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BRHS celebrates 2016 Commencement

Before the caps can be tossed, or the tassel turned, there must be a graduation – and there was! The Bethel Regional High School Class of 2016 celebrated the graduation of its 48 seniors in a...

KLA graduates 20 seniors

This year the Kuskokwim Learning Academy celebrated the graduation of 20 students at a ceremony last Saturday in KLA’s host community of Bethel. The graduates hailed from different villages from across the Yukon Kuskokwim delta – from Chevak to...

YK delta artist selected for Rasmuson Award

Hooper Bay’s Steven Stone Sr. is one of the recipients of the 2016 Rasmuson Foundation Project Awards. He plans to work with young people in his community and show them how their ancestors once lived. He will be purchasing a new work shed, which...

AVCP President resigns

The President of the Association of Village Council Presidents, Myron Naneng, has a resigned, according to a statement from the Association of Village Council Presidents last Wednesday. “Association of Village Council Presidents has been notified...

Anderson of Bethel receives BA degree

Theresa “Binky” Anderson and proud parents Mark and Juliana Springer stand in the Huntsman Center following the University of Utah College of Humanities Commencement on May 6th where Theresa was awarded the Bachelor of Arts Degree in...

From Wales to Kongiganak, State posts elevation data and photos

To assist communities impacted by coastal change, the Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys is publishing new high-resolution digital aerial photos and elevation data for 26 coastal communities in western Alaska. The new images and data are...

RE: Sudden Resignation of AVCP, Inc.

As soon as the President of AVCP, Inc. resigns, whole media is filled with the news in matter of hours. Honestly, I don’t know what happened here. But, let’s sit back before we begin our celebration, adding insult to insult, accusation to...

BRHS cafeteria funding approved

Yesterday (May 12th, 2016), the Senate Finance Committee released Committee Substitute (CS) for Senate Bill 138, the FY17 Capital budget bill. The Committee funded $7,129,765 for the Bethel Regional School cafeteria and multi-purpose room addition....

It's time to solve our fiscal problem

As the Legislature nears the end of the constitutional 120-day session, I am gravely concerned about the possible outcome. Our state is in a difficult fiscal position. Due mainly to world oil prices and our over-dependence on oil, we have only...

Yukon River breaking up with a whimper

CIRCLE — As the pilot of a chartered Cessna 206 curved in for a landing above the Yukon River, his passengers squinted at white river ice that clung to the south bank near town. Chocolate brown open water filled river channels both upstream and...

Fields files as an independent candidate for State House District 32

Duncan Fields, a longtime Kodiak fisherman, businessman, public advocate and rancher, filed on May 10th, 2016, to run as an Independent for the State House District 32 seat, submitting twice the number of signatures required by the Division of...

Progress slow on complex adjournment package

Day 116 Legislative Update: May 13th, 2016 Twenty-six days into the extended session, and nearing the 121-day limit allowed by the Constitution, the Legislature has successfully passed landmark legislation on criminal justice and corrections...

You Pick Your Blessing

Remember how some of those sweepstakes by mail used to let you choose your Early Bird prize if you won? It would be something like a choice between a new sports car or $5,000 a month for a whole...

God's Thank You Bread

Greetings. For a long time I’ve thought that many people throughout our country have lost their spiritual base. Many of the ‘older’ elders are dying off. Many of the ‘new’ elders are not...

A Hero

I attended a substance training in Anchorage May 2 to 7 where I heard Sheila Raye Charles. She talked being the daughter of a very famous entertainer, Recording Artist Ray Charles, who himself was an ...

What is a Psychological Evaluation

Question: What is a Psychological Evaluation? It seems kind of weird, or creepy to have someone looking into your mind. Answer: Psychological Evaluations are driven by referral questions that need to ...

Goodnews Bay student receives national literacy award

Alexie Evan of the Rocky Mountain School in Goodnews Bay is celebrated for increasing his reading Lexile scores by an incredible 388 points. Alexie Evan, a 7th grade student at the Rocky Mountain School in the Yup’ik Eskimo village of Goodnews...

Bethel student presented at Fort Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College School of Arts and Sciences held its annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Student participants were selected by their departments to represent the best undergraduate...

Classifieds May 18, 2016

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