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No surprises in primary

With the rejection of Ballot Measure 1 in the Aug. 19 primary election, Alaska voters chose to keep the oil royalty tax structure passed by this year’s legislature as Senate Bill 21. The controversial measure garnered a 52 percent no vote, with...

Bethel turns out for fair

The Bethel Community Fair, held last week, presented an array of hand-crafted and hand-grown items by local residents. In addition to the exhibits activities for all ages included concerts, cribbage...

Seven file for Council seats

Seven people have files for three two-year Bethel City Council seats, according to KYUK. By the Aug. 20 deadline Beatrice Sosa, Juanita Sosa, Juan Sosa, Zach Fansler, Byron Maczynski, Charles Herman and incumbent Sharon Sigmon had declared their...

Bethel boy goes missing at camp

A 14-year-old boy from Bethel disappeared from a behavioral health camp on Etolin Island in Southeast Alaska on Aug. 15. The youth had left the camp before for short periods of time, but after leaving at around 8:30 a.m. Friday he hadn’t returned...

Attorney hired for police cases

lawyer for any cases that might come from the recent shooting of a man by Bethel police and an earlier police brutality report, according to Alaska Dispatch News. Anchorage attoney Bill Ingaldson is fielding questions about both cases. Currently no...

Fish disaster money coming

Disaster funds are being processed for the 2011-12 fisheries disaster, according to NOAA Fisheries. The U.S. Congress approved the $21 million as part of the the Fiscal Year 2013 federal budget to relieving the commercial fishery failure on the...

Trooper Report - Aug. 28, 2014

The following is from the dispatches of the Alaska State Troopers. Those who have been arrested, cited or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in court. On Aug. 13, Bethel Troopers Alaska responded Toksook Bay for a report of an...

AFN convention keynote speakers announced

The Alaska Federation of Natives has announced that this year’s convention keynote speakers are Miriam “Kaniak” Aarons and Ma’o Tosi. The two will co-present this year’s keynote address on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Dena’ina Center in...

Equipment helps reduce carbon footprint

Brice Equipment, a subsidiary of Calista Corp., has invested in two new pieces of equipment that will help companies operating in Alaska greatly reduce their fuel consumption and dramatically lower carbon emissions. Brice Equipment is the only...

King Catch

Noel Polty flexes two giant kings during a commercial fishing opener at Pilot...

Researchers look into declining Chinook

More than 100 researchers and three dozen projects are underway to find clues as to why Alaska’s Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007. The ambitious effort marks the start of a...

Making progress for Alaska's veterans

Supporting veterans should be a bipartisan issue, and I’m concerned about some who are trying to politicize military service. The fact is that we’re making major progress on improving care for Alaska veterans. In Alaska, the Veterans...

Growers school registration opens

the Alaska Growers School, which begins Sept. 24. The 12-week farm training by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will be offered across Alaska by webinar or teleconference Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. through Dec. 17....

Kuskokwim Calendar - Aug. 28, 2014

To submit an event for the Kuskokwim Calendar, email editor@thetundradrums.com AVEC Grand Opening – AVEC is holding a grand opening to celebrate the new office space in Bethel. From Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 the new office at 450 Ridgecrest in the new...

 
 
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