September 2013

Seven candidates are running for Bethel City Council in the upcoming municipal election. To help voters in the decision making process KYUK hosted a live candidate forum on Wednesday, September 25. Local media posed questions pertaining to the current tobacco tax, homelessness, and local alcohol sales, just to name a few. Listen below to the forum in its entirety.

The upcoming municipal election in Bethel will be Tuesday, October 1. Contact the Bethel City Clerk for more information on polling locations and voting hours.

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9.25.13 Engl Even News WEB

Two people are confirmed dead and a third is believed to have died in a boating incident on the Lower Yukon River near Alakanuk. The deceased have been identified as 29-year-old Daniel Noble and 50-year-old Cyril Murphy. Presumed dead is 24-year-old Stanton Sheldon, who is still being sought by searchers. There was one survivor, John Chikigak, age 21. All four men are from the village of Nunam Iqua south of Alakanuk on the Bering Sea coast.
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The front of the Bethel elder's home, courtesy of YKHC.

The front of the Bethel elder’s home, courtesy of YKHC.

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is celebrating the opening of its Elder’s Home. They are holding a ribbon cutting and open house this Friday. It’s open to the public from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

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Alaska State Troopers are investigating what appears to be at least two deaths from a boating incident near Alakanuk.
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Alaska Natives have won a victory in their battle to regain and protect land the United States and the State of Alaska took through various land determination laws such as the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and the Alaska Native Interest Lands Act. This last spring, in March, Federal Judge Contreras issued a decision in favor of Alaskan Tribes, in the Akiacuaq verses Salzaar case.

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9.23.13 Engl Even News WEB

Gene Peltola Jr. and Ana Hoffman both of Bethel testified in a subsistence hearing in Washington D. C. last week. The hearing was through the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee which oversees ANCSA and ANILCA, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and the Alaska National Interest Lands Act. The hearing touched on the state and federal dual management system in Alaska. Peltola testified with the Office of Subsistence Management and as the former Manager of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.
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