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From The Editor

From The Editor

Find your therapy

December 12, 2018 0

by Greg Lincoln Every person is gifted with something that they like to do. Whatever it is that you like to do can be equivalent to treatment for grief. We must be active participants in […]

From The Editor

Aftershocks

December 5, 2018 0

by Greg Lincoln When an earthquake hits, it happens unexpectedly without any forewarning. It occurs without any regard to what you may be doing or feeling, and without any consideration to how you will react […]

Inside Bethel News

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Inside Bethel News

25th Christmas Cookie Extravaganza December 16

December 12, 2018 0

by Bev Hoffman The 25th annual YK Lifesaver Christmas Cookie Extravaganza will be Sunday, December 16th at 2pm at the YK Fitness Center. Don’t miss this wonderful event! Cookies disappear quickly. Over the years Bethel […]

Inside Bethel News

City Council to consider Code of Conduct resolution

December 12, 2018 0

The Bethel City Council has a resolution on their upcoming agenda that calls for them to consider whether or not to adopt a proposed Code of Conduct for members of the council. The item is […]

Inside Bethel News

LKSD Robotics teams go Into Orbit

December 12, 2018 0

by K.J. Lincoln Robotics teams from the Lower Kuskokwim School District broke out of their earthly constraints with this year’s First Lego League Robotics Challenge: Into Orbit. 10 teams accepted the challenge and joined in […]

Village Telegraph

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Village Telegraph

Alaska congressional delegation announces $23 million grant for Emmonak dock

December 12, 2018 0

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today (Dec. 7th, 2018) announced a $23.1 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant for Emmonak, Alaska to construct a permanent dock and barge/landing […]

Village Telegraph

Tundra Fish Trap

December 12, 2018 0

William Sipary (in front) and Carl Lincoln, both of Toksook Bay, are checking their blackfish trap that they set in a slough in a grassy area on Nelson Island earlier this fall. Photo by Jimmie […]

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Village Telegraph

Winter at Last! BSAR Kuskokwim River Update*

December 12, 2018 0

by Bethel Search and Rescue 12.8.18 Summary: With temperatures up to 20 degrees cooler travel conditions in the Bethel area have been greatly improving. BSAR teams have been out every day monitoring conditions and checking […]

Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind

Alaska’s 7.0 earthquake

December 12, 2018 0

by Senator Lisa Murkowski 12.05.18 Senator Sullivan and I just returned to Washington after an almost surreal 24-hour period up in the state. We went up on Sunday night, Monday morning. We hadn’t anticipated being […]

Speak Your Mind

New report on missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

November 27, 2018 0

by Senator Murkowski Staff A report prepared by the Seattle-based Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) and released today (Nov. 14th,2018) by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) indicates the epidemic of violence against Missing and Murdered […]

In our Native Land

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In our Native Land

Governor Walker issues disaster declaration

December 5, 2018 0

Governor Walker issued a verbal disaster declaration in response to yesterday’s 7.0 earthquake that shook southcentral Alaska at 8:29am. At Governor Walker’s request, President Trump issued a Federal Emergency Declaration to assist local, state, and […]

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In our Native Land

AIDEA Board approves dividend

December 5, 2018 0

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board at its meeting Wednesday in Anchorage approved a dividend of $10,285,000 to the state general fund for Fiscal Year 2020. “We are very happy to announce […]

In our Native Land

Short-lived salmon play a role in long-term survival

November 27, 2018 0

by Mary Catharine Martin If you’ve fished around Frazer Lake on Kodiak Island over the last 20 years, odds are you’re familiar with jack salmon — a salmon, usually sockeye or a king, that returns […]

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays from Chevak Alaska!

December 12, 2018 0

My name is Roberta Agimuk, I am currently the Resilient Alaska Youth (RAY) AmeriCorps Member for my community in Chevak. I would like to share my deepest gratitude to thank all the people that made […]

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor

Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for home cooking fires

November 27, 2018 0

Thanksgiving is a day that is meant to commemorate all the things that we’re thankful for in life. Sadly, the holiday also marks the peak day of the year for fires that cooking is the […]

CONTRIBUTORS

Contributors

The Sleeping Giant

December 12, 2018 0

by Peter Twitchell The earth is like a sleeping giant, when it awakes it is uncontrollable. In my 67 years walking the tundra, the land has been friendly. I experienced my first earthquake November 30, […]

Contributors

Border Crossing: Checkpoint Israel

December 12, 2018 0

by Tad Lindley They knew Jesus was coming. His people were watching and waiting. They were expecting him to ride in with trumpets blaring. It had been prophesied from way back that the Messiah would […]

Heard it in the Steam House

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Heard it in the Steam House

Anchorage man convicted

November 27, 2018 0

On October 31, 2018, an Anchorage jury convicted Nicholas Philemonoff of first degree vehicle theft. According to the evidence presented at trial, around 11:00 p.m. on October 11, 2017, Philemonoff was caught driving a vehicle […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Alaska’s first commercial drone company receives first overhead waiver

November 27, 2018 0

Alaska Aerial Media (AAM) in collaboration with Advanced Aerial Education (AAE) is the first small unmanned aircraft service company in Alaska to obtain a certificate of waiver (COW) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee endorses Dunleavy

October 24, 2018 0

Yukon Kuskokwim Infrastructure and Donlin Gold Support, and opposition against Ballot Measure 1 remain pivotal issues. The non-partisan Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee (PAEC) has updated its gubernatorial candidate endorsement. “The PAEC members appreciates […]

Delta lifestyles

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Delta Lifestyles

Fairbanks International Airport designated as smokefree

November 27, 2018 0

The State of Alaska adopted a law prohibiting smoking in all workplaces effective Oct. 1, 2018. In order to comply with the new law, Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) has been designated a smokefree campus, and […]

Delta Lifestyles

Air Guardsman returns home to western Alaska for retirement celebration

November 21, 2018 0

by Sgt. 1st Class Balinda O’Neal Dresel In an isolated village nestled in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Region of Alaska and only accessible by boat or plane, Air National Guard Master Sgt. Ella Doak was honored […]

Delta Lifestyles

Public Safety Training Academy graduates 37 Law Enforcement Officers

November 21, 2018 0

by Dept. of Public Safety Staff Class includes 15 State Troopers and four Wildlife Troopers. A class of 37 law enforcement officers graduated from the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka on Friday, November 16, […]

Sports

Sports

Warriors roll to Great Alaska Conference crown

December 12, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors retained their hold on the Great Alaska Conference title this past weekend with an impressive showing in the WarriorDome. The Warriors wrestled their way to 13 […]

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Sports

Bethel grapplers win GJE Invite

December 5, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells Anna Avalos, Mason Fitka, Trinity Geerdts, Brianna Henry, Tyler Laraux, Isabel Lieb, Axel Madson, and Sheldon Smith all came away from the Gladys Jung Elementary/Junior High Invitational meet with first-place finishes, and […]

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Sports

Bethel to host GAC tournament on Dec. 7-8

December 5, 2018 0

Some of the state’s top wrestlers will converge on Bethel this weekend for the 2018 Great Alaska Conference wrestling tournament. The two-day meet will be held on Dec. 7-8 in the WarriorDome at Bethel Regional […]

Obituaries

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Obituaries

Timothy Theodore Oosterman July 10, 1953 – August 1, 2018

November 27, 2018 0

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, resided in Bethel, Alaska. “His soul was like a star and dwelt apart…” Wordsworth Although not written about Tim Oosterman, these words of old describe him well. Tim was his own […]

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Obituaries

Darlene Margaret Cole Aug. 12, 1964 – Aug. 16, 2018

October 3, 2018 0

Darlene “Goosh-Goosh” Margaret Cole, born August 12, 1964 in Bethel, Alaska passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family on August 16, 2018. Darlene was the oldest of four daughters born to Alex and Maybelle […]

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Obituaries

Lucy Smith Kiunya “Neviller” Jan. 16, 1935 – September 18, 2018

October 3, 2018 0

Lucy Smith Kiunya was born January 16, 1935 to James and Amelia Smith in Cecing. She was united in marriage to Paul Kiunya Sr. in August 1953 in Bethel, AK. She was blessed with 9 […]

The Cop Shop

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 28 – December 7

December 12, 2018 0

Judgments Thomas Heckman, 22 2nd Degree Theft, Coercion, 4th 1 Yr., 80 Days, Degree Assault 3 Yrs. Prob. Reginald Konig, 28 Disorderly Conduct $100 Jonathan Adrian Chase, 37 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 23 – 30

December 5, 2018 0

Judgments Anthony Oney, 33 Importing Alcohol – Dry Area $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Alexander L. Brink, 29 Violate Conditions of Release 5 Days Julia Paula Sergie, 33 4th Degree Assault 60 Days Michael […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 15 – 23

November 27, 2018 0

Judgments Maggie James, 24 Violate Conditions of Release, 4th Degree Assault 65 Days Isaac Egoak, 20 Disorderly Conduct 1 Day, 6 Mos. Prob. Lloyd C. Kinegak, 41 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Delta Fishin’ Report

Kuskokwim salmon fishing update

August 1, 2018 0

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. This subsistence fishery announcement was supported by the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Group at […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Kuskokwim Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Report

July 26, 2018 0

by Mary Peltola July 16, 2018 The 2018 customary fishing season in the lower portion of the Kuskokwim is winding down for most fish camps. While many families are waiting for the Silver Salmon (Coho) […]

Hairy Man – Big Foot Stories

Hairy Man

Berry pickers spy Bigfoot

July 26, 2018 0

by K.J. Lincoln On Saturday, August 3rd, 2013, a family from Bethel witnessed a very tall, black colored creature walking upright while they were out picking berries. The family of three – the dad and […]

Hairy Man

Hairy Man tracks along the Kisaralik River

July 26, 2018 0

by Delta Discovery staff The Kisaralik and Kasigluk rivers snake through the tundra together from the Kuskokwim River and make their way to the Kuskokwim and Kilbuck mountains. Hairy Man people, or Bigfoots, and/or their […]

Hairy Man

Hairy Man sighted in Napakiak

July 25, 2018 0

by Delta Discovery staff In late April 2013, a worker at the Napakiak village corporation was just taking a look outside the 2nd story window of the building during the early afternoon hours, when she […]

Spring and Fall time in Bethel

Bethel, Alaska

Newtok vs. Chefornak