The boys team from Bethel played Cordova on Friday morning, and much like their opening-round game they started off sluggish.
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. Read more →
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The Scammon Bay Eagles faced the Seldovia Sea Otters in the Championship Finals of the boys’ 2015 1A State Tournament. Read more →
The day-long Regional Governance Convention took place Monday the 16th at Yupiit Piciryarait. 24 delegates made it to the convention, although 29 were needed to make a quorum. Without a quorum, moderators; Carl Jack and Nelson Angapak, gave a 40 year historical timeline of previous regional governance discussions. Calista CEO Andrew Guy and Robert Beans also spoke. You can listen to the introductions from them and questions from Bethel elder Bea Kristovich in part 1.
In part 2, moderator Carl Jack talked about Calista’s involvement. AVCP President Myron Naneng, Akiak Chief Ivan M. Ivan, and Rob Porter made comments.
In part 3, Rob Porter talked about how ANCSA is “termination legislation,” while Nelson Angapak was pleased to hear comments from the public. Meagan Leary of Napaimute, ONC Chairperson Gloria Simeon, Akiak Chief Ivan M. Ivan, and Lower Kalskag delegate Nastasia Levi ask questions and make comments.
In Part 4, testimony is given by Lower Kalskag delegate Nastasia Levi, Marjorie Strauss from Kongiganak, and Fritz Charles.
The last hour contains more comments from Fritz Charles, Ivan M. Ivan, Calista CEO Andrew Guy, Martin Moore of Emmonak, Mike Williams Sr., and closing comments from moderators Carl Jack and Nelson Angapak.
The new Swanson’s grocery store is closing their doors for good at 9pm tonight, and a number of callers shared their thoughts on the history of Swanson’s, the competitive nature of the retail market, and their sympathy for Swanson’s employees.
The recent firing of the District Attorney, concerns about the legislature, Calista Corporation’s upcoming dividend, and overcrowded jails also came up in calls and emails.
Talk Line airs live on KYUK 640 AM on Fridays starting at 10AM.
The Bethel Lady Warriors fell to top ranked Barrow in the Western Conference championship game Friday night by a score of 69 to 39. A full court press and deep bench from the Lady Whalers kept Bethel from gaining momentum on offense.
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Today’s 90-minute program allowed callers plenty of time to discuss local, current events. From domestic violence and police brutality to upcoming fundraising events for Bethel Friends of Canines and the Bethel Lion’s Club, the topics varied greatly. Many tough questions were raised on today’s show, but not many answers or solutions were brought to the table. Listen to the entire First Friday extended show below.