Bethel

Students from all over the YK Delta produced two videos about the 2015 Cama-i Dance Festival. The intensive course is aimed at training and preparing students for careers in media and information technologies.

The 2015 Cama-i Dance Festival theme was “A Festival for Hope and Healing”. LKSD eJournalism examine what that means for them.

Christian Parrish, A.K.A. SupaMan, performed in this year’s Cama-i Dance Festival. The Crow Nation hip-hop artist raps in positive words encouraging children and teens to be better people.

Kate McWilliams is the founder of Arctic Belle Boutique. Photo from Arctic Belle Boutique.

Kate McWilliams is the founder of Arctic Belle Boutique. Photo from Arctic Belle Boutique.

A Bethel teen has started her own business, a women’s clothing consignment store. The 17-year-old senior at Bethel Regional High School opened ‘Arctic Belle Boutique’ in November, making her one of the community’s youngest entrepreneurs.

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Department of Transportation & Public Facilities logo. Courtesy of DOT & PF

Department of Transportation & Public Facilities logo. Courtesy of DOT & PF

Officials from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and a contractor are in Bethel this week to discuss updates to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Transportation Plan.
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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 →

Cynthia Frankin is Director for the ABC Board. Photo from State of Alaska ABC website.

Cynthia Frankin is Director for the ABC Board. Photo from State of Alaska ABC website.

The state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will attend a community meeting in Bethel Monday about proposed alcohol sales. Director Cynthia Franklin will present on how the license process works, what laws the board follows, and how it takes community input. No board members will be present.
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Surveillance video shows the arrest on July 12, 2014. Screenshot from AC surveillance video.

Surveillance video shows the arrest on July 12, 2014. Screenshot from AC surveillance video.

Surveillance video shows a former Bethel city police officer repeatedly slamming a man to the ground in the parking lot of a grocery store during an arrest last summer. The man eventually pleaded guilty to harassing the officer. But with the new evidence, an attorney is trying to bring the case back to court.

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Bethel archers competed with athletes from across the state month in the National Archery in Schools Program tournament. Photo by Amy Johnson.

Bethel archers competed with athletes from across the state month in the National Archery in Schools Program tournament. Photo by Amy Johnson.

The Bethel middle school archers are state champions. The National Archery in Schools state tournament in conjunction with the state Department of Fish and Game has been taking place over the past several weeks and final scores were tallied on Wednesday.
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BSAR is warning against vehicle travel on the river. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

BSAR is warning against vehicle travel on the river. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Bethel Search and Rescue is advising no truck or car travel on the Kuskokwim river due to the weakened ice. Mike Riley is head of the BSAR, which surveyed the area Sunday. Read more →

Salmon strips drying on  a rack in Bethel. Photo by Daysha Eaton

Salmon strips drying on a rack in Bethel, 2015. Photo by Daysha Eaton

The Alaska Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Yup’ik Fishermen who fished for King salmon during a state closure should be convicted. The decision was issued Friday.

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An appeals court upheld a district court conviction of 13 Yup'ik fishermen. Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

An appeals court upheld a district court conviction of 13 Yup’ik fishermen. Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

The Alaska Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Yup’ik fishermen who fished during a state closure should be convicted. The decision was issued today.

In 2012 the thirteen defendants, all Yup’ik Alaska Native fishermen living a subsistence lifestyle, were charged with violating the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s emergency orders restricting fishing for king salmon on the Kuskokwim River.
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