Local Stars Shine In Bethel Wrestling Invitational

Nov 13, 2017

There was tough competition on the wrestling mats at the Bethel Invitational Tournament this weekend. The team from Lathrop High took the championship with 284 team points. South Anchorage High School came in second with 259 points, and Bethel was third with 178 points. 

A man who has been repeatedly convicted of assault fled from State Troopers in St. Mary's last week and law enforcement still hasn't found him. Russell Cornelius, age 30, is accused of attacking his girlfriend with a machete and then chasing her through the village with a chainsaw.

Alaska Commercial Companies VP of Operations, Walt Pickett speaking at the Thursday November 9, 2017 special Bethel City Council meeting, asking that the protest be removed.
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A special meeting of the Bethel City Council Thursday night did not result in lifting it’s protest on Alaska Commercial Company's current liquor store application.


Veterans Day; A Family Affair

Nov 9, 2017
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In honor of Veteran’s Day on Saturday, we’re talking with veterans in our community about their military service. Elias Venes served in the Merchant Marines during World War II in the Pacific. His nephew, Joseph "Sonny" Venes served in the Marines in Vietnam. Here are their stories:

Dawson Paukan, age 20, was stabbed to death last night in St. Mary’s.

Representative Zach Fansler
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People in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta haven’t been talking much about SB 54, the crime bill working its way through the special session of the Alaska State Legislature, but House Representative Zach Fansler says that it’s time to start paying attention.

On Friday, November 10, there will be no school for most of Bethel’s students due to teacher in-services.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Friday, November 10, there will be no school for most of Bethel’s students due to teacher in-services. Schools closed in Bethel include Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat, Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, Gladys Jung Elementary, Bethel Regional High School, and Lower Kuskokwim School District Preschools.


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The mat is where it’s at this weekend, and Bethel could see some of the best matches in the country as the three-day Bethel Wrestling Invitational begins Thursday. Around 300 wrestlers from across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and beyond are competing at the Bethel Regional High School gym.

An alleged rape victim took the stand yesterday and testified against Tuntutuliak resident Charlie Steven, the man charged with attacking her last year. Steven, age 43, is accused of raping the alleged victim in his home when she had blacked out after drinking.

He says that his cast throws off his balance but increases his momentum.
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Only half the teams were able to make the trip due to the weather, but Bethel’s Native Youth Olympic Invitational went on as scheduled. Kasigluk’s Akiuk Memorial School, Goodnews Bay, and Oscarville made it through the low clouds and fog to compete in traditional sports at Bethel’s Gladys Jung Elementary School.