September 2013

George Guy, Johnny Evan, and John Angaiak are sworn in.  photo by Calista

George Guy, Johnny Evan, and John Angaiak are sworn in. photo by Calista

The Calista Corporation held it’s annual shareholders meeting at the old Armory Saturday, September 28th. Over 400 shareholders showed up in person to attend the first Bethel meeting in 29 years.

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9.27.13 Engl Even News WEB

ravensVariety is the spice of life and so too will it be this weekend with the Salmon and Raven auction in Bethel. Every year, the Bethel Art Guild puts on the auction as a way to raise money for art scholarships. In the past, the salmon and ravens were decorated flat pieces of cut-out steel, all the same size. This Saturday night, the event will be a little different.

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This week’s edition of YK Delta’s leading call-in show brought just two of the three usual hosts into the KYUK studio.

Listen in as Zach and Joe field a steady barrage of questions and comments about local elections, local events, upcoming shareholder meetings, and fuel prices.

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Alaska state troopers arrested an Aniak man on burglary and theft charges after he allegedly broke in and damaged a home in the village.
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Gene Peltola Sr. (right) stands with Karla Romero Erlanson and Dan Winkelman.

Gene Peltola Sr. (right) stands with Karla Romero Erlanson and Dan Winkelman.

Sequestration federal funding cuts are across the board unless an exemption is made by Congress. The Indian Health Service has not been exempted and non-profit corporations all over the state, like the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation based in Bethel, are feeling the hit. YKHC will be seeing $7.7 million in federal funding cuts for fiscal years 2013-14. In response, the corporation is laying off some workers, eliminating other vacancies, and ending some programs.

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9.26.13 Engl Even News WEB

Listen to Rough Tunes for Smooth Folks with James and Shannon from September 25 below. You can catch James and Shannon live on KYUK 640AM or stream it online at kyuk.org every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.

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There are seven candidates running for only four open seats in the upcoming municipal election here in Bethel. With the election coming up on October 1 voters have some tough decisions to make. In an effort to help with the decision KYUK hosted a Bethel City Council Candidates Forum to get to know the candidates and their views. If you missed the live Bethel City Council Forum we’ve got you covered. KYUK will be re-airing the full broadcast of the candidates forum Thursday, September 26 at 10 a.m. on KYUK 640AM.