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The 2018 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race start line in Bethel, Alaska.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Monday marked the first day that mushers could sign up for the 2019 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. 

AVCP Board Chairman Raymond Watson addresses the 53rd annual AVCP convention on September 26, 2017.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Public safety is the top priority for the 56 communities composing the Association of Village Council Presidents, and multiple sections of this year’s convention will be dedicated to this issue.


The Bethel Advisory School Board, also known as the ASB, has elections on Tuesday, October 2. Three candidates are running for three open seats: Jodi Beckham, Jon Cochrane, and Rodney "Mark" Jones. You can choose to vote for Advisory School Board candidates at either precinct.

 

The polls open at 8 a.m. tomorrow, and Kusko Cab is offering free rides to voters to and from precincts.

Five Rescued From Skiff Drifting In Bering Sea

Oct 1, 2018
Screenshot / U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Kodiak

VHF radio and a Coast Guard helicopter crew saved the lives of five people in an open skiff four miles off shore in the Bering Sea on Friday.

Courtesy of the Lower Kuskokwim School District

  

Long time Lower Kuskokwim School District board member William Updegrove is not running for re-election this year. This leaves Seat G open, which represents Bethel, and three candidates want to fill it. KYUK spoke with each candidate on why they’re seeking election to the LKSD Board.

 


Bethel voters will decide whether or not to return to local option on October 2, 2018.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

KYUK hosted a city-sponsored call-in show on Thursday to discuss questions Bethel voters have on the upcoming ballot measure Proposition 1, regarding banning alcohol sales under the state's local option law.

 


The polling locations are: Precinct number one, Lower Kuskokwim School District Offices, located at 1004 Ron Edwards Memorial Dr., and Precinct number two, Yupiit Picirvarait Cultural Center, 401 Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. The polling locations will be open from 8am-8pm on election day.

The Bethel, Kotzebue, and Nome high school girl cross-country runners compete on September 22, 2018 at Bethel Regional High School for positions in the state cross-country championship.
Gabrielle Fredericks

This week's "What It Is At LKSD" is brought to you by athletes from the Bethel Regional High School Cross-Country team: Cadence Cedars, Fiona Phelan, and Beth Hensley.


Katie Basile / KYUK

ALAXSXA|ALASKA is back and still packing them in. The production by Ping Chong, a company based in New York City, uses puppets, Yup’ik drumming, and dance to produce a theatrical collage based on Alaskan history, personal stories, and climate change. At the core of ALAXSXA|ALASKA stands Gary Beaver, who is from Kasigluk in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Beaver says that being part of the production helped him come to terms with his own addiction to alcohol, and he says that the play is making a difference for others.

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