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Cultural treasures uncovered in Quinhagak

The partnership between Quinhagak, Alaska and Aberdeen, Scotland is yielding gold in terms of priceless artifacts and new information for Yup'ik people. Qanirtuuq Inc. and University of Aberdeen...

Coho may fill the pantry for 2014 salmon season

As the 2014 salmon season winds down on the Kuskokwim River, subsistence fishing for coho continues as well as some commercial openers for the coho. With low escapement figures earlier in August the Alaska Department of Fish and Game halted...

Man shot in struggle with police

A man wielding a baseball bat was shot by a Bethel police officer on Friday, according to Alaska Dispatch News. The police were responding to a disturbance in a residential neighborhood when a struggle ensued between Aaron Moses, 31, and the...

Body thought to be man missing since October

Human remains found Aug. 8 on the Kuskokwim River just south of the mouth of the Kialik River are thought to be those of one of the men who went missing in October, according to KYUK. Nick Cooke of Bethel and Jim Lee Napoka of Tuluksak were...

Bethel harbor work underway

Work on the Bethel harbor to repair the entrance and banks is underway. The project being done by KNIK Construction is expected to continue to the middle of September. More work will yet need to be done, according to Alaska Dispatch News, but...

Trooper Report - Aug. 21, 2014

The following is from the dispatches of the Alaska State Troopers. Those who have been arrested, cited or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in court. On Aug. 1, the Aniak-based VPSO received a report of an assault in the village of...

Arctic Working Group formed in D.C.

To help the United States better prioritize its interests in the Arctic, Reps. Don Young and Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), announced the creation of the Congressional Arctic Working Group in an op-ed printed in the Washington Post on Aug. 3, according to...

Calista Corp. announces shareholder hires

Calista Corporation has added shareholders George Owletuck and Kirsten Kinegak-Friday to its team of employees. Both have impressive resumes and bring several years of experience to the corporation,...

Wildfires could cut caribou hunters success

Everyone needs refuge from cold arctic winters, even caribou. Some caribou find it in the densely packed spruce trees of the boreal forest, but, as fires increase in this ecosystem, the ranges of caribou are likely to shift, making it harder for...

A deficit cure: Spend more money now

I’ve spent the past couple of months listening to political candidates in a variety of formats. I like most of them as people, but I am struck by how thin our political discourse can be. Consider...

Fact ignored by female Republican women legislators

In a recent commentary released to Alaska media about oil taxes, 11 female Alaska state legislators claimed their bona fides as champions of the “best interests” of Alaskan children. However, 10 of those 11 women have apparently forgotten the...

Kuskokwim Calendar - Aug. 21, 2014

To submit an event for the Kuskokwim Calendar, email editor@thetundradrums.com The Children’s Home exhibit What: Learn more about the Moravian Children’s Home through photos, art and video at the Yup’ik Museum. Where: Yup’ik Museum When:...

AVEC opens new office in Bethel

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative has opened a new office in the Alaska Commercial Co. store at 450 Ridgecrest. The old office building is no longer open for business. AVEC will host a soft grand opening over Labor Day weekend in conjunction with...

Arctic researcher seeks help

Alexander Strutzke, a PhD student at the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, is researching the environmental changes due to global warming in the North American Arctic and Subarctic. Part of...

Subsistence advisory council meetings set

Dates and locations for Federal Subsistence Management Regional Advisory Council meetings have been announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The fall meeting agendas include: discussion of proposals to change federal subsistence fish and...

 
 
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