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KuC Students of the Year

by Cynthia Andrecheck University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus is pleased to announce its Student of the Year Awards. Full-time Student of the Year Award was presented to Ethan Tutmalria Andrew from Tuntutuliak, AK. Ethan […]

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Happy Easter Egg Hunting

Children of Bethel get ready to pick eggs at the Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday at the Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat playground. Plastic eggs were filled with slips for prizes including 4 bicycles, gift […]

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Remains found

Alaska State Troopers responded to a remote area of Big Lake after receiving a report that human remains had been located on 4/3/19, at approximately 2000 hours. Due to exposure to the elements, positive identification […]

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Our Leaders, past and present

by Peter Twitchell Today, I want to focus on a couple of our Native Leaders past and present. First from the homeland – Bethel and Yup’ik Country. Nora Guinn was a great leader and District […]

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Kuskokwim Tribes object to Kuskokwim Area Plan Changes

by ONC Staff This morning (March 29th, 2019) Orutsararmiut Native Council, in coordination with other Yukon Kuskokwim tribal organizations, submitted another set of letters to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for continuing to […]

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Day 74 of 90 Day Session

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Good morning, Day 74 of the 90-day session…47 days left to the constitutional 121 days of session. This week, the Senate Finance Committee heard overviews from Alaska’s WWAMI program. WWAMI is […]

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Bethel ASB hosts community forum on bullying

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel Advisory School Board hosted a community forum on bullying and how it is being addressed. Members of the Bethel ASB, teachers and school support staff, students, and parents filled up […]

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Bill filed to strengthen Alaska’s theft laws

Today (March 15th, 2019), House Judiciary Chair Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) filed legislation to strengthen Alaska’s laws related to theft and other offenses against property. Under House Bill 98, prosecutors would gain an important tool […]

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Pete Kaiser – 2019 Iditarod Champion

by John Wallace Photos by John Wallace Nome, AK- A resurgence of dogsled mushing got a serious boost early Wednesday morning as Bethel musher Pete Kaiser crossed under the Burled Arch in Nome to win […]

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Friends of The Kuskokwim Consortium Library Fund

by Bethel Community Services Foundation Staff Bethel Community Services Foundation is excited to announce the addition of the Friends of the Kuskokwim Consortium Library Fund to our growing family of funds. The Friends of the […]

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District 38 Update

by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky  March 8, 2019 Dear friends, It is day 53 of the 2019 Legislative Session, Iditarod mushers are howling along the trail to Nome, and we’re on the second straight week of […]

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Bethel Town Hall Meeting

Mayor Fred Watson will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on March 13, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at the City Council Chambers to inform the public of the impacts the City of Bethel will […]

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Governor’s Proposed FY20 Budget

by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky March 1, 2019: Dear friends, It is Day 42 in the Legislative Session and we have begun to see a lot of activity. Most notably, Governor Dunleavy released his proposed budget, […]

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Senate District S Legislative Update

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Good morning, Here we are at the end of week six. The Senate Finance Committee continues to review Governor Dunleavy’s amended FY20 Operating Budget. The committee heard a general overview from […]

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Senate District S Update

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Hello, The Legislature is in week four of this session. This week, the Senate Finance Committee continues overviews of various programs, including State Debt and Credit Ratings from the Department of […]

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Music is good

by Peter Twitchell Time flies when you’re having fun or not! I moved to Anchorage 11.30.2017, not too long ago it seems – just like yesterday. I’ve made a lot of friends and 85 percent […]

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District 38 Update

by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky Dear friends, We are in the third week of the 2019 Legislative Session. This week the Governor released his Supplemental Budget. Of significant concern to our rural district are Governor Dunleavy’s […]

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District 38 Update

by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky Proudly serving: Akiachak, Akiak, Aniak, Atmautluak, Bethel, Chefornak, Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, Eek, Goodnews Bay, Kasigluk, Kipnuk, Kongiganak, Kwigillingok, Kwethluk, Lower Kalskag, Marshall, Mekoryuk, Napakiak, Napaskiak, Newtok, Nightmute, Nunapitchuk, Oscarville, Platinum, Quinhagak, […]

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Super Blood Wolf Moon Rise

The conditions look favorable for tonight’s Super Blood Wolf Moon. The moon rises above Tundra Ridge like a wavering cloud at  5:08pm as the ravens fly back to their roosting places for the night.

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Matthew Failor Wins K-300

Matthew Failor is the K-300’s newest champion. Failor, age 36, is from Willow, Alaska where he runs his kennel 17th-Dog. He is originally from Ohio where he grew up with his three brothers – they […]

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Alaska’s population declines in 2018 Migration losses caused a second year of population decline

Alaska’s population decreased by 1,608 people—0.2 percent—from July 2017 to July 2018, based on population estimates released today by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This was the second year of decline for […]

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2018 #BethelGives Campaign

by Bethel Community Services Foundation Staff The #BethelGives coalition and Bethel Community Services Foundation are excited to announce that the third #BethelGives campaign raised more than $42,000. The campaign, which ended in December 2018, included […]

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21 mushers sign up for 2019 K300

As of January 2nd, 2019, the Kuskokwim 300 has 21 mushers officially signed up for the 2019 race! The Kuskokwim 300 race weekend begins on Friday, January 18th, 2019. 2019 K300 Mushers Matthew Failor Joar […]

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Code of Conduct resolution postponed

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel City Council voted to postpone action on Resolution 18-20, the Code of Conduct resolution for members of council during their December 11th, 2018 regular meeting. The issue was postponed to […]

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For Sale

For Sale: Hitzer Amish built woodstoves. UHMW Plastic sled runners. 543-2379. (11)(3/1-cnx) FOR SALE 300 Gallon Plastic Water Tanks in stock. Call Shorty at Shorty’s Shop for pricing. 543-3158 or 545-3157 (19)(9/18-cnx) 18’ SSV Lund […]

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For Sale

For Sale: Hitzer Amish built woodstoves. UHMW Plastic sled runners. 543-2379. (11)(3/1-cnx) FOR SALE 300 Gallon Plastic Water Tanks in stock. Call Shorty at Shorty’s Shop for pricing. 543-3158 or 545-3157 (19)(9/18-cnx) 18’ SSV Lund […]

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LKSD Robotics teams go Into Orbit

by K.J. Lincoln Robotics teams from the Lower Kuskokwim School District broke out of their earthly constraints with this year’s First Lego League Robotics Challenge: Into Orbit. 10 teams accepted the challenge and joined in […]

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Derina Harvery Band rocks Bethel

December 6th was a night for rocking Celtic music with a band from east coast of Canada that has deep Irish roots. Derina Harvey leads the Celtic Rock sensation, the Derina Harvey Band (dHb), recent […]

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Election volunteer Guinn honored by City Council

The Bethel City Council recognized and honored Margaret “Tootsie” Guinn for her 40 years of service as an election official during last Tuesday’s regular meeting, and commended her for her grace, professionalism, and dedication. “It […]

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Derina Harvey Band to perform in Bethel

Kicking off their Alaska Tour, Bethel Council on the Arts presents the Derina Harvey Band live in Bethel 7 pm Thursday, December 6 at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center. Bethel’s own Paul Basile, previously of […]

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2018 #BethelGives Campaign

by Bethel Community Services Foundation The #BethelGives season is already underway, but some of the most exciting activities are happening in the next few days! You can find volunteers at Saturday Market between 10 a.m. […]

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BSAR River Report: “Swiss Cheese”

by Bethel Search & Rescue 11.15.18: WARNING—DANGER! Summary: Another late, drawn out freeze up is occurring along the Kuskokwim River during a time when People used to be busy everywhere out on the ice manaqing […]

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LKSD Sr. High Speech Contest

by Sharon Wagner The LKSD Sr. High Speech contest was held in Bethel November 7 – 8, 2018. There were 55 students from 13 schools that participated: Akiuk, Akula, BRHS, Chefornak. Kipnuk, Kongiganak, Mekoryuk, Napaskiak, […]

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2018 #BethelGives Campaign

by the Bethel Community Services Foundation Bethel Community Services Foundation announces the beginning of the 2018 #BethelGives Campaign, sponsored by Bethel Community Services Foundation and eleven local nonprofit organizations. The aim of #BethelGives is to […]

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LifeMed Alaska celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

LifeMed Alaska, an Alaska-based ground and air ambulance service with base locations in Anchorage, Bethel, Dutch Harbor, Fairbanks, Juneau, Palmer and Soldotna, announced it will reach the milestone of 10 Years of service in Alaska […]

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Ravn’s network expansion to McGrath begins

Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s largest regional airline, today (Oct. 15th, 2018) announced the launch of its nonstop service to McGrath. Beginning October 15, 2018, Ravn’s network expansion to McGrath kicked off with Ravn operating […]

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Bethel City Election Results

The City of Bethel election results are in and are scheduled to be adopted by the City Council during their October 9th, 2018 regular meeting. Receiving the most votes was incumbent Vice Mayor Fred Watson […]

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BFK9s seeks to lease city land

The Bethel Friends of Canines is seeking to lease a parcel of land next to the dog pound, says a proposed ordinance that is up for introduction at the October 9th regular city council meeting. […]

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Smokefree Alaska Law goes into effect October 1

Law protects over 300,000 Alaskans who couldn’t be protected by local ordinance. Back in 1998, Bethel became the first Alaskan community to pass a smokefree ordinance. Ordinance 98-07 passed unanimously and was enacted into the […]

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2018 City Council Candidates

by K.J. Lincoln The City of Bethel will hold a Regular Election Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 for the purpose of electing candidates to the City Council and voting on Proposition 1. This year we have […]

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Bethel Fair showcases cultivations, creations

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel Fair featured the first class of Bethel’s homemade creations, arts and crafts, photography, gardening, sewing, delicious pies, and stunning jams and jellies. Winning the People’s Choice Award out of 124 […]