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Crews unload equipment from a C-17. Up to 120 soldiers will train in the Bethel area over the next 10 days. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK.

Crews unload equipment from a C-17. Up to 120 soldiers will train in the Bethel area over the next 10 days. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK.

More than 100 soldiers will train in the Bethel area over the next week and a half to build arctic operational expertise and cultivate the next generation of National Guard soldiers. Members of the Alaska Army National Guard’s 297th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade are descending on the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta to polish their arctic skills.

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Both of the Bethel squads had a tough draw in this year’s state tournament. The Lady Warriors played the first-seeded Barrow Lady Whalers, and the boys drew Monroe Catholic- the 3-time defending state champions.Screen shot 2015-03-13 at 2.52.42 PM  Read more →

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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BNC is proposing to put a package liquor store in a the Kipusvik building, the former site of Swanson's grocery store. Photo by Geraldine Brink / KYUK.

BNC is proposing to put a package liquor store in a the Kipusvik building, the former site of Swanson’s grocery store. Photo by Geraldine Brink / KYUK.

Bethel could see its first liquor store in four decades if the Bethel Native Corporation goes ahead with plans to open a package store and it clears regulatory hurdles. BNC President and CEO Ana Hoffman said via email that a wholly-owned subsidiary, Bethel Spirits, LLC is in the process of applying for a license to put a package liquor store in a portion of the Kipusvik facility. That’s the location vacated last week by the Swanson’s grocery store.

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Scammon Bay's boys basketball team finished 2nd in the 2015 State Tournament. Photo Courtesy ASAA.

Scammon Bay’s boys basketball team finished 2nd in the 2015 State Tournament. Photo Courtesy ASAA.

The Scammon Bay Eagles faced the Seldovia Sea Otters in the Championship Finals of the boys’ 2015 1A State Tournament. Read more →

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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Scammon Bay Eagles boys Basketball Team. Photo Courtesy ASAA.

Scammon Bay Eagles boys Basketball Team. Photo Courtesy ASAA.

The Eagles of Scammon Bay defeated the Eagles of Angoon in the 1A Boys Championship Semifinals on Tuesday night in Anchorage to advance to the state title game. Read more →

Calista board Chairman WIllie Kasayulie addressed the Governance Convention crowd Monday. Photo by Geraldine Brink / KYUK.

Calista board Chairman Willie Kasayulie addressed the Governance Convention crowd Monday. Photo by Geraldine Brink / KYUK.

Despite having no quorum and no vote, tribal members at the Calista-sponsored Yukon Kuskokwim Governance Convention Monday decided to move ahead with an interim step toward unifying the region politically. Leaders put the future of a proposed regional tribal government first in the hands of tribal councils and set a deadline of 30 days for them to vote. If successful, individual tribal voters would then have the opportunity to vote yes or no on the proposal.

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Scammon Bay Eagles Boys Basketball Team. Photo Courtesy ASAA.

Scammon Bay Eagles boys Basketball Team. Photo Courtesy ASAA.

The Scammon Bay Eagles used quick ball movement and their own foot speed to defeat Elim in the opening round of the Alaska 1A State Basketball Tournament, winning 60-48.

The win advances Scammon Bay into the semi-finals and keeps them in contention for a championship title. Read more →