January 2012

The first month of 2012 has proven to be a cold one in Bethel. In fact the -17.1 average daily temperature for January is a record.

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An elder from Tununak passed away while attempting to travel from Nunapitchuk back to his village by himself. The trip is about 100 miles, and Andrew Chikoyak almost made it. However, the 74-year-old was found deceased near Nightmute, not far from his destination. Read more →

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE program, graduated its first class in the Y-K Delta Jan. 27. Graduates selected VPSO Rachel Nelson of Kwigillingok as their Outstanding Class Member.

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Joe Lomack of Akiachak. Photo courtesy of AVCP

Joe Lomack passed away in Bethel Saturday, Jan. 28, at the age of 87.

The Akiachak elder was well known throughout the region for his support of the Yup’ik people and their health.

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