Daysha Eaton

People held a 'Choose Respect' march in Bethel at noon, Thursday, March 26th.

Bethel’s annual ‘Choose Respect’ took place on Thursday, March 26th. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

The Tundra Women’s Coalition joined communities across the state in anti-violence marches. TWC held a rally in Bethel on Thursday, marching from the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center to their offices across town.
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Raised_Tripod_004_photo by Dean Swope

Crews raised the 2015 Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod into place. – Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

The Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod went up on the river just below Bethel, Wednesday, March 25. Bethel Community Services Foundation sells tickets where people can guess the time the tripod will fall. The closest guess to the exact time of breakup wins a cash jackpot. This year the prize money is larger than usual.
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Lisa Demer

Lisa Demer, Western Alaska Bureau Reporter. – Photo Courtesy of Alaska Dispatch News

Reporter Lisa Demer with Alaska Dispatch News recently filed a story about some of the underlying issues that may have led to the dismissal of Bethel District Attorney June Stein. KYUK News Director Daysha Eaton interviewed her.

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The Bethel City Council met Tuesday night in a regular meeting. Photo by Dean Swope /KYUK.

Photo by Dean Swope /KYUK.

The Bethel City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday during their regular meeting on the potential of a package liquor store application to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
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Walter Pickett, Vice President of Operations, Alaska Commercial Company

Walter Pickett, Vice President of Operations, Alaska Commercial Company

Daysha Eaton, KYUK News Director, interviewed Walter Pickett, Vice President of Operations for the Alaska Commercial Company Monday, March 23rd about the company’s plans to apply for a liquor license.

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Mike Bialy, a member of Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) serving guests at the Yukegtaaq Celebration at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel Saturday, March 21st. - Photo Courtesy of TWC

Mike Bialy, serving guests at the Yukegtaaq Celebration. – Photo Courtesy of TWC

The Tundra Women’s Coalition held their annual Yukegtaaq Celebration honoring two Yukon Kuskokwim Delta community members. Yukegtaaq means “genuine person.”

This year they honored Mike Williams Sr. of Akiak and Ina Nicholai from Atmautluak for their work in practicing, advocating, and preserving traditional subsistence activities in the Y-K Delta.
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Pete Kaiser, of Bethel, placed 14th at the 2014 Iditarod finish line in Nome on Thursday, March 19th. - - Photo Courtesy of John Wallace and Kaiser Racing Kennels

Pete Kaiser, of Bethel, in Nome on Thursday, March 19th. -Photo Courtesy of John Wallace and Kaiser Racing Kennel

Bethel musher Pete Kaiser was 14th to cross the  finish line of the 2015 Iditarod in Nome, Thursday, March 19, at 1:44 a.m. Aniak’s Richie Diehl placed 23rd, crossing the finish at 9:26 a.m. Kaiser said it was a windy and frustrating race.
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Bethel fire crews responded to a steam house fire on the evening of Tuesday, march 17th. - Photo by Dean Swope

Bethel fire crews responded to a steam house fire on the evening of Tuesday, March 17th. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK

The Bethel Fire Department responded to a fire in a steam bath house on Alex Hately on Tuesday evening. Bill Howell is Bethel’s Fire Chief. He says they got the call around 8:00 p.m.
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Marie Meade - Photo Courtesy of Alaska Women's Hall  of Fame

Marie Meade – Photo Courtesy of Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame

Yukon Kuskokwim Delta elder, Marie Meade was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame earlier this month for her achievements in Yup’ik language and culture education.
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The logo of the Bethel Police Department. Courtesy of BPD

The logo of the Bethel Police Department. Courtesy of BPD

The Bethel Police Department reported today that a woman was found dead in a Bethel home on March 7th.
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