kuskokwim river

Local News
1:26 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

6/19/14 KNBA News - Kuskokwim River fishing closures prompt fears of conflict, civil disobedience

Kuskokwim River villagers warn fisheries managers of talk about armed conflict and civil disobedience over closures that are leaving fish racks and freezers empty during the normally busy fishing season. Managers say biology, not protests, will decide when fisheries will be opened, and their count shows promising numbers of salmon are returning to spawn. An opening may come as early as this weekend.

A tribal administrator in Eastern Interior Alaska admits to $23,000 embezzlement.

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Local News
8:21 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

5/14/14 State gets taken to court over indecipherable translations of 2010 ballots into Yup'ik

A trial is scheduled for next month in a case alleging failure by the state to provide accurate translations of voting materials into Alaska Native languages.

A short subsistence opening is scheduled for the Kuskokwim River, where returns of spawning king salmon was the lowest on record last year.

Likewise on the Yukon River, returns are expected to be even lower than last year, which were the lowest on record. Commercial, sport, and subsistence fisheries on the entire Yukon River drainage area will be closed.

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Local News
7:27 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

5/7/14 KNBA News - Great Land Trust raising money to buy Bodenburg Butte in Palmer

The Great Land Trust plans to buy the top of Bodenburg Butte in Palmer from the Alaska Mental Health Lands Trust and donate it to the Mat-Su Borough, if it can raise the $187,500 purchase price.

The Yupiit Nation lays out a strategy for dealing with this summer's king salmon closures and avoiding civil disobedience.

The City of Bethel is investigating employee violations ranging from nepotism, personnel policies and leave policies, to credit card use, procurement, and travel.

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Local News
6:41 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

3/7/14 KNBA News - Five Arctic nations agree the Arctic Ocean is off limits for commercial fishing

Five nations have agreed to ban commercial fishing in the Arctic Ocean beyond their 200-mile exclusive economic zone until more research on fish stocks is done.

To protect the lowest returns on record of King, or Chinook, salmon to the Kuskokwim River, subsistence fishermen on the river will face serious fishing restrictions.

Three teens showed up on the Kenai Peninsula with chickenpox, so health officials are urging people who are not immune to it to get vaccinated against the highly contagious virus.

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