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Articles from the November 9, 2016 edition

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Supporters of Standing Rock Tribe rally in Bethel

Protesters against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) in Bethel came together to show their support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in a rally last Saturday. Near Cannon Ball, North Dakota the...

 

REAA Election official results

The State of Alaska’s 2016 Regional Educational Attendance Area voting results have been made official. Thank you to all school board members for your service. •REAA 3 Lower Yukon Seat A Reynold D. Okitkun “Papa Joe”, Kotlik - 386 Doug...

 

Veterans Day – Honor, Courage, and Sacrifice

As Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th, 2016, I would like to remember those who gave their lives, the Fallen, so we as Americans can live free in the United States of America. We must remember always “Freedom is not Free”. I’d like to...

 

Regents to consider a single College of Education at UAF

When the University of Alaska Board of Regents convenes next week (Nov. 4th), it will consider President Jim Johnsen’s recommendation that the University of Alaska establish a single College of Education (College) at the University of Alaska...

 

'I started appreciating my culture…learned to love it'

Back in 2013, a teenage boy in Toksook Bay needed to charge his iPhone, so he plugged it in in the living room. “I didn’t want to leave without it being fully charged,” Byron Nicholai remembered. “I was singing to, you know, make the time go...

 

CVRF opens application period for 2016 People Propel® Benefits

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has opened the application period for its sixth round of the People Propel® Program, which will help hundreds of people in Western Alaska acquire newer, safer, and more efficient boats, motors, and other gear....

 

There's No Place Like Home

There are a lot of reasons I love about my hometown. The view at home is beautiful in my perspective. We have almost, a little bit of everything. We have the hills and we have the ocean. We have rivers and we have boats along the new boardwalk by...

 

Thank you for the outpouring of support for KLA

After a fire that began in the early morning hours of November 3, 2015 things changed at an alarming pace. All students exited safely from the dorms at the KLA school and were transported to the honor dorm near the District Office to stay warm. Once...

 

Risey Risey

Who would have thought about this question in a million years? To be honest with you I have never given it any thought, which means I still have a lot to learn. But, how many years do we spend...

 

Things to Tell Your Husband

Question: I’ve been married several years, and there have been some pretty serious ups and downs in our relationship. Growing up, I always heard my mother say that you never build up your man...

 

Delicious Salmonberry Pie

Greetings! Here is a delicious recipe for you that you can make using those wonderful salmonberries if you have any in the freezer. We first published this recipe back in 1999. Grandma Re prepared the...

 

Endangered Species Act Protections for Bearded Seals reinstated

A federal appeals court today (Oct. 24th) upheld the National Marine Fisheries Service’s decision to protect bearded seals in Alaska as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling reverses a 2014 lower...

 

Fishing On The Yukon

I have been a fisherman for more than five years. Knowing how to be a fisherman is important to me because the people in Kotlik have been fishing for many years. I would like to learn and carry on what the people of Kotlik have been doing for...

 

Native American Heritage Month Activities

Wed. November 9 at 7 pm movie Smoke Signals & eat snacks; Wed. November 16 at 7 pm Yup’ik Dance Night with BRHS Dancers; Wed. November 30 at 7 pm Craft Night, dance fans and more. Additional events and movies may be added. For more information...

 

The Smallest the Church Has Ever Been

According to most sources, there are over 2 billion Christians alive on planet earth today. This group of people comprises a vast number of church groups all holding a variety of different beliefs....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 9, 2016

Snyders power Kwig to Gladys Jung NYO crown

The Kwigillingok Eagles are the 2016 Gladys Jung NYO Invitational champions, with Walter and Chantel Snyder winning both all-star honors for their performance this past weekend. The two combined to win nine events- and medal in five others – en...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 9, 2016

Rice named to WC all-tournament squad

Bethel Regional High School may not have finished where they wanted at the recent Western Conference Volleyball Championships last week in Barrow but that didn’t stop Brenna Rice from getting noticed. Rice was named to the nine-person all-tournamen...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    November 9, 2016

Warriors wrestle their way to 2nd at Lime Solar/ACS tournament

The Bethel Regional High School Warriors had nine wrestlers place in the top three in their respective weight classifications and raced to a second-place finish at the 2016 Lime Solar/ACS Wrestling Invitational this past weekend in Anchorage. Bethel...

 

State of Alaska District Court October 19 – Nov. 3

Judgments Reno Moore, 32 4th Degree Assault 180 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Michael Paulson, 28 Criminal Mischief 15 Days Paul J. Nukusuk, 38 3rd Degree Assault 6 Mos., 3 Yrs. Prob. Moses Daniel Andrew, 25 4th Degree Assault 10 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Arthur...

 

Classifieds November 9

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...

 

Dillingham man convicted of felony vehicle theft

On October 11, 2016, a Dillingham jury found 23 year old Ronald Johansen guilty for stealing a pickup truck in Dillingham in October 2015. Assistant District Attorney Pamela Dale called 13 witnesses over three days of trial. The jury found Johansen g...