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Calista Corporation announces 11th Annual Elders’ Benefit Distribution

by Thom Leonard Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation’s Board of Directors approved the 2018 Elders’ Benefit Distribution. Original Shareholders who are at least 65 years old as of November 13 will receive $325 each. The distribution date […]

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Calista Corporation welcomes 3,100 new shareholders, Declares Akilista Dividend

by Thom Aparuk Leonard Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation’s Board of Directors approved the 2018 Akilista (aw-KE-lis-ta) dividend. At $2.61 million this year, it’s the largest Akilista dividend in Calista’s history. Calista staff will soon issue shares […]

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Calista makes candidate endorsements with a focus on YK Region

by Thom Aparuk Leonard Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee endorses candidates with a primary focus on developing businesses and infrastructure in the Yukon Kuskokwim Region. The non-partisan Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee (PAEC) […]

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Court agrees with State that Salmon Initiative is Unconstitutional

The Alaska Supreme Court ruled today (Aug. 8th) that Ballot Measure 1—also known as the Stand for Salmon initiative—is unconstitutional because it makes an unconstitutional appropriation of state resources. The Court directed the Division of […]

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Bethel small businesses receive $26,000 in rural Alaskan version of ‘Shark Tank’

Eight finalists receive grants to spur economic development in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region. The UAF Kuskokwim Campus Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and Best in the West partners are pleased to announce the winners of the […]

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Suspected Botulism from Unauthorized Vendor Survey Requested by State of Alaska

by Cama-i Committee Staff An unauthorized vendor at the 2018 Cama-i Dance Festival distributed foods traditionally referred to as “Eskimo Salad.” Sharing foods is a traditional practice that is supported by the Cama-i dance festival. […]

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Public Hearing for Fisheries Special Action Request regarding Kuskokwim River Salmon fisheries

A public hearing is scheduled for 6:00–8:00 p.m., March 14, 2018, at the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) Regional Housing Authority Conference Room (411 Ptarmigan Street) in Bethel to receive testimony on a temporary […]

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Bethel’s City Council moves to protest renewal of AC Liquor Store license

by K.J. Lincoln “I don’t think we should be recommending renewal at all,” said council member Leif Albertson regarding AC Quickstop’s alcohol package store liquor license during their regular meeting on February 13th, 2018. Council […]