kwigillingok, or from St. Mary’s to Kotlik. The...

White-winged Crossbill

Have you ever come across a little bird singing in chirpy twitters on the top of a spruce tree in the winter? Or even better, singing almost continuously in the same sweet voice while flying with...

Reverse Psychology

Question: What is reverse psychology, and is it a good method to use? Who uses it, and does it work? Reverse psychology refers to getting another person to do or say something by telling them the...

Go Fund Me

I don’t know diddly about “Face Book” or “Go Fund Me,” but I’ve heard enough to believe that these are legitimate pages to help people who are ill, have been ill for a long time and...

Salmonberry Rhubarb Cake

Well, we finally had a few days of sunshine. Hope it keeps up. Some folks have asked about salmonberry recipes and I’ve searched without success for my salmonberry pie recipe. I did, however, find ...

Classifieds July 13

For Sale Jeff Sanders sells Hitzer Amish built wood stoves. Quality workmanship, simple to operate, clean burning, highly efficient, and very affordable. Floor and wall protectors and Ecofan Airmax in stock, 543-2379. (30)(12/12-cnx) Plastic sled...

Mary S. Atchak

Mary S. Atchak (Irrpaq/Pulquq) was born on December 12, 1946 in Ohagamute, Alask to Anastasia Gleaskak and Simeon C. Smith. She was raised in Russian Mission. Mary was the third oldest of 15 children. Mary moved to Bethel in 1973. There she met her...