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ASAA rules no compression sleeves without doctors note

Wearing an arm sleeve to show your school colors while playing basketball looks cool, but now you will need a note from the doctor if you want to wear one during an Alaska School Activities...

Healthy Families in Akiachak

I would like to thank AVCP Healthy Families and Suicide Prevention for coming to Akiachak to present in our village February 9, 10, 11, 2015. People in our community were thankful and enjoyed their presentation. Some said they wished it was longer...

AFN theme for 2015: Heroes In Our Homeland

At the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) quarterly meeting on February 12, the AFN board of directors selected “Heroes In Our Homeland” as its theme for the annual convention in Anchorage this October. The theme reflects the general mood of...

Japanese tour affirms UAF student to his Yup'ik heritage

Lonny Strunk may have grown up speaking the Yup’ik language, but it wasn’t until he lived in Japan that he understood how his Alaska Native language connected him to his culture and identity. The computer science major recently returned from...

Local airline helps find missing man

On 2-9-15, at about 09:00am, Alaska State Troopers in Bethel were notified that Tom John age 57 of Newtok was overdue from a snow machine trip from Newtok to Bethel. John had departed Newtok on 2-8-15 at about 10:00am, and had not arrived in Bethel...

KuC congratulates Graduates

Kuskokwim Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks is pleased to announce the graduates of December 2014: •Alexandra Chartier, Certificate, Ethnobotany, Seldovia •Elena Dock, AAS Degree and Certificate, Rural Human Services, Kipnuk •Aurie...

2015 Frank Nurauq Kawagley Sled Dog Race Results

Name Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Total 1 Fr. Alex Larson 1:32:49 1:32:15 1:33:12 4:38:16 2 Lewis Pavila 1:30:26 1:33:48 1:35:26 4:39:40 3 Mike Williams Jr. 1:31:16 1:37:31 1:33:16 4:42:03 4 Kurtis George 1:33:03 1:38:42 1:36:15 4:48:00 5 Schouviller Wass....

Fire consumes home in Akiak

On 02/09/2015 Alaska State Troopers (AST) were notified of a residential house fire in the village of Akiak. Initial reports were that the occupants escaped the house. AST responded to the village and conducted an investigation. Further...

Self-governed, self-determined tribes

For now all we can do is imagine the things that can be done if our Y-K delta had an established Government. That is it! I would like invite all the area leaders, Tribal, IRA councils, Local corporations, nonprofit leaders to think of all the...

YK Aquatic Center budget on track

Miss Raunicka Ray from the Yukon Kuskokwim Aquatic Training and Health Center gave the City council the USA Pools update during the February 10th, 2015 city council meeting. She provided the following report on the budget. “We are on an 8th month...

Where is this regional government originating from?

When I saw on Calista Facebook the notice for March 2015 “constitutional” convention for a regional tribal government, I got to wonder. The first I heard anything on some tribal regional government was back in November 2014. Then I saw what was...

House District 38 Update

Dear friends and neighbors, Today (Feb. 13) is the 25th day of the first session of the 29th Alaska Legislature. Time is flying by – we’re already more than a quarter of the way through the session. This morning, the House passed my House Bill...

Bill to repeal Daylight Saving Time

Last Tuesday, members of the Senate State Affairs Committee moved Senate Bill 6 out of committee, which would repeal daylight saving time in Alaska. SB6, sponsored by Senator Anna MacKinnon (R-Eagle River), would allow Alaska to stay on standard...

Redrafted marijuana bill revises criminal statutes

The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage), is now reviewing the committee substitute for Senate Bill 30, which will revise Alaska’s criminal statutes to ensure the public safety of communities following the...

Lieb, Smith shine at HMS wrestling tournament

Hayden Lieb and Adrian Smith made sure everyone knew their names at the Houston Middle School Invitational Wrestling Tournament this past weekend. The two both wrestled their way to stellar outings at the event and helped power Bethel to eighth in...

Lady Warriors split Valentine's series with Galena

The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors felt the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat over the Valentine’s Day holiday by splitting a two-game series with the Galena Lady Hawks in front of a large crowd in the WarriorDome. Katie Crow...

Scammon Bay rolls to three wins in Hooper Bay

The Scammon Bay High School boys’ basketball team continued to make a push at the state polls this past weekend by turning in a stellar outing during a three-game sweep of games in Hooper bay. The SBHS squad kicked off the weekend with a...

AABC sets date for all-star basketball games

The all-stars finally know where they are going. The Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches announced their selection for the date and site for the upcoming all-star basketball games last week. The statewide organization chooses a site for the...

Bethel Dog Show is fun for all

Folks in Bethel enjoyed an afternoon of canine amusement during the 11th Annual Bethel Dog Show. There was plenty of tricks, tail wagging, and barking to keep everyone happy and entertained. The event was emceed by Jeremy Osborne and volunteers at...

Restaurant Tells Tacophobic People, "You're Wrong"

The t-shirt read, “If you don’t like Taco Bell, you’re wrong!” When I saw that I thought to myself, “This guy better watch his step or he is going to get jumped by some tacophobes (after...

Drug Education

A friend of mine Billy Olson asked me specifically to write about the new drugs that are coming into Eskimo country. I can only reflect on what I know in Bethel, which isn’t much when it comes to...

King Ranch Chicken

Greetings. Brr-rr! This cold weather makes one think of warmer climes. And it is really scary to think about the power going off for an extended period of time. Does anyone remember the power plant...

 
 
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