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Karen Laubenstein / USFWS

An Emergency Order issued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Wednesday shuts down the resident moose hunt in Zone 1 of Unit 18 at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 7.  Managers expect the harvest quota of 170 bull moose will be reached by that time.

Katie Basile / KYUK

The deadline to comment on draft reclamation plans and financial assurances for the proposed Donlin gold mine is today at 5 p.m. State officials say that the comments should target the contents of the permits, and not just be a general statement of opposition against the mine. 

Petra Harpak / KYUK

It was moose season this week on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and I went to one of my favorite spots to check out both the moose and the hunters.

Petra Harpak / KYUK

Christine John lists all the fish they have in Crooked Creek: “We have king salmon, dog salmon, silvers, and reds.”

I asked Mishka Andreanoff, aka Johnny Boy, “What’s your quota?”

Johnny Boy replied, “As much as I can eat.”

That’s Mishka Andreanoff and Christine John speaking with KYUK’s Petra Harpak during her trip up the Kuskokwim River this summer. They are among the many voices on the third and final edition of a program about upriver fishing.

Bethel police are still investigating Monday's collision involving a city water truck. Police Lt. Amy Davis said that based on witness statements, the accident was caused when the driver of a maroon Ford truck missed a stop sign near the intersection o
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Bethel police are still investigating yesterday's collision involving a city water truck. Police Lt. Amy Davis said that based on witness statements, the accident was caused when the driver of a maroon Ford truck missed a stop sign near the intersection of Schwalbe Street and Chief Hoffman Highway at about 2 p.m. on Monday. The driver of the city water truck was not injured; the driver of the maroon truck was taken from the scene by an ambulance.

 

Donlin Gold would need to destroy two creeks in order to build its proposed mine.
Katie Basile/KYUK

Donlin Gold would need to destroy two creeks in order to build its proposed gold mine. Now, it has the permits to do so.


A map of East Avenue, alongside Brown's Slough, once referred to as  “Lousetown," according to the City of Bethel's municipal code.
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If you drive on East Avenue, alongside Brown's Slough, you’re driving through “Lousetown.” That’s according to the City of Bethel's municipal code.

 

Petra Harpak / KYUK

Kalskag is tiny, but it is one of the larger communities up the Kuskokwim. It is also the focus of part two of Petra Harpak’s exploration of the fishing life upriver. Some things remain the same all along the river. Men like Michael Savage don’t cut fish.

When asked if Michael cuts fish, he said, “I just fish. My wife and kids, they do the cutting.”

I asked Bolossa Michaelson, “Do you eat tepeq, [fermented fish head]?”

National Park Service

Moose hunting season opened on Saturday along the Lower Kuskokwim. As of Tuesday afternoon, about 50 moose have been reported harvested. 

Petra Harpak / KYUK

This summer, KYUK’s Petra Harpak headed up the Kuskokwim to learn how fishing upriver differs from the downriver fishing she knows.

It didn’t take her long to find someone taking a unique approach to smoking fish.

“I grew up using the standing live cottonwood, but after living in Holy Cross, they use the standing dry cottonwood and it’s got a really good dry smoke and it makes the fish taste a lot better. So, I think I’m the only person who goes out to get the drift cottonwood without the bark,” said Dorris Allain.

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