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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 6 – 16
Grant Hill, 20 Manslaughter 7 Yrs., 15 Yrs. Prob. Ralph Jimmie, 50 4th Degree Misconduct Involving 1 Yr. Prob. Andrew Henry, 52 Reckless Endangerment, Driving Under the Influence 33 Days, $1500, 2 Yrs. Prob. Daniel George, 34 Driving Under the Influence $3000, 20 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Kyle Kokrine, 29...
Search and rescue crews locate body of missing man near Akiachak
Alaska State Troopers have confirmed that the body of a man recovered by search and rescue crews between Akiachak and Kwethluk is 59-year-old Roy Michael Jr., who was reported missing on Feb. 19. According to the Akiachak Police Department, Michael Jr. left the village on foot sometime on the morning...
Washington state man sentenced to 20 years for enticing Bethel girl
A Washington state man was sentenced in Anchorage federal court to spend 20 years in prison for enticing a girl who lived in Bethel to send him explicit photos, the Anchorage Daily News reports. U.S. District Court Judge Joshua Kindred on Friday also sentenced 41-year-old Spokane resident Brian Kevin Powell...
‘We have to get prepared’: Akiak Elder takes a seat on FEMA’s National Advisory Council
A well-respected Yup’ik Elder from the Kuskokwim River village of Akiak has a new seat on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s National Advisory Council. Mike Williams Sr. is the chief of the Yupiit Nation, what he calls a consortium of federally-recognized tribes. Williams Sr. was named to the 29-member council in December 2023.
36TH ANNUAL COASTAL CONFERENCE – 1A TOURNAMENT BRACKET
Kwethluk (31) vs Bethel Jv. (44) February 23, 2024. Elizabeth Peratrovich Day recognized nationally for second year February 23, 2024. State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 6 – 16 February 23, 2024. Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending February 23, 2024. Sleetmute student testifies to legislators...
Local English News: February 23, 2024
Body of missing man recovered between Akiachak and Kwethluk. Mike Williams Sr. of Akiak named to FEMA advisory council. Kwigillingok diesel spill poses potential threat to nearby waterway. Rep. Mary Peltola ranks second-highest in staff turnover. USDA buys millions of pounds of Alaska salmon and pollock products.
Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending
• On 2-2-24 at 10:29 p.m. medics responded to the report of a person experiencing a behavioral health problem. Patient assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 2-3-24 at 5:59 a.m. medics responded to the report of a person experiencing suspected cardiac chest pain. Patient assessed, treated, and transported to the hospital.
Troopers say more than $50K in cash stolen from Kwethluk village corporation building
Alaska State Troopers said that no arrests have been made in connection with a reported burglary in Kwethluk of more than $50,000 in cash, which also caused thousands of dollars in damages. Troopers said that the Kwethluk Inc. building was broken into at around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28....
Akiak, Kotzebue join Bethel for homegames
This weekend’s basketball action featured varsity teams from Akiak and Kotzebue and the Bethel Warriors. The Bethel JV Warriors also played, plus junior high blue and gold teams. Friday night the Bethel JV Warriors won 61-42 with the Akiak Thunderbolts. Kenneth Fox made 21 points, Keegan Thompson made 12,...
Stop wanton waste of bycatch
Bristol Bay Forever salmon will not be able to survive if the protection of our ecosystems in Bristol Bay AND the ecosystems of the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea are destroyed because of Wanton Waste of the NOAA, NPFMC, and the State of Alaska sanctioned bycatch discards. People...
A power rack at the YK Fitness Center would be beneficial
My name is Josiah Swope, I’m a 17-year-old junior in the ANSEP acceleration program and serve my age group as the executive at-large student body secretary for the Bethel Regional High School. Over the past year and a half, I began lifting weights as an extracurricular activity, which I...
Kwethluk Dog Mushers hosts weekend races
The Kwethluk Dog Mushers Association hosted two days of dog mushing last weekend on Friday and Saturday, February 16-17, 2024. Winning the two-day event was hometown musher Raymond Alexie. His total elapsed time was 3:00:14. He won $4500 for his first place finish. Eighteen mushers from Akiachak, Akiak, Bethel, Kwethluk,...
KuC brings Winter Carnival to Bethel
Sharon Chakuchin, a volunteer at the Winter Carnival, skiis with her 3 year old granddaughter Evelyn on the groomed ski trail by KUC. Photo by Beverly Hoffman. On February 17th, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus hosted its first Winter Carnival in Bethel, a longstanding Nanook Tradition on the UAF main campus in Fairbanks. Winter Carnival is designed to get people outside to enjoy invigorating outdoor Winter Activities. More than 60 people congregated behind Sackett Hall for a bonfire, hot cocoa, and cross country skiing. People of all ages attended, and included visitors all the way from New York.
Alaska Nat’l Guard regiment pushes themselves to cold weather limits in Bethel
Inside the Gates: Alaska Army National Guardsmen conduct cold weather integration training in Bethel.
One of the voices of Bethel Warriors basketball on what it takes to be an announcer
High school basketball season is well under way across Alaska, and thanks to increasingly efficient streaming technology, fans anywhere can get a piece of the action. But with streaming comes the need for broadcasters, usually people embedded in their respective communities. Matthew Hunter is one young broadcaster from Bethel who...
Bethel woman pleads guilty to murder
Today (Jan. 16th, 2024), 36-year-old Stephanie Olrun entered a guilty plea to the charge of Murder in the Second Degree for the March 12, 2021, murder of her 2-year-old adopted daughter, Jane Olrun. Bethel Superior Court Judge Nathaniel Peters accepted Olrun’s plea to one count of Murder in the Second Degree.
LKSD board selects Andrew Anderson as new superintendent
The largest school district in the Yukon-Kuskokwim (Y-K) Delta will have a new superintendent in July. Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) school board members voted on Feb. 13 to appoint Andrew Anderson to take over the superintendent position after the current superintendent, Kimberly Hankins, retires. In a statement, Anderson said...
Bethel PD calls for service for December 2023
The City of Bethel Police Department received 1,029 calls for service in the month of December 2023. This is below the number of calls made during the previous month of November (1100 calls), says a report from the Bethel PD, and is approximately 129 calls fewer than the same period in 2022.
Wassillie is new Akiak Dash Champion
Schouviller Wassillie Jr., a rookie from Akiachak, age 16, is the new 2024 Akiak Dash champion, congratulations to the Wassillie Family! He finished the race at 4:52pm in Bethel with eight dogs in a close finish. His lead dogs were Tiffany and Morris. Coming in second was Mike Williams Jr. of Akiak. He crossed the finish line at 4:54pm with seven dogs.
Alexie of Bethel named a U.S. Military Service Academy Nominee
Today (January 29th, 2024) U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced the names of the 39 young Alaskans she is nominating to the U.S. military service academies for the class of 2028. Bethel’s Allie Alexie has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. “It’s a...