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The Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center plans to start its first free women’s self-defense classes on April 28th.
Courtesy of the Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center

  

The Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center plans to start its first free women’s self-defense classes on April 28th. Fitness Center Manager Stacy Reardon thanked the city and the Community Action Grant Committee Tuesday evening for the $1,300 awarded for the self-defense training.

 

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Bethel’s Landon Smith took home a first-place ribbon in Freestyle wrestling from a tournament at Colony High School in Palmer this past weekend.

Bethel youngest wrestlers took to the mat, competing in the Tri-Valley Freestyle/Greco-Roman tournament on Friday and Saturday.

 

In Greco-Roman wrestling, two young wrestlers placed in the competition. Paul Dyment earned second place in the Novice division, as did Joseph Smith in the Schoolboy division.

Report In On Hageland Crash Near Togiak

Apr 11, 2018

A year and a half after Hageland Aviation flight 3153 flew into a mountain on its way to Togiak from Quinhagak, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its reports on the crash along with sweeping recommendations.

The NTSB investigation also took a look at why Alaska continues to have the highest small plane accident rates in the country, and the Board has recommended major changes in the way that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oversees the state’s numerous airlines that use small planes commercially.

The Nora Guinn Justice Center in Bethel, Alaska.
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Dolores Hunter vs. Phillip Morris USA has already gone to trial twice in Bethel, but the third time might be the charm. Jury selection began at Bethel’s courthouse Monday in what could be a major case against the tobacco company.

Jill Yordy Leads AKPIRG

Apr 10, 2018

She used to work as a legislative aide to former Bethel Representative Zack Fansler before he resigned following assault allegations. Now Jill Yordy is taking over the helm of the Alaska Public Interest Research Group or AKPIRG.  

Those traveling the ice road need to continue to take caution. According to an update by Bethel Search and Rescue's Mark Leary on Monday, “the ice road has been closed at Coffee’s Bend, 10 miles below Lower Kalskag.” Picture taken Monday, April 9, 2018.
Mark Leary / Bethel Search & Rescue

Those traveling the ice road need to continue to take caution. According to an update by Bethel Search and Rescue's Mark Leary on Monday, “the ice road has been closed at Coffee’s Bend, 10 miles below Lower Kalskag.”

 

BSAR volunteers Tom Martini and Jeff Evon were recognized for their heroism on April 5, 2018.
Courtesy of Perry Barr.

Mark Kasayulie just wanted his sons to see the fireworks. Last New Year's Eve, he and his wife piled their three young sons onto their sled and started weaving their way up the ice road towards Akiachak. Victoria Lomack, Kasayulie’s sister-in-law, was traveling with them.


Bethel City Council to consider compost Toilets, the new Owl Park playground, and talking with AC on liquor store issues.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

This Tuesday the Bethel City Council will look at whether to allow city officials to meet with Alaska Commercial about the company's handling of liquor store issues in Bethel.

 

After over a year at the organization, ONC Executive Director Ron Hoffman has decided to resign.
Dean Swope/KYUK

In a call with KYUK Friday afternoon, Orutsararmiut Native Council’s Executive Director, Ron Hoffman, confirmed that he has resigned from his position.

A million Alaska Airlines miles have been reported stolen from the Bethel Family Clinic.
KYUK Staff

A million Alaska Airlines miles have been reported stolen from the Bethel Family Clinic.

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