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Council to consider lease agreement with AVEC for wind study

The Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) is moving forward with the possibility of using wind generation to benefit the electric consumers in Bethel. The Bethel City Council will be considering ...

The Value of Salmon to Yukon River Fishers

The Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association (YRDFA) has been funded by the North Pacific Research Board to begin a study to learn about and document the values of salmon to people along the Yukon River. This research will take place though case...

Alaskans invited to stake land for remote recreational cabin sites

The Department of Natural Resources is inviting Alaskans interested in owning a piece of the Last Frontier to participate in the 2014 Remote Recreational Cabin Sites staking program. This unique offering gives Alaskans the opportunity to stake...

Human remains found

The remains of a person have been found on an island north of Kodiak, said Alaska State Troopers. On 9-08-14 at approximately 2:22pm, the Alaska State Troopers Kodiak Post received a report of human remains being found on the east side of Shuyak...

Animal violence is a serious matter

I would like to speak to the recent outpouring of statewide and community concern regarding the animal cruelty case and resulting death of a loved house pet, a medium size terrier named at birth "IRVINA". There has been some criticism as to why now...

AVCP queries City regarding allegations of police brutality

In a letter dated September 12, 2014 that was submitted to Mayor Joseph Klejka of Bethel from the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP), AVCP President Myron Naneng is seeking information regarding the investigation regarding police...

Fire consumes church in Bethel

A fire blazed through a church located in Bethel during the early morning hours last Monday, said a report from the Bethel Police Department. On 9/15/14 at approximately 6:17am, Bethel Police Department received a report that the Pentecostal Life...

Akiak sponsors resolution for establishing Kuskokwim Fish Commission

Akiak Native Community has passed a resolution for consideration by the Association of Village Council Presidents delegates at their annual meeting next month - to form the Kuskokwim Inter-Tribal Fish Commission to unite our Tribes to help manage...

Kalskag Cross Country Race results

Kalskag had is annual Cross Country Race on September 12th and 13th. The event featured a 1.1 mile Cub Run, the 3.3 mile Grizzly Run, and the 5 mile Rip the Ridge Race. Cub Run 1.1 miles Boys: 1. Menzo Seton-Hoelscher 16:58 – Kalskag; 2. Dean...

Bethel and Akiachak runners take first in Jr. High XC race

Max Black of Bethel and Acacia Chingliak of Akiachak took top honors at the 3K Junior High race during the Bethel Cross Country Invitational last Saturday. Both girls and boys Jr. High cross country teams ran together in this portion of the event....

O'Brien wins grueling Sand Pit run

Bethel’s Haley O’Brien cruised to a well earned 1st place finish during the 25th annual Bethel Invitational Cross Country Meet at the Sand Pit last Saturday. Running on the soft shifty sand covered course were teams from Akiachak, Kasigluk,...

Agimuk pounds out win at Sand Pit race

Shain Agimuk of the Chevak Comets ran neck and neck with Toksook Bay’s John Chakuchin for much of the boys’ race at the Bethel Invitational Cross Country meet last Saturday. In the final stretch, Agimuk pulled away from Chakuchin and won by 8...

TCC and AVCP file petition to protect Western Alaska Chinook Salmon

Fairbanks and Bethel, AK: Today (Tuesday, September 16th, 2014), the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) and Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) filed a petition for emergency rulemaking with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce (the Secretary)...

James "Guy" Croll

James “Guy” Croll was an interesting man, full of ideas, and very creative. He had been a news reporter back in the 1960s civil rights movement era, working as a camera man reporting on rioting,...

Slow Cooker Hunters Chicken

Greetings. This week I’m pushing slow cookers, also known as crockpots. Years ago a crockpot was my favorite cooking tool. Prep time the night before or in the morning before heading for work...

Culture and Heritage

This past week, a client brought this topic to my attention, so after discussing it, I said I would resubmit this previously written article on the topic of culture and heritage. Question: I am 20...

The Cheerleader

On Saturday I was spotting for the cross-country race in Bethel. My job was to make sure nobody cut the corner too tight and to call for help if someone went down. On the second lap of the race the...

Classifieds September 24

For Sale New Toyostoves Laser 73 $2300. Laser 56 $1800 Laser 30 $1300. GCI Cell 545-1616. (10/10-cnx) Jeff Sanders sells Hitzer Amish built wood stoves. Quality workmanship, simple to operate, clean burning, highly efficient, and very affordable....

 
 
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