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BSAR members learn how to use underwater SROV

This past weekend, members of the Bethel Search and Rescue team have been learning how to operate their new underwater submersible remotely operated vehicle (SROV). This very important piece of...

Blackfish Trapping

It was just before the rising of the winter sun that I walked away from the house in Tuluksak to check on my blackfish trap. Following a crunchy snowmachine trail through the bushy forest and weedy meadows it took me nearly an hour to reach the...

Building Alaska: UAF Construction Trades Technology

Larry Carl and Leon Kopanuk earn UAF occupational endorsement in Construction Trades Technology. Growing up in in Newtok, Lawrence “Larry” Carl always wanted to help others. He dreamed of becoming a carpenter and maintenance professional. “It...

Scoring structure changed for GED tests

This week (Friday, 29 January 2016) the GED Testing Service changed the scoring structure of the GED tests. The minimum passing score was decreased from 150 to 145, and two new passing levels to designate higher achievement were added. The changes...

YK Delta Alaska Artists invited to apply for grant funding

The Yupiit Piciryarait Museum will host an information session with Rasmuson Foundation Program Officer Jeff Baird on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the museum gallery at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center. Rasmuson Foundation is accepting...

Cama-i 2016 is seeking volunteers

The Yukon Kuskokwim Delta’s premier dance festival is in search of volunteers to help power the event that is set for April 1-3rd, 2016 in Bethel. The theme is “Nunalgutkellriit Piniutiit Cauyakun ~ Community Strength Through Drumming” and is...

Praise for the Pool

Thinking about enjoying a warmer climate? That is how I feel every time I visit the aquatic and fitness center. Especially the pool and the hot tub. My muscles and bones are warmed to the core and my spirits are lifted. My state of well being is...

Planning Commission against video surveillance in cabs

The City of Bethel Council representative for the Public Safety and Transportation Commission - Charles Herman, reported to council that the commission is still opposed to the proposed ordinance that would require taxi cabs to have video camera...

Purses raised for 2017 K300

The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee is pleased and excited to announce that they will once again be raising the purses for all 2017 K300 races. For the fourth time in five years, the purse for the Kuskokwim 300, Bogus Creek 150 and Akiak Dash will all...

Mt. Edgecumbe High School and the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program

Waqaa wiinga atqa Essaaq. Hello my Yup’ik name is Essaaq, my English name is Mary Sherbick. My mother, Carrie Sherbick is from Twin Hills and my father, Leon Sherbick, is from Trenton, NJ. I grew up primarily in Anchorage but spent many summers...

State Budget the main focus

Dear friends and neighbors, The second session of the 29th Alaska Legislature is now in its second week – momentum is starting to pick up within the Capitol. As said before, the budget is going to be the main focus this session. I continue to...

O'Brien, Lady Warriors nip Sitka to claim Donlin Gold title

The Bethel Regional High School scored enough offensively on Saturday afternoon in their final game of the 2016 Donlin Gold Invitational Tournament to win top honors. Katie Crow buried a three-point shot and Sophie Poe and Haley O’Brien both...

Warriors claim second at Donlin Gold tournament

The Bethel Regional High School Warriors closed out a successful weekend of high school basketball action on Saturday by taking second in the final standings of the 2016 Donlin Gold Invitational Basketball Tournament. Bethel finished the tournament...

Thoughts and Thinking

I’d like to try an exercise on myself. Our minds are pretty incredible, every day we have a steady stream, in the thousands, of thoughts popping up, drifting across our minds. The thing is, I...

Black Bean Soup a la Jacques

Greetings. Wow! Some kind of weather we’ve been experiencing. Pretty darned cold after the reasonably (seasonably?) warm weather we had at the end of 2015. On one of those cold days, I was looking...

Beating the Winter Blues

Question: It’s the middle of the winter, and I am really feeling the blahs. I don’t know if I’m really depressed, but I just feel sort of down, and can hardly wait for the days to lengthen. Is...

Actually, You Have Been Called By God

Did you ever hear someone say that they were called by God? How many times have I heard a preacher tell of being called by God to preach as a teenager? And the missionaries who were called even as...

Calendar celebrates birds, showcases art and literature

In the dead of winter, the arrival of spring and the return of Alaska’s migratory birds seem like a long time off. But don’t despair; a colorful reminder of our departed feathered friends, the 2016 Alaska Migratory Bird Calendar, will soon be...

 
 
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