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Gayla Hoseth fills BBNA’s director of natural resources position

Formerly the subsistence research specialist at the Bristol Bay Native Association, Hoseth stepped into the role of director of natural resources in November.

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courtesy of Monica Turrentine

New principal and teacher steps into midyear vacancy at Ekwok’s school

Monica Turrentine became principal and teacher at Ekwok “Sonny Nelson” School in December. Substitutes had been covering the position since November because the previous principal and teacher resigned.

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Anchorage Daily News: President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for Alaska after a costly September storm in the North Slope Borough.

Warm Winter Pushes Back K300 Season Opener For Second Week

Dec 24, 2017
Dean Swope / KYUK

KYUK, Bethel: The unseasonably warm winter seems to be claiming another victim. Mushing season on the Kuskokwim has been delayed another week. The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Season Opener has been pushed back to December 30.

Loren Holmes / ADN

Anchorage Daily News: Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz is proposing to sell the city-owned power company that serves the downtown core, Midtown and parts of East Anchorage to Chugach Electric Association, the member-owned cooperative that covers much of the Anchorage Bowl.


Bethel Search and Rescue needs help. On a nearly nightly basis this winter, the all-volunteer group has been called to assist people who are intoxicated and have lost their way on the surrounding trails. The group says that about 70 percent of their calls come from the Bethel Police Department. Now Bethel Search and Rescue wants BPD to match its resources with the organization's services.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

KUCB, Unalaska: After months sitting abandoned in Unalaska, the state announced Friday its intention to dispose of the fishing vessel Akutan.


  Updated | 6:54 a.m. Thursday

KUCB, Unalaska: The Alaska Patriot has been sunk in the North Pacific. Because of incoming inclement weather, the Coast Guard cutter Sherman left the area Wednesday evening while the 170-foot abandoned fishing vessel was slipping beneath the waves.

Museum Looks For Images Of Alaska Aviation

Dec 21, 2017
Alaska Aviation Museum

KYUK, Bethel: Aviation holds bush Alaska together, and the Alaska Aviation Museum wants to present photographs of the state’s aviation facilities from the biggest airport to the tiniest village airstrip in an exhibition called “Tundra Towers.” All it needs is some help from those of us who fly and use cameras.


Togiak hunters have requested the flexible season start soon as they apparently hope to hunt by skiff. ADF&G likely to allow up to 30 cows and 20 bulls harvested in Unit 17A.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

A small eastern Aleutian community is now getting nearly all of its electricity from renewable sources. With a second hydro facility that began producing power late this spring, the city of King Cove has dramatically reduced its dependence on diesel.

Jason Sear - KDLG

First Quantum Minerals will buy in at $150 million over the next four years, during the permitting phase, and will have the option to become a 50 percent partner with Northern Dynasty for an additional $1.35 billion if the mine goes into production.


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