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AT&T Tower toppled

The AT&T tower in Bethel was felled today, February 15th, 2017 at approximately 10:45am. The tower which is hundreds of feet tall came down with a thunderous crash. Approximately 15 AT&T employees...

Rep. Fansler to host Town Hall Meetings

Representative Zach Fansler who serves House District 38 will be hosting a Meet & Greet Town Hall Meeting in Bethel on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at KuC Campus Room 118 at 1:30pm. He will also be...

Letter from ONC in support of the PFD Defenders

February 2, 2017 In the fall of 2016, the Orutsararmiut Native Council supported Sen. Bill Wielechowski in his efforts of sueing Alaska Gov. Bill Walker for slicing the Permanent Fund Dividend in half. The Orutsararmiut Native Council also supports...

YKHC is going tobacco-free

As a healthcare organization, YKHC is committed not only to healing illness, but to promoting wellness. In alignment with YKHC’s mission and vision, the Board of Directors has adopted a tobacco-free campus policy. This policy, which will go into...

Gram's Homemade Sourdough

Here is a recipe for sourdough pancakes just like Gram makes that you can also learn how to make. Our grandmothers never used measuring cups or spoons so this recipe will make it easier for you to follow. All you need is flour, water, yeast, baking...

CVRF awards 2017 Spring Semester Scholarships

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has awarded $179,500 in Louis Bunyan Memorial Scholarship (LBMS) funds to 62 Western Alaska residents for the 2017 spring semester. CVRF’s LBMS program has provided a consistent opportunity for funding support...

Wood Bison's death leaves void that could slow herd's expansion

Alaska’s fledgling wood bison herd lost an important member Friday when Bison No. 124 was illegally shot and killed near the village of Quinhagak. Alaska Wildlife Troopers are investigating the incident. The bison was salvaged and donated to a...

2017 Commercial Fishing Y-2 Lower Yukon

As we do every year, we commercial fishers do kind of get ready for the summer. So it was yesterday me and my son talked Commercial Fishing and from what we hear he decided to call our buyer friend at Boreal Fisheries. Was concerned that Kwik-pak...

Bethel's Women's March

Approximately 75-100 marchers took part in the Bethel Women's March held on Saturday, January 21st. The group made its way up the Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. Marchers joined others around the nation in this...

Larson Subdivision Zoning

The Planning Commission recommended that Larson Subdivision in Bethel be zoned residential during their December 8th, 2016 meeting. The Bethel City Council met on January 24th, 2017 and voted to introduce Ordinance 17-06 to amend the official land...

Williams Jr. wins February 50 race

The February 50 Sled Dog Race has a new champion – Mike Williams Jr. of Akiak. He finished the race with a time of 4:08:15 which is 27 seconds ahead of Joe Demantle of Tuluksak. Coming in third was Maurice Andrews. Sixteen mushers competed in the...

Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA)

Alaska was resource-rich and Alaska’s oil held great importance to the nation. Oil was one of the great forces that led to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. The discovery of oil in Prudhoe Bay in 1968 was one of the most important...

Bill on Protection Orders from Tribal Courts heard

February 3, 2017: The House Community & Regional Affairs Committee took up HB8 early Tuesday morning, gave the bill a good evaluation, and moved it from committee with five out of the six members recommending passage. This bill to bring state...

Kaiser sprints to top 10 at inaugural Willow 300

Pete Kaiser continued to turn in impressive outings on the sled dog racing circuit this past weekend. On Sunday, the Bethel musher finished seventh in the inaugural Willow 300 race. The three-time defending Kuskokwim 300 champion, Kaiser finished...

Bethel, Scammon Bay climb into polls

The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors and Scammon Bay Lady Eagles both moved into the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches’ poll this past week. Bethel, which is scheduled to host Nome-Beltz this weekend, debuted at No. 5 in the...

Momentary Schizophrenia

Question: I hope you don’t think I am crazy by what I am about to ask. But then, I believe that sometimes I am crazy. It seems that when I am making good progress in my life and in my relationship...

A handy recipe for the crockpot

Greetings. Here is a crockpot recipe that you can try if you like chicken dishes. This will come in handy if you don’t have much time to spend cooking over a hot stove, it’s a good one. Crockpot...

A deeper look at Matthew 28:19

Reverend Shoup would have held my infant body and put his hand in a bowl of water. Then he must have held that dripping hand over my head, letting the water drip down on me. Three times he would have ...

A Healthy Brain

Last week I talked about monitoring more on eating healthier, today I want to put my focus on a healthier brain. They say garbage in - garbage out. It is more important to have a healthy brain. We...

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