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Kuskokwim villages say they’re feeling the effects of Bethel’s new liquor store. The shop opened last week in the Kuskokwim’s hub after decades of banned sales.

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Kuskokwim Consortium Library. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

Bethel’s only library will be closing for renovations this Saturday for at least three months. The Kuskokwim University Campus runs the library, but it’s used more as a public space than as a university resource. Members of that public who rely on the library for computers and entertainment will have to go elsewhere this summer.

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Moth seen near YKHC in Bethel. Photo by Mike Martz / KYUK.

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Gypsy Moth 2034, Flickr, Creative Commons. Photo by Will George.

If you’ve been walking through Bethel in the evening or night lately you might have noticed a number of unusual furry moths. There’s rumors that the creatures are an invasive and highly destructive species called the Gypsy Moth. They aren’t.  Read more →

Allanivik Hotel Closing

by Adrian Wagner on April 15, 2016

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The Allanivik Hotel is closing today after months of public unrest surrounding its revenue and plans for the hotel’s future.

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Lt Gov Byron Mollott, Diane Kaplan, and Larry Persily, speaking with Adrian Wagner at KYUK. Photo by Dean Swope.

At a tribal gathering at the Cultural Center in Bethel this week, Lt Gov. Byron Mallott presented his administration’s budget reform plan to rural Alaskans on what was a special day for the Lt Gov.

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Firefighters working to control a fire at 6th Avenue in Bethel. Photo by Charles/KYUK

Firefighters working to control a fire at 6th Avenue in Bethel. Photo by Charles/KYUK

The Bethel Fire Department responded to a fire in the 700 block of 6th Avenue in Bethel early Thursday evening. Crews were working to extinguish the flames as of 5 p.m.

This is the second fire that Bethel Firefighters responded to this week. The other totaled the City of Bethel Port Office.  No other details were available at the time this story was written.

Renfro's Alaskan Adventure building in Bethel. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

Renfro’s Alaskan Adventure building in Bethel. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

Two guides from Renfro’s Alaskan Adventures, based in Bethel, were charged with two wildlife violations in connection with the killing of a bear on an outdoor hunting show, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.

Michael “Wade” Renfro and Jason Andrew Miller, both 45, were charged by Alaska State Wildlife Troopers for failing to report a hunting violation and committing, aiding or allowing a hunting violation. Renfro, a master-guide for the company, was also charged with second degree unsworn falsification. All charges are classified as misdemeanors.
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Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 6.56.40 PM17 year old Toksook Bay teen Byron Nicholai released an album recently. His Yup’ik songs have been popular in the YK Delta ever since he started uploading his performances to his Facebook page. Now they’re available on a variety of common online music sites.
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English Newscast for Friday, August 14th, 2015

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Talk Line hosts (l-r) Fran Reich, Joe Moses Jr. and Diane McEachern. Photo by G. Brink / KYUK

Several topics that keep cropping up on KYUK’s Talk Line once again take focus on this week’s program.

Heroin and other substance abuse issues were discussed, the after-born regulations implemented by Calista Corporation came under scrutiny, and the legality- or lack thereof- of banishment from a community is mentioned.

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