Bethel Regional High School Junior Marc Adlaon of Bethel is the new Student Representative to the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board. He is pictured here at his first board meeting on December 1, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Lower Kuskokwim School District has appointed Marc Adlaon of Bethel to be the new Student Representative to the School Board. A junior at Bethel Regional High School, he’s eager to take on the challenge of representing his fellow members of the LKSD student body.

A woman found lying in the snow outside of Bethel Thursday night died Friday in the hospital.  Police are investigating the death of Sandra Frye, whose body is being transported for an autopsy.

Bennett Joseph, age 29, has been missing since Thursday morning.
Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department.

Nunapitchuk resident Bennett Joseph is missing, and the State Troopers are asking the public for help finding him.

Two weeks ago, a woman fatally overdosed on heroin in the home of William “Billy” Aloysius, age 33. Law enforcement has been looking for Aloysius ever since.

The Bethel Winter House will open every night at 9 p.m. from December 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018 at the Bethel Evangelical Covenant Church.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

A Bethel winter tradition provides a place to get out of the cold. Friday, December 1, the Bethel Winter House opens its doors for the season. This year, the homeless shelter is located at the Bethel Evangelical Covenant Church. 

Ice on H-Marker Lake, a popular shortcut from Tundra Ridge Subdivision to the Bethel airport, averaged nine inches on Wednesday, November 29.
Google Maps

Ice is forming on the tundra lakes and people are beginning to drive across popular trails, but Bethel resident Fritz Charles warns that H-Marker Lake is not yet thick enough for cars or trucks.

Twenty-nine middle school students from the Lower Kuskokwim and St. Mary’s City School Districts participated in a 12-day series of hands-on science and math activities at UAA in November.
Courtesy of the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program

In November, the University of Alaska’s ANSEP (Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program) facility hosted a total of 29 students from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. And now through next week, ANSEP will work with another batch of Y-K Delta students in a career program aimed at the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.


Bethel Search and Rescue members scan the tundra looking for signs of animals scavenging on November 28, 2017, hours before Robert Nick was found. The Bethel runway lies in the background.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

The communities of Napakiak and Bethel are trying to come to grips with the circumstances surrounding the death of Robert Nick, age 25, after an extended search that ended when his body was found near the Bethel airport runway.

Yesterday was the first day in the trial of Nace Paul, a Kipnuk resident accused of sexual assault.

Bethel City Council introduced a budget revision on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 for the repair and purchase of a tractor-trailer.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

At Tuesday’s Bethel City Council meeting, city administrators made the case clear: doing maintenance repairs now on existing city equipment will help in the long run; Council agreed.