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Obituaries

Helen Parker Garlick Castle 1928 – 2017

Helen Parker Garlick Castle, died on 3 April 2017 at her home in Orofino ID. Born in 1928 and raised on a small farm in Galesville WI with her 3 brothers and sister, Helen started […]

In our Native Land

Snowmachiner rescued

Alaska State Troopers in Bethel received a report of a stranded snow machine operator somewhere near Kongiganak on 4/22/2017 at about 2251 hours. Basil Andrew, age 32 of Chefornak, sunk his snow machine in a […]

Contributors

Recognizing and Confronting Jealousy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: For years I have struggled with jealousy, but it is only recently that I have had the courage to call it jealousy. When I was dating as a teenager, I […]

Contributors

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 lawsuit. When the Unilever Corporation (manufacturer of Q-tip […]

Inside Bethel News

YKHC to offer free water sampling Apr. 24-27

The YKHC Office of Environmental Health & Engineering (OEHE) water lab routinely tests water for total coliform and E. coli bacteria. From April 24 to 27, the YKHC water lab will be testing water samples, […]

Sports

Anaver, Paul help Falcons soar to District NYO championship

by Tommy Wells Jaden Anaver shattered a long-standing state record and Katelyn Paul placed in the top five in six events on Saturday and helped spur the Kipnuk Falcons to the District NYO Championship in […]

Inside Bethel News

Council seeking letters of interest for soon-to-open council seat

The City Council will be accepting letters of interest from qualified candidates interested in filling Council Member Nikki Hoffman’s term, ending October 2017. Submissions can be made to the City Clerk’s office by email, mail […]

Contributors

Conni’s 5-Yum Summer Pie

by Millie Bentley Greetings! How does strawberry-rhubarb pie sound? It sounds great right about now. My sister-in-law Conni Bentley is a terrific baker and maker of desserts extraordinaire. Here is her recipe for Strawberry-Rhubarb Streusel […]

Inside Bethel News

Smith nabs win in final regular wrestling season meet

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith found the perfect way to close out the regular season for the Bethel Wrestling Club. He wrestled his way to a perfect 5-0 record and helped Bethel turn in a […]

Sports

Nicholas, David lead Kongiganak to JH NYO title

by Tommy Wells Kalila Brink of Kwigillingok connecting with the ball in the junior high boys event. Jason Nicholas and Lauren David combined to win 10 gold medals this past weekend and powered the Kongiganak […]

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 […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 14 – 21

  Judgments Alexander David P. Evan, 23 2nd Degree Burglary 1 Yr., 3 Yrs. Prob. Ken Kavelunak Pasitnak, 39 4th Degree Assault 90 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Tommy Queenie, 35 4th Degree Assault 60 Days, […]

Inside Bethel News

The Midnight Sun Team national finalists in light & sleep STEM Competition

Miska Alexia, Luke Stepp, Gabe Boyles, Aletta Demrovski along with coach/teacher, Deborah Fancher, of Raven Homeschool, which is part of the Yukon Koyukuk School District have been named national finalists in the 2nd annual Bright […]

Village Telegraph

A Happy Tradition

Women of Toksook Bay gather together for a sharing party in honor of a successful seal hunter’s catch last Wednesday. Gia Moses is celebrating her dad’s first bearded seal of the season by distributing it […]

Letters to the Editor

Wallace and the Whale

Key Statement: What you treasure becomes precious, important, and brings great gratitude from your mind into your heart. Many years ago at NBC, a coaching team was invited to speak in schools at Barrow, Alaska. […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending April 19

  • On 4/15/17 at 7:36 p.m. medics responded to Ridgecrest and Akakeek for report of person sleeping outside. The patient was assessed and refused transport to hospital. • On 4/15/17 at 8:50 p.m. medics […]

Speak Your Mind

Income tax for Alaska

by Robin Smith Alaska is the only state that doesn’t require either income or sales taxes to run the government. Alaska has been fortunate to have had sufficient oil income since 1980 to pay all […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel’s Washington recognized for Service to Veterans

At its March 10, 2017 meeting, the Alaska Veterans Advisory Council (AVAC), voted unanimously to recognize six Alaskan’s for their work enhancing the lives of veterans and their families. Included in the honors was Bethel’s […]

Village Telegraph

Kuskokwim Campus Student of the Year Awards

by Cindy Andrecheck The University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus is pleased to announce its Student of the Year Awards. Full-time Student of the Year Award was presented to Isabelle Arnayagaq Dyment from Bethel, AK. […]

Inside Bethel News

Kuskokwim Ice Classic Second Chance

by BCSF Staff The tripod is about to move! Wish you had a closer guess? New this year, the Kuskokwim Ice Classic is offering a second guessing opportunity in addition to the regular Ice Classic […]

In our Native Land

Squirrels somehow predict seed bonanza

by Ned Rozell Stan Boutin has climbed more than 5,000 spruce trees in the last 30 years. He’s fallen only once, and he has often returned to the forest floor knowing if a ball of […]

Contributors

Let us eat Blueberry Cake

by Millie Bentley Greetings! Here is a Bethel-inspired recipe for Blueberry Cake from my friend Connie. You can use the tundra berries you have in the freezer if you have any left. It is well-worth […]

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From The Editor

You can be the first to win the next Artistic License Plate Competition

by Greg Lincoln Alaska is known for inspiring beautiful art. Art can be found wherever you want to find it. In nature, at home, in the sky, or even close up. With all this inspiration […]

Crime

Death investigated in Pilot Station

A man in Pilot Station is deceased after being shot, said the Alaska State Troopers. On 4/13/17 at about 0029 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a fatal shooting in Pilot Station. A Village […]

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Obituaries

Elsie Christine Isaac “Chris-ayagaq” Nov. 30, 1953 – Feb. 27, 2017

Elsie Christine Isaac “Chris-ayagaq” was born on November 30, 1953 to Sophie (Mute) Jack and Eddie Jack. She enjoyed cutting fish at fishcamp with her family in her early years, crocheting, sewing, subsistence gathering, playing […]

Speak Your Mind

Remembrance and appreciation at retirement

by Barb Angaiak Dear LKSD Board, Administration, Staff, Students and Community: As I near retirement I am reflecting on a long career in the Y-K Delta. I feel fortunate to have worked all these years […]

Letters to the Editor

Guideline suggestions for search and rescue missions

To whom it may concern and Coastal Area Villages, Newtok Village Council would like to implore assisting agencies and other parties involved or affected to amend the guidelines for conducting ground and aerial search and […]

In our Native Land

Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Morning: The sun rises at 7:22am as members of the Alaska Moravian Church and others gather together for the Easter Sunrise Service on Resurrection Sunday. Leading the service is Pastor Timothy Samson, originally of […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 10 – 14

Judgments Jon R. Nerby, 35 4th Degree Assault 2 Yrs. Prob. Martin James, 50 3rd Degree Assault 6 Mos., 4 Yrs. Prob. Brandon Nanok, 26 2nd Degree Harassment 4 Days John Lomack, 30 Driving Under […]

State Wide

U.S. Vice President Pence meets with Gov. Walker

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met Saturday, April 15 with Alaska Governor Bill Walker and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) President Keith Meyer. The Vice President made a stop in Alaska as part of his […]

Sports

Bethel wrestler Lieb earns All-American honors

Hayden Lieb and Thomas Dyment travelled to Virginia Beach, VA to compete in the 2017 National High School Coaches Association National Tournament March 24-26. This tournament showcases most of the top high school wrestlers from […]

Contributors

Traditional Values

by Peter Twitchell When I looked up “values” it means: principles, standards, morals, ethics, ideals, and when we talk about traditional values it could include these Tlingit Values: Respect for self and others including Elders, […]

Village Telegraph

Calista Corporation adds $1,000 Enrollment Drawing

by Thom Leonard 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 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending April 14

• On 4/9/17 Medics responded to the area of the Long House for the report of a person who was assaulted, medics treated and transported the patient to the hospital for further evaluation. • On […]

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Obituaries

David Owen David “Qayuq” July 4, 1933 – Feb. 24, 2017

David was born on July 4, 1933, in Anuuraaq, which is about 3 miles southwest of Kwigillingok, and was adopted as a newborn to Uyuruciaq and Cikigaq David. He passed away peacefully at Alaska Native […]

Village Telegraph

2017 Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon Outlook

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Bethel for salmon fishermen in the Kuskokwim River Drainage. Chinook Salmon Forecast The […]

Sports

Charlie leads Gold to all-star romp

by Tommy Wells Kia Charlie went into the 2017 Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches 2017 Class 1A/2A Senior All-Star Game as one of the state’s most recognizable players. Fresh from leading the Scammon Bay Lady […]

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 […]

Village Telegraph

Appeal hearing to be held

The City of Bethel, Board of Adjustment per Bethel Municipal Code Title 18, will hold an appeal hearing on the Planning Commission’s decision to deny a Conditional Use Permit application submission from Steve Chung, Tundra […]

Inside Bethel News

GCI donates to BSAR, helps support emergency services

GCI presented the Bethel Search and Rescue with a $5,000 donation yesterday, which will help support the organization’s life-saving search and rescue missions in Bethel and surrounding villages. “Bethel Search and Rescue works tirelessly to […]

Contributors

Broken Window Theory Applied to Parenting

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: My kids are out of control and my house is a mess. My husband complains that he is tired of a dirty house and wonders what I do all day. […]

Inside Bethel News

Kuskokwim Ice Classic deadline coming up

by Haley Hanson The Kuskokwim Ice Classic deadline of April 17th at 7pm is quickly approaching, so make sure to get your tickets! Bethel groups are selling during the lunch hour, after work, and on […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 3 – 5

  Judgments Steven Wassilie Andrew, 21 Reckless Driving 10 Days Neil A. Chiklak, 46 Violate DV Protective Order 180 Days Christopher J. Lewis, 26 Fail to Stop at Direction of Officer, Driving Under the Influence  1 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending March 26

  • The Bethel Fire Department responded to 106 EMS and 1 Fire incidents during the month of March. •Alcohol-related EMS calls for service represented 46.2% (49 incidents) of the total number of responses during […]

In our Native Land

Tundra to Table cooking series and mini-magazines celebrate superfoods of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta

by Jennifer Nu The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Assistance, Family Nutrition Programs has just released a new cooking series called Tundra-to-Table and a collection of culturally-relevant mini-magazines for Yup’ik […]

From The Editor

Spring is NYO season

by Greg Lincoln Each spring brings another season of Native Youth Olympics and this past weekend the BRHS NYO team hosted their annual meet. It was great to see all the coaches and athletes coming […]

Contributors

Early Entry into Kindergarten

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury It’s the time of the year when parents of children who miss the entry date into Kindergarten by a few days, weeks, or even months consider whether they should have their […]

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Village Telegraph

Federal Hunting Regulations reversed

Governor Bill Walker thanked Congress and the President today (April 4th) for taking action to overturn federal regulations that prohibit certain hunting methods on national wildlife refuges. “I applaud the action taken by the federal […]

Contributors

Feeling crabby? Try this for breakfast

by Millie Bentley Greetings from beautiful downtown Bethel. This week I have a recipe that I came up with that you can make for breakfast or brunch. I first made it when I had more […]

Speak Your Mind

Trump Administration plans to cut funding for the Essential Air Service Program

by Grant Aviation Grant Aviation is asking for your assistance to help preserve the Essential Air Service (EAS) program in Alaska. The Trump administration announced on March 17th their intention to cut funding for this […]

Letters to the Editor

Be a Good Parent

My wife, Faith, and I created three children. As they grew, they occasionally objected to our parental authority. (Especially in their teenage years). As good parents, we never allowed such behavior. They would fully understand […]

In our Native Land

Atmautluak Sled Dog Race results

The Levi A. and Henry J. Nicholai Memorial Sled Dog Race took place on March 24-25, 2017. The events were sponsored by the Atmautluak Traditional Council. There were dog races for the men, for women, […]

Sports

Snyder leads Kwigillingok to Bethel NYO Invite title

by Tommy Wells Walter Snyder rolled up 21 points by placing in seven events this past weekend and helped carry Kwigillingok to the top spot at the 2017 Bethel Invitational NYO meet. Kwigillingok edged out […]

Contributors

The Two Church Services You Should Never Miss

by Tad Lindley When I was a teenager I was at a friend’s home and they had a calendar from the church that they attended. It had a wide variety of special festivals and church […]

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Inside Bethel News

Muskoxen harmed by poachers

On 4/2/17 a report was received about multiple musk ox which had been shot near a snowmachine trail between the Bethel dump and Akiachak. According to the complainant, one cow musk ox was dead, and […]

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State Wide

PacRim Coal suspends permitting of a coal mine within the Ch’u’itnu

by the NARF Today (April 3rd), the Native Village of Tyonek (NVT) secured a powerful victory in its fight against a proposed 25,000 acre open pit coal mine that threatened its homeland, culture, and way […]

Village Telegraph

CVRF completes distribution of 2017 Winter Heating Oil Benefits

Each winter, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) provides energy assistance to families in Western Alaska through its longstanding heating oil program. The recently completed distribution of heating oil benefits for 2017 provided 56,160 gallons of […]

Village Telegraph

Best in the West 2017 Winners

by Reyne Athanas The UAF Kuskokwim Campus Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and Best in the West partners are pleased to announce the winners of the ninth annual small business competition for 2017. This annual competition […]

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Inside Bethel News

Public Hearing for Salmon Fisheries in the Kuskokwim River Drainage

A public hearing is scheduled for 6:00–8:00 p.m., April 18, 2017, at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel to receive testimony on two temporary special action requests received by the Federal Subsistence Board (Board). Ken […]

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Trapper of the Year accolades

Jaimie Kassman of Bethel was named as the Fabian Carey Trapper of the Year during the Alaska Trappers Association’s annual banquet in Fairbanks on March 18. Kassman runs a treatment center for troubled teens in […]

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Village Telegraph

Search for missing man

A Newtok man on a hunting trip is overdue and is the subject of a search and rescue mission. On 3/27/2017 at about 1145 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Bethel received a report of an overdue […]

From The Editor

Cama-i honors given to beloved elders, volunteers

by Greg Lincoln The 2017 Cama-i Festival shall live on in our memories as another wonderful page in the history of our great land. Thank you Linda Curda, for this great gift you have given […]

Inside Bethel News

Dancing for Cama-i

The Cree Indian Running Thunder Dancers from Canada was one of the troupes that performed at the 2017 Cama-i Dance Festival. A variety of groups shared their traditional dances and culture at the 3-day event […]

Speak Your Mind

Suicide Prevention Activity using our Subsistence Lifestyle

by Althea Jackson Waqaa, my name is Althea Jackson. I am the new Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Akiachak Native Community under the SAMHSA Native Connections grant, also known as the Qigcikiyaraq Pinariuq (it’s time for […]

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 […]

Village Telegraph

CVRF partners with Honda to provide snow machine maintenance

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) and All Seasons Honda are pioneering a unique program to offer dealership-quality snow machine repair and maintenance services at CVRF community service centers (CSCs) located in communities across the region. […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel March 20 – 30

Judgments Steven Frerichs, 30 Fraud Use Access Devise 1 Yr. Prob. Brenda R. Agimuk, 52 Alcohol Beverages Transported by Common Carrier $500, 1 Yr. Prob. John V. Ashepak Jr., 35 4th Degree Assault 8 Mos. Mary […]

Village Telegraph

Annual Federal Subsistence Migratory Bird Harvest opens

by the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-management Council Emperor goose subsistence season opens for the first time in more than 30 years. The annual spring/summer federal subsistence migratory bird harvest regulations for 2017 will take effect […]

Inside Bethel News

Simon crowned Miss Cama-i 2017

by K.J. Lincoln Regina Pingayak-Simon of Chevak is the new Miss Cama-i for 2017. She was crowned on Saturday night during the Cama-i Festival after a day of cultural pageantry. Passing on the title was […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending March 25

  • On 3-19-17 at 11:37 pm Medics responded to Ptarmigan Street for report of a person with difficulty breathing. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 3-20-17 at 8:15 am Medics […]

Inside Bethel News

Fur fashion showcased at Cama-i

by K.J. Lincoln Fans enjoyed the Fur Fashion Show at Cama-i this year, which has made it’s way back to the stage after many years courtesy of the Kuskokwim Campus and interested community members. The […]