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2014 AVCP Presidents Awards and Recognition

The Association of Village Council Presidents presented the special Presidents Awards to tribal members and communities during the 50th Annual AVCP Convention last Thursday. Each year AVCP accepts...

YKHC opposes marijuana ballot initiative

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation, which serves 58 communities in the Yukon Kuskokwim delta region is opposed to Ballot Measure 2 – the initiative that would tax and regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana. Executive Board passed...

Calista Corporation begins shareholder Outreach Tour

Calista Corporation is set to begin an outreach effort to provide information to shareholders regarding an important resolution. Shareholders will decide whether to enroll descendants as shareholders in a binding resolution vote at the 2015 annual...

October is DV Awareness Month

Please join TWC for the following events: October 22 @ 10 AM Peacetalk Radio Show, Tune into KYUK; October 23 @ 7 PM Candlelight Ceremony, Honoring victims and witnesses of domestic violence at TWC; October 24 @ 6 PM Engaging Men and Boys...

YKHC statement in response to tragic event and deaths in Shageluk

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Senior Leadership team and President/CEO Dan Winkelman today (October 8, 2014) expressed its sympathy to family and friends of two individuals from the Village of Shageluk who died as a result of a tragic...

Best in the West 2015

The Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and UAF Kuskokwim Campus are pleased to announce the seventh annual “Best in the West” small business competition. We are inviting people with small business ideas and dreams to apply for start-up prize...

ATV accident in Marshall

A young woman has died as a result of an ATV accident, said AST. On October 8, 2014, at 4:44pm, AST was notified of a fatal ATV crash in Marshall. St. Mary's Troopers responded and investigated the incident. Investigation found that Melanie Coffee,...

Arctic Chiropractic Therapy and Rehab has new physical therapist

Darrick Waugh is the Arctic Chiropractic Therapy and Rehab clinic’s newest physical therapist here in Bethel. He hails from Klamath Falls, Oregon and he brings with him the latest techniques to help people with their physical therapy needs. He is...

Community involvement is needed on the war on drugs

As I was driving down the road after being at the cabin for four days the radio was blaring the AVCP Convention meeting in my ear. Usually when this is going it wouldn’t be of interest to me and I would switch the radio off but not this time. As...

City of Bethel election results

Three new council members will be sworn in during the October 13th, 2014 city council meeting. Chuck Arrsauyaq Herman, Zach Fansler, and Byron J. Maczynski were the top 3 vote-getters during the city election on October 7th. The new members will be...

My mother was Katie John

My mother was Katie John. Her name has become symbolic across the state of Alaska for her life-long legal battle to protect traditional rights. The state views her as a threat while her supporters view her as a hero. But to me, Katie John is simply...

Alaska's quality of life is not for sale

Everyone has something to say on the marijuana issue, it’s just that everyone hasn’t said it yet. For the life of me I can’t understand the rush to legalize marijuana in our state as proposition 2 would do. It reminds me of the herd mentality...

Warriors kick off '14 with solid outing at Bethel Scramble

The Bethel Regional High School Warriors opened the 2014 high school wrestling season with a bang on Saturday afternoon in the WarriorDome. The Warriors hammered out 13 top five finishes – including four first-place efforts – en route to...

Bethel Scramble Elementary/Jr. High Results

Athletes in 4th – 8th grades competed in the Bethel Scramble wrestling meet this past weekend. Teams from Gladys Jung Elementary, Quinhagak, BRHS Jr. High, Nome, Akiachak, Nunaptichuk, Napaskiak, and Kwethluk participated in the event. 4th-8th...

Delectable Peach Cobbler

Greetings. This week will be short - have to go out and shovel snow. Just kidding. It would be great to go outside and shovel snow - or just walk around. Maybe I’ll be able to do that after I get...

Nobody Calls Me for Steam Bath Anymore

I saw smoke coming from the stovepipe on my friend’s qasgiq, so I waited until I thought it might be ready and dropped in unannounced. You see, nobody calls me for steam bath anymore. There have...

Marijuana Ballot

I’ve been hearing things that may lead to me voting on the legalization of marijuana issue. I have strong thoughts about that, first of all, who in their right mind would want to legalize...

Helping a Husband Overcome His Addiction

Question: I am writing for some help with my husband’s addiction to marijuana, prescription drugs, and possibly other kinds of drugs. This is a long-standing problem, and yet he refuses to openly...

Nellie "Iyoukuk" Kigrook Forbes

Nellie “Iyoukuk” Kigrook Forbes of Anchorage passed away Wednesday, October 8 surrounded by family and friends. She was 76. Nellie was born June 16, 1938 in Shishmaref to Harry Kigrook and Annie Tocktoo-Kigrook. She married William J. Forbes II...

Elizabeth M. Murphy

Elizabeth M. Murphy peacefully passed on September 24, 2014 at ANMC after a courageous battle with cancer. Family and loved ones held constant vigil with her; she died surrounded by their love. Elizabeth was born in Napaimute, Alaska on February...

Drugs seized at sobering center

Several bottles of alcohol and marijuana were seized by the Bethel Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team, said a report from the Alaska State Troopers. On 10/07/2014, Bethel WAANT Investigators responded to the Bethel Sobering Center after...

Two deceased in Shageluk

Alaska State Troopers have reported that two people have died in the village of Shageluk. On 10/7/14, at about 9:17pm Alaska State Troopers received a report of two people injured in the village of Shageluk. Shageluk has no local law enforcement...

Village bound alcohol seized

WAANT officers have intercepted alcohol headed to a dry village, said the AST. On 10/09/14, at approximately 10:00pm, the Bethel Office of the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team contacted Bradley Panruk, age 19, at a local airlines regarding...

 
 
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