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Ben Matheson, KYUK - Bethel

Ben Matheson is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

BLM Builds Long-Term Clean Up Plan For Red Devil Mine Site

The Bureau of Land Manage is planning do a quick field season at the Red Devil mine to try to stop the large tailings piles from eroding into Red Devil Creek and sending more metals into the Kuskokwim River. But there are more than 250,000 cubic yards of contaminated ground at the site.

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December 30, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Stebbins Man Safe After Snowmachine Falls Through The Ice

A Stebbins man travelling to Kotlik is safe after his snowmachine broke through the ice. State troopers on Tuesday night received a report that 27-year-old Albert Bogeyaktuk Junior had not made it into Kotlik.

December 20, 2013 - 10:19 am

Hooper Bay Woman Indicted On Felony Drug Charge

A Hooper Bay woman has been indicted by a grand jury on a felony drug charge. Twenty-two-year-old Louise L Bunyan was arrested following a trooper investigation. According to an affidavit, Bunyan was attempting to fly from Bethel to Hooper Bay last Friday in possession of marijuana.

December 20, 2013 - 10:12 am
Bethel Residents Struggle With GCI Smartphone Data

Bethel Residents Struggle With GCI Smartphone Data

GCI is in the process of transitioning to 3G data service for smart phones in the Bethel area. But as many users know, the internet isn’t always the fastest or in some cases, available at all.

December 18, 2013 - 10:41 am

BLM Taking Steps To Clean Up Red Devil Mine

The process of cleaning up the Red Devil mine will take the BLM years. But the agency is planning to move dirt this summer to prevent more tailings and their toxic metals from entering the Kuskokwim River.

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December 17, 2013 - 5:38 pm

Bethel Homeless Shelter To Open By Christmas

As temperatures drop in Bethel, a grassroots organization is opening a shelter to provide a safe and warm place to the city’s homeless. The Bethel Winter House will be open every night from December 24th through the three coldest months of the year.

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December 12, 2013 - 5:39 pm

15 Mushers Register For 2014 Kuskokwim 300

Five past champions are registered for this January’s Kuskokwim 300. 9-time and defending champion Jeff King will seek his record 10th title.

December 9, 2013 - 10:13 am

Disaster Assistance Centers Open In Kotlik And Stebbins

People on the coast who took on storm damage from the early November storms are now able to apply for state disaster assistance funds. The state has set up a phone line and website for people to being their application.

December 9, 2013 - 10:11 am

2-Year-Old Assaulted in Bethel, Man Arrested

A Bethel man is in custody for allegedly beating his two-year-old son. Police were called to a Bethel home early on a morning last week and found the toddler with visible facial wounds and a broken clavicle that would require medevac to Anchorage.

December 6, 2013 - 10:02 am

Bethel Man Facing Felony Assault Charge

A Bethel man is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly hurting his two-year-old son. Last week, Bethel Police were called to a home early in the morning and arrested 30-year-old Maurice Andrews, Sr.

December 5, 2013 - 9:46 am

Bethel Council Refuses to Take Up Rate Hikes

The Bethel City Council once again declined a hard look at raising water and sewer rates. Mayor Joe Klejka was behind a memorandum to have staff write up ordinances that would make the water and sewer operation cover its costs.

November 29, 2013 - 9:14 am

Newtok’s Relocation Effort Slowed By An Ongoing Tribal Dispute

The latest round of Bering Sea storms beat up the Southwest Alaska coastline, including Newtok. The community’s move to the Mertarvik site on Nelson Island may be more pressing than ever, but the long relocation process is in a holding pattern due to a tribal council dispute.

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November 26, 2013 - 4:05 pm
State Completes New Magnetic Surveys of Historic Mining Area

State Completes New Magnetic Surveys of Historic Mining Area

Southwest Alaska has a special place in the state’s mining history with the gold rushes in the Iditarod and Aniak areas. It’s also where the future of gold is happening, at the nearby Donlin Creek project. The area now is getting a fresh look with the most recent survey technology.

November 25, 2013 - 8:58 am

6-Year-Old Kwethluk Boy In Serious Condition After Shooting Self In Abdomen

A 6-year-old boy in Kwethluk was shot in the stomach while playing with a loaded pistol. Troopers received a report Monday from the boy’s father, 36-year-old Evon Savage. He says his son Marcus was playing with the .22 pistol when it fired and hit him in the abdomen.

November 21, 2013 - 10:02 am

Prototype Home Could Serve as Model for Future Housing

Two new prototype homes in Atmautluak don’t look like experiments. They’re rectangular with a slanted red roof. But how they were built: very quickly and with limited equipment, could serve as a model for other homes in remote communities.

November 21, 2013 - 8:43 am

Kotlik Residents Move Back To Damaged Homes As Water Supplies Run Low

Residents of Kotlik are using emergency water supplies as crews attempt to reconnect the city’s water system before the storage tanks are completely empty.

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November 18, 2013 - 5:16 pm

Bethel Pushes to Keep Rural Status

Bethel’s rural status is not immediately at risk. But once the population hits 7,000, it will be presumed to be non-rural unless it proves to have rural characteristics. The federal subsistence board is in a multi-year process of reviewing how it decides which communities have the critical rural priority for accessing resources on federal lands as described under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.

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November 18, 2013 - 11:27 am

2nd Grader Started Fire In Bethel School Bathroom

Lower Kuskokwim school officials say it was a 2nd grade student with a lighter that caused the fire in a detached building’s bathroom. The school will be disciplining the 2nd grade student according to the district’s policies.

November 15, 2013 - 10:09 am

Alaska’s Congressional Delegation Pushes For Fishery Disaster Funds

Alaska’s congressional delegation is pushing for disaster funds related to 2012’s low Chinook runs on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers. Twenty-two new lawmakers are now included on a letter of support for $150 million in relief to be spread across other national fishery disasters.

November 15, 2013 - 10:07 am
Bethel Residents Make Case For Keeping Rural Status

Bethel Residents Make Case For Keeping Rural Status

Bethel’s rural status is not immediately at risk. But once the population hits 7,000, it will be presumed to be non-rural unless it proves to have rural characteristics. The federal subsistence board is in a multi-year process of reviewing how it decides which communities have the critical rural priority for accessing resources on federal lands as described under ANILCA.

November 15, 2013 - 10:00 am