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Articles from the March 5, 2012 edition

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Y-K Delta youth compete at JNYO

Results Begich Middle School. High Kick - Female: 1) Kiriena Afonin, Houston Elementary, 6th grade, 54”, 2 misses; 2) Skylar Madel, Larson Elementary, 5th grade, 54”, 3 misses; 3) Heather Lincoln,...

 

Mathlaw honored by AC

Julianne Mathlaw returned to Bethel from Winnipeg Feb. 13 after making the trip to receive the 2012 Presidents Award for outstanding management service from Edward Kennedy of Alaska Commercial/North...

 

Bethel team finishes mid-pack in Iron Dog

The team of Steven Boney and Arthur Laraux of Bethel finished 14th in the 2012 Iron Dog snow machine race. New to the race, they finished the course from Big Lake to Nome to Fairbanks with a time of 2 days, 9 hours, 1 minute and 19 seconds, and...

 

Harbor to be dredged

A $2.2 million project to dredge Bethel’s harbor is included in this year’s U.S. Corps of Engineers projects. The Corps expects to award the bid for the project in September with completion planned for February 2012. Plans include the use of...

 

Jury favors LYSD in Hooper Bay fire suit

A verdict in favor of the Lower Yukon School District in the suit by 32 plaintiffs over alleged damages in the Aug. 2-3, 2006 fire in Hooper Bay in which the school and homes burned, reported the defendant’s attorney Myron Angstman. The started...

 

Excessive force suit settled

Robby Levi’s lawsuit for excessive force against the state of Alaska was settled for $75,000 in February, according to Levi’s attorney David Henderson. The suit alleged that on Nov. 5, 2010 Alaska State Trooper John Holm arrested Levi and forced...

 

Nuvista moves on Y-K energy plan

Nuvista Light and Electric Cooperative has signed a contract with Hatch Engineering for Chikuminuk Lake hydropower. Hatch has 80 years of experience with projects large and small in over 150 countries. The agreement includes numerous subcontractor...

 

Casper hired for hydropower

Chuck Casper has been hired by Nuvista Light and Electric Cooperative as its hydropower program manager. Casper’s main focus will be the Chikuminuk Lake hydropower project that will serve the...

 
 By Corey Hester    Business    March 5, 2012

MBDA opens satellite center in Anchorage

Dignitaries gathered in Anchorage for the ribbon cutting at the of the new satellite office of the Minority Business Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The new satellite center is...

 

Thank you

The 2011-2012 Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Basketball team would like to thank the following businesses and people for donations and assistance: Alaska Commercial Company, David Hicks, Dawn Wheeler, Swanson’s Grocery Store, Jeff Hageland and Jay...

 

Texas boy’s Iditarod wish comes true

Three thousand miles from his physical therapist and doctors, Nathan, a 9-year-old boy living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, will experience the role of Alaskan musher and the immense power and speed behind a sled dog team in the Iditarod. With...

 

‘Babies on Track’ package aids early learning

“Babies on Track,” a program by Best Beginnings that shows parents in an enjoyable way how their positive and frequent interactions foster their babies’ early learning and healthy brain development, premiers across the state this month....

 

Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Security Forces mans a turret

Bethel, Alaska, resident Pfc. Robert Glore, B Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 143rd Infantry Regiment, Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Security Forces mans a turret during a training...

 

Academic Decathlon challenges students

Hundreds of students from across Alaska gathered in Anchorage to represent their schools at the 28th annual GCI Academic Decathlon Competition, Feb. 22–25 at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel. Teams...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    March 5, 2012

Salmon catch prediction down by 25 percent

State fishery managers project a lower Alaska salmon harvest this year, due to an expected decrease in those hard to predict pinks. The total catch forecast by the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game is...

 

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