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Yukon River chinook salmon run weaker than expected

...goal for this year stands at 42,500 chinook salmon. Fishery managers report early-season chinook and chum on a Lower Yukon river are on track.This summer's chum run has been average and will likely reach 1.4 million on the Yukon.
A king without its crown

...Yukon) stock may have lost that large size component because of it."These days, the 2013 regulations on the lower Yukon River restrict gillnet size to six inches, according to the management strategies outlined in the Alaska Department of...
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...flat, treeless wetlands of the lower Yukon River, as many as half the residents...flat, treeless wetlands of the lower Yukon River, as many as half the residents...flat, treeless wetlands of the lower Yukon River, as many as half the residents...
Lower Yukon has youngest population in United States

ANCHORAGE - In the rural villages that dot the flat, treeless wetlands of the lower Yukon River, as many as half the residents are children. It's a phenomenon borne out by the latest census figures, which show the region...
Counting the herd

...of Fish and Game. This vast herd ranges over a 140,000-square-mile area bounded by the Arctic Ocean, the lower Yukon River and the trans-Alaska pipeline. About 40 communities and 13,000 people are located within the range of the herd...
Yupik hunters face cultural conflict over proposed moose-hunting ban

...this year found fewer than 100 moose from Aniak to Bethel. Similar hunting bans to the north and south, in the lower Yukon River and around Togiak, have worked well, Seavoy said. In both areas, moose numbers have grown tenfold or more in...
Craig opts to sue over legislative redistricting

...However, it also would be included in a new Senate district that extends all the way to Russian Village on the lower Yukon River and Arctic Village 100 miles north of Fairbanks. Craig Mayor Dennis Watson said the plan ignores rules governing...
Poor chum run closes Yukon to subsistence

...poor and it needs protection." As of Sunday, only 156,000 fall chums had been counted by a sonar counter in the lower Yukon river at Pilot Station. Normally, based on the seven-year average, about 300,000 fish would have passed the sonar...
Woman found dead after drinking homemade liquor

...stomach, which clogged her airway, after drinking too much homebrew, according to the Anchorage Daily News.Many Lower Yukon River villages in western Alaska outlaw alcohol but long have struggled with homebrew abuse as residents improvise with...
Mother accidentally runs over toddler

...snowmachine. Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says that's when the woman ran over her child. Troopers say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident. St. Mary's is a village of about 550 people near the lower Yukon River.


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