March 2013

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Kangrilnguq aka Dr. Paul John  photo by S.Evan

Kangrilnguq aka Dr. Paul John photo by S.Evan


Yup’ik leader, Dr. Paul John of Toksook Bay gave a lecture at the Kuskowim Campus in Bethel last week. In part three of our series on his lecture, we will hear some of his thoughts about parenting and how to support others with alcoholism. KYUK’s Sophie Evan has more.

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33-year-old David Hoelscher, of Hooper Bay has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a village woman.

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Jacki Larson of Napaskiak

Jacki Larson of Napaskiak

Jacki Larson won the three-day Elia Sallafie Memorial Sled Dog Race in Bethel, March 24. It is the premier race of the year for its sponsors, the Bethel Spring Mushers’ Club. This year, it featured a $28,000 race purse and a tough trail of 25 miles the first two days and 30 miles the third day.
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For months the fate of the Armory, which has one of the only gyms in city, has been up in the air. The National Guard has said it will demolish the building if it cannot sell or lease it away.

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There are two and a half weeks left in the Alaska legislative session and one thing lawmakers continue to debate is education funding. Governor Parnell does not want to raise the Base Student Allocation—the money that goes to schools per student–and Y-K Delta lawmakers are fighting an uphill battle to find support.

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Dr. Paul John students  photo by S.Evan

Dr. Paul John students photo by S.Evan

Yup’ik leader, Dr. Paul John of Toksook Bay, gave a lecture at the Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel last week. Yesterday we heard how Dr. John’s belief in himself as a Yup’ik man has made him a much sought after consultant on just about everything. In part two of our series on his lecture, we hear about his work with AVCP’s permanent museum exhibit. As KYUK’s Sophie Evan reports, Dr. John also reiterated the importance of believing in oneself and making positive life choices.

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If you are a hard working collage student from any community within the KYUK listening area in the Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta or Bethel apply now for the Alexie Isaac Memorial Scholarship.    If you know a hard working college student from the YK Delta or Bethel encourage him or her to apply now.

In September of every year the KYUK board of directors selects two hard working students to receive a $1,000 scholarship award.

This year,  thanks to the generosity of our listeners during our Spring Fund Drive, we are able to offer a third $1,000 scholarship.  That means three students could get $1,000 each for the coming school year’s expenses.

The deadline to apply is August 1st.

August 1st may seem far away but it’s only four months from now and the time will fly by fast.

Information and application forms can be found on the KYUK website on the  Scholarship page.

Don’t delay, apply today!