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Alaska school district to use taxis to transport students

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A western Alaska school district is turning to taxis after scrambling to find transportation for students before the school year starts this week.KYUK-AM reports the Lower Kuskokwim School District doesn't have enough buses for Bethel-area students, so administrators reached a

MYSANANTONIO - 2018-08-15 05:26:27

With Few School Buses, LKSD Turns To Kusko Cab To Transport Students

For the time being, the Lower Kuskokwim School District does not have enough school buses to transport its Bethel students.Credit Dean Swope/KYUKSchool starts in Bethel on Wednesday, and some parents still are not entirely sure how their children are getting there. After parting ways with a long-tim

KYUK.ORG - 2018-08-14 00:00:00

Major gold mine decision ignores local voices of Yukon - Kuskokwim Tribes and Residents | MINING.com

BETHEL, AK –Yukon and Kuskokwim region leaders are outraged by today’s release on a Record of Decision on the Donlin Gold Mine by the Army Corps of Engineers, BLM, and State Department of Environmental Conservation. The project authorizations come despite many concerns and requests for Government-to

MINING.COM - 2018-08-14 19:21:12

Alaska Sen. Sullivan visits Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta residents | Newstalk 750 - 103.7 KFQD

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, visited 11 Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages in four days last week.

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November Ballot Initiative Could Have Big Implications for Donlin Gold Mine

As initially drafted, Yes for Salmon’s strict permitting process could have stalled or even effectively shut down Donlin Gold’s project. But on Tuesday, the Alaska Supreme Court court ruled that two of the initiative’s provisions must be removed. The measures unconstitutionally gave the state's exec

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The Red Dog Mine: A mechanism for hope and a catalyst for northwest Alaska

Red Dog has improved downstream water quality and fish habitat, increased economic opportunities for the region’s residents, provided employment in a land of few jobs and greatly increased median household incomes.

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Applications For Absentee Ballots Due August 11

Bill Ferguson exits a voting booth at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center, one of two available precincts in Bethel, Alaska on November 8, 2016.Credit Katie Basile/KYUK

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Anchorage Non-Profit To Study Local Option Data In Bethel

When the AC Quickstop liquor store opened two years ago, local emergency services, law enforcement and social services saw a sharp rise in alcohol-related incidents — mostly public intoxication.

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School Starts Next Week For LKSD

Meanwhile, LKSD is still finalizing plans to help parents get students to school. Earlier this month, the school district cut ties with its long-time bus contractor, Bethel-based Golden Eagle. The school district is going to buy a new fleet of school buses, but they won’t get to town until late Sept

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Alaska Sen. Sullivan visits Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta residents

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, visited 11 Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages in four days last week.

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Donlin Gold Helps Green Star Remove Thousands of Pounds of Hazardous Waste

BETHEL, AK—Donlin Gold teamed up with Green Star this summer to collect almost 30,000 pounds of hazardous material and special wastes from five villages that were safely transported back to Anchorage for recycling or disposal.

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IHS Leadership To Tour Paul John Calricaraq Construction Site

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is showing off its ambitious hospital expansion on Tuesday. Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee, the Acting Director of the Indian Health Service, is flying to Bethel to tour the Paul John Calricaraq construction site. Several other members of IHS’ top leadership will

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Power outages threaten subsistence harvests in Tuluksak

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) —An ongoing power outage in the community of Tuluksak in western Alaska has caused some residents to lose their summer subsistence harvest.KYUK-AM reports the lack of electricity means freezers storing the salmon harvests are largely not functioning.Resident Angela Alexie says po

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BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — The community of Quinhagak is awaiting the return of about 60,000 artifacts unearthed from a nearby ancient village and sent to Scotland.

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — The community of Quinhagak is awaiting the return of about 60,000 artifacts unearthed from a nearby ancient village and sent to Scotland.

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Yupik artifacts returning to Alaska for museum opening

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — The community of Quinhagak is awaiting the return of about 60,000 artifacts unearthed from a nearby ancient village and sent to Scotland.

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Kwethluk man allegedly dragged 16-year old daughter behind ATV

KWETHLUK, Alaska (KTUU)A 54-year old Kwethluk man was arrested and charged with felony assault after allegedly binding his 16-year old daughter's hands with rope and dragging her behind an ATV on a gravel road.According to Alaska State Troopers, the AST Violent Offenders Unit in Bethel received repo

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BCSF Rolls Out New Fund For Bethel-Based Nurses

BCSF says that the Bethel Nursing Cohort, which is part of the University of Alaska Anchorage Nursing Program, requested the funds because it's very expensive for students to pay for transportation and living costs while continuing their studies outside the region. Those costs can range from $1,000

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Change in service for LKSD bus transportation

Dear Members of our Bethel Learning Community,This initial communication is to inform you of a change in service for bus transportation. The Lower Kuskokwim Board has authorized the District to purchase new buses and begin our own busing transportation system. During this time there will be a loss o

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Yupik artifacts en route to Alaska for museum opening

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — The community of Quinhagak (KwIn-hah-gahk) is awaiting the return of about 60,000 artifacts unearthed from a nearby ancient village and sent to Scotland.

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Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 26

• On 7-20-18 at 11:30 a.m. medics responded to Main Street for the report of a person having a seizure. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital.• On 7-20-18 at 5:04 p.m. medics responded to the area of Joe Lomack Beach for the report of an intoxicated person. Patient refused treatment a

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