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Anchorage has new tobacco sales age of 21

Anchorage’s new age of sale for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, rose to 21 on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 20. To celebrate, community advocates, public health leaders, and Anchorage Assembly members hosted […]

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Nunavut to meet September 23rd

The Annual Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government will be holding its Legislative Session on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at the Alaska Bible Seminary Conference Room opening with registration at 8:00 pm and officially beginning the meeting […]

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Man extricated from hole

Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a man stuck in a hole following a disturbance at a Kasilof Residence on 08/18/2019 at approximately 0109 hours. The male was extricated from the hole without […]

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Internship opportunity for college students

Senator Dan Sullivan is looking for exceptional Alaskan college students and recent graduates to join his team in Washington, D.C. Many of today’s best and brightest political minds began their careers in public service as […]

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Child bit by dog in Bethel

A 5 year old child was bit by a dog in Larson Subdivision in Bethel on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 during the early evening hours. A part of the child’s right ear was torn off. […]

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Woman swept away by river on Stampede Trail

Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a call from Piotr Markielau, 24, reporting the death of his wife, Veranika Nikanava, 24, at a river crossing on the Stampede Trail near Healy on 7/25/19, at approximately […]

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Mary Ciuniq Pete Legacy Scholarship award

by BCSF Staff Janice Wiseman of Tuntutuliak is the recipient of the first annual Mary Ciuniq Pete Legacy Scholarship. A selection committee made the award decision. Wiseman will receive $1,000 for college expenses. The scholarship […]

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Measles case confirmed in Alaska

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has confirmed a single case of measles in an unvaccinated teenager from the Kenai Peninsula who recently traveled out of state to Arizona via Seattle, Washington. […]

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The thin line between Alaska and Canada

by Ned Rozell Marked by metal cones and a clear-cut swath 20 feet wide, Alaska’s border with Canada is one of the great feats of wilderness surveying. The boundary between Alaska and Canada is 1,538 […]

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Kotlik to receive grant for airport repairs

The Kotlik airport will receive a $9.3 million grant for repair and expansion projects. The $9.3 million grant to the Kotlik Airport will be used to expand a service road, reconstruct taxiway lighting, repair a […]

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Calista Corporation announces Certified 2019 Annual Meeting Results 45th Meeting Held in Toksook Bay on July 5

Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation Shareholders reelected three directors to the Board in a strong support of continued operational successes, increased Shareholder benefits, and Board stability. More than 59 percent of all outstanding shares voted, the fourth […]

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Plane down in Bethel, all survive

An aircraft incident at Bethel Airport occurred on Monday, July 8, 2019 at approximately 3:20 p.m. The Bethel Fire Department responded with one ambulance, one fire engine, and one ladder truck to the report of […]

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Indigenous leaders meet at Climate Summit

June 19, 2019: Indigenous leaders from throughout the United States gathered last week to talk about the climate crisis and its impact on food security during a three-day Indigenous Climate Summit in Fort Yukon, Alaska. […]

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Bipartisan legislation introduced to expand ANSEP Program

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced the Building Indigenous STEM Professionals Act, July 2nd, 2019. This legislation will reauthorize and amend a grant designed to help create or expand programs […]

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Public hearing announced for Unit 18 Moose

A public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Qanirtuuq Corporation “Red Building” in Quinhagak, to receive public testimony on a Wildlife Temporary Special Action request received […]

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Doyon Foundation launches Doyon Languages Online Project

by Doyon Foundation Staff Tomorrow, Friday, June 21, after three years of dedicated efforts, Doyon Foundation will officially launch its Doyon Languages Online project with the release of the first online language-learning course featuring Benhti […]

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Ronald Oquilluk’s Long Road Home

by Ken Marsh Chance, science, and dedicated Alaska State Troopers staff unite to resolve a decades-old missing person case and blaze a trail of hope for the families of others lost in the Last Frontier. […]

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Corps extends comment period for Pebble draft EIS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District is extending the public comment period an additional 30-days for the Pebble Limited Partnership draft environmental impact statement. The deadline for submitting comments about the draft […]

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RavnAir “Fly Away” Sweepstakes

Alaska’s largest regional airline serving more than 115 destinations is conducting a sweepstakes from June 5th until June 30th offering prizes of $10,000, $2,000, and $1,000 for eligible Alaska residents who are members of RavnAir’s […]

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Murkowski hosts rural trip to Bethel and Napaskiak

by Senator Murkowski Staff U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) recently welcomed U.S. Attorney General William Barr to Alaska for a visit focusing on law enforcement and public safety issues. During Attorney General Barr’s four-day trip, […]

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Northwest woodstove supplier settles with EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement agreement with Keller Supply Company to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act. The Seattle-based company sells wood stoves and heaters in Alaska, California, […]

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Warrant arrest

The Bureau of Highway Patrol stopped a 2002 Chevrolet pickup for littering after a cigarette butt was thrown from the window near mile 47 Parks Highway in Wasilla on 5-17-19, at approximately 2125 hours. A […]

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Protecting Law Enforcement Heroes

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) has introduced the Protect Our Heroes Act, legislation to make it a federal crime to assault or kill a public safety officer and add a penalty in the event an […]

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A focus on criminal justice reform bills

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Good morning, It is day 116 of the 31st Legislative Session. This week the Senate Finance Committee has been focused on criminal justice reform through a slate of “crime bills” and […]

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Bethel terminates city manager

The Bethel City Council voted 4-3 to terminate the employment of now former City Manager Pete Williams during their regular meeting last Tuesday. Voting in favor of termination were Mayor Fred Watson, Vice Mayor Thor […]

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Russian Mission pike

Logan Larson, age 8, caught this nice Northern Pike across from his village of Russian Mission on April 13, 19. Logan and his proud parents Basil Larson and Lianna Peterson went for an evening manaq. […]

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Passengers uninjured in plane crash

Alaska State Troopers were notified of an aircraft crash approximately 30 miles Northeast of Bethel on 4/11/2019 at about 1700 hours. The aircraft a Yute Air PA-32, was being operated commercially on a charter flight […]

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Alaska Professional Communicators offers scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship is offered to Alaska residents who are college or university students planning a career in a communications field by Alaska Professional Communicators, the Alaska Chapter of the National Federation of Press Women. […]

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Alaska Children’s Caucus forms in 31st Legislature

For the first time in nearly seventeen years, members of the Alaska House of Representatives will relaunch the House Children’s Caucus. This edition of the caucus will be co-chaired by Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) and […]

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Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government to meet

The Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government will convene on March 20-21, 2019 at the Bethel Moravian Church Seminary building starting at 8am. “Every Tribe and Tribal Organizations are invited to talk about Regional Unity to advance […]

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Alaska Professional Communicators offers scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship is offered to Alaska residents who are college or university students planning a career in a communications field by Alaska Professional Communicators, the Alaska Chapter of the National Federation of Press Women. […]

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Internet services for School Districts

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Hello, Today (March 8th, 2019) marks the 53rd day of session. This week on Wednesday, Senate Finance heard from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development Research Chief, Dan Robinson on […]

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Anchorage man convicted

On October 31, 2018, an Anchorage jury convicted Nicholas Philemonoff of first degree vehicle theft. According to the evidence presented at trial, around 11:00 p.m. on October 11, 2017, Philemonoff was caught driving a vehicle […]

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Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee endorses Dunleavy

Yukon Kuskokwim Infrastructure and Donlin Gold Support, and opposition against Ballot Measure 1 remain pivotal issues. The non-partisan Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee (PAEC) has updated its gubernatorial candidate endorsement. “The PAEC members appreciates […]

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Free spay, neuter, vaccinations for pets

Alaska Native Rural Veterinary, Inc. is holding a free spay, neuter, vaccination and wellness exam clinic at the Community Centers in Napakiak on August 22 and Napaskiak August 23, and Tuluksak on August 24 at […]

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Future Delta Nurses Fund

by BCSF Staff Bethel Community Services Foundation is excited to announce the addition of the Future Delta Nurses Fund to our growing lineup of funds. BCSF and its funds are dedicated to community growth and […]

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Calista Corporation Board elects new officers

by Thom Leonard Per bylaws, officers elected following annual meeting. The Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation Board of Directors elected officers following the successful Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Each officer serves a one-year term. Robert Beans is […]

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It’s time for Alaska’s mosquitoes to shine

by Ned Rozell Here are some tips to avoid mosquitoes this summer: First, wear light-colored clothing. Second, bathe more often in an attempt to be as odorless as possible. Third, avoid exhaling while in the […]

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Unofficial Calista Corporation Annual Meeting results

by Thom Aparuk Leonard As of Friday evening, Calista Corporation announces the unofficial voting results of the 2018 Annual Meeting. Certified results from the Inspector of Elections are due by Tuesday. Reelected: Myron Naneng, JoAnn […]

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Alaskans provide testimony during Senate Subsistence Hearing

by Sen. Murkowski’s Staff “Protecting the subsistence way of life through maximum self-determination is critically important” The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs this week (June 22nd, 2018) held an oversight hearing to focus on promoting […]

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Pinky’s Park Clean Up a success

The Pinky’s Park Cleanup effort on June 2 was a success! “More than 80 people volunteered to clean up the park,” wrote Michelle DeWitt of Bethel Community Services Foundation. “We had hot dogs and buns […]

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I Saw the Lake Iliamna Monster

by Roy Andrew 200 miles SW of Anchorage across the Alaska Mountain Range is Lake Iliamna. It is the largest freshwater lake in Alaska. It’s about 95 miles long and 25 miles wide. There are […]

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YKHC Call for Photography

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) would like to announce a Call for Photography, as part of the Paul John Calricaraq Project. As a way to “bring nature inside,” honor our seasonal life activities, and represent […]

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World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) are hosting the Second World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis, Aug. 8-9 in Anchorage at Alaska Pacific University. The conference will welcome […]

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Upcoming Village Travel

by Rep. Zach Fansler August 4, 2017 Dear Neighbors, I’m pleased to announce two upcoming trips to villages in our district to spend time with constituents! My goal is to visit as many villages as […]

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Attorney General appoints new Bethel DA

The Department of Law announced the appointment of Steve Wallace as the new Bethel District Attorney. Mr. Wallace took over this position on July 10, 2017 after the retirement of Mike Gray. Mr. Wallace began […]

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Alaskan Communities to receive economic boost

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced today (June 26) that the Department of the Interior is distributing more than $29.69 million to eligible local governments throughout Alaska. These payments are made to boroughs and counties […]

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Feagle earns BA in Elementary Ed

Edward Feagle, age 33 of Toksook Bay, graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Edward lives in Kwigillingok with his wife Jorene and their two daughters, Rosa […]

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BFD honors staff and partners for their service

by Fire Chief Bill Howell Bethel Fire Department held its annual awards banquet on April 8, 2017. We would like to recognize and congratulate the following team members and partners for their outstanding accomplishments during […]

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Teen takes child home to keep her safe

A 1 ½ year old child was found safe after a massive search was launched in Bethel to find her after her mother found her missing. On June 19, 2017 at approximately 0722 hours, Bethel Police […]

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Bethel Spirits to open

by Ana Hoffman Bethel Spirits will open on June 27, 2017 at the 750 Front Street location in Bethel. The package store will operate 8 hours a day, five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday. […]

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BRHS grad serving as Intern for Sen. Murkowski

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 […]

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AFN announces Keynote Speakers for 2017 Convention

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 […]

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2017 AVCP President’s Award Nominations

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 […]

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American Red Cross of Alaska saves lives

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 […]