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  1. Life and death: Rescuers share their stories at conference in BethelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    The rescuers came from around the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to an old bowling alley turned tribal building in the Southwest Alaska hub of Bethel to learn and to share what they already know. A few had their own stories, not just of saving others lost or stranded in the wild lands, but of being saved themselves.


  2. Yukon-Kuskokwim tribes don't want liquor sales to village residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    After a two-day gathering in Bethel, tribal delegates from around the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta came up with a plan to work on issues including what they see as the growing problem of alcohol in the region since the opening of a liquor store in Bethel last May. Mike Williams, an Akiak tribal member and leader of the conference that ended Thursday, said delegates agreed to try to force the Alaska Commercial Co. store to sell only to Bethel residents, not to those from surrounding villages, most of which are dry.


  3. Tribal leaders gather in Bethel to work on alcohol problems and other regional issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Problems that long have marred rural Alaska to a degree unseen almost anywhere else are getting new attention from village residents who say some of the answers must come from villages themselves. Robert J. Hoffman - or Bobby - asks during a tribal meeting in Bethel on Wednesday what the state will do to help Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta residents close the Bethel liquor store.


  4. An Akiak woman died falling off a snowmachine, and now the driver faces serious chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska State Troopers say William Peter, a 33-year-old from Akiak, was driving a snowmachine drunk when his passenger fell off and died. Troopers have forwarded DUI and criminally negligent homicide charges against Peter to state prosecutors, according to a dispatch posted online Wednesday .


  5. Bethel council takes stand against two more liquor stores; residents say one brings trouble enoughRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Less than a year after the start of Bethel's first legal alcohol sales in decades, people in the Southwestern Alaska hub and surrounding villages say the result has been dire. More sexual assaults.


  6. Mushing with a message: Iditarod competitor Monica Zappa won't be cowed from being loudRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Monica Zappa is hard to miss. At this year's ceremonial start to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, she'll be the one in the bright yellow, pink and geometric-patterned parka, bibs and sled.


  7. With 3rd straight win, Kaiser remains King of the KuskoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Kaiser claimed his third consecutive Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race title Sunday morning, crossing his hometown finish line just before 11 a.m. for an elapsed time of 40 hours, eight minutes - 28 minutes quicker than last year. Kaiser plowed under the finish line on the snowy Kuskokwim River with a frosted beard and surrounded by a cheering crowd, a few carrying signs that said "3 Pete Kaiser."


  8. Effort to save African elephants hurts Alaska Native ivory artistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    In the time that U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell took to address the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention last week, she said, two African elephants were killed by poachers for their ivory. Dangling from her ears were polar bears carved by an Alaska Native artist from walrus ivory, which she said later was an intentional jewelry choice to show that federal agents recognize differences in ivory types and related threats to animals.


  9. For the first time, a woman leads this big Alaska Native organization. Her grandfather was a founder.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    After months of tension, discord and questions about its very viability from some of its Southwest Alaska member tribes, the region's leading Alaska Native nonprofit answered this week with a call for unity, a new power structure and for the first time, a woman in charge. The Association of Village Council Presidents, made of 56 tribes in 48 villages throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, punctuated its annual convention in Bethel Thursday with the naming of Vivian Johnson Korthuis as its first chief executive officer.


  10. Kusko 300 boosts its purse again to a record $150,000Read the original story

    Sep 1, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    For the fourth time in five years, the purse of the world's richest middle distance sled dog race will jump again. Organizers of the 38th annual Kuskokwim 300 announced on Thursday that they will hand out $150,000 in five months, split among the top 15 finishers.


  11. Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta tribal activists fight region's Alaska Native nonprofitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Some Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta tribes contend the region's Alaska Native nonprofit organization is mismanaged and out of control but have agreed to wait until the next regular convention of the Association of Village Council Presidents in October to press their concerns. That was the consensus Tuesday during an emergency meeting called by the tribe for the Kuskokwim River village of Akiak that failed to draw a quorum.