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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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LKSD Superintendent speaks to a gym full of LKSD faculty. Photo courtesy of LKSD

LKSD Superintendent Jacob Jensen speaks to a gym full of LKSD faculty. Photo courtesy of LKSD

Lower Kuskokwim School District Superintendent Jacob Jensen has resigned effective June 30th. The LKSD board appointed Dan Walker as the acting superintendent. Due to Jensen’s need to be near his family for his wife’s health needs, the board placed Jensen on leave until summer.
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Traditional Chief Paul John listening to live translators during AVCP's 50th Annual Convention. Photo by Dean Swope

Traditional Chief Paul John listening to live translators during AVCP’s 50th Annual Convention. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

Association of Village Council Presidents Traditional Chief and Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Honorary Board Member Paul John of Toksook Bay has passed away following months of heart problems. His family said he died in Anchorage around 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 6. He was around 88 years old according his family.
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Nora Guinn Justice Complex, Bethel, AK

Nora Guinn Justice Complex, Bethel, AK

Prosecutor Chris Carpeneti has resigned from the Bethel District Attorney’s office. His resignation comes on the heels of the Walker Administration’s firing of Bethel District Attorney June Stein. Carpeneti had been tapped to be interim leader at the Bethel DA’s office after Stein’s departure.

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Much of the Kuskokwim is bare ice, overflow areas on the sides of the river are a common hazard. Photo taken on March 4 by Charles Enoch

The side of the Kuskokwim by the boat harbor in Bethel. These uneven spots tend to be deeper during high tide. Photo by Charles Enoch

Bethel Search and Rescue chief Mike Riley said much of the trail on the frozen Kuskokwim River has remained stable despite recent spike in temperatures, but there are hazards due to standing water, overflow and glare ice. But the biggest problem, said Riley, is getting on and off the river.
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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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