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 […]

Village Telegraph

CVRF opens Summer Youth-to-Work Program application period

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) today (March 23rd) announced program details and application instructions for its 2017 Youth-to-Work (YTW) program. CVRF will be running its YTW program for the 11th consecutive summer, making it possible […]

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 […]

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Obituaries

Nick Allirkar Keene Oct. 22, 1944 – Feb. 21, 2017

Nick Allirkar Keene was born to George Nayir Jacob and his wife Sophie ‘Aqum’aq’ Bavilla on October 22, 1944 at Cuukvagtuliq and was raised in Nunapicuaq. Nick along with his sister Natalia were adopted by […]

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

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 […]

From The Editor

Coastal Conference 1A boys win state Sportsmanship Award

by Greg Lincoln Congratulations to Coaches Robert and Eva Panruk and to their team, the Chefornak Shamans for winning the 2017 State 1A Basketball Sportsmanship Award for the boys. This award is given to the […]

Speak Your Mind

YK Delta Yup’ik and Athabascan Intertribal Conference

Submitted by the Akiak Native Community ONC Multipurpose Building, Bethel Alaska The Yup’ik and Athabascan tribes of the YK delta are being called to a meeting April 4, 2017 in Bethel to consider and to […]

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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Obituaries

Justin Peterson Feb. 28, 1984 – Feb. 8, 2017

Justin Peterson was born on February 28, 1984 in Mountain Village Clinic to Charlie and Darlene Peterson. He was welcomed by his oldest sister Denise. In the following years to come Justin and Denise became […]

Sports

Three-point barrage rallies ACS past Bethel in 4th-place showdown

by Tommy Wells For the first 20 minutes of the Bethel Regional High School’s showdown for fourth-place at the 2017 ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Class 3A State Basketball Championships, the Warriors had their way. In […]

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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

Bethel cheer squad claims runner-up, academic honors at state meet

by Tommy Wells When the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors stepped on the floor of the Alaska Airlines Center last Wednesday night, they had one simple goal in mind – do the best they […]

Inside Bethel News

LKSD seeks community feedback to steer efforts toward Student Achievement

by LKSD Staff The Lower Kuskokwim School District is seeking feedback from the community to increase student achievement. In 2016, the LKSD Board of Education identified four district-wide goals that are being used to steer […]

Village Telegraph

Iditarod XLV special award recipients honored at awards banquet

The 2017 special awards bestowed to mushers during and after Iditarod XLV were presented at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race awards banquet in Nome on Sunday, March 19. The awards, in entirety, are listed […]

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. […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending March 25

  • On 3-18-17 at 10:14 a.m. medics responded to the Sobering Center for a person with a head injury. On arrival medics assessed and transported the patient to the hospital. • On 3-18-17 at […]

Village Telegraph

BBNC reaches $200 million distributed in shareholder dividends

Bristol Bay Native Corporation reached a significant milestone by issuing its 200 millionth dollar to its over 10,000 shareholders through shareholder dividends on Friday, March 3, 2017. BBNC made its first shareholder dividend payment at […]

Inside Bethel News

The Permanent Fund Protection Act Senate District S Legislative Update

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Family, friends and neighbors – This last Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the Senate approved passage of SB 26: Perm. Fund: Deposits; Dividends; Earnings, aka the Permanent Fund Protection Act. I voted […]

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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 […]

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Inside Bethel News

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel August 30 – September 4

Judgments Wilson Carl Kassock, 33 Driving Under the Influence $3000, 20 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Jerome J. Williams, 29 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Gregory Chris Tobeluk, 37 1st Degree Criminal Trespassing, […]

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Delta Lifestyles

GCI’s Channel 907 to broadcast Alaska high school “March Madness”

Alaskans can watch basketball state championship games live, exclusive on Channel 907. GCI’s Channel 907 will be the place to catch Alaska high school basketball action throughout the month of March, bringing local sports coverage […]

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. […]

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Sports

Morgan, Koonuk lead Halfbreeds to 4th at state

by Tommy Wells Alyssa Morgan and Shauna Koonuk scored into double figures on Saturday and powered the Aniak Lady Halfbreeds to a 49-42 victory over the Ninilchik Lady Wolverines in the fourth-place game at the […]

Inside Bethel News

Conditional use permit hearing for alcohol liquor license

A public hearing notice has been issued for a conditional use permit for a liquor license. The proposed permit is for 105 Hoffman in Bethel for the Tundra Liquor Cache. The purpose for the permit is […]

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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Speak Your Mind

Alaska’s current fiscal situation and the Legislative Session

by Governor Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott As we reach the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session, we wish to share some thoughts about this critical time that represents a truly defining moment […]

Village Telegraph

Alaska Air Guardsmen bid farewell to last C-130 Hercules aircraft

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — On the bright, chilly morning of March 5, a small crowd of onlookers and well-wishers listened to the sound of the Alaska Air National Guard’s C-130H Hercules turboprops recede into […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending March 16

• On 3-10-17 at 3:37 pm, medics responded to Ridgecrest Drive for report of unresponsive person. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 3-10-17 at 5:38 pm Engine 4 responded to Blackberry […]

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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 […]

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Sports

Flynn leads Shaman to Class 1A consolation finals

by Tommy Wells Wally Flynn, Dennis Panruk and Jackie Wassillie all turned in outstanding performances this past weekend and helped the Chefornak Shaman fight their way to the consolation finals at the 2017 ASAA Class […]

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Community dog park needed in Bethel, says council

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel City Council considered a proposal that would allow for the creation of a community dog park. Ordinance 17-08 was introduced during the February 14th, 2017 meeting by Mayor Rick Robb, […]

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 […]

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 […]

From The Editor

State basketball opens with 1A/2A finals

by Greg Lincoln This week is the exciting 1A/2A State Basketball finals in Anchorage to be held at the Alaska Airlines Center. For the girls it will be the top seeded Scammon Bay Eagles who […]

Sports

Late run lifts Bethel past Kotzebue, into 3A state tournament

by Tommy Wells For the Bethel Regional High School Warriors, their 2016-17 basketball season came down to a 5 minutes and 55 seconds span of the fourth quarter of their second-place game at the 2017 […]

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Local teams in the Iditarod running strong

The teams of Pete Kaiser of Bethel and Richie Diehl of Aniak have left the checkpoint at Kaltag and are currently on their way to Unalakleet as of Sunday night. From Kaltag to Unalakleet is […]

Village Telegraph

Western Alaska Sprint Championship Sled Dog Race

The Bethel Sprint Mushers Club hosted the 2nd annual Western Alaska Sprint Championship Sled Dog Race during the weekend of March 4-5, 2017. Winning the 32-mile race was Mike Williams Jr. of Akiak. He posted […]

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Council to consider another package store liquor license application

A local business owner has submitted an application for a new package liquor store in Bethel. Steve Chung’s application for the Tundra Liquor Cache is up for council review during the Tuesday, March 14th city council […]

Sports

Lady Warriors punch ticket to state with win over Kotz

by Tommy Wells Katie Crow made more than a few big-time shots for the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors on Saturday evening in the Western Conference Basketball Championships’ second-place game. None, however, was more […]

Contributors

Do You Think I Wish I Had Killed Myself?

by Tad Lindley It would seem like with the days getting longer again and summer coming, everyone would be much happier. And yet spring after spring for the 28 years I have lived in Alaska […]

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 […]

Sports

Alakanuk takes on Scammon Bay in Yukon Delta finals

by Tommy Wells Alakanuk might have entered the Yukon Delta Conference 1A tournament as a relative unknown, but they didn’t finish the three-day event that way. En route to ending one of the state’s longest […]

Village Telegraph

CVRF continues to focus on providing Fair and Equitable Benefit Delivery

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) serves a large geographic area with well over 9,000 residents. Its mission is to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable development in the 20 member communities in that area. Delivering benefits […]

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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State Wide

Alaska’s inaugural License Plate Design Competition

Are you a kindergartener with an eye for color? Are you a professional artist looking for opportunities in an unusual medium? Are you an Alaskan looking to gain fame and recognition in both visual art […]

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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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Contributors

Steam Bath File #229: The Hottest Spot in the Qasgiq

by Tad Lindley When I have guests over to my qasgiq sometimes there is discussion about the heat distribution. Often times they’ll look at me and say, “How come you let me sit in the […]

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 […]

Contributors

Those in recovery need stability and safety

by Peter Twitchell I liked the idea of the Therapeutic Court program for offenders and disadvantaged due to chemical additions like alcohol. I have never been in TC program but know in my heart that it […]

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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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Ravn Alaska to honor all Yute Air flights through month of March, add four new routes

Ravn Alaska announced today (March 4) it will honor all existing purchased reservations on Yute Air, including goldenrod tickets for travel between Bethel and any Bethel hub location served, through March 31, 2017. The announcement […]

In our Native Land

YK Delta Yupik and Athabascan Intertribal Conference

by Mike Williams Sr. Yupiit Picaryarait Cultural Center Bethel, Alaska March 8, 9, 2017 The federally recognized Yupik and Athabascan tribes of the YK delta and officers of the Calista Corporation are holding an intertribal […]

Inside Bethel News

GCI to award $300,000 in scholarships to Alaska students

Scholarships will be awarded in over 60 communities for the 2017-2018 school year. GCI today (March 1st) announced it will award $300,000 in scholarships to students who live in one of the communities served by […]

Sports

Scammon Bay girls cruise to third straight Yukon Delta title

by Tommy Wells The Scammon Bay High School Lady Eagles are the epitome of good. En route to extending their state’s-best 48-game win streak, the defending Class 1A state champions nailed down their third straight […]

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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 […]