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Active case of tuberculosis found in Bethel

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has released a letter stating that a person who attended the New Fire Ministry revival at the Old Bowling Alley in Bethel was recently diagnosed with active […]

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Inside Bethel News

YK Delta Women in Philanthropy Local Funding Grant for 2019

by BCSF Staff YK Delta Women in Philanthropy is thrilled to announce that our members have voted to commit $8,810 in 2019 local funding to supporting the Teens Lead Ahead youth leadership camp, a project […]

Inside Bethel News

Yuut Elitnaurviat offers programs for student success

by K.J. Lincoln Desiree Teeluk took a little time on Friday afternoon to talk about a house that she is helping to build at Yuut Elitnaurviat through their construction academy. The house has space for […]

Village Telegraph

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Village Telegraph

LKSD Board passes resolution for new school at Mertarvik

The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board passed Resolution 19-90: Establish a New School in the Village of Mertarvik during their April 18th, 2019 meeting. The resolution states that the village of Newtok is experiencing severe […]

Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind

Survey results reveal high rate of violence toward Alaska nurses

Leading into Nurses Week, May 6-12, the Alaska Nurses Association is highlighting an important issue. New survey results from the organization have been released, showing the high rates of workplace violence workers face in the […]

Speak Your Mind

AVCP Response to the Governor’s Proposed 2020 Budget

by the Association of Village Council Presidents AVCP recognizes the Governor’s proposed budget is intended to be a catalyst for discussion. Let’s have part of that discussion in the Yukon Kuskokwim (YK) Delta. Here is […]

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Off duty officers respond to gang prison riot

A riot occurred last night (May 8th, 2019) at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, AK. There was extensive damage to a housing unit, but no Officers were injured. Recognized institutional gangs were involved. SORT […]

Letters to the Editor

Strides in K-12 outcomes outweigh cherry-picking one or two negative stats

We’ve heard people spreading stories lately about how Alaska lags behind the nation in K-12 public school performance, so why throw good money after bad? They want you to believe what we’re doing isn’t working […]

In our Native Land

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In our Native Land

Legislators create VPSO Working Group

Senate President Cathy Giessel and House Speaker Bryce Edgmon have announced the creation of the Village Public Safety Officer working group. Presiding officers of the House and Senate, Giessel and Edgmon, made the announcement via […]

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In our Native Land

University of Alaska and Ravn Air Group announce nation’s first Aviation Degree & Airline Pilot Employment Program

The University of Alaska, Anchorage (“UAA”) and Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s largest regional airline, today (April 17th, 2019) announced the launch of the country’s first-ever program that allows students to simultaneously complete their aviation […]

CONTRIBUTORS

Heard it in the Steam House

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Heard it in the Steam House

A focus on criminal justice reform bills

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Good morning, It is day 116 of the 31st Legislative Session. This week the Senate Finance Committee has been focused on criminal justice reform through a slate of “crime bills” and […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Bethel terminates city manager

The Bethel City Council voted 4-3 to terminate the employment of now former City Manager Pete Williams during their regular meeting last Tuesday. Voting in favor of termination were Mayor Fred Watson, Vice Mayor Thor […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Russian Mission pike

Logan Larson, age 8, caught this nice Northern Pike across from his village of Russian Mission on April 13, 19. Logan and his proud parents Basil Larson and Lianna Peterson went for an evening manaq. […]

Delta lifestyles

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Delta Lifestyles

Bethel’s Archers compete at 2019 Western Nationals

The archers from Bethel, Alaska participated in the National Archery in the Schools Program Western Nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 26-27, 2019. The team was back trying to up their third-place finish […]

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Delta Lifestyles

AVEC awards Top 10 Power Plant Operators of 2018

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) announced the Top Ten Power Plant Operators of 2018 during its recent annual meeting in Anchorage. The following plant operators received recognition for their outstanding achievements: Evan Hunt of Kotlik, […]

Delta Lifestyles

CVRF kicks off $1.5 million People Propel® Program

by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) kicked off the tenth round of its popular People Propel® program this past month following the Board of Directors’ approval of the $1.5 million budget for this […]

Sports

Sports

Bethel Wrestling Club ends season at the 2019 Alaska USA state wrestling tournaments

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith finished off the 2019 wrestling season in style this past weekend at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla. He helped power the Bethel Wrestling Club to top 10 finishes at […]

Sports

LKSD All Stars tie for 2nd at State NYO tournament YK Delta region athletes buoy Edgecumbe to top team gold

by K.J. Lincoln Tristan Anaver of the Lower Kuskokwim All Stars helped his team to win the silver trophy at the State Native Youth Olympics tournament held in Anchorage last weekend. He also tied the […]

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Chefornak wins Junior High NYO title

by Tommy Wells The Chefornak Shamans junior high NYO team took top honors at the Lower Kuskokwim School District Native Youth Olympics meet this past weekend. Coming in second were the Kipnuk Falcons. All Stars […]

Obituaries

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Obituaries

Sophie Olivia Hunt (Kameroff) July 15, 1929 – April 1, 1979

Sophie was born in Chaneliak to the late Jacob and Agnes Kameroff. Her siblings were: Big Unga Frank – D, Auntie Cecelia – D, Uncle Paul – D, Auntie Bernie – D, Uncle Edmond – […]

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Obituaries

Jack Coghill 1925 – 2019

Statement from Sen. Coghill on Passing of his Father, Jack Coghill, Alaska Statesman John Bruce “Jack” Coghill passed away this morning (February 13, 2019) at the age of 93 of natural causes. “Dad was a […]

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Obituaries

Moses “Slo-Mo” Samuelson August 23, 1924 -January 2, 2019

Our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, Moses “Slo-Mo” Samuelson left us sadly, on January 2, 2019. He passed away at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital at the amazing age of 94. He passed […]

The Cop Shop

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel May 2 – 10

Judgments Lonny Holley, 25 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Orrin Aloralrea, 41 Resist/Interfere Arrest 10 Days Joshua J.L.H. Pressley, 21 Send/Bring Alcohol to Dry Area $50 Jonathan Joseph Williams, 31 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 22 – May 2

Judgments Howard McCann, 31 Violate Condition of Release 8 Days Chris D. Roberts, 27 Violate Condition of Release, 2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing 6 Days Susan Samuelson, 36 Violate Condition of Release, 1st Degree Harassment 3 […]

Hairy Man – Big Foot Stories

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Berry pickers spy Bigfoot

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 […]

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Hairy Man tracks along the Kisaralik River

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 […]

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Hairy Man sighted in Napakiak

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 […]

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Spring and Fall time in Bethel

Newtok vs. Chefornak