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  • Three new faces on city council
    Bethel voters elected three new city council members on Oct. 7. The unofficial results have Arrsauyaq Chuck Herman, Zach Fansler and Bryon Maczynski taking seats on the council dais. Of the 588 ballots issued Herman had 459 votes, Fansler 372 and Maczynski 317. Sharon Sigmon had 279 votes, Juanita Sosa 69, Beatrice Sosa 60 and Juan Sosa 41. Of the 3,671 voters registered in Bethel 16 percent...
  • AFN Convention to commence on Wednesday
    Drums Staff A whole lot of people from the Y-K area are headed into Anchorage next week for the Alaska Federation of Natives convention. The convention starts Wednesday and continues through Saturday, Oct. 25. The theme of this year’s convention is “Rise as One.” Official convention business will include addresses from politicians from the Mayor of Fairbanks to President Barack Obama,...
  • Two dead in Shageluk
    Two people were killed in Shageluk on Oct. 7. Flossie Semone, 46, and John Arrow, 57, were reportedly injured the same day and Bethel Troopers were preparing to respond with a medevac flight when they were informed that both inviduals were reported to be dead. The Bethel Troopers cancelled the medevac flight and Troopers from Aniak flew to Shageluk to confirm the deaths and begin investigation....
  • Woman who survived plane wreck, now dead
    ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 26-year-old woman who survived a plane crash in Southwest last year has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash. Alaska State Troopers say the body of Melanie Coffee of Marshall was found Oct. 8 in the village. Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says witnesses reported Coffee had been drinking heavily Tuesday and the crash occurred overnight. Peters says the ATV hit a tree and...
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  • Thunder from the Tundra
    The race for the U.S. Senate is an important one for rural Alaskans and that’s why we’re making an early endorsement of incumbent Mark Begich. We think that Sen. Begich is the best candidate and deserves our support in his bid for reelection. We have an investment in the senator and he has an investment in rural Alaskans. It’s a win-win for all Alaskans! A good public servant is a good...

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