January 2012

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The Citgo free heating fuel program has gone through a lot of changes in the five years it has been donating to Y-K Delta residents. This year, only households that receive heating assistance from Bethel’s tribe, Orutsararmuit Native Council, qualify.

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Kuskokwim 300 raffle tickets had been on sale since November. Booths were set up across Bethel with large signs saying ‘Grand Prize $50,000.’ 20-year-old Carmen Brown, of Aniak, won this year’s raffle, but won’t be spending all her winnings on herself.

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Both the Bethel Regional High School boy’s and girl’s basketball teams beat Unalaska Thursday night in Bethel as part of the Donlin Gold Classic Basketball Tournament. Read more →

Alaska National Guardsmen saved 104 lives in 2011. That’s according to the 11th Rescue Coordination Center (RCC), which released its end of year statistics. Read more →

Can the city change state laws allowing them to pursue wind energy? That’s the question the Bethel City Council discussed at its last regular meeting. Wind energy has been discussed in Bethel for years. The topic has broached the city council on several occasions, ultimately stalling each time. The city has been approved to receive $3 million in grants to pursue the new form of power, but regulations are holding things up. Read more →

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Documentaries

by Chris Ho on January 26, 2012

Duty Bound

Duty Bound
52 Minutes      2010
In 2007 a company of mostly Yup’ik soldiers from the 2nd Scout Battalion of Alaska’s Army National Guard were ordered on their first active duty deployment.
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Alaska lawmakers officially convened in Juneau January 17th. During their weekly legislative update with KYUK news this morning, Senator Lyman Hoffman and Representative Bob Herron, both of Bethel, said large issues this session will be energy and a gas line. Read more →