August 2013

Taco Bell CEO, Greg Creed, speaks with BRHS students. Photo by Kristin Hall

Taco Bell CEO, Greg Creed, speaks with BRHS students. Photo by Kristin Hall

Bethel was a hotspot for celebrities these last few days. A handful showed up at Bethel Regional High School. In the mix was rapper Kendrick Lamar, NBA basketball star James Harden, MTV personality Sway Calloway, and the CEO of Taco Bell, Greg Creed.

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Joe Moses handled all calls and comments on this edition of the YK Delta’s weekly call-in show.

Surprisingly few callers commented on the rising tensions in Syria, but rather chose to talk about locally-focused topics.

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Kuskokwim Chinook salmon–or Kings as they are known locally–did not make it to the spawning grounds this year as managers had expected. Counting projects are showing the lowest escapements in history for nearly all of the river’s tributaries. Just how bad the run has been was discussed in a five-hour meeting in Bethel this week.

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8.28.13 Engl Even News WEB

This summer, staff from the Alaska Bar Association visited Bethel to learn how well the legal system is working here. Geoffrey Wildridge is the President-elect of the association.

“It means I’m the president in training,” Wildridge says. “I’ll be in that position for another year roughly before I become the full fledge president. My reign of terror begins at that point (laughs).”

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Propane was allegedly stolen at the barge landing in Holy Cross on the Yukon River. Alaska State Troopers are investigating the theft. They say that two 100 pound bottles and one 25 pound bottle were stolen sometime around August 6.
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Chief Chaliak of Nunapitchuk, photo by S. Evan

Chief Chaliak of Nunapitchuk, photo by S. Evan

Alaskan Tribes recently wrapped up a statewide summit focusing on suicide and it’s underlying root causes. Various reasons for the national and local suicide epidemic were discussed. Concrete sources were identified, like P-T-S-D affects from abuse in all forms, Historical Trauma, and various Federal and State laws designed to quote, “kill the Indian but save the man.”

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8.27.13 Engl Even News WEB

Jack Schultheis, General Manager for Kwik’Pak Fisheries in Emmonak, has been reappointed to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Board. Schultheis was reappointed Friday to the board by Governor Sean Parnell.
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