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One Night at Reindeer Camp

Author Tim Troll along with illustrator Patrick Minor have teamed together to create a children’s Christmas book “One Night at Reindeer Camp”. This book is a “uniquely original” fictional...

YKHC awarded Rasmuson grant for Ayagnirvik Center

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s Ayagnirvik Healing Center is the recipient of a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. The grant is in the amount of $125,839 and will be used for furniture, fixtures and equipment for the Ayagnirvik Healing...

Big mushers sign up for 2017 K300 Sled Dog Race

The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee is excited to announce that 13 mushers are currently signed up for the 2017 Kuskokwim 300. Ken Anderson, Paul Gebhardt, Jeff King, Brent Sass, Rick Casillo, Rob Cooke, Jason Mackey, Patrick Mackey, Gwenn Bogart,...

Bethel Sprint Club to host first race of the season

The Bethel Sprint Club will hold its first race of the season December 10th and 11th. The race will be 12-14 miles, starting on the river in front of town as conditions allow. The race starts at 1 p.m., and features a purse of $8,000. There is no...

Where are we headed?

Prisons in Alaska are becoming full and the crime rate is at an all-time high. I am in Alaska’s maximum security prison in Seward called Spring Creek. Natives from all over the YK delta and from the north slope make up more than 80% of the...

Council passes amended ATV and Snowmachine ordinance

There is a concern for public safety and some operators of snowmachines and ATVs operate their vehicles in an unsafe manner, says Ordinance 16-31. This ordinance, which was passed during the City of Bethel’s November 8th meeting, places strict...

AlaskaUSA helps Salvation Army food bank in Bethel

Alaska USA members and Alaska USA Foundation raise more than $80,000 in annual food drive. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $80,400 to support community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive which will help the...

Give+Get Drawing Results

Two Bethel women won the first and second place prizes in the 2016 Give+Get Drawing. Melody Hoffman won the grand prize of $1,000 and Marilyn (Mae) Engler earned $500 in the second-place spot. The Bethel Community Services Foundation-sponsored...

Welfare check on elder, found deceased

An elderly man was found deceased in his home during a welfare check, said a report from the Bethel PD. On November 26, 2016 at approximately 1130 hours, Bethel Police Officers responded to a residence on 6th Avenue for a welfare check on a...

A Family Walk at Camp

My family and I went for a walk to Herring Camp from Talking River in July 2016. There was my grandmother Dora, mom, sister, brother, and I. On the walk over to Herring Camp, we saw two cranes and found some musk ox wool. When we saw the cranes my...

Warriors return to action with 2nd-place finish at Glennallen

The Bethel Regional High School Warriors won three gold medals and finished in the top four in five other weight classifications on Saturday and raced to a second-place finish at the Glennallen Invitational Wrestling Tournament in their final...

Golden Years

I’ve seen a lot in the last 66 years of my life, and as I am at the doorstep of “the (my) golden years,” I have to pause and reflect on life a bit, because realistically speaking, I venture to...

Considering Divorce

Question: I have fallen out of love with my husband, and I am on the verge of taking the leap of divorce. Even though I want to move out immediately, there is a little nagging voice telling me...

Bentley's Nut Cake

Greetings! Here is a special Christmas recipe for fruit cake that has enjoyed quite a following when we first published it many years back. I am not normally a fan of fruit cake, but I love this...

The Five Second Rule

When we were growing up, there was a lot of peer pressure not to eat anything after it had fallen on the floor. Our parents had drilled into our heads that if food falls on the floor it is germy, and ...

Migratory Bird Calendar Art Contest Winners

There aren’t many regional art contests that can boast about being around for 31 years and have 1,100 kids from 58 rural Alaska towns and villages submitting their work, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) popular Migratory Bird...

Classifieds December 7

For Sale Jeff Sanders sells Hitzer Amish built wood stoves. Quality workmanship, simple to operate, clean burning, highly efficient, and very affordable. Floor and wall protectors and Ecofan Airmax in stock, 543-2379. (30)(12/12-cnx) Plastic sled...

Peter White Sr.

Peter White Sr. was born on June 24, 1938 and passed away peacefully on July 11, 2016. He served in the National Guard in 1959. He married Agnes Snow on August 16, 1961. He was a licensed captain operator for Sorenson Lighthouse in Dillingham and...

Yako Pavila "Ac'urunaq"

Yako Pavila “Ac’urunaq” of Kipnuk is the son of deceased parents Anna and John Pavila Sr. Yako was loved by his children and others. He lived a total subsistence lifestyle and wouldn’t have it any other way. He was an awesome hunter and...

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