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The Bethel Warriors placed third at the Western Conference Regional Volleyball Tournament at Bethel Regional High School on October 27 and 28, 2017.
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The Utqiaġvik Whalers and Kotzebue Huskies are heading to the state volleyball championships after wins in Bethel this weekend. Bethel Regional High School hosted the 3A Western Conference Regional Volleyball Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

LKSD Board incumbent Clarence Daniel was sworn in for another term and will be serving as Board President.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

New school board member Raymond "Thor" Williams and incumbent Clarence Daniel, both from Bethel, took their oaths of office Friday at a meeting of the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board.

Bethel City Council meeting wrap-up for October 24, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

All seven City Council members were in attendance for the regularly scheduled October 24 meeting, with Mayor Rick Robb out of town and attending the meeting via telephone. Vice Mayor Fred Watson took on the Mayor’s responsibilities in Mayor Robb’s absence.

Courtesy fo Calista Corporation.

The Calista Coporation’s Board of Directors just approved this year’s Akilista dividend. It totals $2.4 million, up more than 7 percent from last year’s fall payment.

The State of Alaska courthouse in Bethel, Alaska.
Dean Swope/KYUK

Twenty-four bootlegging cases are working their way through Bethel’s court system, the product of a two-year undercover operation by the Alaska State Troopers. Most of the accused are cab drivers and as their cases progress, many of them also insist that they are innocent.


Bethel Regional High School's volleyball team is competing on their home turf in the Western Conference Regional Tournament on October 27 and 28, 2017.
Courtesy of Bethel Warrior Volleyball

Volleyball teams from Northwest Alaska hubs are competing in Bethel this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, Bethel Regional High School is hosting the Western Conference Regional Volleyball Tournament. The competition begins at 1 p.m., with Nome playing Kotzebue. Bethel and Utqiaġvik will face off at 3 p.m. Second round games begin at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The winner of the 8:30 p.m. game will be named conference champion and head to state. Second place will be determined by the winner of Saturday's match at 2 p.m.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Friday marks the end of an era at KYUK: the Geezer Rock era. After working with the radio station since its beginning in 1971, Peter Twitchell is signing off. For the last time, Peter’s music show “Geezer Rock” will broadcast live into homes across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta from 1 to 3 p.m.


This week in Newtok, a routine seal hunt took a turn for the worse when four young hunters were stranded far from home.


Alaska Troopers search homes and cabs in Bethel's Trailer Court, on June 7, 2016, looking for evidence of illegal alcohol sales.
KYUK Staff

The Quyana Cab Company is charged with 18 counts of bootlegging. On Wednesday it pleaded not guilty to all of them.

Jasmine Gil examines a tussock from a partially drained lake that was removed by a muskox using the area as a sanctuary to cool down from the summer heat.
Courtesy of Heidi Steltzer, Fort Lewis College.

Note: This article was updated on Friday, October 27 at 3:54 p.m. with further reporting.

Yup'ik leaders and Western scientists are both trying to figure out how climate change could impact communities, but the two groups often struggle to work together. Bethel’s Jasmine Gil is doing her part to bridge that cultural divide.


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