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Bethel runners take on Half Marathon

Our hats go off to all the valiant and determined runners, walkers, relayers and other participants who completed the Bethel Half Marathon this past Saturday. The results are in, courtesy of Jenni...

Earth Day celebrates the beauty of the planet

AKIAK EPA/IGAP would like to Thank EARTH DAY participants for picking one block of Akiak on April 22, 2016. The following individuals who participated are Angelina Gilila, Trinity Albrite, Destiny Ramos, Ralph Lake, Riana Lomack, Rikki Lake,...

Lessons From Blackfish

On a very chilly spring morning, Daniel Bill brought in a white 5-gallon bucket containing 12 to 15 blackfish—what was left after a tasty meal sent by his family in Chevak. He set the bucket right next to the door, and went to get a knife to chip...

AVCP awards $1.5 million to ANSEP

Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) have announced a $1.5 million grant to the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP). The funds will support ANSEP’s wide range of proven STEM education components and give the...

Emmonak to vote Wet/Damp in August 2016

There we go, Ladies and Gentlemen, Emmonak will vote this coming August 2016 to either stay dry or go damp/wet. For almost half a century, I have especially been proud of our community, with head high, shoulders firm and erect, with no shame and go...

Old Kilbuck School suffers another fire

The old Kilbuck School in Bethel has had another fire, said a report from the Bethel Fire Department. On June 7th 2016 at 7:01 a.m. firefighters responded to the Kilbuck School building on Fourth Avenue for a report of smoke showing from the...

Council member Herman tenders resignation

Bethel City Council member Chuck Arrsauyaq Herman has submitted his letter of resignation, effective June 15th, 2016. Council member Herman will be pursuing a Masters degree in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government starting in...

This is Alcohol

I come in a lot of names, Budweiser, vodka, wine and others. No matter what the name, as long as it has alcohol, I’m it. I’m found in liquor stores, bars and everywhere it’s legal, or illegal. When a person takes alcohol, I could make them do...

12 hr. fishing period on Kuskokwim River

Opening of Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River to the Harvest of Chinook and Chum Salmon by Federally Qualified Subsistence Users. In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC) and the State of Alaska, the...

Closing of Kuskokwim River Tributaries to gill nets in Federal public waters

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC) and the State of Alaska, the Federal In-season Manager has closed the salmon spawning tributaries of Federal public waters, within the Refuge boundary to gill net...

Well-Being

I have this burning desire for wellness. I’ve never felt this strongly about wellness in my mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual capacity. I have come to the realization that these quadrants...

Practical Ways to Lose Weight

Question: I am severely overweight, and have been most of my life. The weight is beginning to impact my joints, limiting my ability to get around. In addition, to the physical limitations, my doctor...

Harlequin Duck

I’ve written about scores of water birds that live in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and each has its unique and wondrous qualities. But, truly, this one is the most striking of them all. Its common...

When Heaven Goes Fishing, It High Grades

In times past, the high tide line was littered with the rotting bodies of chum salmon. Fisherman had high graded their catch, and the result was that the better fish were kept, and the less...

Breakfast Crab Casserole

Greetings! Most folks enjoy the breakfast and coffee over here at Bentley’s, including this tasty casserole. This dish is delicious and easy to make, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you...

Coastal Villages launches Summer Youth Internship Program

This week (June 8th), Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is welcoming six new youth interns to its Anchorage headquarters and fourteen interns to CVRF Community Service Centers across Western Alaska. Since its inception, CVRF’s internship...

67 high school students participate in ANSEP's Acceleration Academy

Sixty-seven high school students from across Alaska participate in advanced STEM learning experiences at ANSEP Acceleration Academy. This week (May 27th), 67 high school students from across Alaska arrived at the University of Alaska Anchorage...

Calling frogs signal the change of season

NEAR BALLAINE LAKE — Over the blat of engines and hum of tires on nearby Farm-ers Loop, Mark Spangler hears the chuckles of the animal he is studying. Male wood frogs in a one-acre pond on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks are...

 
 
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