Shane Iverson, KYUK - Bethel
Shane Iverson is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.
This week the embattled Society of Jesus Oregon Province emerged from chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The Province oversees Jesuit activities in five states, and under their watch hundreds of children were sexually abused by priests and volunteers.
Checks are going out now to hundreds of victims of clerical sexual abuse in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, and the greater Northwest Region.
The moose hunting season begins in just a few weeks for residents of the Lower Kuskokwim River. This season hunters will have a better chance of killing a moose than in previous years. That’s because wildlife managers are bumping up the harvest quota. The move comes after a surprising study on the Kuskokwim moose population.
The Kuskokwim River had a massive Chum salmon run this season. The fish may be called dog salmon, but it’s gaining in popularity in international markets, and that’s a good thing for small time commercial fisherman on the river.
On Thursday, congress was finally able to end a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Department of Fish and Game has announced they will be close down their field office in the village of Emmonak. Personnel there say they no longer feel safe.
The Parent company that owned Alaska News Incorporated, Calista, is the regional Alaska Native corporation for the YK Delta.
Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC, Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau & Shane Iverson, KYUK – Bethel
Fights in Congress are holding up approval of the bill that authorizes the Federal Aviation Administration.
The biggest prospective gold mine in North America just changed its name. The joint venture rests in the remote interior of the Kuskokwim River.
The biggest summer camp in the state is shutting down. The Kuskokwim Campus Talent Search Summer Camp in Bethel has played host to well over 1,000 students from the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta.
A trip in the Alaskan wilderness has plenty of perils. Wild animals and attacks are certainly one of them.
Bethel Representative Bob Herron says that his region was hit particularly hard by Governor Sean Parnell’s veto pen. According to Herron’s office, the Govenor vetoed more money from his house district than in 39 of the 40 house districts in the state.
Subsistence users on the Kuskowkwim River are facing a new series of unprecedented restrictions. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is calling for the-first-of-its-kind net restriction on the Kuskwokwim.
Subsistence fishing on the Kuskowim River will shut-down for the longest time in recent memory later this week. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game declared an emergency, five-day closure just as the river was re-opening from a previous closure.
The largest king salmon subsistence fishery in the State will close for four days amid concerns that not enough fish are reaching their spawning grounds.
The top official from the Department of Veterans Affairs spent Memorial Day afternoon in Rural Alaska. Secretary Eric Shinseki traveled to the Bering Sea Village of Kwigillingok to get a better understanding of what it will take to care for veterans in the remote reaches of Alaska.