Regional Tribal Government Considered by Calista Regional Committee

The first full Regional Committee meeting took place in February 2014 in Bethel. Photo by Thom Leonard, Calista.

The first full Regional Committee meeting took place in February 2014 in Bethel. Photo by Thom Leonard, Calista.

A new regional tribal government, new taxes, and a constitutional convention will be considered when the Calista-facilitated Regional Committee meets Monday in Anchorage.

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YK Delta Represented in Governor’s Transition Committees

Mary Pete, director of KUC will co-chair incoming Governor Bill Walker's education committee during the transition weekend.

Mary Pete, director of KUC will co-chair incoming Governor Bill Walker’s education committee during the transition weekend.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus Director Mary Pete will co-chair the education subcommittee during Governor Elect Bill Walker’s transition conference this weekend. She and former Lt. Governor Candidate Bob Williams will lead one of 17 committee meeting this weekend at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
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Lance Mackey and Top Mushers Flocking to K300

03122012k3001The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race has announced the first 17 mushers for next January’s race. Lance Mackey is back in Bethel as he begins his next comeback to the sport of mushing. Mackey, who’s best K300 finish is third place, has vowed to return until he wins  first place in the the world’s highest paying mid-distance race, and third highest paying annual race overall.

Repeat champions Martin and Rohn Buser are also in the field, along with 2011 champion Paul Gebhardt. DeeDee Jonrowe returns to the YK Delta, along with Joar Ulsom, Ken Anderson, Aaron Burmeister, and Tony Browning.
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Two Men Arrested in Seperate WAANT Team Investigations

troopers, alaska state troopersA Bethel man was arrested at the Anchorage airport Monday after allegedly assaulting two investigators from the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team. Troopers say 32 year old Alvin Chief became agitated during an investigation. They say he began to fight with the investigators, leading to minor injuries. Troopers believe Chief was under the influence of narcotics.
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Platinum Miners Indicted for Alleged Violations of Federal Water Permits

Old dredge at Platinum in 2002. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Old dredge at Platinum in 2002. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

XS Platinum and five of its employees and corporate officers have been indicted by a federal grand jury for alleged illegal discharges of mine waste water at the Platinum Creek Mine into the Salmon River and for making false statements to authorities.
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Hoffman and Halford Prepare for Walker Transition Weekend

Hoffman and Halford speak as Bill Walker and Byron Mallott look on. Photo from Walker campaign.

Hoffman and Halford speak as Bill Walker and Byron Mallott look on. Photo from Walker campaign.

Bethel’s Ana Hoffman and former Senate President Rick Halford are chairing incoming Governor Bill Walker’s transition team. Walker is racing towards inauguration next month.
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Toksook Bay Couple Honored by First Alaskans

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Paul Kangrilnguq and Martina Anguyaluk John of Toksook Bay. Photo Courtesy of First Alaskans Institute

First Alaskans Institute has chosen a YK Delta couple for a prestigious award. The organization announced Tuesday that Paul Kangrilnguq and Martina Anguyaluk John of Toksook Bay have been chosen for the Alaska Native Leader Howard Rock Award.
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Freezing Rain Coats Bethel Roads

Bethel PoliceDue to weather conditions, including freezing rain, the Bethel Police Department urges all drivers on Bethel roads to exercises extreme caution while driving.
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