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District 38 Representative Zach Fansler speaking with Bethel resident Mary Nanuwak at the December 12, 2017 Bethel City Council meeting.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Tuesday, District 38 Representative Zach Fansler gave his annual update on the legislative session. Usually the local representatives of both houses update the Bethel City Council, but Senator Lyman Hoffman was unable to attend.

Daniel Nick, age 25, is accused of strangling his pregnant girlfriend until she blacked out.
Courtesy of State Trooper Nicholas Hayes.

Five days ago, a man accused of strangling his pregnant girlfriend escaped from custody and hasn’t been seen since. According to Trooper Nicholas Hayes he is considered “extremely violent and very dangerous.”

Calista Corporation

Many elders in the Calista region will soon be greeted by hundreds of extra dollars as the year ends.  

Last Sunday, State Troopers arrested an Emmonak resident for strangling his girlfriend.

Shana Silcott and Tom McCallson spent six weeks in St. Croix and Puerto Rico, helping wherever they could.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

Last fall, Caribbean island communities were devastated by three of the strongest hurricanes in recorded history. The storms’ 100-mile-per-hour winds crushed buildings and flooded streets. Thousands of people in the region are still homeless, and two Bethel residents decided to do whatever they could to help.

Students from across the Lower Kuskokwim School District are competing in a speech tournament this week for a chance to move on to State.

Saturday Market vendors received a letter this past weekend saying that if they sell at Saturday Market more than five times a year, they have to get a business license and start charging sales tax.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Just as they gear up for the holiday season, Saturday Market vendors received a letter this past weekend saying that if they sell at Saturday Market more than five times a year, they have to get a business license and start charging sales tax. While the law has been on the books for some time, Bethel city officials are just beginning to enforce it.

Mike Williams Jr. of Akiak crossed the finish line in first place at the Holiday Classic Dog Sled Race on January 8, 2016 in Bethel.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Sled dog racing season is about to begin. If the weather cooperates, that is.

Update 5:15 p.m. Tuesday: The cause of the death of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta student is still under investigation by the State Medical Examiner in Anchorage. Mitchell Forbes, the Public Information Officer with the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation, says the Examiner completed the autopsy on the student Tuesday and is waiting on lab test results. YKHC will release more information as it becomes available. The Upper Kalskag school confirmed that one of their students, ninth-grader Katie Wooten, died on Monday.

Update 2:30 p.m. Tuesday: The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation has issued the following statement on the recent death of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta student: "After working with the State Medical Examiner, YKHC does not recommend antibiotic treatment to anyone other than the immediate family of the deceased student and others who may have been in close contact. This means, unless you have been contacted by medical staff from YKHC, you do not need to visit the emergency room for treatment regarding this incident. More information will be released as it is available."

Bethel Regional High School senior Matthew Hunter hugs coach Darren Lieb after winning the 126 lb. boys bracket at the 2017 Great Alaska Conference Wrestling Championship on December 9, 2017.
Patrick Williams / LKSD

Bethel Regional High School dominated the 2017 Great Alaska Conference Wrestling Championship this weekend. Across Friday and Saturday, 19 teams from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Unalaska competed for a chance to wrestle at State. Bethel Regional High School correspondent Hunter Carter was there and joined KYUK after the conference.


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