It’s illegal to sell big game meat in Alaska, but sales of subsistence foods are a constant presence on the social media site and regulations governing the trade of these foods can be inconsistent and confusing. Recently, a Bethel man has been ordered to appear in court for advertising moose meat for sale on Facebook.
KYUK hosted a live call-in show on Thursday, sponsored as part of an effort by the City of Bethel to provide impartial facts on the upcoming public vote on local option. Jedediah Smith, Local Government Specialist with the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, joined KYUK to answer questions about Local Option Proposition 1, which comes before Bethel voters on October 2.
State officials hosted a public meeting on a controversial salmon habitat ballot initiative in Bethel on Tuesday. The salmon habitat ballot initiative would toughen the permitting process for proposed projects built on salmon habitat, and could hinder the development of the proposed Donlin mine. The Donlin mine could be one of the biggest gold mines in the world if built, and would be located in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Just after midnight on September 19, State Troopers responded to the house of Ellenore and Ralph Kvamme, brother and sister, to find Ralph Kvamme, the brother, lying dead in a recliner with a stab wound in his chest.