Charles Enoch

4-month-old Alaskan Malamute, Frosty, struts his stuff with owner Luan Dema. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

4-month-old Alaskan Malamute, Frosty. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

Dogs and their owners competed in the annual Bethel Dog Show at the Cultural Center Sunday. Frosty, an Alaskan malamute was selected as winner in the working breeds category and was also given the Best of Breeds award. His owner, Luan Dema, said the dog was only four months old.

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The local washeteria in Kwethuk. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

The local washateria in Kwethuk. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

Alaska State Troopers received a call early Monday morning about a burglary in Kwethluk after an employee discovered a break-in at the washateria and contacted local officials.
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Byron Nicholai of Toksook Bay with his drum. Photo by Byron Nicholai

Byron Nicholai of Toksook Bay with his drum. Photo by Byron Nicholai

Two teenagers from the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta have been selected for Spirit of Youth awards.

16-year-old Byron Nicholai of Toksook Bay will receive an award in the Cultural Pursuits category for his Facebook page called ‘I sing. You Dance.‘ Nicholai says the award came as a surprise.
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Evon Peter, UAF Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

Evon Peter, UAF Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

UAF Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education, Evon Peter, visited Bethel’s UAF Kuskokwim Campus recently. Peter has been touring UAF’s five rural campuses since he was named to the position last summer. During his visit he addressed issues facing rural campuses and talked about anticipated budget cuts.

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The thief broke off the ivory loon and left behind the wooden frame. Photo by Charles Enoch

The thief broke off the ivory loon and left behind the wooden frame. Photo by Charles Enoch / KYUK

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is offering a reward for information that helps find thirteen pieces of Yup’ik artwork that were stolen from display cases.

Newton Chase is YKHC’s Vice President of Support Services. He says the items were taken from the Administrative Building, just across the street from the main hospital.
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Fire officials say the fire was contained to the first floor. Photo by Charles Enoch

Fire officials say the fire was contained to the first floor. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

Bethel firefighters worked to extinguish a fire in City Subdivision Monday morning. Fire Chief Bill Howell says a passerby noticed the fire and called the fire department just before 5:00 a.m. He says EMTs and firefighters responded just in time to rescue one man.
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Clinic Opens in Chevak

by Charles Enoch on January 28, 2015

The new clinic in Chevak. Courtesy of YKHC

The new clinic in Chevak. Courtesy of YKHC

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is having a grand opening for a clinic in Chevak today.

The 3.1 million dollar building replaces the old clinic, which YKHC officials say was undersized and not energy efficient. Construction began in the fall of 2013 and was completed last year.
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Picture of a truck that fell through shell ice near Standard Oil. Photo by Gert Samuelson

A truck fell through shell ice near Standard Oil. Photo courtesy of Gert Samuelson

Bethel residents posted pictures Sunday on Facebook of a car and a truck that got stuck after falling through shell ice. One car was stranded near the barge landing near Brown’s Slough. A second photo showed a truck that had fallen through shell ice on the boat landing near Standard Oil Road.
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The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

Alaska State Troopers are looking for a Kwethluk man, 67-year-old Andrew Andrew, who was last seen traveling on foot in the community Friday afternoon.  Troopers, in a dispatch, write that Andrew has cognitive issues related to old age.
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The view of Bethel from the upriver trail. Photo by Oscar Chaney

The view of Bethel from the upriver trail. Photo by Oscar Chaney

Bethel Search and Rescue officials say the warm weather is melting the frozen Kuskokwim River, and they’re warning travelers to use caution.
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