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U.S. Census Bureau releases population & apportionment results for Alaska

April 26th, 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau released congressional apportionment and population counts for every state, including Alaska. Population totals from the 2020 Census determine how many seats each state gets in Congress. The population […]

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Remains found

A Chitna area resident contacted Alaska State Troopers in Glennallen and reported locating a deceased male on April 19, 2021, at approximately 1015 hours. Troopers and a VPSO responded to the scene. The body was […]

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Akiak Alcohol Policy

by the Akiak Tribal Court The Village of Akiak is a Dry Community and will remain Dry until a legal vote for Local Option passes, per ordinance: •The sale of alcohol and importation within the […]

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Youth mortality

The Bethel Police Department received a report of a missing 15-year-old juvenile female on 03/15/2021 at approximately 1:00pm. At approximately 6:00pm the family of the missing juvenile believed they had located her body on the […]

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McNeil River Bear Viewing

Feeling those mid-winter pandemic blues? It’s a new year, and time to prepare for new adventures! If you’ve ever wanted to view bears up close in their natural environment, then viewing brown bears at McNeil […]

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Calista Corporation clarifies misunderstandings by YKHC Resolution

by Calista Corporation Staff Calista Corporation is clarifying misunderstandings in the recent resolution passed by YKHC’s executive board opposing a regional tribal government. Calista is merely the most recent organization seeking to support Yukon-Kuskokwim Tribal […]

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2021 Iditarod Ceremonial Start cancelled

Below is a statement from Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach regarding the 2021 Iditarod ceremonial start: While the Iditarod believes the future does not belong to the fainthearted, we take the health and well-being of our […]

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Two perish in aircraft mishap

At approximately 1141 hrs. on February 4, 2021 the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) was notified of a plane crash outside of Chitina near the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park after an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) […]

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Human remains found

Kodiak AST received a report that human remains were located near an area locally known as “Cliff Point” on 1/28/21. AST responded to investigate. With the assistance of the SME, it was determined the bones […]

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Department of Public Safety upgrades fingerprint database

Two year upgrade of Alaska’s Automated Fingerprint System will help solve crimes faster. After years of planning and months of testing, the upgrade to Alaska’s portion of the Western Identification Network (WIN) Automated Biometric Identification […]

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Two lost in open water mishap

Troopers in Bethel were informed by the Bethel Search and Rescue that they were responding to a report of two snowmachiners that had driven into a hole in the ice on the Kuskokwim River downstream […]

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Cranberry Rice Akutaq

by Delta Discovery Staff Cran you please make cranberry akutaq? Who would have known that rice in akutaq would taste so good? The first time we heard about this delectable treat was a few years […]

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Court rules declaring GE salmon unlawful

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement after a US District Court Judge for the Northern District of California ruled yesterday the Food and Drug Administration violated core environmental laws in approving the […]

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Ravens and crows are hard to fool

by Ned Rozell Biologist Stacia Backensto has fooled a raven. When trying to recapture birds on Alaska’s North Slope during her graduate student days at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, she wore a moustache and […]

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Long-distance champions of Alaska

by Ned Rozell A scientist recently wondered which animal travels farthest across the landscape in one year. In doing his research, he found a few Alaska creatures near the top of the list. Kyle Joly […]

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Alaska Minimum Wage will increase in 2021

The Alaska minimum wage will increase from $10.19 to $10.34 effective Jan. 1, 2021. Voters passed a ballot initiative in 2014 to adjust the minimum wage annually for inflation. Alaska Statute 23.10.065(a) requires the Alaska […]

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Census workers to count Homeless in September

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced the new schedule for counting people experiencing homelessness in the 2020 Census. The operation was originally scheduled for March 30, March 31 and April 1, but health and safety […]

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Boy and His Dog

Michael Nicholas of Atmautluak went on his first berry picking trip to Qasqirayaq on July 10, 2020 with his family and their puppy Kona. Michael is the son of Boi and Sydney Nicholas. 

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Bethel resident earns degree from WGU

Mary Devlin of Bethel, Alaska has earned a Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 190,000 students from across the country since its inception in […]

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57 mushers enter Iditarod XLIX on opening day

by Iditarod Team Today, June 28th,2020, the Iditarod announced that 57 mushers have submitted their entries for the 49th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to be held in March of 2021. This […]

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Bankruptcy Court approves a Plan of Liquidation that enables an auction and sales process for RAVN

June 25, 2020—The Honorable Brendan L. Shannon in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware today approved a Plan of Liquidation that also includes a sales process for “going concern” bidders who […]

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GCI awards scholarships to 23 Alaska students

by GCI Staff Students from 15 communities will receive scholarships for the 2020-21 school year. Twenty-three Alaska students from communities across the state will each receive $2,000 for the 2020-21 academic year through the GCI […]

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Fatal auto accident

Alaska State Troopers in St. Mary’s received a call from the TPOs from Mountain Village on 5-27-20 at about 0619 hours, reporting a single vehicle wreck involving three occupants. Two women are seriously injured and […]

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Dumpsters arriving soon for painting

Eighteen new dumpsters will be arriving on the June 1st barge and will be available to be painted. If you, your family, your work, or group of friends want to paint one please contact Margaret […]

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USDA purchases Alaska Pollock

Today (May 4th, 2020), the Alaska Congressional Delegation welcomed a $20 million purchase of Alaska Pollock by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Section 32 program. “The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply […]

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Anagcirmiullret/Old Village of Anagciq

by Barbara Joe and Maryann Andrews Barbara Joe of Alakanuk and Maryann Andrews of Emmonak shared this story about ircenrraat and the old village of Anaqciq during a Calista Elders Council women’s gathering in at […]

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Update on First COVID-19 Case in YK Delta

by YKHC April 15, 2020: On April 6, YKHC confirmed the first positive COVID-19 case in Bethel. Within that same evening, YKHC worked closely with Alaska Epidemiology and Public Health Nursing to identify over 80 […]

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Enter the 2021 K300 Logo Contest

Submit your original design for a chance to win $100 and a T-shirt with your winning work! We are now accepting submissions for the 2021 K300 logo – the winning design will be used on […]

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Village grave led to virus breakthrough

by Ned Rozell One-hundred-two years ago, a strain of influenza virus spread across the globe, eventually reaching Brevig Mission in Alaska. Five days after the flu hit the Seward Peninsula, 72 of the 80 villagers […]

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City of Bethel to provide temporary assistance with utility services and Extend Deadline for Sales Tax

March 31st, 2020: 1. City of Bethel to provide temporary assistance with utility services The City of Bethel is concerned that some Bethel households may lack water and sewer service during these challenging times because […]

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GCI pivots to meet unprecedented demand for service

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – As Alaskans hunker down and practice social distancing to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Alaska’s largest telecommunications provider is developing new ways of doing business to keep customers and employees safe while responding to […]

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The ACF announces investment from Hilcorp Alaska

Feb. 3rd, 2020: Today, The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) announced a new partnership with Hilcorp Alaska that will result in more than $5,000,000 in charitable contributions over the next twelve months. Through this partnership, ACF […]

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AIDEA Board approves $14.475 million dividend

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board at its meeting Wednesday (Dec. 4th, 2019) in Anchorage approved a dividend of $14,475,000 to the state general fund for Fiscal Year 2021. “We are pleased […]

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Alaska Wildlife Viewing

by the Division of Wildlife Conservation Staff It’s a new year, and time to prepare for new adventures! If you’ve ever wanted to view the extraordinary Alaskan brown bear or the massive Pacific walrus up […]

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Fishing for Entries!

The USDA Forest Service – Alaska Region is proud to join Wildlife Forever along with other partners as the new host for the Alaska State-Fish Art program. Start your entry today, the contest deadline is […]

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Alaska’s minimum wage set at $10.19 for 2020

The Alaska minimum wage will increase from $9.89 to $10.19 in 2020. Voters passed a ballot initiative in 2014, which requires the minimum wage to be adjusted annually for inflation. Alaska Statute 23.10.065(a) requires the […]

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Married Couples Invited

There will be a Marriage Enrichment night for married couples on October 5th, 2019 at the Bethel United Pentecostal Church at 7 P.M. All married couples welcome!