Inside Bethel News

Seven Mistakes Married Couples Make

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Dr. Bradbury can you give me, and other who read your articles, some tips on how to build and maintain a happy marriage. Maybe you could give some tips on […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel January 13 – 20

Judgments Siana R. Tall, 29 Driving Under the Influence $4000, 60 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Sherilyn M. Gregory, 31 2nd Degree Harassment 5 Days Olinka Epchook, 37 4th Degree Assault 5 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. […]

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Sports

BRHS girls take 2nd at tournament in Fairbanks

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors closed out a successful weekend of hardwood action on Saturday by claiming second at the 2017 Dean Cummings Sr. Memorial Tournament at Delta Junction High […]

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Islanders roll to wins at home

by Tommy Wells The Toksook Bay Islanders flexed their offensive muscle past weekend with an impressive effort on their home floor. The team pounded out three victories on Friday and Saturday during a round-robin tournament […]

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Scammon boys, girls cruise to wins

by Tommy Wells The Scammon Bay High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams nailed down key wins this past weekend during tournament play. The Scammon Bay boys pounded out three wins during their outing, including […]

Sports

Agimuk’s 37 leads Comets to tournament title

by Tommy Wells For four quarters in the championship game, Shaun Agimuk had done everything in his power to help the Chevak Comets stand toe-to-toe with the Bethel Regional High School Warriors junior varsity. It […]

Sports

Johnson, Evan power St. Mary’s past Akiak in tourney finals

by Tommy Wells As the St. Mary’s Lady Eagles’ lone senior, Celina Johnson knew her team needed a big-time effort from her on Saturday if they wanted to claim the girls’ championship at the VFW […]

Contributors

Are You Suffering From Atheistic Tendencies?

by Tad Lindley Reputable surveys suggest that somewhere between two and four percent of Americans are atheist. In case you are not up on the lingo, an atheist is a person who denies that God […]

Village Telegraph

Pavilla notches record fourth Bogus Creek 150 title

by Tommy Wells Lewis Pavilla earned his place in the Bogus Creek 150 history books on Saturday morning. And he did it in historic fashion. The Kwethluk musher raced his way to a record fourth […]

Inside Bethel News

Three-Pete Kaiser claims third straight K-300 crown

by Tommy Wells Kuskokwim 300 race fans cheered for their champion Pete Kaiser as he crossed the finish line on Sunday morning with 9 dogs in harness. It is his third victory in three straight […]

Contributors

A Chocolate Cake recipe too easy to believe

by Millie Bentley Greetings! Congratulations to all the mushers who raced this past weekend. Yikes! It was so cold! Hopefully it will warm up a bit. To the kitchen. Here’s a cake recipe from Helen […]

Contributors

Protect your hearing at all costs

by Peter Twitchell Avoid hearing loss at all cost. Always wear noise reduction ear plugs and muffs. When l was a teenager it was loud muzzle blasts from guns that caused my loss of high […]

Letters to the Editor

An Open Letter to the People of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region:

Happy New Year to everyone! For over a quarter of a century Bethel Search and Rescue has faithfully served the People of the region. Our all-volunteer organization has grown from just a handful of caring […]

Speak Your Mind

Let’s get together and find a better solution

by Shawna Noratak “There are incredible examples of the loyalty dogs have shown to their human and animal friends. Think of Hawkeye, the dog who lay down next to the casket of his Navy SEAL […]

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Village Telegraph

CVRF provides support to Mekoryuk Reindeer Farmers

by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has offered financial assistance to the Native Village of Mekoryuk in support of their effort to expand the sale of reindeer meat locally harvested on Nunivak Island […]

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Village Telegraph

Lawmakers disappointed for Newtok

The western Alaska village of Newtok recently requested a federal disaster declaration to mitigate the impacts of coastal erosion and thawing permafrost which have already led to the loss of the village’s barge landing, sewage […]

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Inside Bethel News

Yup’ik Atlas Workshop coming to Bethel

CEC (Calista Education and Culture) and ELOKA (Exchange of Local Observations and Knowledge in the Arctic) are hosting a free three-day workshop, February 22-24, at the UAF Kuskokwim Campus. The workshop will focus on our […]

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Inside Bethel News

LKSD Educators nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

by Brian Jordan Tundra Swan Academy high school teacher Sarah Trieff and program coordinator Jaimie Kassman, as well as Gladys Jung Elementary School math and physical education teacher Rafe Johnson have been nominated for the […]

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In our Native Land

Rasmuson Foundation seeks to award grants to artists

by K.J. Lincoln Does the name Mike McIntyre ring a bell? What about Christopher Ho? There is also Earl Atchak, Donald Rearden, and Steven Stone. Add Lisa Unin and Emma Hill to the list. All […]

From The Editor

Musher appreciation

by Greg Lincoln Congratulations to Pete Kaiser and his family and team for a great third time K300 win! And to Lewis Pavilla for his fourth Bogus Creek championship and to Cameron Jackson for his […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel January 5 – 12

Judgments Daniel R. Misner, 32 2nd Degree Assault 270 Days, 5 Yrs. Prob. Fritz Abraham, 21 Importing Alcohol – Dry Area $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Nick Kailukiak, 38 4th Degree Assault 180 Days, […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending September 2

• On 8/27/11 at 2:56am, medics responded to the Bethel Police Department for the report of a patient overdosing prescription medications. Upon arrival, the patient was evaluated and then transported to the hospital. • On […]

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In our Native Land

Bowhead whales may be world’s oldest mammals

by Ned Rozell As biologist Craig George was helping Native whale hunter Billy Adams cut sections of blubber from a bowhead whale, he pressed his knife into an old scar in the whale’s skin. The […]

Sports

Charlie’s 8 3’s spurs Warriors past Angels

by Tommy Wells Carl Charlie knocked down a season-high eight three-pointers and helped power the Warriors to a startling 71-38 romp over the Bristol Bay Angels in a non-conference showdown. As a team, Bethel pumped […]

Sports

Lady Warriors split games with Bristol Bay, Aniak

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady warriors enjoyed a mixed bag of results over the weekend. The team split its two games with the Bristol Bay Lady Angels and Aniak Halfbreeds. Aniak […]

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In our Native Land

AFN applauds Interior’s approval of Land-into-Trust Application

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision to place the land owned by the Craig Tribal Association into federal Indian trust status is an important milestone for the tribes of Alaska and reflects AFN’s long-standing […]

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In our Native Land

Artists Invited to Apply for Grants

Rasmuson Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 Individual Artist Awards program. Alaska artists at all stages of their careers can apply for grants in 11 disciplines. The Individual Artist Awards consists of three opportunities: […]

Inside Bethel News

Never Put Anything in Your Ear Except Your Elbow

by Tad Lindley These days a person has to be careful. There are some folks out there who are looking to retire quickly with a personal injury law suit. When the Unilever Corporation (manufacturer of […]

Contributors

A Supreme Seafood Dish

by Millie Bentley Greetings! Happy K300 week. I hope everyone will enjoy the race festivities. In celebration of this event, I have another good recipe for you. It’s a recipe called Supreme Seafood from Grandma […]

Letters to the Editor

Nunaniq Klissmissaaq assilria-llu nutaraq allrakuq

There are issues, events, and occurrences that never have been addressed positively since the beginning of biblical, and human histories. Individuals, elected federal, local, regional, religious, and state law-makers purport to have all the answers […]

Speak Your Mind

Kuigpagmiut: Regional Tribal Government

by Nick P. Andrew, Jr. Tribal leaders on the Lower Yukon River region have the choice to reconsider restructuring and reestablishing Kuiggpagmiut, Inc. that ceased operations in the 1990’s. Kuiggpagmiut, Inc. served as the non-profit […]

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Village Telegraph

Bristol Bay Partnership to form Drug and Opioid Task Force

The Bristol Bay Partnership recognizes that drug importation and abuse is rampant in our region. Therefore, the Partnership is creating a Bristol Bay Drug and Opioid Task Force to address the increasing presence of illicit […]

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Village Telegraph

Arrive Alive – a Tribal Transportation Safety Project funded through the Federal Highways Administration

by the Native Village of Napaimute 1-9-16 TTSP Report #4:* “Native Ingenuity” Summary: A holiday warm spell with extended temperatures above freezing, wind, and rain greatly improved rough River ice conditions. While waiting for the […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel Fish and Game Advisory Committee election

The Bethel Fish and Game Advisory Committee will hold a meeting and elections on Tuesday January 24, 2017 beginning at 6:30pm in the Fish and Game Office located at 570 4th Ave. This meeting is […]

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Inside Bethel News

20 Year National Guard and Reserve members receive “Veteran” status

Retired National Guard and Reservists will be granted veterans status for the first time, following the presidential approval of the Veterans Healthcare and Improvement Act of 2016. Before the act was signed, Guard and Reserve […]

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Inside Bethel News

Alaska’s population increased in 2016

Alaska’s population increased by 2,645 people—about one-third of 1 percent—from July 2015 to July 2016, based on population estimates released on January 12th, 2017 by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The Matanuska-Susitna […]

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Inside Bethel News

Will you be the next Best in the West winner?

The Yukon Kuskokwim delta’s most beneficial boon to potential small business entrepreneurs is now available to anyone who would like to start a small business. It is the Best in the West competition and the […]

From The Editor

2017 Kuskokwim 300 Mushers

by Greg Lincoln It is K300 week! Here are your mushers, good luck to all! Ken Anderson, age 44, hails from Fairbanks. He has competed in the K300 seven times, the Yukon Quest five times, […]

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Inside Bethel News

BCSF Announces 2017 Give+Get Drawing

by BCSF Staff Bethel Community Services Foundation (BCSF) announces that the third annual Give+Get Drawing in 2017 will reward two lucky donors who choose to Pick.Click.Give. to a Y-K Delta-based nonprofit. The first place winner […]

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For Sale

Jeff Sanders sells Hitzer Amish built wood stoves. Quality workmanship, simple to operate, clean burning, highly efficient, and very affordable. Floor and wall protectors and Ecofan Airmax in stock, 543-2379. (30)(12/12-cnx) Plastic sled runners for […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending January 6

• On 1-1-2017 at 6:43 a.m. medics responded to the Long House for a person that was assaulted. On arrival medics assessed and transported the patient to the hospital. • On 1-2-2017 at a.m. medics […]

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Village Telegraph

Runway lights damaged

The Aniak based Alaska State Troopers received a report on 12/19/2016 at about 0830 hours, that someone damaged four runway lights at the Aniak Airport. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact […]

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In our Native Land

Legislation pre-filed to enshrine Permanent Fund Dividends

Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) has pre-filed a bill in advance of the 30th Alaska legislative session which would allow Alaskans a vote to safeguard the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) in the state’s constitution. The principal […]

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Sports

Warriors grab 3rd at Lime Solar tournament

by Tommy Wells Jayvin Williams and Clevon Constantine helped the Bethel Regional High School Warriors make a solid showing at the Anchorage Christian Schools’ annual Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational basketball tournament over the weekend. The Warriors […]

Contributors

Marijuana is Legal, Now What?

by Tad Lindley Marijuana sales is now legal in the State of Alaska. What does this mean for Christians? What position should the church take on the use of marijuana? Will it now be acceptable […]

Contributors

How to Succeed in Your New Year’s Resolution

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have repeatedly tried New Year’s resolutions, but if I were to measure my life by succeeding in keeping them, I would be an abysmal failure. Any suggestions? I suppose […]

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Inside Bethel News

25 mushers sign up for 2017 Kuskokwim 300

The 2017 running of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race now has 25 mushers signed up for southwest Alaska’s premier mid-distance event. They are: Ken Anderson, Tony Browning, Rick Casillo, Rob Cooke, Richie Diehl, Paul […]

Contributors

Where are the real people?

by Millie Bentley Greetings! What gorgeous weather we’ve been having here in Bethel for the past few days! Daylight hours are increasing and it won’t be long before spring is here to stay. Here is […]

Letters to the Editor

Polar bears over people, environmentalism over economies

In the name of climate change initiatives President Obama has, over the course of his presidency, marginalized the voices of the Arctic Iñupiat while destroying our ability to develop a stable economy in Arctic Alaska. […]

Speak Your Mind

Please continue funding the Bethel Transit System

By Bill Ferguson An open letter to the Bethel City Council: During the November 22, 2016 City Council meeting, the Council gave their pre-approval for John Sargent, City Grant Manager, to complete and submit the FY 18 […]

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Village Telegraph

Calista Corporation Opens Enrollment Enrollment Begins Following Shareholder-Approved Resolution

Calista Corporations announces the opening of enrollment. All the latest information and details are posted at www.calistacorp.com/enroll<http://www.calistacorp.com/enroll>. Enrollment is currently available online only at https://enroll.mycalista.com. Paper applications can be requested from the enrollment team. Requests […]

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Village Telegraph

An Open Letter to the People of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region

An Open Letter to the People of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region: Happy New Year to everyone! For over a quarter of a century Bethel Search and Rescue has faithfully served the People of the region. Our […]

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Inside Bethel News

Priorities set for City of Bethel

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel City Council has worked on setting the funding priorities for the State of Alaska Capital Budget for FY 2018. There are four items on the list. “Every year the City […]

From The Editor

Williams Jr. wins Holiday Classic Dog Race

by Greg Lincoln Mike Williams Jr. rode his sled in second position for part of the return loop before taking the lead to win the Holiday Classic this past Sunday. The 47-mile race with an […]