Katie Basile / KYUK

On Monday, the Alaska Judicial Council will nominate a new Bethel Superior Court judge, but first it wants to hear from the public about the applicants. Whoever is selected will replace Judge Charles Ray once he retires in the spring.

Jackie Williams / KYUK

For the second installment of Cranes Corner News, Rachel DeHann’s third grade class at Gladys Jung takes us inside the world of Native Youth Olympics, archery, and wrestling at the elementary school.

Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel's homeless shelter Bethel Winter House opened earlier this week, providing relief from the cold to Bethel’s many in need.  This is what it was like on Wednesday night:

Adrian Wagner / KYUK

As the temperature drops this week, Bethel’s homeless shelter, Bethel Winter House, is opening its doors early to service one of the most vulnerable segments of our population.

State of Alaska

Alaska’s 2016 General Election results have now been certified. A majority of voters cast ballots in our state, and a record number of votes have been counted.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Kenneth Napoka has pled guilty to strangling his family member with his hands and to attempting to sexually assault her while she was intoxicated.

Dean Swope / KYUK

The 2017 Cama-i festival, while still in the early planning stages, is taking shape.

Bethel Council on the Arts, the sponsor of the festival, has decided on a theme for this year's gathering: it will be "In This Time of Joy," or Nunaniryuum Nallii in Yup'ik.

Jackie Williams / KYUK

A new federal rule will ban smoking in public housing nationwide. The notice was released Wednesday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and will take effect in 18 months. But Alaska is looking to do that a lot sooner.

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The first sled dog race of the season in Bethel is less than two weeks away. The Bethel Sprint Club's season opener is December 10 and 11 and starts at 1 p.m. both days. The trail runs 12 to 14 miles and starts on the river in front of Bethel. The race holds a $8,000 purse and has no dog limit.

Dean Swope / KYUK

The University of Alaska Fairbanks published an article this month that says climate change is having a significant effect on subsistence and travel activities in Alaska.