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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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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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YKHC consists of a regional hospital in Bethel, nine regional facilities and 47 village clinics. The corporation employs around 1,500 people and has an annual payroll of 70 million dollars.

YKHC Hospital – Bethel, AK.

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation received good news this week for the prospect of building a new clinic and renovating the hospital. Last year YKHC submitted a proposal to the Indian Health Service for their joint venture construction program to build a new outpatient clinic and renovate the hospital.
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Pete Kaiser at the 2015 Kuskokwim 300 finish with his lead dogs, Palmer and Rosie. - Photo by Chris Pike

Pete Kaiser at the 2015 Kuskokwim 300 finish with his lead dogs, Palmer and Rosie. – Photo by Chris Pike

Bethel’s Pete Kaiser is the 2015 Kuskokwim 300 champion. Kaiser and his team crossed the finish line in Bethel at 5:31 Sunday morning with a team of nine dogs in the 36th running of the race.
Kaiser is the first local musher in 29 years to win the race.

Rohn Buser had a seven-minute edge on Kaiser as they left the final four-hour layover at Tuluksak Sunday morning after midnight. Kaiser passed Buser on the way to Bethel.

Listen to the full finish line interview with Pete Kaiser.

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