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Hairy Man steals dried fish

I grew up in Nunacuaq, a village north of Kasigluk. There was a school there but the river got too shallow for barges so they took the school building down and rebuilt it at Kasigluk. The whole village then moved: Some to Kasigluk, some to Nunapitchuk, and some to Bethel.


Lions Club And Sea Share Are Teaming Up To Bring Donated Fish To The Y-K Delta

Sea Share Executive Director Jim Harman [left] pictured with Bethel's Wells Fargo branch manager Jon Cochrane [right], who also serves as Bethel's Lions Club President. July 19, 2018.Credit Christine Trudeau / KYUK

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Chuloonawick, Nunapitchuk Oppose Donlin Mine

In the resolution, Chuloonawick cites concerns about the mine’s impacts to fish habitat and potential contamination from its operations. The tribe also signed on to a recent letter sent to Gov. Bill Walker that protested the mine. Earthjustice, a national environmental organization, also sent a lett


Kuskokwim Weir Data Shows Number Of Kings Reaching Spawning Grounds

There isn’t much data yet, but a promising number of kings have already passed through one tributary of the Kuwkokwim: the George River, where the mid-range of the state’s goal for kings getting to spawning grounds has almost been reached. As of Monday, 2,350 kings had passed through the weir. Aaron


Hairy Man and boy have stare-down

When he was a young boy, “John” and his family were at fishcamp near Kwethluk. One fine day, John and his friends were out swimming and playing a game of “Not-it” when he ran around a corner of a beach and brush along the river. Suddenly, John stopped running when he saw a Hairy Man standing motionl


Bigfoot follows women during night ride

The lady riding in the sled had been wearing glasses but took them off because they kept fogging up so she tucked them away. The two women were about halfway to Bethel when suddenly her sister stopped the snowmachine and said to her, “Look!” Her sister was looking at something.


Identical Wind Turbines Coming To Bethel And St. Mary's

A new 900 kwh wind turbine off Bethel's BIA Road is expected to supply energy to Bethel, Oscarville, and Napakiak's power grid beginning September 2018.Credit Christine Trudeau / KYUK


Napakiak, Kongiganak Oppose Donlin Mine

Earlier this month, the village of Tuluksak passed a resolution against the mine. Bethel's ONC marched against the mine in June, making it the first tribe in the region to do so. So far, four out of 56 tribes in the region have confirmed that they do not want the mine.


Legendary Bigfoot sighted near Kasigluk

A family out egg hunting last spring near their village of Kasigluk came upon an incredible sight – a large, dark, hairy creature walking upright was heading towards them.


Tundra Suites Hotel Charged With Medicaid Fraud

When Medicaid recipients fly to Bethel for medical appointments, they pay for their food, hotel rooms, and cab rides with vouchers in lieu of payment. Local companies then use those vouchers to bill Medicaid for reimbursements. Tundra Suites’ owner, Chin S. Kim, age 58, is accused of billing the gov


Drying Fish And Having Trouble With Flies? A Local Biologist Wants To Help.

More salmon are now available at the Bethel fish bin, operated by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Fish from the Bethel Test Fishery have been deposited there since last week. Now, fish caught at the Bethel sonar site will also be added to the cache.


Shop opens after closure of Bethel's only liquor store

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Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 29

• 6-23-18 at 5:31 p.m. medics responded to the airport for the report of a person having a seizure. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital.• 6-23-18 at 6:21 p.m. medics responded to Ptarmigan Street for the report of a person with shoulder pain. Patient was assessed and transported to


Who’s Blocking Your View of Jesus?

I’m going to take you straight to the source on this one: And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of


Ways to Reduce Potential for Divorce

Some time in the past, I shared some personal thoughts on how to have a happy long-lasting marriage, and received a number of compliments on that article. I wrote suggestions that were simply based on my experience and not on empirical data.


Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 5

• On 06-30-18 at 11:30 a.m. medics responded to Noel Polty Boulevard for the report of a person experiencing body cramps. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital.• On 06-30-18 at 12:17p.m. medics responded to Tuutangayak Street for the report of a person who cut their arm. The patie


Liquor Shipped To Bethel Will Be Taxed If Local Option Passes

This provision would only take effect if Bethel votes to revive the local option alcohol sales ban in the coming October election. According to council member Mitchell Forbes, this was in the tax code the last time Bethel had "damp" status under local option. Mayor Richard Robb said that he didn't a


When Drugs Don’t Listen

The old joke goes, “I said no to drugs, but they didn’t listen.” It was a response to Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the government trying to keep young people from getting addicted to drugs, but if you have ever been addicted to drugs or alcohol, you know th


Aqumgaciq John Active 40-Day Feast 5:30 p.m On Friday, July 13 At ONC Multipurpose Building

Aqumgaciq John Active's 40-Day Feast will be Friday, July 13, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the ONC Multipurpose Building.Credit KYUK


Bethel Spirits Reopens With An Alaska-Made Beer And Wine Selection

Bethel once again has an operating liquor store, but it only sells beer and wine. Bethel Spirits, owned by Bethel Native Corporation, reopened its doors on Tuesday, July 10. The opening comes a month and a half after the state effectivelyshut down the AC Quickstop liquor storewhen the state did not