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2014 Village Showdown Underway

by Shore on October 9, 2014

The Kwethluk Kings will look to hold onto their title as the “Most Giving Village” from last year’s Village Showdown. Not only could they hold onto that Title-belt, but gain another in this year’s competition.

How the competition works:

Jevon Black of Kongigank sinks a 15 foot jump shot at the 26th Annual Coastal Conference Tournament. Photo by Shane Iverson.

Jevon Black of Kongigank sinks a 15 foot jump shot at the 26th Annual Coastal Conference Tournament. Photo by Shane Iverson.

The villages that contribute the most during the 2014 Fall Fundraiser will win LIVE broadcasts of their High School basketball teams this season.

There are 2 categories for this year’s contest, thus 2 chances to win:
1) Total Giving Category: The village that contributes the most in total giving
2) Per Person Giving Category: The village that contributes the most per person

**Pledges must be received by 9:00pm on Thursday October 16th to count toward a village’s total**

This afternoon’s Hot Drawing is going to help keep your belly full, or your wood-stove as hot as this drawing!

Meyer's Farm

Meyer’s Farm storefront in Bethel, Alaska.

Click here to make a pledge, or call 907.543.0234 to make your pledge. Pledges must be received today before 5pm to be eligible for these two wonderful prizes.

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Firewood from Napaimute will be given away in Friday’s ‘Hot Drawing’

Quyana to Napaimute for contributing a half-cord of split and dry firewood, and Meyer’s Farm for donating a 10lb container of organic veggies.

Check out the 2014 Fall Fundraiser Thank You Gifts, and our upcoming prize-drawings.

 

doggie doughnutsMan’s best friend typically means an animal of the canine variety; however, on some level the argument could be made that man’s best friend may very well be the ever increasingly-ubiquitous smart-phone.

Tonight’s Hot Drawing has your dog, and your phone in mind as we have a prize for both!

You will be entered to win gourmet treats for your four-legged friend, or one of the nifty chargers that require no power to charge your phone.

Make a donation between 7pm and 8pm to be eligible to win.

Donate by clicking here, or call (907) 543-0234

Search and Rescue logo for the main base in Bethel.

Search and Rescue logo for the main base in Bethel. Photo courtesy of BSAR.

Kongiginak Search and Rescue found George Evan after searchers scoured the mouth of the Kuskowkwim River by air and water over the weekend.
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Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

Attorneys have responded to the State of Alaska’s proposed plan to address a state Supreme Court order to improve translation of voting materials in Native languages before November 4th Elections.

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Screen shot 2014-08-19 at 9.42.36 PMKYUK is broadcasting APRN’s election results each hour Tuesday night. Yup’ik language translation follows immediately.

For the most current results, the Alaska Division of Elections posts frequently throughout the night.

More information is available at KYUK’s news twitter feed.

More Alaska election news is on #akelect.

And 360 North has special online coverage.

Photo by Dean Swope

KYUK’s tower in Bethel. – Photo by Dean Swope

Bethel public radio station, KYUK, has selected the tribes of Kongiganak and Goodnews Bay as partners for building low power FM stations that would serve as repeaters for KYUK 640AM. Read more →

 AVCPThe winners of the Association of Village Council Presidents annual 4th of July raffle were announced this weekend. Read more →

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The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, or ANCSA, transferred title to land to for-profit regional and village corporations, not to tribes. The proposed rule-change would allow the federal government to take land into trust for tribes.

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, or ANCSA, transferred title to land to for-profit regional and village corporations, not to tribes. The proposed rule-change would allow the federal government to take land into trust for tribes.

The Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Kevin Washburn, has announced an extension of the comment deadline on the proposed rule to accept applications to place land into trust in Alaska. The extension was announced today (7/1) after several requests. The public may now provide written comment through July 31st. The Proposed rule was announced earlier this year. It would allow the Secretary of the Interior to consider applications to take land into trust in Alaska. The proposed rule to explicitly include Alaska has been available for public comment since May 1.