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Katie Basile / KYUK

Ravens were everywhere during the Bethel Christmas Bird Count this month. Some species showed up in smaller numbers than in the past, but there were a couple birds not usually seen in winter. 

Representative Zach Fansler says that even if resignations end up eroding the slim House Majority Coalition, sexual misconduct by members of the state Legislature must not be tolerated and legislative staffers must feel safe.
Katie Basile / KYUK

District 38 State Representative Zach Fansler says that even if resignations end up eroding the slim House Majority Coalition, sexual misconduct by members of the state Legislature must not be tolerated and legislative staffers must feel safe.  

Another Moose Hunt For Platinum And Goodnews Bay

Dec 21, 2017
Togiak National Wildlife Refuge

Attention Platinum and Goodnews Bay: moose hunting opens today, Thursday, December 21 in Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Game Management Unit 17. The 31-day winter moose opening will run through January 20 with a limit of two moose.

Museum Looks For Images Of Alaska Aviation

Dec 21, 2017
Alaska Aviation Museum

Aviation holds bush Alaska together, and the Alaska Aviation Museum wants to present photographs of the state’s aviation facilities from the biggest airport to the tiniest village airstrip in an exhibition called “Tundra Towers.” All it needs is some help from those of us who fly and use cameras.

Katie Basile / KYUK

It’s the second winter since Bethel opened a liquor store, and the demand on Bethel Search and Rescue to help people who’ve been drinking has more than doubled since last year. It's been a challenge for the all-volunteer organization to keep up with demand. They are looking for more members and hoping that some of the surrounding villages will help.


Money Rolls In For Bethel Family Clinic

Dec 20, 2017
Jehona Kadriu

More money is arriving to pay for the construction of the new Bethel Family Clinic building. This week, $400,000 was awarded by the Rasmuson Foundation for the project, joining another $300,000 from the M. J. Murdock Trust that was announced a few weeks ago. 

Sitka Museum Looks For Native Artists

Dec 20, 2017
Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum

The Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka is looking for Native artists to research and be inspired by the artwork stored in the museum's collections.

The Bethel Fire Department, joined by its community partners and sponsors, cuts the dedication ribbon for the Medic Six ambulance on December 15, 2017.
Benjamin Paul Anderson-Agimuk

Christmas arrived at the Bethel Fire Department in the form of a shiny new ambulance. On Friday, Bethel Fire Chief Bill Howell led a lunchtime dedication ceremony for the vehicle. The new addition, referred to as Medic Six, follows more than a year of fundraising. 


There are still at least seven open holes in Kuskokuak Slough. The holes marked in blue were staked with willows by Akiak Search and Rescue from December 18-19, 2017.
Bethel Search and Rescue

At least seven large open holes puncture Kuskokuak Slough between Kwethluk and Akiak. The two nearest to Akiak are now marked.

First grader Amelia "Arnaucuaq" Jones was diagnosed with leukemia this year. She's currently in Anchorage receiving treatment.
Courtesy of Susan Marie Jones.

Students at Ayaprun Elementary School raised nearly $2,500 last week for a sick classmate, and they did it in only three days.

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