K-300 raises purse

The Kuskokwim 300 Dog Sled Race will offer a bigger purse for next year’s race, according to KYUK. The mushers and their teams will vie for a total of $120,000, a $10,000 increase over this year. The 2015 race begins Jan. 16 and runs from Bethel...

Police investigate church fire

Bethel police are investigating the fire last week in the abandoned Pentecostal Holiness Church, according to Alaska Dispatch News. The building is thought to be a total...

Storm flips Supercub

While landing at a remote airstrip 60 miles south of Aniak on Sept. 13, a crosswind separated the right axel on the landing gear of a plane, which went on to damage the right wing, according to KYUK. The Supercub came to rest on it’s nose and...

Former Y-K teacher arrested for sexual abuse

A former teacher with the Yupiit School District has been arrested on charges in Missouri of sexually abusing his adopted daughter, and allegedly physically abused and neglected his other six adopted children, according to KNOM. Owen M. Miller was...

Trooper Report - Sept. 25, 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 Sept. 8, Michael Dampier, of Cottonwood, Calif., was charged with taking a sub...

2014 Permanent Fund check set at $1,884

Gov. Sean Parnell today announced that the 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend will be $1,884. The first dividends will be paid on Oct. 2, when approximately 510,731 applicants will receive a direct deposit into their bank account, and 88,186 will be...

Moreland named to Salmon Commission

The confirmation of the apppointment of Stefanie Moreland as Alaska’s representative to the Pacific Salmon Commission was announced last month by Gov. Sean Parnell. Moreland was recently appointed deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of...

IRS makes tax suggestions for PDFs

The Internal Revenue Service reminds Alaskans that the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend is taxable income for both adults and children, and must be reported on a Federal income tax return. Be sure to set aside enough to cover your tax bill, or...

King bycatch limit changes sought

Emergency changes in bycatch regulations in the Bering Sea have been requested by the Association of Village Council Presidents and the Tanana Chiefs Conference, according to the Alaska Journal of Commerce. Last week the groups petitioned the U.S....

Election: Ten reasons every Native should vote

Why vote? It takes planning, some time, and the rewards are not always visible. The same problems will surround American Indians and Alaska Natives before and after the election. It’s easy to be...

Boat electrical course offered online

Imagine this: Six hours from port and your boat’s engine won’t start. Troubleshooting this situation will certainly include checking electrical sources, connections and components. To help operators better understand the multitude of electrical...

Refrigeration course offered

AVTEC in Seward is offering three week refrigeration course starting Oct. 6 through Oct. 24.   The student successfully passing this course will be able to diagnose refrigeration systems by putting pressure gauges and thermometers on systems,...

Play Every Day video contest puts kids behind the lens

Do you have a fun way you like to play? The Play Every Day program challenges youth to show what that looks like. The Play Every Day campaign is holding a video PSA contest challenging elementary school students across Alaska to create a short...

Kuskokwim Calendar - Sept. 25, 2014

To submit an event for the Kuskokwim Calendar, email editor@thetundradrums.com Bethel City Council - The Bethel City Council discusses and votes on various motions brought before them. Open to the public. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14 at City Hall....