The Tundra Drums - CAUYAT - "The Beat of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta"

 
Holmbergs named Elder of Year

People waiting to fill smokehouses

As commercial openers have been announced these past couple of weeks, residents of the Kuskokwim River have expressed concern that they have not caught enough chums to meet subsistence needs. “I talked to a lot of people yesterday and a lot of...

Holmbergs named Elder of Year

Calista Corp. Board Chairman Willie Kasayulie shakes hands with Dunia Holmberg. Dunia and her husband Fred Holmberg were selected as the 2014 Elder of the...

Trading Post finds community at Crooked Creek

At Thomas's Trading Post in Crooked Creek, a small village about 120 miles northeast of Bethel, you'll find more than the just lollipops, DVDs and cigarettes. You'll find a family that has dedicated...

20 involved in fight

Bethel Police are investigating a fight that involved about 20 people on July 15 in Haroldson Subdivision. At 3 a.m. the police received calls reporting that people were using edged weapons and impact weapons, and that some might be injured. When...

Missing hunters found

Two hunters who were reported overdue on July 14 in Hooper Bay were found the same day. The two left Hooper Bay about 10 a.m. July 13 and were to return that evening. However, 16-year-old Dominic Smith and 21-year-old Jeremiah Stone had not...

Governor visits Bethel, signs legislation

Gov. Sean Parnell addressed the Bethel Chamber of Commerce in Bethel July 17 and signed several pieces of legislation while in town. Recognizing Alaska’s role in the Arctic, the governor signed House Joint Resolution 24, urging the U.S....

Y-K teens gather for leadership camp

The fourth annual Teens Lead Ahead took place June 18-21 in Bethel. Organized by Teens Acting Against Violence in Bethel, the four-day youth leadership camp focused on the theme, "Keep the Cycle...

Trooper Report - July 24, 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 June 12, AST was conducted a prisoner transport from Kwethluk to Bethel. Upon...

Bill allowing VPSO to carry firearms becomes law

The bill allowing Village Public Safety Officers to carry weapons was signed into law by Gov. Sean Parnell Friday in Naknek. “This bill is about improving the safety of Alaskans and ensuring our VPSOs have the necessary resources,” Parnell...

Study: Arctic lakes soak up greenhouse gases

New University of Alaska Fairbanks research indicates that arctic thermokarst lakes stabilize climate change by storing more greenhouse gases than they emit into the atmosphere. Countering a widely...

UAF scientists to join Arctic Ocean expedition

Scientists Igor Semiletov and Natalia Shakhova have been busy getting ready for an international research expedition across the Arctic Ocean that will begin next week and continue through October. Semiletov and Shakhova, both of the University of...

Calista annual meeting results announced

Calista Corporation announced July15 the results of the 2014 Annual meeting of shareholders, held July 12 in Kalskag. Nearly 6,200 proxies were received with more than 450 of them cast online....

Bristol Bay sockeye prices down

It came as no surprise when the first price postings last week tanked for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon to $1.20 a pound, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That compares to a base price of $1.50 ...

Inmate Deaths Hearing

It was a disappointment to only see Democrat legislators at the July 15 legislative briefing on inmate facilities in Alaska’s correctional facilities. Chaired by Sen. French, other attendees were Sen. Gardner, Reps. Josephson and Tarr. Rep. Tuck,...

Thank you

The Native village of Napakiak IGAP program would like to thank the following organizations and local businesses for the support of our annual Clean-up - Green-up program a big success. Donlin Gold, AVCP-TANIF Department, CVRF, Napakiak...

Youth take Mars Lander Challenge

Fifty-four Alaskan middle-school students had an out-of-this-world experience during the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at the University of Alaska Anchorage in conjunction with Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program. As part...

Kuskokwim Calendar - July 24, 2014

To submit an event for the Kuskokwim Calendar, email zbryan@thetundradrums.com ‘Healing Our Heroes’ Training What: Training is aimed to help primary healthcare providers and community advocates understand the needs of veterans by providing...

The Chinook Tradition

For a great many Alaskans, the ice- and snow-free months begin and end on the water, where wild Pacific salmon are plucked with nets from the tides or pulled leaping and thrashing with rod and reel...

Weather Permitting - July 24, 2014

A mothballed airplane sits at Crooked Creek soaking up the sun. Warm, sunny skies have graced the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta this week, with a bit of rain to add variety. Clear skies are expected...