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Subsistence King Permits For Upper Kuskokwim

Beginning June 12, subsistence fishing will be allowed anytime in the section of the Kuskokwim River north of Aniak. In this section of the river, which is managed by the state, fishermen can obtain a permit to catch up to 10 king salmon for their household this summer. Alaska Department of Fish and Game Biologist Nick Smith and Subsistence Resource Specialist Dave Runfola join KYUK’s Greg Kim to talk about the fishing opportunities north of Aniak.
KYUK

Set Net Opening Until 10 P.M. On June 2

On June 2 only, federal waters from the mouth of the Kuskokwim River to Aniak will be open for set net subsistence fishing. Set nets must be 6 inches or smaller mesh, and they must be less than 60 feet in length. This is for the Kuskokwim River only, and salmon-bearing tributaries will continue to remain closed. Set net fishing opened at 6 a.m. on June 2, and will close at 10 p.m.
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The trooper who shot a suspect in a Holy Cross homicide has been identified

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers have released the name of the trooper who fired their weapon at a suspect during a Holy Cross barricade situation earlier this week. According to an online dispatch, Trooper Caleb Lloyd, a three-year veteran of the Alaska State Troopers, fired his weapon at...
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KYUK

Visiting Construction Workers Extinguish Fire In Crooked Creek

On May 23, a fire started in a home in Crooked Creek. None of the four inhabitants, including the homeowner and her 2-year-old son, were at home at the time. The fire ravaged their house, and a man was injured trying to stop the flames. Through a series of fortunate events, nobody perished and the fire did not spread.
KYUK

Two Men Dead After Shooting In Holy Cross

A man suspected of homicide in Holy Cross died after a standoff with Alaska State Troopers that lasted about 24 hours. On May 25 at 6:36 p.m., Troopers received a report that someone in Holy Cross had been shot on a boat. Thirty-four-year-old Devyn Walker was suspected of shooting and killing 71-year-old Alden Gerald Walker Sr., troopers wrote in an online statement. Both men are Holy Cross residents.
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State delivers drinking water to Tuluksak

May 4, 2021: The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) is delivering nearly 1,300 gallons of drinking water to Tuluksak Monday in response to a request from the community. The temporary water filtration system in the community will be taken offline as moving ice from river breakup could damage the inlet to the system. Two of the 10 pallets arrived Monday, with more arriving in coming days.
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Tuluksak secures additional federal funding for permanent water plant

Three and a half months after its water plant burned down, the village of Tuluksak has secured enough funding to build a new one. When Tuluksak lost its water plant and source of drinking water to a fire on January 16, grant applications for a new one were already underway. The water plant was an old building that needed to be replaced. According to a representative from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the building had lasted 40 years, double its projected lifespan.
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Breakup disrupts Alaska village’s temporary water treatment

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A southwest Alaska village that lost its water plant in a fire will be without its temporary water treatment plant during river breakup. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. installed a temporary water treatment system for Tuluksak in March that pipes water from the Tuluksak River, but the system cannot withstand ice floes released during breakup, KYUK Public Media r eported.
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Tuluksak Will Lose Only Source Of Running Water During Breakup

For the residents of Tuluksak, breakup means that they will once again be losing their source of running water. After Tuluksak lost its water plant to a fire, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation installed a temporary water treatment plant in the school. The plant pipes up water from the Tuluksak River, but that system is too fragile to withstand the ice floes released during breakup. YKHC workers will remove the temporary plant from the river for the time being, and reinstall it when the river ice is gone. In the meantime, the community has several large water tanks that they can fill up to store water.
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State delivers water to Tuluksak

Tuluksak water departing Anchorage, May 3. Photos courtesy Northern Air Cargo 2, provided by state of Alaska. Some pallets arrived Monday, with more on the way. Tuluksak's washeteria and water facility were destroyed by fire in January. The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said they will remain in close contact with the community and that they will continue to help supply water until a new temporary solution is found.
KYUK

Tuluksak Secures Additional Federal Funding For Permanent Water Plant

Three and a half months after its water plant burned down, the village of Tuluksak has secured enough funding to build a new one. When Tuluksak lost its water plant and source of drinking water to a fire on January 16, grant applications for a new one were already underway. The water plant was an old building that needed to be replaced. According to a representative from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the building had lasted 40 years, double its projected lifespan.
KYUK

How Tuluksak Residents Are Getting Drinking Water Now

After a fire destroyed Tuluksak’s water plant in January 2021, Tuluksak residents have developed several different drinking water options; each comes with its own pros and cons. Residents’ choice depends on what they trust, and what they have the means to access. If you live in Tuluksak, you can pack...
Delta Discovery

Bethel, Tuluksak and Chevak communities discuss disaster processes with the state

Commissioner for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, traveled to Western Alaska last week (April 13th, 2021) to meet with Tribal leaders and citizens in Bethel, Tuluksak and Chevak to discuss disaster assistance measures and processes in light of recent emergencies that have occurred in the region, and in preparation for the upcoming flood season.
KYUK

Alaska Disaster Law Is Vague. Here's How That Left One Community Scrambling For Help.

Alaska governors have responded to disasters very differently. The legal guidelines for emergency declaration are open to interpretation and give governors a lot of discretion, which can leave local governments and tribes scrambling for help. When a fire destroyed the Tuluksak water plant and washateria in January, the village lost...
KYUK

Aniak Musher Crosses Iditarod Finish Line

Richie Diehl drove his dogs into Deshka Landing at around 3:30 p.m. on March 15, the ninth sled dog team to cross the Iditarod finish line. The Aniak musher had nine dogs in harness. Dallas Seavey won the race earlier the same day. Bethel musher Victoria Hardwick is bringing up...
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