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Congratulations mushers!

Congratulations to this year's winners! Pete Kaiser of Bethel who won the K300, Bogus Creek 150 winner Jackie Larson of Napaskiak, and Akiak Dash winner Johnny Evan of Napaskiak/Tunt. We are in...

Nunamta Ellamta-llu Ayuqucia

The Calista Elders Council (CEC) has just recently release their new publication “Nunamta Ellamta-llu Ayuqucia ~ What Our Land and World are Like” – Lower Yukon History and Oral Traditions. This is the latest CEC bilingual publication...

Wood Bison management plan available for review

A draft management plan for wood bison in the Lower Innoko/Yukon River area is available for public review, and comments will be accepted through February 28, 2015. The plan will be presented to the Federal Subsistence Board in January and to the...

2015 Legislative Session begins

Welcome to the 29th Legislature and the 2015 Legislative Session. My staff and I are back in Juneau and ready to work for you. I am now in House Leadership, having been elected the House Majority Whip. Also, I will be chairing the House Military...

Fisheries degrees become more accessible to rural Alaskans

With a just a phone line and Internet access, a student anywhere in Alaska can now earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in fisheries at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. The school offers the only Bachelor of Arts...

Missing person found

A Kwethluk man missing for six days has been found deceased, said the Alaska State Troopers. On 1/15/2015 Ground searchers found Andrew Andrew deceased in the vicinity of the Kwethluk Airport. On 1/9/2015 the Alaska State Troopers (AST) received a...

Northland becomes 'Alaska Marine Lines' in Western Alaska

Alaska Marine Lines, Inc. changed the name of its Western Alaska service from Northland Services to Alaska Marine Lines. The name change results from the integration of Northland Services into Alaska Marine Lines, one of the Lynden family of...

Regional Tribal Government

Last week Calista radio talk show regarding the regional tribal government had some opposition and some were for it. It’s a good way to dialogue many, many differences we have as individuals. Set aside our differences, we all have one common goal...

PINARIUQ "It is time to act"

A long time ago our ancestors procured land and resources that today we know are rich in resources necessary for a nation to thrive, and our nation did thrive before contact and loss of more than half of our people to western diseases. In the...

Congressman Young sworn into 114th Congress

Alaskan Congressman Don Young was sworn into office today (Jan. 12th) to begin his 22nd term as Alaska’s sole Member in the United States House of Representatives. In the 114th Congress, Congressman Young will once again serve as a senior member...

Evan wins 2015 Akiak Dash

Johnny Evan of Napaskiak and Tuntutuliak is this year’s winner of the 65-mile Akiak Dash – one of the sister races to the Kuskokwim 300 mid-distance race that starts and ends in Bethel with a turnaround in the upriver village of Akiak. His...

Hoffman, Glasheen power Warriors to split with Seward

Everyone in the Bethel Regional High School WarriorDome was thrilled every time Taylor Hoffman and Steven Glasheen threw up shots, you can rest assured during this weekend’s basketball action. Hoffman and Glasheen shredded the Seahawks’ defense...

Kaiser brings Kusko crown back to Y-K Delta

With a blanket of stars overhead and his team of nine dogs pulling him briskly along the Kuskokwim River toward Bethel, Pete Kaiser took a brief look over his shoulder and found himself staring at one of the best things he had ever seen. There was...

Larson wins 2nd Bogus Creek 150 title

It took eight years, but Jackie Larson is king of the Bogus Creek 150 race again. The Napaskiak musher turned in a solid outing over the weekend en route to winning his second Bogus Creek 150 title. He completed race in 17 hours, 54 minutes and 25...

Book About Boy's Visit to Heaven Turns Out to Be Made Up

Testimonies from people who have had visions of heaven and hell always draw a lot of attention. In the book industry, lots of money has been made off of these testimonies. Recently one such testimony ...

Grateful to hear again

I just received my hearing aids and what a different world I’m in. I almost forgot the fine and precise sounds of everything around me, like the tap of the computer keys, paper crackling, and...

Cajun Chicken

Greetings. Congratulations to Pete Kaiser, winner of the 2015 Kuskokwim 300 Race. Pete is the second Bethel musher to win this race and his parents, Ron and Janet Kaiser, must be so very proud of...

Internet Addiction

Question: Is being on the computer all day long a disorder? If yes, how can someone get help? Over thirty years ago (1977), Marie Winn wrote an influential book entitled The Plug-in Drug. In it she...

Arctic Warbler Cungakcuarnaq

I was camping with one of my grandsons last week along the Denali Highway and spotted a couple of Arctic warblers. It reminded me of the Arctic warbler family I saw one August when Jennifer and I...

 
 
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