LYSD students compete at science fair

Nine schools participated in the annual Regional Science Fair on March 10. Ignatius Beans Memorial School in Mountain Village hosted the Lower Yukon School District event. Students in grades 7...

Mine manager pleads guilty

A former general manager of the Platinum Creek Mine in Platinum, pleaded guilty earlier this month to three felony violations of the federal Clean Water Act, announced Karen Loeffler, U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska, and John Cruden,...

New Bethel district attorney selected

Alaska Attorney General’s Office On Friday, Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards appointed current Fairbanks District Attorney J. Michael Gray as the new District Attorney for the Bethel office. “Mike’s 20 years as a prosecutor in Alaska,...

Download the March 19 Drums

While we work on changes to The Drums website, you can download your weekly newspaper here. Click here to download this week's Tundra...

Chill, It's a Drill!

Tsunami sirens may sound, and a warning may be seen or heard on TV between 10:15 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 25. That’s when a test of the tsunami warning system is scheduled. Remember: • It’s not a real emergency • Do not evacuate your...

Seaveys take 1st and 2nd in Iditarod

Dallas Seavey won this year's Iditarod with a commanding lead of more than 4 hours over his father, Mitch Seavey, who came in second. Dallas won his third Iditarod with a time of 8 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes and 6 seconds. Pete Kaiser of Bethel...

State challenges ESA listing of the ringed seal

The State of Alaska filed a lawsuit March 6 challenging the December 2012 decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service to list the Arctic ringed seal as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Ringed seals currently enjoy healthy and...

LKSD superintendent resigns

Lower Kuskokwim School District Superintendent Jacob Jensen resigned from the position March 10 at a school board meeting. Jensen quit the position to tend to family health issues. The board put him on leave until June 30. Dan Walker, Assistant...