Legal alcohol sales began in Bethel last week. Some community leaders are concerned about how sales may affect dry villages.
The theme of this year’s festival in Bethel was “Nunalgutkellriit Piniutiit Cauyakun,” or “Community Strength Through Drumming.”
The three-day festival starts Friday at the Bethel Regional High School. Performers hail from Hooper Bay to Barrow and Toksook Bay to Chevak.
Meet Father Mark Hoelsken, KNOM Radio Mission’s spiritual director. He’s a person with a long history with our radio station and with faith communities in Alaska; in the coming years, he’ll continue to deepen his connection to both.
Rural communities — including Diomede, Kaltag, Kotzebue, and Nunam Iqua — have been chosen for a USDA water and sewer initiative.
Kaiser is the first Bethel musher to win the race in 29 years.
In Monday’s news: More than half of women in the Y-K Delta have experienced partner violence or sexual violence in their lifetime; Alaska State Troopers say…