State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 12 – 22
Stanley Smith, 60 2nd Degree Sexual Assault 15 Yrs., 10 Yrs. Prob. Alvin Joseph Chief, 41 4th Degree Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance, Violate Conditions of Release 3 Yrs. Prob. Alex Chaney, 34 1st Degree Criminal Trespassing 60 Days. Wilson Clark Chikoyak, 31 2nd Degree Burglary 2 Yrs., 5 Yrs....
Calista Corporation announces 2024 Spring Distribution
Over 37,300 Shareholders will receive 44th Distribution. Calista (cha-LIS-tah) Corporation’s largest-ever Shareholder distribution of $12.1 million will occur on or before April 19. This distribution is 7 percent larger than last year’s spring distribution of $11 million, despite the 1,195 additional Shareholders who enrolled in the past year.
NOAA pulls bottom trawl study in Northern Bering Sea after outcry from AK Native leaders
The multi-year study aimed to “determine the impacts and recovery times from trawling on bottom-dwelling species.”. AVCP Leadership Voices are Heard as NOAA Halts Bottom-Trawling Study. NOTE: This is the same region that most recent NOAA trawl surveys showed “dismal” numbers of salmon, and the lowest levels of herring...
Kalskag man acquitted on murder charges after igniting 2022 house fire, officials say
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A Kalskag man was acquitted of all charges in a December 2022 murder and arson case in the Western Alaska town of Upper Kalskag. A jury found 28-year-old Levi Levi not guilty on all charges Feb. 13 in a Bethel courthouse. Bethel District Attorney Mark Clark confirmed the acquittal Tuesday in an email.
Man Walks 70 Miles To Be Baptized!
Any way you look at it, 70 miles is a long walk. It is about three and a half days of long walking. Seventy miles would take you from Bethel to Kwigillingok, or from St. Mary’s to Kotlik. The reason for taking such a long walk would have to be extremely compelling. A young man might do it under the spell of falling in love. An older person, perhaps to see a dying loved one. But who among us would endure such a trip simply to be baptized?
Local English News: March 1, 2024
True Detective's L'xeis Diane Benson talks about the joy of acting. Advocates say "enough is enough" following conviction of Brian Smith for murdering two Alaska Native women.
Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending
• 2/4/2024 at 06:18 M-5 responded to a report of an intoxicated individual. • 2/4/2024 at 06:58 M-5 responded to a report of abdominal pain. • 2/4/2024 at 09:14 M-5 responded to a report of vertigo. • 2/4/2024 at 23:42 M-5 responded to a report of an intoxicated individual. •...
With massive federal funding, Western Alaska fiber optic projects prepare for rollout
In May 2023, Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden appeared alongside a delegation of Alaska Native leaders in a packed Bethel Regional High School gymnasium. They came to tout the Biden-Harris administration’s investments in broadband infrastructure. The focus of the evening was the AIRRAQ...
Team Williams wins February 50 Doubles sled dog race
The Mike Williams Jr. team of Akiak featuring Mike and his son Kohle are the winners of the February 50 Doubles Sled Dog Race this past weekend. They finished the approximately 46 mile race in 4 hrs. 34 mins. Mike Williams Sr. was at the finish line to welcome the team and to give a big hug to his grandson.
March Madness begins
The 36th Annual Coastal Conference will be taking place this weekend, starting on Saturday, March 2nd and finishing up on Monday March 4th here in Bethel at the WarriorDome. On the girls bracket we have the Chefornak Lady Shamans, the Newtok Lady Jaegers, and the Toksook Bay Lady Islanders representing the Island League.
Contentment in aging
Old age is not bad. I’m more content with life, more relaxed, more focused. I regard good health way up there, it’s very important these days to take care of oneself. Paying bills on time, I work hard at that. I am thankful that my bookkeeping experience from 1972 at the Kenaitzi Indian Vocational Training School in Kenai helps me.
Eddie Burke reinstated to 2024 Iditarod after previously disqualified
The Iditarod Trail Committee announced on February 19th, 2024 that Eddie Burke, Jr. was disqualified from Iditarod 52. The Iditarod Trail Committee Board convened an emergency meeting and voted, pursuant to Rule 53, to disqualify Eddie Burke, Jr. from competing in the 2024 Iditarod. This decision does not affect Mr. Burke’s ability to apply to compete in future Iditarods, said the Board.
Bethel Lady Warriors hosts Nome Lady Nanooks
The Bethel Lady Warriors welcomed the Nome Lady Nanooks for a two game weekend this past Friday and Saturday. Nome is in the same 3A conference as Bethel, along with Kotzebue and Barrow. The Lady Warriors won both games, 51-26 on Friday and 48-21 on Saturday. Allie Alexie of the...
Bethel varsity basketball teams play last regular games of the season
The Bethel Lady Warriors and Warriors varsity basketball teams played their last regular games of the season this weekend. The Lady Warriors hosted the Nome-Beltz Junior/Senior High School Nanooks at home in Bethel, while the Warriors traveled to play the Nanooks in Nome. On Feb. 23, the Lady Warriors started...
Mike Williams Jr. wins February 50 Doubles race with son Kohle Williams
Mike Williams Jr. of Akiak and Kohle Williams finish in first place in the 2024 February 50 Doubles on February 24, 2024 in Bethel, Alaska. Pushing through deep snow and strong winds, Mike Williams Jr. and his son Kohle finished first in the 2024 February 50 Doubles race on Feb. 24. Second-place team Darren George and Jed Nose finished 10 minutes later, and another 10 minutes later, Robert Charles Jr. and Paden Lott took third place.
From baking cakes to blasting off rockets, LKSD students share their science fair experiments
ROUGH TRANSCRIPT BELOW (lightly edited for clarity and flow):. Gretchen: My name is Gretchen and I go to [Gladys Jung Elementary]. I was testing a dog and a human's mouth to see which one had less bacteria. So I swabbed my dog and my dad's mouth. And I put them on agar plates, and then I incubated them under a light and checked on them every day.
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...
2024 Cama-i Living Treasure Levi Ap’alluk Hoover
Levi Ap’alluk Hoover of Kasigluk, the 2024 Cama-i Festival Living Treasure Award recipient. Photo courtesy of SWAAG. This year, the Cama-i Festival will be honoring Levi Ap’alluk Hoover of Kasigluk as a Living Treasure, congratulations to the Ap’alluk and the Hoover Family. Professional life. Ap’alluk Levi Hoover...
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...
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,...