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Articles from the November 30, 2016 edition

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Alaska Women's Hall of Fame

The Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame is currently seeking nominations for the Class of 2017. Here are three inductees from our community right here in the YK delta who have inspired us and made lasting...

 

#bethelgives Campaign at Saturday Market

The #bethelgives campaign staffed a table at Saturday market on November 26. Volunteers representing eight of the nine different participating organizations and Bethel Community Services Foundation...

 

City manager candidate Vollmer to meet with council

With the departure of former City Manager Ann Capela the City of Bethel’s search for a new city manager is still in progress. A discussion between the City of Bethel Council and city council manager candidate Robert Vollmer will be taking place on...

 

Bethel Winter House to open Dec. 1st

The Bethel Winter House Lions Club emergency winter shelter project will open Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9 pm for four months, said Shelter Director Eva Malvich. The Winter House, or Uksumi Uqisvik is located at the Salvation Army building on...

 

The Need for Adoptive Parents in Alaska

Saturday, November 19th was National Adoption Day, held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Currently, Alaska has the second highest number of youth per capita in the nation waiting for an adoptive home. There are over 700 youth in...

 

A New House Majority in Juneau

I’m sure many of you have already heard that when the Legislature convenes in January the House will be led by a new majority coalition of Democratic, Republican, and Independent legislators. It is my great honor to have been selected as House...

 

Bountiful blackfish from the tundra

B.J. Hoffman of Bethel set his homemade blackfish trap in a tundra stream in a good spot. A really good spot. When he pulled out the trap to check it – it was overflowing with thousands of...

 

Let's change our lifestyles for better health

If the world were competing for obesity rates, America would be in the lead. Obesity is a condition in which a person has too much excess body fat. The lifestyles of Americans are a result to that factor. In fact, the obesity rates of children have t...

 

Pro on Anti-Mining

Gold mining had been around for many years, but have you ever wondered how it effects our surroundings? The gold companies use harmful chemicals such as cyanide during the process of mining. Is it worth it to destroy our land just for wealth? In my...

 

We are Nuna (the Land)

As aborigines, Alaska Tundra has been our life source for generations, and now it is threatened by global warming (greenhouse gases, CO2) to rot away to non-existence. This may take some time, but at...

 

Perfect Pitch

Question: What is Perfect Pitch and what is Relative Pitch? How common are they and how can we get them? Answer: This question is a bit outside my area of expertise, but the Internet provides a...

 

BSAR River Report*

11-23-16 Summary: Although we had another late freeze up on the Kuskokwim, recent cold temperatures and low snow cover is quickly catching things up. Subsistence trails are radiating further and further out from our villages and a few...

 

Thief Walks Away with Elder's Dinner Even Though He Has Food at Home

There is nothing worse than a strong young person robbing an elder. The young man, too lazy to work, swears and threatens his grandparents to get money to buy marijuana. A middle aged man comes by...

 

Ella White Nichols "Nuraar"

Our Lord called mom to come home to a greater place where she cannot feel pain or suffering anymore but only Love. Ella White Nichols, Nuraar was born May 24, 1930 to Roland and Grace White at Aprukaar, or Eek. Ella and Joseph Nichols were united...

 

Festive Cornmeal Cranberry Cake

Christmas is nearly here again. How quickly ol’ Santa Claus creeps up on us – as do our years here. I like to think that one of the very nice things about growing older is that we get a little sma...

 

Atchak wins run-off election

Incumbent John H. Atchak of Chevak received five votes more than Pius F. Imgalrea, also of Chevak, during the REAA 22 Seat B run-off election for the Kashunamiut School District. A total of 37 votes were cast in the by-mail-only election from a...

 

SHI releases first Tlingit Language and Games Apps

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has released its first Tlingit apps for students who want to learn their Native language through mobile devices (August 29, 2016). The programs include an app with more than three hundred Tlingit words, phrases and s...

 

State of Alaska District Court November 21 – 23

Judgments Lawrence Night, 32 Felony Driving Under the Influence $10,000; 365 Days Margaret Pavila, 48 2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing 1 Yr. Prob. Jeffery Barrett Allain, 41 Failure to Stop at Direction of 10 Days Officer Alfred Morgan, 32 Felony...

 

Classifieds November 30

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...

 

Tiny Ice Fisher

3 year old Julia Ayagina'ar Cungauyar, the daughter of Abraham and Printellina Moses of Toksook Bay, is managing for tom cod on the Tuqsuq River on Nelson Island. This is her first winter ice fishing...