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A piece of Bethel history comes to an end

Last Friday the Swanson’s Store closed its doors for the last time. Shoppers paid their last respects during the final day of business, March 13th, 2015. Goodbye and thank you for your service ...

Native organizations call to reevaluate position on crucial ICWA case

Alaska Native leaders from across the state called upon Governor Bill Walker and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott to have the State reconsider its litigation position in Native Village of Tununak v. State (Tununak II), a case of critical...

Three VPSOs selected for VPSO Arming Pilot Project

Three Village Public Safety Officers were selected to participate in the VPSO Arming Pilot Project training set to begin on March 15 at the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka. The Arming Pilot Project training qualifications and requirements...

Samuelson retires after 34 years of service to the YK Delta

Well-known and beloved pilot Earl Samuelson Sr. was honored and celebrated as he retired from 34 years of service to the Yukon Kuskokwim delta - his home. The Bethel Search and Rescue team and friends threw a party for him at the BSAR headquarters...

YK Delta Regional Governance Convention set for March 16

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Governance Convention is set for March 16, 2015 at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel, Alaska. Why: To gain a more powerful political voice in order to improve the socioeconomic status in the Region...

LKSD Superintendent resignation

The Lower Kuskokwim Board of Education on March 10, 2015, accepted the resignation of Superintendent Jacob Jensen effective June 30, 2015. Because of his wife's health and her need to be near family support, the Board placed Mr. Jensen on sick...

Lady Thunderbolts

The community of Akiak showed their love and support to the Akiak Lady Thunderbolts the day before they headed off to the state tournament in Anchorage with a feast. We also celebrated the young Akiak Thunderbolts boys basketball team. We have not...

Bethel Office to get new DA

Attorney General Craig Richards announced Friday, March 13th, that he has appointed current Fairbanks District Attorney J. Michael Gray as the new District Attorney for the Bethel office. “Mike’s 20 years as a prosecutor in Alaska, including...

Cama-i Y-K Delta Memoriam

On Saturday evening, April 18th, during Cama-i we will once again have the “Y-K Delta Memoriam” photo slide show. It is to recognize anyone who has passed on in the Y-K delta. Please send: Photo, Name and Yup’ik name, dates of birth and...

Why can't villages completely ban pot?

A tangle of legislation dealing with the legalization of marijuana continues to move through the Legislature.  HB 79, introduced by the House Judiciary Committee, mainly addresses certain criminal offenses and penalties for people who don’t...

Budget heads to Senate

Dear friends and neighbors, The big news in the Capitol continues to be the operating budget. The House has finished its work and now it’s the Senate’s turn. Operating Budget The House Finance Committee finished its work last week, and the...

Congressman Young files for re-election

Congressman for All Alaska Don Young filed for re-election to run for his 23rd term in the United States House of Representatives on Thursday, Feb. 26th. Following that morning’s visit to the Alaska Division of Elections in Anchorage, Congressman...

St. Mary's wins opener at state tournament

The St. Mary’s Lady Eagles may not have won the Yukon-Delta Conference championship, but the gained a measure of pride on Saturday in the opening round of the Class 1A state basketball tournament in Anchorage: They are the last Yukon-Kuskokwim...

March Madness End of the Year tournament champions

The Eek Ballers defeated Kasigluk during Sunday’s championship game at the Bethel armory. The winning team includes Tom Carter, Fritz Alexie, Wayne Brown, Tony Brown, Jackie Petluska, Wassillie Henry, Bryon Cleveland, John Friendly, John Wuya,...

Bethel boys, girls tip off state tournament on Wednesday

The Bethel Regional High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will kick off their state basketball tournament appearances on Wednesday morning at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. The Bethel boys, who advanced to the state meet by finishing...

Scammon Bay boys move step closer to state title

The Scammon Bay Eagles moved a step closer to their goal on Saturday by grinding out a 59-42 victory over the Newhalen Malamutes in the first round of the Class 1A state championship tournament in Anchorage. Scammon Bay, now 28-0, had three players...

Inuit singer releases new album

The Inuit singer, Karina Moeller, is releasing her first solo album, Simplify, on March 27, 2015. All songs are composed and written by Karina and co-produced with the pianist Kristoffer Jul Reenberg. Karina was born in Qaqortoq, Greenland. She met...

You can be a light in darkness

I was once going through storage that had been sitting there for over twenty years and came upon an oblong box. The box had water or snow damage and had mold spores. I examined the contents of the...

Zesty Lemon Squares

Greetings! Here's a rumor for you - 200 people are moving to Bethel next week because of the banana belt weather we're having. Just kidding. Last Wednesday it was -30 degrees with the wind chill...

Talking to Yourself

Question: Are people who talk to themselves crazy? I do it all the time, and my husband thinks it’s weird. Answer: Previously, I had heard that more intelligent people talk to themselves, or think...

Do You Think I Wish I Had Killed Myself?

Everything seemed to be going right in my life. I was living in McGrath, student teaching. I had a fiancé waiting for me in Fairbanks with whom I was deeply in love. I had set a course for my life...

 
 
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