Charles Enoch

Clinic Opens in Chevak

by Charles Enoch on January 28, 2015

The new clinic in Chevak. Courtesy of YKHC

The new clinic in Chevak. Courtesy of YKHC

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is having a grand opening for a clinic in Chevak today.

The 3.1 million dollar building replaces the old clinic, which YKHC officials say was undersized and not energy efficient. Construction began in the fall of 2013 and was completed last year.
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Photo of the main pool with the yellow slide in the background. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

The main pool at the YK Regional Aquatic Health and Safety Center. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

The Bethel pool is a little chillier than normal this week. USA Pools announced that the main swimming pool at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Regional Aquatic Health and Safety Center, Bethel’s fitness center, has cooled down about ten degrees over the weekend due to the cold weather.
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150121 Yugtun Qanemcit web

150120 Yugtun Qanemcit web

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

A safe was stolen from the Atmautluak tribal office over the weekend. Alaska State troopers report that on Saturday afternoon, a resident noticed a broken window at the Tribal Office. Investigation by local law enforcement and village officials revealed that a safe, containing items confiscated by tribal police officers, was missing.
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Picture of a truck that fell through shell ice near Standard Oil. Photo by Gert Samuelson

A truck fell through shell ice near Standard Oil. Photo courtesy of Gert Samuelson

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Picture of a truck that fell through shell ice near Standard Oil. Photo by Gert Samuelson

A truck fell through shell ice near Standard Oil. Photo courtesy of Gert Samuelson

Bethel residents posted pictures Sunday on Facebook of a car and a truck that got stuck after falling through shell ice. One car was stranded near the barge landing near Brown’s Slough. A second photo showed a truck that had fallen through shell ice on the boat landing near Standard Oil Road.
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Kuskokwim River near Bethel

Kuskokwim River Near Bethel , December 2014.

Bethel Search and Rescue urges caution on the Kuskokwim River. BSAR says much of the Kuskokwim trail remained safe over the weekend though there is more water on the ice.
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Ice jam below Kalskag -Photo Courtesy of BSAR

Ice jam below Kalskag -Photo Courtesy of BSAR

After a strange freeze up and a couple winter thaws, the Kuskokwim 300 will follow the Kuskokwim River exclusively from Bethel to Aniak and back on the same trail.
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The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

Alaska State Troopers are looking for a Kwethluk man, 67-year-old Andrew Andrew, who was last seen traveling on foot in the community Friday afternoon.  Troopers, in a dispatch, write that Andrew has cognitive issues related to old age.
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