Sports

Charlie, Smith help Bethel grapplers take second and Tanana Invite

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith and DellaRae Charlie both wrestled their way to gold medals this past weekend and helped power the Bethel Regional Junior High School wrestling team to a second-place finish behind Anchorage […]

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Contributors

There’s Not Enough Violence on Television

by Tad Lindley Warning: The following article contains graphic depictions of violence that may not be suitable for those wishing to remain discouraged. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom […]

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Letters to the Editor

No Third Liquor Store

I think alcohol and marijuana should not be sold in stores in Bethel because they are the cause of money being wasted, and there are already enough of them open. Alcohol is not our culture […]

Inside Bethel News

Cama-i Dance Festival 2017

by Linda Curda “Nunaniryuum Nalliini ~The Time of Joy” This year’s Cama-i (Yup’ik for a warm welcoming hello) Dance Festival is almost here and the Bethel Council on the Arts is once again proud to […]

Sports

Williams, Warriors sweep pair from Kotzebue

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors made it official this past weekend: The road to the Western Conference championship will certainly run through them. Bethel, backed by a double-digit performance from Jayvin […]

Inside Bethel News

LKSD Board Actions

The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board of Education met on February 13, 2017 for a SPECIAL MEETING in Bethel, Alaska. Present for the meeting were Board members Greg Larson, Wassilie Pleasant, President Susan G. Murphy, […]

Village Telegraph

Relocated Iditarod start adds to event filled March in Fairbanks

by Explore Fairbanks Staff The 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also known as “The Last Great Race,” is now scheduled to run from Fairbanks to Nome, moving it closer to the original historic route. […]

In our Native Land

Western Alaska Leaders Unite to discuss key issues

Representatives from leading organizations in Western Alaska assembled in Juneau last week for a working session to continue the process of fostering stronger working relationships for the benefit of the region. The trip, which took […]

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Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending February 10

• On 02-03-17 at 8:33 p.m. medics responded to the AC Store for the report of a person who was unresponsive. The patient was assessed and transported the patient to the hospital. • 02/04/17 medics […]

Sports

2017 Junior NYO

The Junior Native Youth Olympics competition took place February 24–26 at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, UAA campus. Over 800 junior athletes participated from schools all over Alaska including competitors from Gladys Jung Elementary School. […]

Village Telegraph

Alcohol Package Store license protest resolutions coming up

Aproposed resolution to protest the Bethel Liquor Package Store is on the Bethel City Council’s agenda for their February 28, 2017 meeting. Resolution 17-02 is currently on the consent agenda. The store has an address […]

Crime

Man arrested for stealing taxicab

A Napakiak man was arrested for stealing a taxicab and driving it on the river, said the Bethel Police Department. On 02/19/2017, at approximately 1357 hours, the Bethel Police Department received a report of a taxicab […]

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Speak Your Mind

The YK Lifesaver Report to the People of the Region

by Beverly Hoffman The YK Lifesaver Endowment Fund continues to grow with recent contributions. In 2016 the Lifesavers received funds from Bethel Volunteers Emergency Services Association, the Bethel Lion’s Club, Calista Corporation, the Kuskokwim Ice […]

Village Telegraph

Tax assistance available for CVRF Region residents

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has partnered again this year with the Alaska Business Development Center (ABDC) to provide tax return assistance to residents of the CVRF region through ABCD’s volunteer tax and loan program. […]

Inside Bethel News

Kongiganak Lady Wolverines going into 1A tournament with 13-0 record

The Kongiganak Wolverine girls basketball team is on a roll with their 13-0 record this basketball season. They will be headed into the 1A Coastal Conference coming up this week. Joining them at the tournament […]

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From The Editor

UAF names fall 2016 honors students

by Greg Lincoln We have great students here in the YK delta region and many congratulations to the honor rollees, good job, nice work and keep it up! The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 21 – 23

Judgments Elia Sergie, 43 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Merlin P. Felix, 26 2nd Degree Harassment 10 Days Walter Williams, 28 2nd Degree Assault 5 Yrs. Waldo Snyder, 29 1st Degree Criminal […]

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Classifieds

For Sale

For Sale: Hitzer Amish built woodstoves. JHMW Plastic sled runners. 543-2379. (11)(3/1-cnx) FOR SALE 300 Gallon Plastic Water Tanks in stock. Call Shorty at Shorty’s Shop for pricing. 543-3158 or 545-3157 (19)(9/18-cnx) 18’ SSV Lund […]

Sports

Bethel girls drop OT thriller to Kotzebue

by Tommy Wells For the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors, a scoring drought came at the worst possible time on Friday in the opener of their two-game series with the Kotzebue Lady Huskies. It […]

Crime

Anchorage Taxi Driver Man Convicted for 2014 Sexual Assault

February 28, 2017 (Anchorage, AK) – Today, an Anchorage jury found 31-year-old AsadNur guilty of sexually assaulting a woman in Anchorage in 2014. Following five days of testimony, the jury found Nur guilty of one […]

Inside Bethel News

Great Pyrenees and Bulldog win Best in Show

by K.J. Lincoln A big white Great Pyrenees named Marcie and a sweet bulldog named Jorden are the Best in Show winners at the Bethel Dog Show held last Sunday. Overall approximately 23 doggies participated in […]

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Classifieds

For Rent

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 […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel

February 8 – 16 Judgments Lloyd Wassilie, 39 Importing Alcohol – Dry Area $1500, 10 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Nickanoff W. Peterson, 33 4th Degree Assault 160 Days, 30 Mos. Wassillie Evan, 68 4th Degree […]

Sports

Scammon Bay moves to 21-0, remains 2nd in latest ASAA poll

by Tommy Wells The Scammon Bay Lady Eagles’ march to the regional tournament – and a possible return to the Class 1A state tournament – moved a step closer to becoming a reality this past […]

Sports

Bethel girls drop two games in Barrow

by Tommy Wells Courtney Williams did everything she could to help the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors stand toe-to-toe with the Barrow Lady Whalers this past weekend. Unfortunately for her, Barrow had more than […]

Sports

Garrison’s basket lifts Warriors to win over No. 3 Barrow

by Tommy Wells When the Barrow Whalers took away the Bethel Regional High School’s top two scoring threats in Jayvin Williams and Clevon Constantine in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Western Conference showdown, the Warriors […]

Contributors

Make Sure You Get It In Writing

by Tad Lindley Did you ever play that game telephone when you were a kid? One kid would start by whispering something in the next kid’s ear. It would start out as something like, “Which […]

Inside Bethel News

From New York to Alaska ~ Dr. joins Arctic Chiropractic team

by K.J. Lincoln If you were given the opportunity to come and live and work in Alaska, would you take it? Garrett Hussion did. Dr. Garrett Hussion works as a chiropractor at the Arctic Chiropractic […]

Contributors

Do not ever drink and drive

by Peter Twitchell Alcohol is a chemical addiction in the YK Delta, has been for generations and will be for generations. Some of us learn the hard way. The first time we went to jail […]

Letters to the Editor

Alcohol and Marijuana Sales

I am strongly against the legal sales of marijuana and another liquor store being opened in Bethel. I think that the people who want to get in business with selling marijuana and opening a liquor […]

Speak Your Mind

Lower Yukon School District Legislative Priorities

from the Lower Yukon School District The Future is Unknown, but with Wise and Thoughtful Leadership Full of Great Promise. FUNDING The sustainability, reliability and adequacy of Alaska’s funding for public education are of highest […]

Contributors

A Ginger dish that tastes great

by Millie Bentley Greetings. When things get stressful I’ve turned to my old home remedy, ginger, to keep a calm stomach. No kidding! And the best thing is, not only is it good for you, […]

Village Telegraph

CVRF launches new partnership for Mechanic/Welder Training

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) and Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 23 have partnered to create a unique training model for CVRF’s team of locally-based mechanic/welders, with the first training session scheduled for February 14-16 […]

Inside Bethel News

ANSEP hosts students for Middle School Academy

The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program is currently hosting 47 middle school students from more than 20 schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Lower Kuskokwim school districts for its February Middle School Academy […]

Inside Bethel News

Governor Walker announces next steps for Safer Alaska

As part of his plan to build a safer Alaska, Governor Bill Walker today (February 16th) signed Administrative Order 283, outlining next steps to address the growing heroin and opioid epidemic in Alaska. Governor Walker […]

Inside Bethel News

Tower toppled in Bethel

The AT&T tower in Bethel was finally felled after years had passed to take it down. On February 15th, 2017 at approximately 10:45am the tower located in Bethel, which is hundreds of feet tall came […]

From The Editor

Equal rights activist Elizabeth Peratrovich

by Greg Lincoln On February 16 each year we remember and honor Elizabeth Peratrovich, a strong and brave Tlingit woman who through her heroic efforts on behalf of all Alaska Natives stood to end discrimination […]

Contributors

Red-necked Grebe Aayuli/Aarayuli

by Frank Keim The Yup’ik names of the Red-necked grebe describe this bird well. Both of the above names mean, “the one that really knows how to moan and scream loud.” Yes, indeed, they are […]

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Obituaries

Pamela Joan Notti -Obituary

June 23, 1960 – Oct. 10, 2016 Pamela Joan Notti, age 56, of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away on Oct. 10, 2016. Born June 23, 1960, in Anchorage, she was the daughter of Joan Notti and […]

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Contributors

When We Lose a Loved One: The Things That Kept Job

by Tad Lindley There were ten caskets at the funeral. Ten bodies carried to the cemetery. Ten fresh graves and ten new gravestones. They were the seven sons and three daughters of Job and his […]

Contributors

Misophonia or Personality Disorder?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: There are days when my wife can’t stand the sound of me chewing. Some days it doesn’t seem to bother her, and at other times, she will scream at me […]

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From The Editor

Rep. Fansler to host Town Hall Meetings

Representative Zach Fansler who serves House District 38 will be hosting a Meet & Greet Town Hall Meeting in Bethel on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at KuC Campus Room 118 at 1:30pm. He will also […]

Village Telegraph

Iditarod mushers and Rule 35

Below is a statement from the Iditarod Trail Committee Board of Directors with regard to Rule 35, released on October 28, 2016: “The safety of the race’s competing mushers and their dog teams are and […]

Village Telegraph

Harvest of Emperor Geese proposed for first time in 30 years

by the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council authors first-ever plan developed cooperatively to manage the subsistence harvest of emperor geese. Following decades of conservation, proposed regulations for the 2017 spring/summer […]

Classifieds

Classifieds

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 […]

Village Telegraph

AVCP urges compliance towards protection of Bison

The Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) Administration and Executive Board urge compliance after hearing about the illegal harvest of “Bison No. 124” near the villages of Eek and Quinhagak by a local resident. According […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel Family Clinic Saves Lives, support the new facility

by Executive Director LaTesia Guinn The Bethel Family Clinic (BFC) together with their board of directors, volunteers, and staff would like to thank everyone who supports BFC and the new facility fundraising. Special thanks to […]

Inside Bethel News

Welcome to the 30th Legislative Session

by Rep. Zach Fansler Good Afternoon, the Legislature is speeding through the short, 90-day session, with budget and energy issues continuing to dominate. As the session moves on, please continue to keep in touch on […]

From The Editor

Kuskokwim Sauna

by Greg Lincoln Alexie Nicholai of Oscarville is the happy owner of a new steambath house or maqivik. Shorty Salzbrun, owner of Shorty’s Shop in Bethel, who is also Alexie’s son-in-law, had the steamhouse custom-built […]

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Sports

Lady Warriors split series with rival Nanooks

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors rode a 13-point performance by Courtney Williams to a thrilling 51-37 victory over the Nome-Beltz Lady Nanooks in front of a large crowd in the […]

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Sports

Smith, JV girls sweep two from Nome

by Tommy Wells Smith pumped in a game-high 13 points and Dorothy Bukowski chipped in seven more on Saturday afternoon and led the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors to a 33-26 victory and a […]

Contributors

Gram’s Homemade Sourdough

Here is a recipe for sourdough pancakes just like Gram makes that you can also learn how to make. Our grandmothers never used measuring cups or spoons so this recipe will make it easier for […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel’s Women’s March January 21st

Approximately 75-100 marchers took part in the Bethel Women’s March held on Saturday, January 21st. Here the group makes its way up the Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. Marchers joined others around the nation in this […]

In our Native Land

YKHC is going tobacco-free

by YKHC Public Communications Staff As a healthcare organization, YKHC is committed not only to healing illness, but to promoting wellness. In alignment with YKHC’s mission and vision, the Board of Directors has adopted a […]