In our Native Land

AVCP helps recycle E-Waste Old electronic equipment collected as backhaul

June 29, 2017 1

by K.J. Lincoln AVCP through their Environmental Department hosted an e-waste drive last weekend in Bethel to help folks dispose of their old electronics for recycling. E-waste is the term used for any electronic products […]

Sports

Persson signed on to play for Umpqua RiverHawks

June 27, 2017 0

The RiverHawk Volleyball team has signed Rachelle Persson of Kalskag, Alaska, to continue her volleyball career as a member of the RiverHawks. Persson played at Mt. Edgecumbe High School, where she was a member of […]

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Council member advocates for park development plan for Kasayuli Sub

June 27, 2017 0

Council member Naim Shabani will be introducing an action memorandum at the City of Bethel’s June 27th regular meeting that is aimed at directing administration to begin working on a park development plan for Kasayuli […]

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Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 19

June 27, 2017 0

• 6-9-17 4:06 p.m. medics responded to first road Housing for a person with shoulder pain. Patient transported to the hospital. • 6-10-17 at 4:30 p.m. medics responded to 6th Avenue for the report of […]

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American Red Cross of Alaska provides aid to Kwethluk residents

June 27, 2017 0

The American Red Cross of Alaska responds to calls for assistance, on average, almost once a day state-wide. In May, the Red Cross provided assistance to 4 residents of Kwethluk. Overall statewide, a total of […]

Inside Bethel News

Legislature agrees to Operating Budget

June 27, 2017 0

by Rep. Zach Fansler June 23, 2017: Dear Neighbors, Last night the Alaska State Legislature passed an operating budget, HB 57, which successfully averts the State Government from entering a shutdown at the end of […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River opened to gillnet fishing last Saturday

June 27, 2017 0

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal In-season Manager announced a 12-hour gillnet opportunity for Federally qualified subsistence users to harvest fish other […]

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City of Bethel empowers council to solicit partners for transit system

June 27, 2017 0

The City of Bethel council members passed a resolution that empowers council members to solicit community and/or regional partners for the transit system. Resolution 17-12 passed on the council’s June 13th, 2017 consent agenda. The […]

Contributors

Homebrewer Tells Troopers, “But I’ve made 4,197 pitchers of Kool-Aid”

June 20, 2017 0

by Tad Lindley Picture this entirely imaginary scene, the Alaska State Troopers knock on the door and are invited into the residence whereupon they see a small, blue berry-picking bucket on the kitchen table and […]

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Alaskan recognized with National Award for Suicide Prevention Advocacy

June 20, 2017 0

Suicide is the fifth leading cause of death overall in Alaska. To create awareness and honor those working to prevent this tragic loss of life, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presented volunteer advocate and […]

From The Editor

Flag Day observed in honor of our nation’s colors

June 20, 2017 0

by Greg Lincoln On June 14, 2017 flags across the nation that were ready for retirement, including here in Bethel, were honorably decommissioned through flame in a Flag retirement ceremony. June 14 is designated as […]

Speak Your Mind

CDQ Expansion needed in the Kusilvak Census Area

June 20, 2017 0

by Nick P. Andrew Jr. The Lower Yukon River Delta region of western Alaska is encompassed by the Kusilvak Census Area that includes the twelve (12) communities of: Alakanuk, Chevak, Emmonak, Hooper Bay, Kotlik, Marshall, […]

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Lyft, Uber, and other ridesharing companies can now serve Alaskans and visitors

June 20, 2017 0

Earlier today (June 15), Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed a bill into law that allows ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber to operate in Alaska. House Bill 132, sponsored by Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks), would […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Subsistence Fishing Update for June 16, 2017

June 20, 2017 0

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Manager announces that, due to unusually low numbers of Chinook […]

In our Native Land

The ACR releases the Cancer in Alaska – 2013 Report

June 20, 2017 0

This report was released by the Alaska Cancer Registry Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Executive Summary This report summarizes the most recently available information about […]

Inside Bethel News

Public nuisance abatement code amendments postponed

June 20, 2017 0

An ordinance that would amend the Bethel Municipal Code’s section pertaining to public nuisance abatement, penalties and remedies has been postponed per the request of council during their June 13th regular meeting. Ordinance 17-23 was […]

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BRHS grad serving as Intern for Sen. Murkowski

June 13, 2017 0

Recent Bethel Regional High School graduate James Flemings has been chosen as one of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski’s first session summer interns. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski welcomed her first wave of summer interns – recent […]

Summer Living

Fish Skin Basketry exhibit featured at the YPCC Museum

June 13, 2017 0

by K.J. Lincoln Jennifer Lent loves fish skin. She has been using fish skin to create beautiful miniature baskets and her work is currently being featured at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center Museum in Bethel. […]

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AFN announces Keynote Speakers for 2017 Convention

June 13, 2017 0

The Alaska Federation of Natives is pleased to announce the selection of keynote speakers for its 2017 Convention, October 19-21, at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Don of the Alaska Army […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 9

June 13, 2017 0

  • On 6/2/17 at exactly 11:54:35 Bethel Firefighters responded to Alaska Airlines for the report of a medical emergency. Firefighters evaluated and transported the patient to the emergency room. • On 6/2/17 EMTs responded […]

From The Editor

Local officers graduate from Public Safety Training Academy

June 13, 2017 0

by Greg Lincoln Congratulations to the class of 31, including William Charles of the Bethel Police Department and Owen Martin of Kipnuk for the Association of Village Council Presidents who graduated from the Public Safety […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River opened June 12

June 13, 2017 0

12-hr. opening for the Harvest of Chinook Salmon by Federally Qualified Subsistence Users In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal In-season Manager announces […]

Letters to the Editor

Request Consideration for Re-Election of Margaret Pohjola

June 13, 2017 0

It has been my honor to humbly serve the Calista Shareholders for 20 plus years. The beginning of my tenure was an important yet critical time for Calista. As stressful as the decision during the […]

In our Native Land

Coastal Villages launches Summer Youth Work Programs

June 13, 2017 0

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) will be putting Western Alaska youth to work this summer through its Youth-to-Work and internship programs. CVRF’s internship program has been employing college students since CVRF was formed in 1998. […]

Inside Bethel News

Ballot proposition ordinance to increase alcohol beverage sales tax

June 13, 2017 0

A proposed ordinance is on the City of Bethel council’s next agenda that would submit to the qualified voters of Bethel a ballot proposition amending the Bethel Municipal Code to increase the alcoholic beverage sales tax […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River will be opened June 12 for Chinook Salmon by Federally Qualified Subsistence Users

June 6, 2017 0

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal In-season Manager announces the opening of the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River main-stem within […]

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2017 AVCP President’s Award Nominations

June 6, 2017 0

Every year, AVCP recognizes outstanding individuals from within our region with the AVCP President’s Award. The awards will be distributed at the annual AVCP Convention and the awarded will be forwarded for a chance to […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

AVCP calls for reinstatement of Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Executive Order

June 6, 2017 0

by AVCP Staff The Executive Board and Administration of the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP), representing 56 federally recognized Tribes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, is deeply disappointed with the Implementing An America-First Offshore Energy […]

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American Red Cross of Alaska saves lives

June 6, 2017 0

by Lisa Miller The American Red Cross of Alaska responds to calls for assistance, on average, almost once a day state-wide. In April, 46 people were assisted; of those assisted, at least 18 were children […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 28

June 6, 2017 0

  • At 8:24:00 EMTs responded to the Ptarmigan area for an intoxicated individual who was unable to care for themselves. The individual was taken to the hospital. • On 5-20-17 at 7:40 p.m. medics […]

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Ravn Alaska commits to highest international safety standards

June 6, 2017 0

Corvus Airlines, Inc. d/b/a Ravn Alaska announced today its plans to begin the process of obtaining the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification. IOSA commits Ravn Alaska to being held to the […]