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Tundra fire seen Northwest of Tundra Ridge in Bethel

A tundra fire billows smoke northwest of Tundra Ridge in Bethel at 3:30pm on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Fire crews were seen responding on ATVs to the site. A military Huey...

NYO All Stars head to state

Congratulations to our Native Youth Olympics athletes. This year the Lower Kuskokwim School District selection for their NYO All-Star team is as follows. Kneel Jump: Isaiah Fairbanks and Jordan...

The Life in the Ice

It was a cold, clear, calm night in the Middle Kuskokwim. I sat there alone cooling off in the dark porch of the maqivik listening to the talk…but the talk wasn’t coming from People. Sharp cracks. Loud booms. Low rumbling. Echoes in the...

Renowned Cup'ik dollmaker shares wisdom and craftsmanship

Neva Matthais is skilled in the art of Cup’ik dollmaking and she has been teaching others this form of native artistic expression including recently here in Bethel. This teaching of irniangualiq is like a gift – because those who learn it gain...

Alaskan gets bit by centipede in Hawaii

Alaskans beware. If you are thinking of vacationing in Hawaii be on the lookout for the dreaded venom-filled centipede. They are everywhere and especially like to come out at night. This past Sunday on the island of Oahu, a resident of Alaska was...

AVCP RHA Board names new President and CEO

The AVCP Regional Housing Authority Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce they have named Mark Charlie as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AVCP Regional Housing Authority. The President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible...

No to Donlin Gold

Long before gold was ever found, Alaska natives were taught to value and respect the land. Growing up, my culture taught me to respect the land and the animals. For once, we relied on them for survival. I am against Donlin Gold because of risks of...

Bethel Chamber of Commerce elects new board members

The annual dinner for the Chamber of Commerce was held April 9th, 2016 and the ballots for the new Board of Director seats were tabulated at that time. Newly elected Chamber Board of Directors are John Sargent and Eileen Henrickson. Milanna Shear,...

Where Things Stand on Day 88

April 15th, 2016: Rep. Bryce Edgmon’s Legislative Update Day 88 of 90. 2 to Go? If we are to adjourn within the 90-day statutory session, on Sunday, there is a great deal of work to accomplish in the next 55 hours or so. Frankly, at this point it...

Let's Keep In Touch!

April 13, 2016: Hello – Welcome to day 86 with 4 days left of the 90-day session. Today, the Senate voted and passed Senate Bill 196, relating to the Power Cost Equalization Endowment Fund. In this time of budget restraints and our state’s...

Bethel grapplers excel at Tri-Valley tournament

The Bethel Wrestling Club flexed its muscle this past weekend at the Tri-Valley USA Wrestling Tournament. The team walked away from the Greco and Freestyle divisions with a nine medals, including two golds and six silvers. “It was another good...

Bethel Warriors win NYO District championship

Bethel Regional High School collected six first-place finishes this past weekend – including five in the girls’ division – and raced to the top of the standings at the 2016 Native Youth Olympics district meet. Bethel rolled up 126 points and...

2016 Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon Outlook

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Bethel for salmon fishermen in the Kuskokwim River Drainage. Chinook Salmon Forecast The 2016 Kuskokwim River Chinook...

 
 
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