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  • People waiting to fill smokehouses
    As commercial openers have been announced these past couple of weeks, residents of the Kuskokwim River have expressed concern that they have not caught enough chums to meet subsistence needs. “I talked to a lot of people yesterday and a lot of people haven’t really got what they need,” said Walker from Lower Kalskag. “… A lot of people are waiting for the silver run to fill the...
  • Holmbergs named Elder of Year
    Calista Corp. Board Chairman Willie Kasayulie shakes hands with Dunia Holmberg. Dunia and her husband Fred Holmberg were selected as the 2014 Elder of the...
  • Trading Post finds community at Crooked Creek
    At Thomas's Trading Post in Crooked Creek, a small village about 120 miles northeast of Bethel, you'll find more than the just lollipops, DVDs and cigarettes. You'll find a family that has dedicated itself to the community. "It's been rewarding," Evelyn Thomas said of running the store and the lodge next door. "You see things changing. You see people stepping up...
  • 20 involved in fight
    Bethel Police are investigating a fight that involved about 20 people on July 15 in Haroldson Subdivision. At 3 a.m. the police received calls reporting that people were using edged weapons and impact weapons, and that some might be injured. When police arrived they found about 20 people and started an investigation. Several people were cut by knives and three people were taken by medics to the...
  • Missing hunters found
    Two hunters who were reported overdue on July 14 in Hooper Bay were found the same day. The two left Hooper Bay about 10 a.m. July 13 and were to return that evening. However, 16-year-old Dominic Smith and 21-year-old Jeremiah Stone had not returned by 8:30 a.m. the next morning. A local search failed to produce signs of the young men. Search efforts expanded thoroughout the day. Local airline...
  • Governor visits Bethel, signs legislation
    Gov. Sean Parnell addressed the Bethel Chamber of Commerce in Bethel July 17 and signed several pieces of legislation while in town. Recognizing Alaska’s role in the Arctic, the governor signed House Joint Resolution 24, urging the U.S. Department of State to consider the State of Alaska’s priorities as it holds the position of chair of the Arctic Council. Those priorities include creating...
  • Y-K teens gather for leadership camp
    The fourth annual Teens Lead Ahead took place June 18-21 in Bethel. Organized by Teens Acting Against Violence in Bethel, the four-day youth leadership camp focused on the theme, "Keep the Cycle Positive." Drew Michael, the mask carver whose exhibit "Aggravated Organisms" was on display this spring at the Cultural Center mentored the youth as they carved their own masks. Marie...
  • Inmate Deaths Hearing
    It was a disappointment to only see Democrat legislators at the July 15 legislative briefing on inmate facilities in Alaska’s correctional facilities. Chaired by Sen. French, other attendees were Sen. Gardner, Reps. Josephson and Tarr. Rep. Tuck, another Democrat, was patched in by teleconference. This hearing was to gather information about the rash of deaths of inmates while under state care....
  • Thank you
    The Native village of Napakiak IGAP program would like to thank the following organizations and local businesses for the support of our annual Clean-up - Green-up program a big success. Donlin Gold, AVCP-TANIF Department, CVRF, Napakiak Corporation, Jungs Trading Post, Yute-Air and local agent Maria White, Alpar, City of Napakiak, Palmer Group, Native Village of Napakiak, most importantly...
  • Calista annual meeting results announced
    Calista Corporation announced July15 the results of the 2014 Annual meeting of shareholders, held July 12 in Kalskag. Nearly 6,200 proxies were received with more than 450 of them cast online. Shareholders voted on the election of four board directors and one advisory resolution. A total of 55 percent of all outstanding shares were cast in person or by proxy for this meeting. Within each...

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