Based on Tuesday’s unofficial election results, the most likely top contenders for Bethel City Council are mayor Rick Robb, vice mayor Leif Albertson and newcomers Nikki Hoffman and Alisha Welch. Read more →
Longstanding public opinion has shifted in Bethel and the majority of voters now support a liquor store, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s municipal election.
The ballot listed a series of advisory questions asking if the city should support various liquor applications in Bethel. At almost 57 percent, the voters said yes to a liquor store but opposed licenses for bars, clubs, restaurants, and eating establishments. Read more →
Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault in Newtok, Tuesday.
After an investigation, troopers found that 23-year-old Kenneth Dorby John assaulted a family member by stabbing him with a knife multiple times.
The testimony of Southwest Alaska mine operator James Slade helped prove the government’s allegations of two years of federal Clean Water Act violations, a federal prosecutor argued Monday in Anchorage, according to a story from Alaska Dispatch News.
“Slade’s profit was more important than the public’s water,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Costantini said during closing arguments. Read more →
October opened with the season’s first fall storm, flooding communities across Western Alaska’s coast. In the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, strong surges hit Toksook Bay.
“There was some massive wave action going on, and the cliffs were scoured by waves and some of our gabions, our seawalls, got damaged,” said Toksook Bay City Administrator Paul Chimiugak. Read more →
Three suicide deaths in the past week have rocked the community of Hooper Bay. Troopers believe all three victims were connected.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation has already sent emergency health clinicians to the community to assist with debriefing efforts, according to YKHC Director of Emergency Services Chris Byrnes.
GCI recently announced plans to complete its TERRA network in rural Alaska by 2017. The expansion would offer a better and more reliable Internet connection throughout the YK Delta and much of Western Alaska.
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Subsistence fishermen in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta want a seat at the table and a vote in the decisions of Alaska’s fishery management.
AVCP passed a resolution Thursday showing their intention to continue their efforts to have equal power with state and federal management agencies.
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The Kuspuk School District contacted Aniak State Troopers reporting a criminal trespass, on Wednesday, Sept. 30.
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