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2020 LKSD Science Fair

Last week the Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) held their 2020 Science Fair in Bethel. 55 students from Gladys Jung Elementary, Bethel Regional High School, Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, Atmautluak, Napaskiak, Mertarvik, Platinum, and Toksook Bay participated. […]

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Report from House District 38

by Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky February 28, 2020 Dear friends + neighbors, I’m not sure about you, but this week has gotten away from me! The halls of the Capitol were again buzzing with numerous legislative […]

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Cleaning up the Yukon

by Alex N. Evan I’d like to reflect on the time I was at Fort Yukon for the Yukon River Watershed Summit some 19 years ago. It was the time I represented 2 tribes of […]

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Five perish in plane crash

February 6th tragedy struck when a commercial aircraft carrying four passengers and the pilot went down near the village of Tuntutuliak, all five are deceased. At about 1342 hours, Bethel Alaska State Troopers was notified […]

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Remains recovered near Bethel

Alaska State Troopers (AST) in Bethel received a report of an overdue traveler on 1/17/2020 at about 0102 hours. It was reported that Elizanna Anvil and a travel partner, left Nunapitchuk traveling to Bethel on […]

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3rd Annual March for Women

The 3rd annual Bethel Women’s March in Bethel was held January 19th. Bethel joined the national Women’s March to support equality and justice for all. (Photo courtesy of Beverly Hoffman.)

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From Unalakleet to San Francisco

by Ned Rozell SAN FRANCISCO — “This picture is what we’re dreaming of today,” Mellisa Johnson said to reporters sitting in a packed press conference room at the Moscone Center, during the Fall Meeting of […]

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2020 Census starts in Toksook Bay, Alaska

Census takers begin counting remainder of 220 remote Alaska Villages as part of national headcount. Today (January 21, 2020), the U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham kicked off the 2020 Census in the remote Alaska […]

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Larson wins Akiak Dash sprint race

by Delta Discovery Staff Greg Larson of Napaskiak has won the 2020 Akiak Dash Sled Dog Race! The Akiak Dash is one of three featured races during the Kuskokwim 300 race weekend in Bethel, which […]

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Nordic Calista General Manager appointed

Calista Corporation appoints longtime employee of Nordic-Calista Services (“Nordic Calista”), Udo Cassee, to fill new role as General Manager. Udo fulfilled several management roles with Nordic Calista since he started with the company in 2003. […]

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2020 Akiak Dash Champion

Congratulations to Greg Larson of Napaskiak, the 2020 Akiak Dash Champion! He crossed the finish line at 7:25:35pm on the river in front of Bethel after mushing to Akiak and back on Saturday, January 18th. […]

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Calista Corporation completes acquisition of Nordic-Calista Services

by Calista Corporation Staff Company milestone: Calista’s 1st major acquisition since 2013 Effective January 1, 2020, Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation acquired Nordic-Calista Services (“Nordic Calista”), a drilling and workover company operating primarily on Alaska’s North Slope. […]

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26th annual Cookie Extravaganza a success

by Beverly Hoffman $3,677 was raised at the 26th Y/K Delta Lifesavers Christmas Cookie Extravaganza! In just 13 minutes hundreds of cookies disappeared as cookie buyers scurried around the tables full of baked Christmas delights. […]

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“250 Willows”

by Bethel Search and Rescue 12/14/19 BSAR River Update—Report 2019-04* Summary: BSAR marked the big open hole outside the upper end of Straight Slough today. With a good crew, good equipment, and willows pre-cut the […]

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Blackfish

by Brad Cole It was early Saturday morning and ice still laid on the ground from the night before. Small patches of snow covered the land. I decided to walk to a nearby pond to […]

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Winter set net

Andrew Boots “Andy” of Marshall, Alaska sets out his net under the ice every winter, writes Alexandrea Michelle. He walks down to the beach to check his net and he catches whitefish, sheefish, pike, lush, […]

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Calista Corp. unveils contest to win $1,000

by Calista Staff Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation announces the 2019 Calista Stock Will Contest. Two Shareholders will win $1,000 each. Eligible Calista Shareholders are those with Class A or Class B shares and are at least […]

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Heavy equipment training a success

by the Native Village of Napaimute Native Village of Napaimute employees Stanley Morgan, Nickolai Savage, Andrew Littlefish, Jr., and Isaac Evan recently completed a four week Heavy Equipment Operation & Maintenance, Welding, Truck Driving, and […]

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REAA October 1 Election Results

The Regional Educational Attendance Area Election results from October 1st, 2019 are official. The highest voter turnout came from the village of Grayling. 63.85% of their registered voters came to vote. They also had the […]

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Grant applications now being accepted for Rural Public Safety Infrastructure Projects

DPS is seeking grant proposals from eligible applicants for funding through the Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance (EFLEA) Program to address the critical public safety infrastructure needs in rural Alaska. The Alaska Department of Public […]

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Calista Corporation declares Akilista distribution and Welcomes New Shareholders

by Calista Staff Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation’s Board of Directors approved the 2019 Akilista (aw-KE-lis-ta) distribution. This year marks the largest Akilista distribution in Calista’s history. ·2019 Akilista distribution total: $2.97 million, 15 percent increase from […]

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2019 First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference Keynote Speakers

Celebrate critical importance and diversity of our Alaska Native languages at the First Alaskans Institute 36th Annual Elders & Youth Conference (Elders & Youth). Our theme, “Qaneryararput Yugtun Piniqerput” (Yup’ik) and “Qaneryararput Cugtun Kayuqerput” (Cup’ik) […]

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AFN Convention set for Oct 17-19 in Fairbanks

by AFN Staff The annual convention serves as the principal forum and voice for the Alaska Native community in addressing critical issues of public policy and government. The convention convenes thousands of official delegates and […]

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Four rescued after boat engine failure

Alaska State Troopers received a report of a boat that had engine failure and was floating down the Kuskokwim River, north of Tuluksak with four souls on board on 9/7/2019 at approximately 1650 hours. Investigation […]

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Aircraft crashes on Nunivak Island

Alaska State Troopers received a report of an aircraft crash on Nunivak Island on 9/7/2019 at approximately 2022 hours. An SOS beacon was activated through an In-reach GPS and investigation revealed that an aircraft with […]

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Eek River Moose Harvest

Keri Cleveland of Quinhagak successfully harvested her first moose last week with a 30-06. The antlers were 68″. Elton Cleveland, Keri’s husband writes,”My wife’s first catch on the north fork Eek River. The antlers are […]

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Blackberry Festival XC Race results

by Delta Discovery Staff The annual Blackberry Invitational cross country race results are in from Toksook Bay. Runners from Newtok and Tununak joined the host team to run the traditional race course up the hills […]

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Sayallret Spawning Red Salmon

Caden Smith of Quinhagak caught these red salmon – sayallret – from the Qanirtuuq River on August 24th, 2019. They are red with green heads, the color of spawning.

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First Moose

9 year old Michael Chris Jr. of Bethel got his first moose this past weekend while hunting with his family. It is a great honor and his relatives are very proud for his successful hunt. […]

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Temporary Wildlife Special Action Requests and revisions to Policy on Nonrural determinations

During an August 15, 2019 work session, the Federal Subsistence Board (Board) took action on three Temporary Wildlife Special Action Requests. The Board approved WSA19-01 (Unit 18 moose) with modification, approved WSA19-02 (Unit 2 wolf), […]

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Cutting Fish in Marshall

Sophie Tiffert of Marshall works on cutting her fresh Yukon salmon. She cut 12 at a time for her fish house, said her daughter Elizabeth Phillips who took this photo.