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For Sale

  Hitzer Amish built woodstoves. JHMW 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 with […]

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GCI donates to BSAR, helps support emergency services

GCI presented the Bethel Search and Rescue with a $5,000 donation yesterday, which will help support the organization’s life-saving search and rescue missions in Bethel and surrounding villages. “Bethel Search and Rescue works tirelessly to […]

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Kuskokwim Ice Classic deadline coming up

by Haley Hanson The Kuskokwim Ice Classic deadline of April 17th at 7pm is quickly approaching, so make sure to get your tickets! Bethel groups are selling during the lunch hour, after work, and on […]

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Muskoxen harmed by poachers

On 4/2/17 a report was received about multiple musk ox which had been shot near a snowmachine trail between the Bethel dump and Akiachak. According to the complainant, one cow musk ox was dead, and […]

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Public Hearing for Salmon Fisheries in the Kuskokwim River Drainage

A public hearing is scheduled for 6:00–8:00 p.m., April 18, 2017, at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel to receive testimony on two temporary special action requests received by the Federal Subsistence Board (Board). Ken […]

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Trapper of the Year accolades

Jaimie Kassman of Bethel was named as the Fabian Carey Trapper of the Year during the Alaska Trappers Association’s annual banquet in Fairbanks on March 18. Kassman runs a treatment center for troubled teens in […]

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Dancing for Cama-i

The Cree Indian Running Thunder Dancers from Canada was one of the troupes that performed at the 2017 Cama-i Dance Festival. A variety of groups shared their traditional dances and culture at the 3-day event […]

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Simon crowned Miss Cama-i 2017

by K.J. Lincoln Regina Pingayak-Simon of Chevak is the new Miss Cama-i for 2017. She was crowned on Saturday night during the Cama-i Festival after a day of cultural pageantry. Passing on the title was […]

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Fur fashion showcased at Cama-i

by K.J. Lincoln Fans enjoyed the Fur Fashion Show at Cama-i this year, which has made it’s way back to the stage after many years courtesy of the Kuskokwim Campus and interested community members. The […]

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2017 State Archery Tournament Results

by Rafe Johnson The Bethel Schools Archery Team competed against 26 teams and 533 archers this past week to determine State Champion and National Qualifiers. Below are the individual and team results from the tournament. […]

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Experienced Lady Warriors claim 4th at state

by Tommy Wells When the Grace Christian Lady Grizzlies began chipping away at the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors’ lead late in the fourth quarter on Saturday morning in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, […]

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Nunaniryuum Nalliini – A Time of Joy

Two young Eskimo dancers with the Yurartet group of Bethel perform during last year’s Cama-i Festival. The Bethel Council on the Arts will be hosting the event again this weekend, March 31-April 2 featuring traditional […]

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Senate District S Update

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Greetings – We are on day 67 of a 90-day session. The House has almost finished their work on their version of the FY18 Operating budget and we expect them to […]

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Bethel cheer squad claims runner-up, academic honors at state meet

by Tommy Wells When the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors stepped on the floor of the Alaska Airlines Center last Wednesday night, they had one simple goal in mind – do the best they […]

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LKSD seeks community feedback to steer efforts toward Student Achievement

by LKSD Staff The Lower Kuskokwim School District is seeking feedback from the community to increase student achievement. In 2016, the LKSD Board of Education identified four district-wide goals that are being used to steer […]

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March Madness

by Rep. Zach Fansler Dear Friends, While basketball March Madness goes on around the state (and Nation!) the legislature is also in the midst of our own “march madness” working on the budget, advancing legislation, […]

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The Permanent Fund Protection Act Senate District S Legislative Update

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Family, friends and neighbors – This last Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the Senate approved passage of SB 26: Perm. Fund: Deposits; Dividends; Earnings, aka the Permanent Fund Protection Act. I voted […]

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For Sale

  Hitzer Amish built woodstoves. JHMW 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 with […]

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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel August 30 – September 4

Judgments Wilson Carl Kassock, 33 Driving Under the Influence $3000, 20 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Jerome J. Williams, 29 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Gregory Chris Tobeluk, 37 1st Degree Criminal Trespassing, […]

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Conditional use permit hearing for alcohol liquor license

A public hearing notice has been issued for a conditional use permit for a liquor license. The proposed permit is for 105 Hoffman in Bethel for the Tundra Liquor Cache. The purpose for the permit is […]

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Community dog park needed in Bethel, says council

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel City Council considered a proposal that would allow for the creation of a community dog park. Ordinance 17-08 was introduced during the February 14th, 2017 meeting by Mayor Rick Robb, […]

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Bethel resident receives degree from Simmons College

Joan Daniels, Bethel resident, recently earned a M.S. in Nursing from Simmons College. Simmons College is a nationally recognized private university located in the heart of Boston, and is the preeminent authority on women’s leadership. […]

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The Halfway Mark

by Rep. Zach Fansler March 9, 2017 Dear Friends, The Legislature is a slightly over halfway through our first regular 90-day session and our work carries on. The House Finance committee is considering hundreds of […]

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Local teams in the Iditarod running strong

The teams of Pete Kaiser of Bethel and Richie Diehl of Aniak have left the checkpoint at Kaltag and are currently on their way to Unalakleet as of Sunday night. From Kaltag to Unalakleet is […]

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Council to consider another package store liquor license application

A local business owner has submitted an application for a new package liquor store in Bethel. Steve Chung’s application for the Tundra Liquor Cache is up for council review during the Tuesday, March 14th city council […]

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Officers assist man

Alaska State Troopers assisted in stopping a man from harming himself during an incident in the village of Kwethluk. Troopers report that on 2/1/2017 at about 1445 hours, AST in Bethel received a report of […]

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Kuskokwim Ice Classic

by Haley Hanson The Kuskokwim Ice Classic is gearing up for another exciting year! The Ice Classic features an increased jackpot this year, as well as a new and important rule change. This year the […]

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ONC Solicitation

To ONC tribal members, The Native Village of Bethel needs you, please seriously consider running for your tribal council. This is election year and 3 of 7 seats are up for consideration. To be eligible, […]

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Ravn Alaska to honor all Yute Air flights through month of March, add four new routes

Ravn Alaska announced today (March 4) it will honor all existing purchased reservations on Yute Air, including goldenrod tickets for travel between Bethel and any Bethel hub location served, through March 31, 2017. The announcement […]

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GCI to award $300,000 in scholarships to Alaska students

Scholarships will be awarded in over 60 communities for the 2017-2018 school year. GCI today (March 1st) announced it will award $300,000 in scholarships to students who live in one of the communities served by […]

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Arcadis providing Project and Program Management for new YKHC Facility

Arcadis, the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, is working with the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC), a tribal health organization serving residents of Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region, to provide project […]

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Cama-i Dance Festival 2017

by Linda Curda “Nunaniryuum Nalliini ~The Time of Joy” This year’s Cama-i (Yup’ik for a warm welcoming hello) Dance Festival is almost here and the Bethel Council on the Arts is once again proud to […]

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LKSD Board Actions

The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board of Education met on February 13, 2017 for a SPECIAL MEETING in Bethel, Alaska. Present for the meeting were Board members Greg Larson, Wassilie Pleasant, President Susan G. Murphy, […]

Crime

Man arrested for stealing taxicab

A Napakiak man was arrested for stealing a taxicab and driving it on the river, said the Bethel Police Department. On 02/19/2017, at approximately 1357 hours, the Bethel Police Department received a report of a taxicab […]

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Kongiganak Lady Wolverines going into 1A tournament with 13-0 record

The Kongiganak Wolverine girls basketball team is on a roll with their 13-0 record this basketball season. They will be headed into the 1A Coastal Conference coming up this week. Joining them at the tournament […]

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Great Pyrenees and Bulldog win Best in Show

by K.J. Lincoln A big white Great Pyrenees named Marcie and a sweet bulldog named Jorden are the Best in Show winners at the Bethel Dog Show held last Sunday. Overall approximately 23 doggies participated in […]

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From New York to Alaska ~ Dr. joins Arctic Chiropractic team

by K.J. Lincoln If you were given the opportunity to come and live and work in Alaska, would you take it? Garrett Hussion did. Dr. Garrett Hussion works as a chiropractor at the Arctic Chiropractic […]

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ANSEP hosts students for Middle School Academy

The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program is currently hosting 47 middle school students from more than 20 schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Lower Kuskokwim school districts for its February Middle School Academy […]

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Governor Walker announces next steps for Safer Alaska

As part of his plan to build a safer Alaska, Governor Bill Walker today (February 16th) signed Administrative Order 283, outlining next steps to address the growing heroin and opioid epidemic in Alaska. Governor Walker […]

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Tower toppled in Bethel

The AT&T tower in Bethel was finally felled after years had passed to take it down. On February 15th, 2017 at approximately 10:45am the tower located in Bethel, which is hundreds of feet tall came […]

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Bethel Family Clinic Saves Lives, support the new facility

by Executive Director LaTesia Guinn The Bethel Family Clinic (BFC) together with their board of directors, volunteers, and staff would like to thank everyone who supports BFC and the new facility fundraising. Special thanks to […]

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Welcome to the 30th Legislative Session

by Rep. Zach Fansler Good Afternoon, the Legislature is speeding through the short, 90-day session, with budget and energy issues continuing to dominate. As the session moves on, please continue to keep in touch on […]

From The Editor

Kuskokwim Sauna

by Greg Lincoln Alexie Nicholai of Oscarville is the happy owner of a new steambath house or maqivik. Shorty Salzbrun, owner of Shorty’s Shop in Bethel, who is also Alexie’s son-in-law, had the steamhouse custom-built […]

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Bethel’s Women’s March January 21st

Approximately 75-100 marchers took part in the Bethel Women’s March held on Saturday, January 21st. Here the group makes its way up the Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. Marchers joined others around the nation in this […]

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Seven Mistakes Married Couples Make

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Dr. Bradbury can you give me, and other who read your articles, some tips on how to build and maintain a happy marriage. Maybe you could give some tips on […]

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Three-Pete Kaiser claims third straight K-300 crown

by Tommy Wells Kuskokwim 300 race fans cheered for their champion Pete Kaiser as he crossed the finish line on Sunday morning with 9 dogs in harness. It is his third victory in three straight […]

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Yup’ik Atlas Workshop coming to Bethel

CEC (Calista Education and Culture) and ELOKA (Exchange of Local Observations and Knowledge in the Arctic) are hosting a free three-day workshop, February 22-24, at the UAF Kuskokwim Campus. The workshop will focus on our […]

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LKSD Educators nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

by Brian Jordan Tundra Swan Academy high school teacher Sarah Trieff and program coordinator Jaimie Kassman, as well as Gladys Jung Elementary School math and physical education teacher Rafe Johnson have been nominated for the […]

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Never Put Anything in Your Ear Except Your Elbow

by Tad Lindley These days a person has to be careful. There are some folks out there who are looking to retire quickly with a personal injury law suit. When the Unilever Corporation (manufacturer of […]

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Bethel Fish and Game Advisory Committee election

The Bethel Fish and Game Advisory Committee will hold a meeting and elections on Tuesday January 24, 2017 beginning at 6:30pm in the Fish and Game Office located at 570 4th Ave. This meeting is […]

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20 Year National Guard and Reserve members receive “Veteran” status

Retired National Guard and Reservists will be granted veterans status for the first time, following the presidential approval of the Veterans Healthcare and Improvement Act of 2016. Before the act was signed, Guard and Reserve […]

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Alaska’s population increased in 2016

Alaska’s population increased by 2,645 people—about one-third of 1 percent—from July 2015 to July 2016, based on population estimates released on January 12th, 2017 by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The Matanuska-Susitna […]

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Will you be the next Best in the West winner?

The Yukon Kuskokwim delta’s most beneficial boon to potential small business entrepreneurs is now available to anyone who would like to start a small business. It is the Best in the West competition and the […]

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BCSF Announces 2017 Give+Get Drawing

by BCSF Staff Bethel Community Services Foundation (BCSF) announces that the third annual Give+Get Drawing in 2017 will reward two lucky donors who choose to Pick.Click.Give. to a Y-K Delta-based nonprofit. The first place winner […]

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25 mushers sign up for 2017 Kuskokwim 300

The 2017 running of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race now has 25 mushers signed up for southwest Alaska’s premier mid-distance event. They are: Ken Anderson, Tony Browning, Rick Casillo, Rob Cooke, Richie Diehl, Paul […]

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Priorities set for City of Bethel

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel City Council has worked on setting the funding priorities for the State of Alaska Capital Budget for FY 2018. There are four items on the list. “Every year the City […]

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UAS to host College of Education

Board of Regents votes to locate consolidated University of Alaska College of Education at the University of Alaska Southeast. Today, the University of Alaska Board of Regents approved unanimously in an 11-0 vote to establish […]

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CVRF distributes Elder Program Benefits during Holiday Season

by CVRF Staff Each year, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) distributes benefits to the region as part of its longstanding Elder Program. Across CVRF’s 20 member communities, 667 elders are receiving $325,000 in benefits, as […]

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Larson wins Season Opener

Greg Larson of Napaskiak has won the 2016 Season Opener sled dog race in Bethel. In all, 22 mushers came out for the race sponsored by the K300 Race Committee last Saturday, December 24th, 2016. […]

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AVEC Employees Earn Professional Achievements

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative announces lineman Leland Rogers earned Journeyman Lineman status and electrical engineer Aimee Chase earned her P.E. (Professional Engineer) license. Rogers, hired in June 2010, first passed the Merchant Apprenticeship program that […]