Harmonica Virtuoso Mike Stevens, recent recipient of Canada’s Medal of Honor for his healing work in Canadian villages (20 years), will share healing music and dance events in Alaska’s western, interior and North Slope communities […]
by K.J. Lincoln Fighter in Velvet Gloves is a book written about the life of Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, who is known for her role in helping to fight for civil rights for all Alaskan natives […]
by James Biela Suicide Prevention Advocates with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)- Alaska Chapter traveled to Juneau to meet the legislators and discuss keeping mental health and suicide prevention as a priority for […]
Daniel and Renae Smith of Goodnews Bay cut these Dolly Varden trout that are drying on their fish rack. Renae checked on her fish April 5th when this photo was taken.
Nunapitchuk, AK – Students in the Algebra 1 classes at Anna Tobeluk Memorial School recently participated in an extension activity that saw them breaking into small groups and teaching a math lesson to students in […]
by Senator Lyman Hoffman Hello – Day 81…and this week, the Senate Finance Committee moved a couple of bills. SB 16: Alcohol License Fairs, Theatres, Concerts, Bonds; SB 61: Commercial Fishermen’s Fund/Vessel Owner and SB […]
by ADF&G Staff Bethel -The Alaska Department of Fish and Game plans to capture and collar moose April 11 through April 20 along the Yukon River in Game Management Unit 18. Because sedatives routinely used […]
Sheila Oscar of Marshall caught this very big Northern Pike while fishing at Kiakutaq on March 27th, 2019.photo by Jay Fitka
by Bethel Search & Rescue 3.29.19 Summary: After the warmest February in 95 years for our region, March is working towards setting a new record as well. With weeks of above normal temperatures, rain, and […]
Volunteer searchers from Quinhagak recovered the body of Timothy Beebe from the Kanektok River in shallow water after the tide had gone out on 3/28/2019 at approximately 1105. On 3/27/2019 searchers dragging a net by […]
by K.J. Lincoln The Cama-i Dance Festival opened tonight, Friday, March 29th, 2019 with traditional dancing featuring local, regional, and statewide groups. Cama-i Co-coordinator Linda Curda and Orutsararmiut Traditional Chief Louie Andrew gave the welcome […]
by Thom Leonard Calista Corporation’s Board of Directors voted to approve a spring distribution at $6.49 million, up from $6.17 million last year. The number of Shareholders also increased from about 25,000 last year to […]
The 2019 Andrefski 90 Womens Sled Dog Mushing Champion is Sherilyn Polty of Russian Mission. Sherilyn drove a 7-dog team from Paul Larson’s kennel to win the race in 18 minutes, 25 seconds. “Thanks to […]
by Joshua Cleveland This open letter to Representative Tiffany Zulkosky is dated March 21, 2019. Dear Representative Zulkosky, My friend and representative of the Bethel area. I want to share with you the concern I […]
by Azara Mohammadi The Alaska House of Representatives passed a resolution (37-1) in favor of creating the first Tribal Affairs Committee, chaired by our own Representative Tiffany Zulkosky. This special committee was championed by the […]
by Thom Leonard Calista Corporation introduces the Calista Connect Contest. Shareholders 18 years and older who complete two easy digital options are entered to win. The contest is open now and all entries must be […]
Iditarod musher Peter Kaiser received the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award as the first to reach the Kaltag checkpoint in the 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Kaiser arrived in Kaltag at approximately […]
The Division of Statewide Aviation implemented the Rural Airport Safety Campaign program in 2017 in an effort to keep kids safe and off of runways and to also prevent vandalism. It’s been a team effort […]
Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has made appointments to the 10 Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils including the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The Councils advise the Federal Subsistence Board on subsistence management regulations and policies […]
Each winter, with the support of sponsors like Donlin Gold, the Skiku program sends volunteer coaches to remote villages in Alaska to teach kids the basic techniques of cross-country skiing, a healthy sport fit for […]
by Thom Leonard Subcommittee for the Indigenous Peoples of the United States focused on climate change impact to tribal communities. On February 12, the U.S. House of Representative’s Natural Resource Committee held a hearing on […]
by Senator Lyman F. Hoffman March 1st, 2019 Hello, We are at the half-way mark of the 90-day session. This week the Senate Finance Committee completed the agency budget overviews from the departments of Labor, […]
Local tribal representatives challenging state permits, looking for changes. A group of Kuskokwim regional leaders are visiting Juneau to push for several changes to the existing and pending State of Alaska permits for the Donlin […]
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by Dave Bonanno The Upriver Science Fair was held in Crooked Creek on February 6th and 7th, 2019. Students participated from Stony River, Sleetmute, Crooked Creek and Chuathbaluk. 7 people flew to Crooked Creek from […]
The Bethel Sprint Mushers Club hosted a 12-mile race last Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23rd, 2019. Winning with the fastest elapsed time overall was Greg Larson of Napaskiak. He posted the fastest time on Day […]
February 23, 2019 – Race on the Atmautluak Trail. (Day 2).
Anchorage School District and Lower Yukon School District announce a new, innovative, exciting Career and Technical Education partnership. This partnership is a model of scaling up, not down, and has the potential to be replicated […]
The February 50 Sled Dog Race, sponsored by the Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee has a winner. Willie Larson, racing a team from the Bad River Kennel finished first, crossing the line in Bethel with a […]
Case solved utilizing Genetic Genealogy and years of investigation After nearly 26 years, the Alaska State Troopers is finally able to help an Alaskan family get one step closer to justice. On February 15, 2019, […]
Photos by Jimmie Lincoln Island League games played in Nightmute, Alaska.
Friday evening games in Napaskiak, Alaska.
by Alaska DPS Staff February 15, 2019 (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – After nearly 26 years, the Alaska State Troopers is finally able to help an Alaskan family get one step closer to justice. On February 15, 2019, […]
by Jenny Weis The sitting president of the United States visited Dillingham in 2015 and picked fish, ate traditional foods, and joined local kids for Yup’ik dancing. On Kanakanak beach, President Obama picked a humpy […]
Calista is pleased to announce that the legal disagreements between Wayne Don and Calista have been amicably resolved and the lawsuit titled Calista v. Don has been dismissed. Calista is retracting the public censure and […]
by Leona Long Students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Rural Alaska Honors Institute will have new options to explore teaching careers and Alaska Native languages during the summer 2019 session. The deadline to apply […]
Alaska State Troopers, Bethel Post received a report of a disturbance, occurring on 1/31/19 on board an aircraft operated by Yute Commuter Air Service. A 16 year old boarded the aircraft in Napakiak bound for […]
by Thom Aparuk Leonard Calista Corporation is providing information to Shareholders regarding IRS dividend and distribution reporting. All Calista Corporation Class A, B, C and D dividends are currently non-taxable. Calista Shareholders who received over […]
by Senator Lyman F. Hoffman Friends – In week three, the Senate Finance Committee received Senate Bill 38 and 39, requested by the Governor. SB 38 Supplemental and Disaster Relief, relating to fire suppression activities […]
by Janet Bavilla Villages have always done their best to adapt to a changing world. Many in the present have tried their best to adjust to western civilization while maintaining native cultures. It’s easier for […]
State approves waste management permit, reclamation and closure plan and financial assurance plan. January 18, 2019: Donlin Gold received two permit decisions with the issuance of its Waste Management permit from the Alaska Department of […]
Akiak Dash musher Terrell Andrews of Bethel, age 21, is this year’s race winner. Andrews finished the race at 7:55:04pm on Saturday. Close behind was Joseph Demantle of Tuluksak who arrived at the finish at […]
Terrell Andrews, wearing bib #6, of Bethel is this year’s winner of the Akiak Dash. He crossed the finish line at 7:55:04 PM. His team was led by Cricket and Lightning. Congratulations Terrell!
The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog race is this Friday, January 18th. There are 19 mushers currently signed up for the race. As of Sunday, Matthew Failor, Ramey Smyth, and Nicolas Petit were racing the Copper […]
Friday Evening games. Toksook Bay vs. Bethel Jv, Kalskag vs. Bethel Varsity.
Continuing to combat Alaska’s high rates of alcohol misuse into the new year, Koahnic Broadcast Corporation and Recover Alaska have collaborated to produce a new season of the Emmy-award winning series Day 001. The new […]
by Tanya Clayton Alaska villages facing coastal disasters may be able to use new erosion-monitoring tools as part of their decision-making arsenal, thanks to a pilot study led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Lead […]
Troy Tikhon Gregory holds a marten that he and his family caught around the Kalskag area on New Years Day. His parents are Constantine and Sophia Gregory.
by Bethel Search and Rescue 12.24.18 Summary: With a full two weeks of cold weather and the great need for cheaper, more efficient transportation in our region, the lower sections of the Kuskokwim Ice Road […]
by CVRF Staff The Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) board of directors approved the distribution of $100,000 worth of bonuses to qualifying 2018 Youth-to-Work employees last Friday in recognition of their dedication and hard work […]
Shenae Davidson of Kipnuk is 4 years old and she is helping her grandmother Elena Davidson prepare delicious Qukaqliq River smelts for cooking. photo by James DavidsonShenae Davidson of Kipnuk is 4 years old and […]
by Bethel Search and Rescue 12.16.18 Summary: With more normal cold temperatures for the past 10 days Kuskokwim River conditions have been improving for safe Holiday travel. They are however improving slower than expected due […]
U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today (Dec. 7th, 2018) announced a $23.1 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant for Emmonak, Alaska to construct a permanent dock and barge/landing […]
by Bethel Search and Rescue 12.8.18 Summary: With temperatures up to 20 degrees cooler travel conditions in the Bethel area have been greatly improving. BSAR teams have been out every day monitoring conditions and checking […]
Yulista Holding, LLC subsidiary-led joint venture Defense Systems and Solutions (DSS) was awarded a $4.7B contract supporting the AMRDEC Prototype Integration Facility (PIF) located at Redstone Arsenal, AL. DSS, a SBA approved 8(a) joint venture, […]
by CVRF Staff In response to the results of a community survey, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is testing an alternative approach to addressing the critical need for housing in rural Alaska – with a […]
by Lonny Cruff Nunapitchuk, AK – A new Migrant Ed coordinator, Malcolm Enoch, in Nunapitchuk has organized a variety of activities for pre-school and school-aged children to help them prepare for school, or help the […]
The Alaska Senate Majority today (Nov. 26th, 2018) announced its complete team for the 31st Alaska Legislature, which begins Jan. 15. The majority also announced a caucus agreement reflecting Alaskans’ desire for more engagement in […]
by Ned Rozell The magnificent creature was fooled by vocal plumbing — similar to its own but much smaller — imitating the groan of a receptive female. The bull moose grunted twice, then strode through […]
by Bethel Search and Rescue BSAR Aerial Survey 11.19.18 Summary: Today BSAR did an aerial survey of the Johnson and Kuskokwim Rivers up to Kalskag. The purpose of the flight was not to determine if […]
by Lonny Cruff Nunapitchuk, AK – Students and staff at Anna Tobeluk Memorial School (ATMS) in Nunapitchuk have been privileged to hear from several local elders and other speakers during a regularly scheduled assembly every […]
Every year AFN honors those who have made outstanding contributions to their families and the Native community. Congratulations to recipient of the Roger Lang Youth Award – local youth leader and organizer Ben Anderson-Agimuk of […]
by Spc. Michael Risinger The Alaska National Guard and the Salvation Army united to take Operation Santa Claus to the village of Emmonak Nov. 1st. An HC-130J Combat King II aircraft from the 211th Rescue […]
Donlin Gold is helping to underwrite a ground-breaking project that will change the way Alaska Native languages are taught and learned. The project allows users to look up and learn Yup’ik words through a website […]
In time for the 2018 midterm and gubernatorial elections, Alaska Votes has created a new tool to make voting in Alaska elections easier than ever – AKvote.org. By enabling voters to complete the entire process […]
by Andrea Miller The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management awarded $30,000 in cash prizes after the 2018 Arctic Innovation Competition’s final presentations Saturday, Oct. 20. The competition, now in its 10th year, invites […]
As Alaskans gathered for the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention to share stories and opinions, Ballot Measure 1 was a large part of the conversation. With less than a month until the election, tribal […]
by the U.S. Census Bureau Today (Oct. 19, 2018) the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the first enumeration for the 2020 Census will take place in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Toksook Bay is located in the […]
A recent seizure of illegal alcohol in the Village of Togiak highlights the work of law enforcement to prevent illegal substances from hitting the streets. Last week, Togiak Tribal Police Officers (TPOs) prevented a significant […]
by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is gearing up for a second year of its popular tenth-grade Ciuneq program with two sessions focused on member-community tenth-graders scheduled to take place in Seattle this […]
The Regional Education Attendance Area elections were held on October 2nd, 2018. A Regional Educational Attendance Area (REAA) is an educational area that is established in an unorganized borough of the state. REAA elections are […]
October 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $562,571 grant to the city of Chevak, Alaska, to support local job creation efforts. According to grantee estimates, the project […]
Our strength and connection to the land is fueled by our Ancestors. Our 2018 First Alaskans Institute (FAI) Elders & Youth Conference theme “Na Ganiyaatgm, Na Lagm” (Our Ancestors, Our Fire), speaks to the flame […]
Young fisherman Draydon John, age 4 of Kwigillingok, caught his very first pike while rod and reel fishing in Atmautluak a few weeks ago. He gave the fresh fish to his Grandma.
by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) employed over 820 young Alaskans this summer through its popular Youth-to-Work and internship programs. This year, a record setting 806 youth ages 14-18 earned nearly $610,000 through […]
Caden Smith of Quinhagak picked almost a gallon of nice red cranberries – tumaglit. These are the first red berries he’s picked this fall.
Billie Rose Rivers, age 14, of Scammon Bay harvested her first moose with the help of her dad Billy Rivers Jr. The entire moose was shared with elders of their community.
Andrew Frye, 3 years old of Atmautluak picked red, black and blue berries at Nanvarnarrlak.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) formally issued an apology to Alaska Native peoples for the unintended consequences of implementation of migratory bird harvest prohibitions. […]
10 year old Kenneth Canaar Carter of Eek had a successful hunting trip. He caught his first moose on September 1st.