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Earlene Wise of Kalskag (center) was named YKHC’s 2018 Health Aide of the Year. Here she is posing with her supervisor/instructor Joseph Okitkun (left) and Field Supervision Coordinator Katherine Evon (right).
Courtesy of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation

  

Last week, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation announced a salary bump for all the health aides across its network. The company also named Earlene Wise of Kalskag YKHC’s Health Aide Worker of the Year. The announcement came during YKHC’s annual Tribal Unity Gathering with Delta tribal administrations.

 

The city's first Alcohol Task Force in recent history met on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Bethel City Hall. Municipal, tribal, and business leaders were there to come up with ideas for addressing alcohol-related problems.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

The city's first Alcohol Task Force in recent history met Tuesday night at Bethel City Hall. Municipal, tribal, and business leaders were there to come up with ideas for addressing alcohol-related problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Extreme ice encasing a GCI communications tower near Scammon Bay has disrupted phone and internet services throughout the area since March.
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Lower Yukon and nearby coastal communities can expect spotty phone and internet services to continue. Unusually thick ice on a GCI communications tower near Scammon Bay has meant frequent service interruptions for surrounding communities since March.


Jessica Klejka grew up training dogs in Bethel and now works as a veterinarian in Big Lake. Her dog care skills shone as she took home fourth place and the Humanitarian Award in the Kobuk 440 Sled Dog Race this weekend in Northwest Alaska.

The public has the opportunity to anonymously let a review panel know about their experiences with the state Office of Children's Services.

The Bethel Planning Commission has granted Cezary Maczynski [pictured] a one year extension on his Conditional Use Permit for Kusko Liquor.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Bethel Planning Commission has granted Cezary Maczynski a one-year extension on his Conditional Use Permit for his planned liquor store. Planning Commission Chair Kathy Hanson says that Maczynski wasn’t sure he’d have enough time to complete the construction needed in the allotted time and requested the extension.

 

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The challenge was thrown down at Wasilla Middle School last weekend and four members of the Bethel Wrestling Club were there to meet it. Two of the town’s young athletes placed, and one took home a first place in the Arctic Warrior Ultimate Challenge Wrestling Tournament.

 

Landon Smith came out on top in Folkstyle wrestling in his class. He also took a second place in Greco-Roman wrestling. 

Eathon Wheeler took home a third place finish in his Greco-Roman wrestling competition and a second place in Freestyle wrestling.

An abandoned Bureau of Indian Affairs building on the outskirts of Bethel caught fire on April 15, 2018.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

An abandoned Bureau of Indian Affairs school building on the outskirts of Bethel caught fire Sunday morning and could burn for a long time.


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The statewide Yup’ik Spelling Bee took place in Anchorage on Saturday. It’s the seventh time that the event has been held, and the fact that it is held at all is a testament to the efforts of Yup'ik speakers to create dictionaries and teach students to read, write, and speak the language in schools.


Expect water and sewer delivery delays for now. That’s according to Bethel City Manager Peter Williams. State officials are starting to enforce weight limits on the city’s water and sewer trucks.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Expect water and sewer delivery delays for now. That’s according to Bethel City Manager Peter Williams. State officials are starting to enforce weight limits on the city’s water and sewer trucks.

 

 


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