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Shane Iverson, KYUK - Bethel

Shane Iverson is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

Yukon Skipper Dies After Fish Tender Capsizes

A Pilot Station man is dead after a 32-foot tender he was piloting flipped over in the Yukon River.Alaska State Troopers are reporting the pilot as 23-year-old Gerald Richardson Minock.

August 25, 2011

Groundbreaking Celebrates New Home for Disabled Elderly

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony for a care facility in Bethel this week.

August 24, 2011

Village Carries Faith, Despite Past Priest Abuse

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.

August 19, 2011

Checks Sent Out to Hundreds of Clerical Abuse Victims

Checks are going out now to hundreds of victims of clerical sexual abuse in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, and the greater Northwest Region.

August 18, 2011

Wildlife Managers Raise Lower Kuskokwim Moose Harvest Quota

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.

August 17, 2011

Kuskokwim River Boasts Massive Chum Salmon Run

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.

August 8, 2011

Airport Safety Project to Resume Following FAA Reauthorization

On Thursday, congress was finally able to end a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.

August 5, 2011

Fish and Game’s Emmonak Office Will Close Due to Safety Concerns

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.

August 4, 2011

Bethel Residents React to Newspaper Shutdown

The Parent company that owned Alaska News Incorporated, Calista, is the regional Alaska Native corporation for the YK Delta.

July 26, 2011

Congressional In-Fighting Holds Up FAA Authorization Bill

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.

July 25, 2011

Why Donlin Creek Became Donlin Gold

The biggest prospective gold mine in North America just changed its name. The joint venture rests in the remote interior of the Kuskokwim River.

July 22, 2011
Alaska’s Biggest Summer Camp to Shut-Down

Alaska’s Biggest Summer Camp to Shut-Down

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.

July 21, 2011
Goshawk Attacks Hiker near Bethel

Goshawk Attacks Hiker near Bethel

A trip in the Alaskan wilderness has plenty of perils. Wild animals and attacks are certainly one of them.

July 14, 2011

Parnell Accused of Targeting Budget Cuts at Lower Kuskokwim District

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.

June 30, 2011

New Subsistence Restrictions on Kuskokwim River

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.

June 29, 2011

Subsistence Fishing Shuts Down on Kuskokwim River

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.

June 21, 2011

Kuskokwim River Closed to King Salmon Fishing by Emergency Order

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.

June 14, 2011

Top VA Official Visits Rural Alaska

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.

May 31, 2011