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Unlocking Alaska

Sixty-two years ago, Alaska traded its status as a territory for full statehood and a promise – the promise of a prosperous future grounded in the freedom to access and develop our common natural resources. […]

In our Native Land

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The Ciivak Effect

by Tad Lindley My friend, Harry Lewis, once said this, “Marriage is like flies on a screen door. The ones on the inside are trying to get out, and the ones on the outside are […]

Contributors

Colors

by Peter Twitchell David Johnson said, “Like death and taxes there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous yet what does it all mean?” People are more relaxed in green rooms. In the 1950s, Northern […]

Contributors

Why???

by Peter Twitchell I have happy memories of growing up on the other side of Bethel a quarter of a mile upriver. From the old Civil Aeronautics Administration (C.A.A.), as it was called, and the […]

Heard it in the Steam House

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Heard it in the Steam House

Youth mortality

The Bethel Police Department received a report of a missing 15-year-old juvenile female on 03/15/2021 at approximately 1:00pm. At approximately 6:00pm the family of the missing juvenile believed they had located her body on the […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

McNeil River Bear Viewing

Feeling those mid-winter pandemic blues? It’s a new year, and time to prepare for new adventures! If you’ve ever wanted to view bears up close in their natural environment, then viewing brown bears at McNeil […]

Delta lifestyles

Delta Lifestyles

Tasty Pike Salad Dip

Hi everyone! Here’s a fish dip recipe that is pretty good. It can be made with pike or whitefish that you caught from your local river. It’s a tasty treat to eat with crackers: Ritz […]

Delta Lifestyles

Snow Art

Tamaq Nelson created these beautiful snow ptarmigan and snow rabbit sculptures at his home in Napakiak. (Photo by Daniel Nelson)

Crime

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Crime

Illegal feeding of big game animal

The Alaska Wildlife Troopers received a report that an individual had posted Facebook live videos of herself feeding carrots to a moose that she was also touching and petting on 1-30-2021. Angel Bunch, age 43 […]

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Drugs seized in Interior city

A Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit Fairbanks Area Narcotics Team (FANT) operation seized over $95,000 worth of illegal drugs from the streets of Interior, Alaska, this week. On January 25, 2021, Troopers, Officers, and Agents assigned […]

Sports

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Anthony E. Peterson

Anthony E. Peterson was born in old Andreafsky January 23, 1947 to George Peterson and his Mother Mary Nayamin Peterson. The Lord called him home on December 18, 2020. When his parents died, he went […]

Obituaries

Martha Clara Chiklak

Martha Clara Chiklak, Yup’ik name “Apuren” but known as Panik, was born to Mary Emmanual and Charlie Peterson on November 12, 1941 at Owl Village. She was raised by Charlie and Lucinda Peterson. Lord called […]

Obituaries

John Sackett

When John Sackett was just 4 years old, he listened to a man scream in pain for three days before dying. The man needed a catheter. None was available in their remote village, Cutoff, on […]

The Cop Shop

Chasing the Ambulance

Delta Fishin’ Report

Delta Fishin’ Report

Cutting fish at Yuvv’aq

Danielle Moss of Bethel works on cutting her fish at Yuvv’aq near the mouth of the Johnson River. She enjoyed going fishing and caught 20 total. Photo taken on February 14th, 2021.

Delta Fishin’ Report

40” Eek River Pike

Nick Carter, age 67, caught this huge 40” pike at Luqruuyagpak 15 miles above his village of Eek. They cut up the fish for drying.

Delta Fishin’ Report

Baby’s first pike

23 month old Ernie Andrews of Bethel excitedly caught his first pikefish while fishing at the Johnson River on February 6th, 2021. Ernie is the son of Maurice and Wendy Andrews.

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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