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How to make stovetop popcorn

Mmm, popcorn smells and tastes so good. Here is an easy recipe for you to try, especially if you want to make savory popcorn using the old fashioned method. It is a different way to […]

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His 48th summer on top of the world

by Ned Rozell This June, George Divoky will refurbish a cabin that sits on a lonely gravel island north of Alaska. He was not planning a remodel this year. Sometime during the winter, a polar […]

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Life of a sockeye

by Bjorn Dihle On July 22nd, news broke that Bristol Bay was having its biggest sockeye salmon return since recordkeeping began in 1893. More than 63 million sockeye had returned to the bay’s different watersheds […]

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The secret life of an Alaska fish

by Ned Rozell In Alaska’s infinite waters swims a handsome, silvery fish. Until recently, we knew little about the Bering cisco, which exists only around Alaska and Siberia. Then a scientist combined his unique life […]

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Tongass Odyssey Part 4: Conservation

by John Schoen I can’t recall when I first began thinking about it, but I suspect my conservation philosophy began to emerge when I was a teenager on Orcas Island, hunting deer in the forest […]

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Artists of all ages paint Bethel dumpsters

by Reyne Athanas This year the annual dumpster painting was done by community members and not the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center summer youth camps. Margaret Hannah, BHS art teacher, organized the project of painting 18 […]

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Ocean Hunting Trip

This is John Westlock III holding his spear and spear thrower made by his Uppa Albert of Emmonak, AK. This is just one set of many that his Uppa has gifted him over his short […]

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We Can Do It! 11th Annual Sudan Fundraiser:

Adapting to the pandemic, The South Sudan Medical Relief Fundraiser Committee announced they will have this year’s fundraiser online. The three day silent auction will begin August 20th and all items, services will be announced […]

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Salmonberry Season

Two year old Parker David of Kongiganak helped pick some salmonberries last Wednesday, filling the bucket with the bright orange berries.

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Tumyaralleq “The Old Road”

by Ben Schmidt Thousands of years ago, as humans first ventured into North America, most of its northern lands were covered in ice. One exception was a series of waterways now known as the Yukon, […]

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Kirsten M. Kinegak-Friday

• Raised in Bethel and Chevak • 10+ years of practicing law – including for Calista Corp • Stanford University degree and Law Degree from UCLA • 2015 Alaska Journal of Commerce Top Forty under […]

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Youth enjoy nature bird walk

An enjoyable bird/nature walk in Pinky’s Park with YK Fitness Day Camp for youth!! “There are 240 plus species that come back to the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta to nest!” writes Beverly Hoffman of Bethel. “They […]

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4th of July Winners

“We the People” is the theme of this year’s 4th of July parade in Bethel. This is from the beginning of the preamble of the Constitution of the United States. Congratulations to the winners and […]

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St. Mary’s Spring clean up

by Eric Alstrom The Yupiit of Andreafski EPA/IGAP Environmental Program would like to say “Thank You!” to all the 6 youth supervisors, 26 youth litter patrollers, and 4 adult volunteers for their time and effort […]

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Mortenson graduates with Masters Degree

Ryan Mortenson of Bethel graduated with his Masters in Business Administration on December 8th 2018 from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He during walked the commencement ceremonies for UAF on May 4th of this year. […]

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Coastal Villages kicks off Youth Employment Programs

by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is employing hundreds of Western Alaska youth this summer through its longstanding internship and Youth-to-Work programs. CVRF’s internship program celebrates its 20th year of providing college students […]

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The Salmon State: Wild fish in wild places Hunting for fish in Alaska’s steelhead-bearing rivers and streams

by Mary Catharine Martin For most people, steelhead — sea-run rainbow trout — are “the fish of 10,000 casts.” To catch them, you stand waist-deep in a spring-melt river, growing numb with cold as you […]

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Alakanuk Clean Up Green Up a success

by Augusta Edmund Alakanuk’s yearly clean-up had a great turnout on May 20th & 21st. We had 99 participants, 4 volunteers with 453 bags picked. The event was followed with a party, movie & prizes […]