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Milky Way panoramic view and Northern Lights

Photo taken early this morning (3-29-17) at about 4:00 am near Bethel, Ak.

Inside Bethel News

2017 State Archery Tournament Results

by Rafe Johnson The Bethel Schools Archery Team competed against 26 teams and 533 archers this past week to determine State Champion and National Qualifiers. Below are the individual and team results from the tournament. […]

Letters to the Editor

Medicaid and PFD cuts

I’m very concerned about how our Medicaid and PFD are being cut. This is already hurting our people. Our Native hospitals are giving us cheap medication that don’t even work! So far I was given […]

Classifieds

Classifieds

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Experienced Lady Warriors claim 4th at state

by Tommy Wells When the Grace Christian Lady Grizzlies began chipping away at the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors’ lead late in the fourth quarter on Saturday morning in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, […]

Inside Bethel News

Nunaniryuum Nalliini – A Time of Joy

Two young Eskimo dancers with the Yurartet group of Bethel perform during last year’s Cama-i Festival. The Bethel Council on the Arts will be hosting the event again this weekend, March 31-April 2 featuring traditional […]

Inside Bethel News

Senate District S Update

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Greetings – We are on day 67 of a 90-day session. The House has almost finished their work on their version of the FY18 Operating budget and we expect them to […]

Contributors

Nutty Kung Pao Chicken

by Millie Bentley Greetings! Do you like Kung Pao Chicken? Well, here’s a recipe that came about from a storm that left our B&B guests stranded for a few days. It’s a long story but […]

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Contributors

Token Economy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have four children, ages 4, 5, 7, and 8. When they were babies, they were so sweet and cuddly, but now that they are older, I am pulling my […]

Contributors

A Lot of Goodness

by Peter Twitchell I saw a lot of goodness at the 2A/B Regional basketball tournament. After a basketball game, recognition was given to a cheerleader of a different region. I really liked this. Just as an […]

In our Native Land

Calista Corporation adds $1,000 Enrollment Drawing Total Applications Received Exceed 8,000

Calista Corporation announces a fifth cash drawing for enrollment applications. Enrollment continues for Descendants of original Shareholders and missed enrollees. The new drawing is to encourage as many early applications as possible. All properly completed […]

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Contributors

Wake Up and Smell the Ammonia

by Tad Lindley Even as my dad was telling it to me, I made up my mind that I would do it. He warned me sternly of the consequences of disobedience, but something welled up […]

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Youth News

AVEC has scholarships available

Each year Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) awards $20,000 in vocational, technical and academic scholarships in two separate award periods. The first set of scholarships are awarded in June for the fall semester and the […]

Inside Bethel News

March Madness

by Rep. Zach Fansler Dear Friends, While basketball March Madness goes on around the state (and Nation!) the legislature is also in the midst of our own “march madness” working on the budget, advancing legislation, […]

Village Telegraph

K300 Junior Classic

Young mushers raced in the 2017 Kuskokwim 300 Junior Classic last Wednesday, March 22nd. The race started at the mouth of the Bethel Boat Harbor, up Straight Slough to the Hoffman fish camp and back. […]

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Inside Bethel News

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 with […]

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Delta Lifestyles

Should birds stay, or should they go?

by Ned Rozell Biologist Susan Sharbaugh, formerly of the Alaska Bird Observatory, once spoke about the strategies birds employ to survive in our season of darkness and cold. She talked about the flighty birds that […]

Sports

1A State Champions x 2!!!

The Scammon Bay Lady Eagles are still the reigning State 1A Basketball girls champions! They defeated team after team to win their second consecutive state title last week in Anchorage. Happy smiles go all around […]

Contributors

Delicious crock pot beans

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is a quick and easy dish for a potluck or a picnic if you have a little bit of time to plan ahead and make it. It comes from an […]

Contributors

Pukuked By God

by Tad Lindley Where I grew up we never saw meat on the bone except for ribs. By the time it hit the grocery store shelf the bones were gone to the Jello factory. It […]

Village Telegraph

A letter to the Federal Subsistence Board

by the Akiak Native Community To: Anthony Christianson, Chairman of the Federal Subsistence Board and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service March 14, 2017 Re: Akiak Native Community Special Action Request to the Federal Subsistence […]

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From The Editor

Kaiser and Diehl finish 2017 Iditarod

Above is Pete Kaiser with fans getting photos of the finish! Congratulations to Team Kaiser and Team Diehl for crossing the Iditarod finish line last Wednesday! In top photo is Richie Diehl coming up the chute. […]

Contributors

Premenstrual Psychosis

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I don’t exactly have a question, but could you please write about Premenstrual Psychosis? Answer: This is an area in psychiatric/psychological care that I have very little experience. So I […]

Crime

Misconduct involving a weapon

On 3/8/17 at about 0833 hours, Emmonak AST received a report of a disturbance in Kotlik. AST responded to Kotlik and investigation revealed that Walter Aketachunak (age 34) of Kotlik had possessed a firearm while […]

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Crime

Man arrested for assault

On 3/12/17 at 1434 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report that Bradley Panruk, 21, Chefornak, had assaulted his girlfriend at his residence in Chefornak. Further investigation revealed that Panruk had physically forced his […]

Letters to the Editor

Valentine’s Event Thanks

Bethel Family Clinic would like to recognize and thank those in our community that made our Valentine’s Event such a success. Special thanks goes to: JROTC, AC Store, BFC Board Members, Staff and Volunteers and […]

Contributors

Decades of friendship

by Peter Twitchell Bobby Fredericks was my friend for the past 50 years. I first met him at one of the Cowan Hut dances we used to have back in the 1960’s. He came to […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel resident receives degree from Simmons College

Joan Daniels, Bethel resident, recently earned a M.S. in Nursing from Simmons College. Simmons College is a nationally recognized private university located in the heart of Boston, and is the preeminent authority on women’s leadership. […]

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Classifieds

Classifieds

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 […]

Youth News

LKSD hosts 2017 Science Fair

by K.J. Lincoln A Dog’s Favorite Color, Static Levitating Orb, Cool Dough, Veggie Power, and No Butter? No Problem! are a few of the interesting entries in this year’s science fair at the Lower Kuskokwim School […]

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Contributors

Rekindling Romance

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: My wife treats me as though she really doesn’t like me. I don’t know what I have done wrong. When we first married, she treated me well, and I really […]

Inside Bethel News

The Halfway Mark

by Rep. Zach Fansler March 9, 2017 Dear Friends, The Legislature is a slightly over halfway through our first regular 90-day session and our work carries on. The House Finance committee is considering hundreds of […]

Contributors

Notable people of Bethel

by Peter Twitchell Every day of our lives we see good, and good people. They are our neighbors, some of them deserve some recognition. And, I am glad to know them. I was at the […]

Contributors

Rich and moist Banana Bread

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is a recipe that you can make if you have any of those overripe bananas. It is my favorite – more moist and richer. It calls for sour cream and […]

In our Native Land

Hunting Success

Warren Nicolai, originally of Kwethluk, was able to get a nice muskox during a recent hunt on Nelson Island last weekend. He shared the bounty with family and friends.  photo by Phillip Tulik

Village Telegraph

Fur Parka Fashion Show

Do you have a fur parka that you would like to show at Cama-i this year? The Fur Parka Fashion Show is coming back to Cama-i this year. The Cama-i Coordinators are looking to showcase […]

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for finding our loved ones To the Search & Rescue Volunteers of Alakanuk, Emmonak, Kotlik, and Mountain Village Thank you so much for volunteering your time and resources to help search for our […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending March 10 March 1 • On 3-3-2017 Medics responded to Main St. for report of an intoxicated person. Patient was transported by BPD. Medics returned to quarters. • […]

Village Telegraph

Calista Corporation opens 2017 Shareholder Awards

by Thom Leonard Calista Corporation opens nominations for the 2017 Shareholder Awards. The Calista Awards are focused on the Calista Region, Calista Shareholders and Descendants. Nominations are open to Shareholders and Descendants living in and […]

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Cop Shop

Guilty in the courts

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 14 – March 3 Judgments Levi Lott, 46 4th Degree Assault 20 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Charlie Michael Smith, 31 2nd Degree Harassment 1 Yr. Prob. Scott […]

Speak Your Mind

It is not our culture

by Rhett Jackson Liquor was not meant for us. My Ap’a would always tell me that “using those stuff will give you no fun, and hard answers when you’re sober.” I don’t think they should […]

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Cop Shop

February 14 – March 3

Judgments Levi Lott, 46                               4th Degree Assault                               20 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Charlie Michael Smith, 31       2nd Degree Harassment                       1 […]

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Crime

296 marijuana plants seized in Tok

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Fairbanks SDEU received a tip regarding an illegal marijuana grow operation at a residence near milepost 1316 of the Alaska Highway. The following day, investigators with Fairbanks SDEU traveled to […]

In our Native Land

A Call for Stability and Sustainability

by Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon On any given day in the Speaker’s office I might meet with as many as 10 different business associations, local governments, organizations, or individuals—people involved in fisheries or […]

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Inside Bethel News

Officers assist man

Alaska State Troopers assisted in stopping a man from harming himself during an incident in the village of Kwethluk. Troopers report that on 2/1/2017 at about 1445 hours, AST in Bethel received a report of […]

Contributors

A tasty treat with a twist

by Millie Bentley Greetings. What a weekend of basketball throughout the delta. I hope everyone enjoyed cheering for their teams and got home safely. Here’s a treat that you can make for your ball players. […]

Inside Bethel News

Kuskokwim Ice Classic

by Haley Hanson The Kuskokwim Ice Classic is gearing up for another exciting year! The Ice Classic features an increased jackpot this year, as well as a new and important rule change. This year the […]

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Crime

Man suffers neck wound

A man in Bethel was medevaced for a neck slash wound, said Bethel PD. On 2/20/2017, at approximately 2118 hours, the Bethel Police Department received a call that a male was requesting medics for a […]

From The Editor

Island League Champions

by Greg Lincoln This is the 30th anniversary of the 1A Coastal Conference basketball tournament and the Newtok Lady Jaegers and the Chefornak Shamans are the winners. Thirty years ago the coach for the Shaman […]

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Contributors

Five Stages of Acculturation

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have been in Bethel a couple of months. When I first arrived, experiencing a new culture was exciting, and I felt as though I had found a culture that […]

Inside Bethel News

ONC Solicitation

To ONC tribal members, The Native Village of Bethel needs you, please seriously consider running for your tribal council. This is election year and 3 of 7 seats are up for consideration. To be eligible, […]

Crime

Escapee caught and remanded

A man who walked away from custody was found and remanded, said a report from the Bethel Police Department. On 02/17/2017, at approximately 1648 hours, Attorney Linda Hardyman reported that her client, Jesse Beaver Jr., 33 […]

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Crime

Man injured

A man was stabbed in an alcohol-fueled incident, said a report from the Bethel Police Department. On 01/16/2017 at approximately 0822 hours, the Bethel Police Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a male […]

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Crime

Firearms-related assault

A man in the village of Kipnuk was arrested for assault, said a report by the Alaska State Troopers. On 2/15/2017 at about 1642 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Bethel received a report of assault […]

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Classifieds

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 with 60 […]