150409 Yugtun QanemcitWEB_mixdown

Ed Pekar has been named the new BRHS principal. Photo courtesy LKSD.

Ed Pekar has been named the new BRHS principal. Photo courtesy LKSD.

Bethel Regional High School will have a new principal next year. Ed Pekar will serve in the job beginning over the summer and says he’s excited for what’s ahead.
Read more →

The UA Regents are meeting in Bethel. Logo courtesy of UA.

The UA Regents are meeting in Bethel. Logo courtesy of UA.

The University of Alaska Board of Regents opens two days of meetings Thursday in Bethel.

The system is searching for a new President with the retirement of Pat Gamble and will hear an update on the search process. Another high profile agenda item includes a discussion of the UA budget, which faces cuts as the Alaska Legislature grapples with a large deficit.

A handful of committees also meet. Public testimony before the Board of Regents takes place beginning at 9:00 a.m. Thursday and  10:00 a.m. Friday. The meeting is at the Cultural Center.

150408 English News Full web

2014-2015 federal duck stamp. Image from USFWS.

2014-2015 federal duck stamp. Image from USFWS.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is now implementing an interim policy to exempt Alaska rural subsistence hunters from needing a Federal Duck Stamp for hunting migratory birds.
Read more →

150408 Yugtun QanemcitWEB_mixdown

150407 English News Full web

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Courtesy AST.

Courtesy AST.

Investigators from the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics team arrested two people in seperate incidents Monday. They say 23-year-old Olivia Guest was contacted as she attempted to fly to Chefornak with five bottles of alcohol in her luggage and purse. They say she became confrontational and pushed the investigator away from her luggage. Guest is being charged with alcohol importation and disorderly conduct.

They also arrested 40-year-old Theresa Sipary of Bethel. She is accused of attempting to import 13 bottles of liquor to Kipnuk. Both were taken to the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center.
Read more →

Image courtesy of Alaska Department of Law.

Image courtesy of Alaska Department of Law.

A Bethel woman has been indicted on a charge of manslaughter for allegedly fatally injecting her father with heroin. 35-year-old Shannon Cooke faces the charges for an incident from September 29th, 2014.

The state says that 56-year-old Thomas Tungwenuk was found unresponsive in an Anchorage apartment. Police and medics responded and the man was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Read more →