March 2011

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TWC hosts for March 30th Peacetalk: Eileen Arnold, Marci Amik & Sophie Jenkins.

2011 Yukegtaaraat ‘People of the Year’ honorees will be announced Wednesday morning, March 30th, during TWC’s monthly Peacetalk radio show beginning at 11 am. Be sure to tune in for this exciting announcement along with information on the Yukegtaaraat banquet.

Also on Wednesday’s Peacetalk, TWC hosts will be accompanied by Carla Snow with the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about this burgeoning program offering many volunteer opportunities.

Tune in this Wednesday, March 30th, and every last Wednesday of the month from 11 am- noon for TWC’s monthly Peacetalk radio show on KYUK 640 AM.

Scientists will sample water, drill holes, and collect bugs to find where mercury molecules like this are collecting.


The Red Devil Mine is the worst recorded mercury polluter in Alaska. The Bureau of Land Management is telling hunters and fishers on the Kuskokwim River to stay away from the site. Now biologists are looking for help as they craft a comprehensive plan to clean harmful contaminants.

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In Yup’ik the theme was: “Ilakellriit Quyurrluteng”. The three-day Cama-i Dance Festival, featuring Yup’ik dancing, was held in Bethel over the weekend.

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Yvonne Jackson and Stephanie Lupie, two-thirds of the Miss Cama-i trio.In an unexpected twist three women won a contest that saw zero qualified contestants. Read more →

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Highlights from the three-day dance festival held in Bethel, March 25th-27th.

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The 3-day event runs Friday through Sunday at the Bethel Regional High School. Here is the schedule. Read more →

Researchers investigating one of the biggest archeological finds in the YK Delta are concerned that a lack of funding may curtail research into the area. The site is called Nunalleq, Yup’ik for “old village site”. Coastal erosion has already consumed the first excavation site. Now archeologists hope to survey the entire village, before it’s gone.

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