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TWC honors 2014 Yukegtaaraat

The Tundra Women’s Coalition hosted their 12th Annual Yukegtaaraat Celebration to honor three special people for their work in preserving and passing on elder wisdom in the YK delta. The honorees...

A going home trip to remember

My experience going back to my home village, Newtok, Alaska. About two weeks ago I got confirmation that I was going home to my family in my village, thanks to my younger sister, Georgiann. I made sure I was going to snap some photos and make some...

Toksook Bay School receives Outstanding International Survivor of Suicide Award

Alaska’s Toksook Bay is a small Yup’ik community that hosted an International Survivor Of Suicide (ISOS) day like no other with over 105 attendees. The day started at 12:30 pm and continued through the evening past 7:00 pm. Jim Biela, the AFSP...

Plane goes down near Bethel

Hageland Aviation keeps victims and families of the Recent Crash in Thoughts and Prayers April 9, 2014: At approximately 3:56 p.m. AST on April 8, 2014, a training flight operated by Hageland Aviation with two pilots onboard and no passengers...

Yupiit Nation to host salmon forum

The Yupiit Nation Board of Trustees will be hosting a Tribal Forum for 56 Federally Recognized Tribes and fishermen on April 30 and May 1, 2014 at the ONC Multipurpose Building (Old Bowling Alley) in Bethel, Alaska. Both days will start at 8:00...

YKHC's Yukon Kuskokwim Elder's home receives certification status by State of Alaska and by Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS)

YKHC’s skilled nursing and long term care facility, the Yukon Kuskokwim Elder’s Home received a visit from the State of Alaska’s surveyor on April 10, 2014 and there were zero findings. The full report and request for certification will be...

KSMWG king salmon conservation talking points

Since 2010 the Kuskokwim River has experienced the two lowest returns of king salmon on record – 2013 being the lowest ever. Neither 2010 nor 2013 surpassed the lower bound of the desired drainagewide escapement goal of 65,000. The 2014 return is...

3rd Grade States Fair

Dear Readers, My name is Michael Goodner, and I am a third grader from Anselmo-Merna School in Merna, NE. I am nine years old. My class is having a States Fair and I have drawn your state to research. Our States Fair will be May 6th. I will be...

Eyes on the Arctic

Arctic Policy Commission The Arctic Policy Commission delivered its Preliminary Report to the Legislature on January 30 of this year. After a year of meetings throughout Alaska where communities were able to speak face to face on the future of the...

Sewage lagoon in danger of collapse

The Bethel sewage lagoon is structurally unsafe and in danger of failing, said City Manager Lee Foley. He spoke of this potential catastrophe during the regular city council meeting on March 25, 2014 when giving his manager’s report. “The sheet...

Why is escapement so important?

In order to answer that, we must first know what escapement is. Escapement is a word biologists use for the salmon that make it past all the fishermen, be they subsistence, commercial or sport fishermen. Escapement is the amount of fish that manage...

Date change for the 2014 K300 Volunteer Party

The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee has changed the date of 2014 K300 Volunteer Party to Saturday, May 3, 2014 starting at 1:30! The party is open to all K300 volunteers, crew and sponsors. Come enjoy an afternoon of food, beverages, games, prizes and...

Bethel wrestlers grapple at Alaska Battle Cats Tournament

The Bethel Freestyle Club wrestlers wielded considerable power at the Alaska Battle Cats freestyle and folkstyle wrestling tournament last Saturday in Anchorage. Here are the individual results: Bantam-39-43 - Cody Westlake 3rd place Match #1 Cody...

George leads Newtok to District NYO honors

Jordan George didn’t finish first in any event at the 2014 District NYO meet this past weekend. That didn’t, however, keep the Newtok Jaeger standout from finishing first where it mattered most. In the final team standings with his teammates....

Coca Cola Glazed Ham

Easter greetings. I hope all of you are enjoying your day with friends and family. Seems like Easter came late this year. And, funny the things one forgets, but the other day I was remembering that...

Practical Ways to Lose Weight

Question: I am severely overweight, and have been most of my life. The weight is beginning to impact my joints, limiting my ability to get around. In addition, to the physical limitations, my doctor...

Be Proud of Who You Really Are

I don’t see anything wrong with our government helping us when we need to feed our families, or those programs specific to making sure our infant babies get the nutrition they need to grow and...

Easter: A Door of Hope in a Valley of Trouble

There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. (Hosea 2:15) The Book of Joshua records the story of a man named Achan (Joshua 6-7). At the battle of...

Napakiak students 3rd quarter honor roll, perfect attendance

Congratulations to the 43 William N. Miller Memorial School students who earned a place on the Third Quarter 2013-2014 Honor Roll: Adam Andrew, Jaden Andrew, Madison Andrew, Weston Andrew, Jasmine Ayagalria, Justin Ayagalria, Maya Ayagalria,...

 
 
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