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2014 General Election Unofficial Results

by Greg Lincoln All the 441 precincts in Alaska have reported their vote tallies in the November 7th, 2014 General Election. However, there are still thousands of ballots that will be counted by the Division of Elections, approximately 40,000 from...

Resolution regarding Tramadol submitted to AFN

The following resolution was submitted to the Alaska Federation of Natives during the 2014 annual convention. It was sponsored by the Association of Village Council Presidents. The final resolutions document has not yet been released. TITLE:...

Educator returns to lead Yup'ik Immersion School

Site Administrator for the Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Immersion School in Bethel is Mike Smith. Since 1971 he and his wife Cindy were educators in several YK delta villages for many, many years where they learned the Yup’ik language and community...

Yuut Elitnaurviat adopts MOU with Yuut Yaqungviat

AVCP President Myron Naneng announced that on October 27, 2014, the Board of Directors of Yuut Elitnaurviat (YE) formally adopted a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a working relationship with Yuut Yaqungviat, LLC, in recognition of a...

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

November 22, 2014: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Survivor...

An open letter from Bethel Friends of Canines

November 7, 2014 Dear Ms. Stein, We understand there is a plea bargain on the table for James Whitman, the man who beat a family member’s dog to death in the family’s living room. The case number is 4BE-14-00750C. Beating Irvina, the dog he...

Help Save the Bethel Transit System

Did you know that 14,809 passengers rode the bus last year? Did you know that 4,477 Elders rode the bus last year or that 10-12 ride the bus every day? Did you know that 8-10 passengers ride the bus everyday to go to and from work? Did you know...

2014 Health Fair a success!

With or without power over 400 people attended the Bethel Health Fair. On Saturday, October 25th people came to the Cultural Center to have blood work drawn, receive free flu shots and TDAP vaccinations and to talk with representatives from over 20...

YK Aquatic Fitness Center currently closed

The Yukon Kuskokwim Aquatic Health and Training Center is currently closed due to an issue with the building’s sprinkler system. “With the recent devastation at PATC, the City has decided to take a second and more concentrated look at the...

Now more than ever Alaskans should trust Walker on the gasline

When it comes to the natural gas pipeline project, the best thing that can happen for Alaska is having a new governor who will give the Parnell administration’s deal a fresh look. When gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker says that the oil and gas...

Senate Majority welcomes Sen. Hoffman

Last week, the Alaska Senate Majority welcomed Senator Lyman Hoffman (D-Bethel) to the caucus. “Senator Hoffman’s rural representation and depth of experience working on budget and rural energy issues make him a very valuable addition to our...

Ballot measure unofficial results

The ballot initiative to establish an act to tax and regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana has an unofficial vote count of 116,803 for Yes, and 107,179 for No. A majority of the voters in much of the YK delta region voted no on this...

Area grapplers shine at 'Mix and Match' tourney

Temyka Ayuluk was among the Yukon-Kuskokwim area wrestlers turning in outstanding efforts on Thursday evening at the Mix and Match Tournament held in the Bethel Regional High School WarriorDome. Ayuluk wrestled her way to a pair of wins during the...

Warriors roll to duel win over Seward

The Bethel Regional High School Warriors opened a busy of weekend of wrestling in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta with a stellar showing against the Seward Seahawks in a duel held Thursday in the WarriorDome. Bethel claimed wins in 12 of the 15 matches...

Lady Warriors' state bid falls just short at Western Conference tournament

The Barrow Lady Whalers and Nome-Beltz Nanooks spoiled the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors bid for a berth in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament this past weekend. Bethel went 1-2 in the Western Conference Volleyball Tournament,...

Warriors claim 10 golds en route to Bethel Invite win

The Bethel regional High School Warriors didn’t just win the Bethel Invite on Saturday afternoon. They owned it. Bethel wrestled their way to 10 first-place finishes en route to a dominating performance in front of their home fans. Bethel pounded...

Veterans' Day: Victory Has A Song

This Tuesday, November 11, is Veteran’s Day. In honor of those men and women who have sacrificed even their lives for the freedom of others, I offer this powerful testimony of God’s power from...

Spicy Cornbread

Greetings. November 11th was Veterans Day. I wish to thank all the men and women who are serving, and have served, in the Armed Forces of our country. That’s why we celebrate Veterans Day - to...

Your vote counts!

A moment ago, I had a blank piece of paper staring me in the face. Tomorrow (Nov. 4th) is our nations Elections Day! This is my 46th year for the privilege to vote my choice of candidates to be our...

How to Avoid Isolation

Question: I have recently moved to Bethel. I have never lived so far away from everything. How do you avoid feeling isolated in an isolated place? Answer: I was unable to locate literature related...

Pumpkin weight contest winners

Three students at Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat School received $50 gift certificates for their classes from Alaska Commercial Store Manager Seth Madole. Guessing 180 pounds in the “Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin Contest” were Jaylene Kupanoak, Mrs...

 
 
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