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Supporters to end violence march together in Choose Respect walks

Communities all over Alaska took part in Governor Sean Parnell’s Choose Respect campaign to end sexual assault and domestic violence through marches and rallies. In Bethel, Brig. Gen. Leon...

Board of Fish decisions on Kuskokwim River Emergency petitions

The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) met in Anchorage from March 17–21, 2014. Two emergency petitions for Kuskokwim Area subsistence salmon fishing were submitted to the board by the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group and the board...

AFN endorses Hoffman and Spraker to the Alaska Board of Game

On Thursday, March 20th, 2014, the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) official endorsed the reappointment of Stosh Hoffman and Ted Spraker to the Alaska Board of Game (BOG). “Mr. Hoffman and Mr. Spraker have gained the respect of fellow board...

TWC announces 2014 Yukegtaaraat

The Tundra Women’s Coalition will be hosting their 12th Annual Yukegtaaraat Celebration to honor the 2014 Yukegtaaraat. The 2014 people of the year are Nels Alexie of Bethel, Andrew Jasper of Akiak/Bethel, and Annie Kinegak of Akiachak. These...

BCA Cama-i Thanks

The Bethel Council on the Arts wishes to thank the more than 400 volunteers who make each Cama-i so extraordinary. This year’s festival continues the history of exceptional and unique dancers and performers, superbly creative artisans and...

Vote No on 1

Last Thursday we met at the Bethel Chamber of Commerce to talk about how important it is to VOTE NO ON 1, on the August State of Alaska Ballot. Proposition 1 provides Alaskan Residents a vote on either retaining Senate Bill 21, the recent...

Tribes in Goodnews Bay and Kongiganak first to apply for the KYUK repeater

The Native Village of Goodnews Bay and the Kongiganak Traditional Council are the first to apply to build a low power FM station which would allow all homes in their villages to receive a strong KYUK signal. According to their applications KYUK...

Support needed in giving our fisherman an equal share

Dear Honorable Sean Parnell, Senators and Congressman, We are writing this letter on behalf of our commercial fishermen and community members. We want our commercial fishermen to have a fair share of the quota. After looking at the graphs of the...

Ordinance aimed at prohibiting cab driver cell phone use passes

Taxi cab chauffeurs while operating a “for-hire” commercial vehicle in Bethel will not be able to drive while using a cell phone, according to Ordinance 13-16 which was passed by a vote of council. The ordinance passed unanimously after several...

Native village supports equal CDQ allocations

A letter to Senator Lyman Hoffman and members of the Alaska Congressional delegation, dated February 19, 2014. We are the body of elected Kwigillingok Village Council members in the Native Village of Kwigillingok, representing about 400 residents....

Kaiser wins 2014 Camp Out Race

Pete Kaiser won the Camp Out Race on Sunday that started yesterday with a casual 45-mile mush up to the Gweek River. After camping out, 10 mushers raced back to Bethel this morning. Pete finished with a time of 3 hours and 2 minutes and won $2,000...

Pitka highlights Class 1A all-state tournament squad

Toksook Bay High School senior Matthew Pitka can add another note to his already impressive athletic resume. All-state tournament selection. Pitka highlighted the all-state tournament selections on Wednesday as he was one of 10 athletes named to...

Hoffman, Olson lead Team Alaska to gold at Arctic Winter Games

Gage Hoffman and Aaron Olson went into the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks as two of the top young wrestlers on the Team Alaska. They can extend their circle a bit wider now. The two Bethel Regional High School grapplers helped Team Alaska...

Bethel grapplers shine at AFWC tournament

The Bethel Freestyle Wrestling Club sent four wrestlers to participate in the AFWC Invitational Tournament this past weekend in Anchorage. All four Bethel wrestlers placed in the top three in their divisions and powered the team to 16th in the...

Tango in Bethel

Have you heard about the Tango dance classes that have been offered for years in Bethel? It’s one of the best kept secrets we have. Chester Mark, mild-mannered YKHC employee by day, has been teaching that wonderfully exotic dance, the Argentine...

What Causes Spring Fever?

Question: What causes spring fever? When I first received this question, I thought I knew what was meant by the term, even though it is not an official diagnosis. Where I grew up, Spring Fever is...

Hash Brown Casserole

Greetings. It’s confusing that so many schools and colleges have Spring break at different times this year. I keep thinking Easter is right around the corner. It used to be that Spring break was...

Life is Good

Like my friend Ozzy always reminds me, “Life is Good.” You may be wondering how life is good, and why it is good. My best interpretation of that is we have our wits about us and we’re sober...

Except You Accept the Exception

Perhaps you have seen the following sign in a restaurant or grocery somewhere in your travels: No Shirt. No Shoes. No Service. No exceptions! It makes it hard for folks on a limited wardrobe to get a ...

 
 
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