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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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Alaska’s first commercial drone company receives first overhead waiver

Alaska Aerial Media (AAM) in collaboration with Advanced Aerial Education (AAE) is the first small unmanned aircraft service company in Alaska to obtain a certificate of waiver (COW) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for […]

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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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Donlin Gold helps Green Star remove thousands of pounds of hazardous waste

Donlin Gold teamed up with Green Star this summer to collect almost 30,000 pounds of hazardous material and special wastes from five villages that were safely transported back to Anchorage for recycling or disposal. The […]

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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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Calista Corporation announces additions to Legal & Communications Departments

by Thom Leonard Calista Corporation welcomed Noelle Kompkoff in the Legal department and Calista Shareholder Russ Slaten in Corporate Communications. Noelle Kompkoff arrives at Calista as Associate Counsel with more than ten years of experience […]

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Mt. Village

by Asa’carsarmiut Tribal Council Staff ASIST came to the community of Mountain Village for the first time Thursday May 24th through Friday May 25th! Twelve participants had the privilege of successfully completing the ASIST workshop […]

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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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Mothers and daughters create Yup’ik dolls together

by K.J. Lincoln When an adult and a child work together as a team, it creates more than just memories – it encourages communication, builds language skills, and teaches and reinforces traditional values and culture. […]

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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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Western Alaskans are most concerned about Housing and Making Ends Meet

by CVRF Staff Between January 3 and March 6, 2018, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) conducted a survey of the 20 western Alaska communities it serves. The response was overwhelming. Nearly 2,000 people, approximately 35% […]

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ANTHC chosen as project manager for Newtok village move

by the Denali Commission The Newtok Village Council (NVC) has signed a resolution selecting the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) as overall manager of the project to relocate the village of Newtok to new […]

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KYUK & BCSF partner to Honor John Active Legacy

by BCSF Staff If you have lived in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and owned a radio, chances are you have heard John Active’s voice. A stalwart of KYUK radio and television, a prolific storyteller and fierce […]

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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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Alcohol sales tax increase proposition to be on ballot for Bethel voters

A proposition to increase tax on sales of alcoholic beverages from 12% to 15% will be on the ballot in October, according to Ordinance 17-36 which was passed by the Bethel City Council. Ordinance 17-36 […]

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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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CVRF provides over $500,000 to help residents purchase critical village equipment

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has completed the seventh round of its flagship People Propel® program. The program has made it possible for hundreds of residents in western Alaska to purchase new outboard motors, boats, […]

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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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Calista Enrollment provides many opportunities for descendants

by Timotheen Charles My goal as an Intern is to increase awareness about Calista Enrollment in the 18 through 39 year old category through outreach. On July 2015, the original shareholders voted to open up […]

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Council member advocates for park development plan for Kasayuli Sub

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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American Red Cross of Alaska provides aid to Kwethluk residents

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 […]

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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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City of Bethel empowers council to solicit partners for transit system

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 […]

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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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Alaskan recognized with National Award for Suicide Prevention Advocacy

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 […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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Ravn Alaska commits to highest international safety standards

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 […]