In our Native Land

First steps from Valdez, in the snow

by Ned Rozell PORT VALDEZ: May 4, 2017–We have launched on the pipeline hike version 2.0, 20 years after the first time. I’m now sitting on the muscled root of a Sitka spruce by the […]

From The Editor

Memorial Day gathering draws loved ones to Ridgecrest Cemetery

by Greg Lincoln The Memorial Day Ceremony in Bethel was held at the resting place of dearly departed Captain Charlie Guinn. Captain Guinn served in the Alaska Territorial Guard. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post […]

Inside Bethel News

ONC mourns loss of colleague, friend

by the Orutsararmiut Native Council Orutsararmiut Native Council is saddened to learn of the death of a colleague, friend and employee. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with his wife; Josie and his children. […]

Inside Bethel News

Special Session Update

by Rep. Zach Fansler May 24, 2017 Dear Friends, The Legislature has begun a special session by an order from Governor Walker. During a special session the Legislature focuses specifically on items in the order […]

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Obituaries

Mary Martina Cheemuk “Kingaq” March 30, 1934 – March 17, 2017

Mary Martina (Andrews) Cheemuk “Kingaq” was born March 30, 1934 in St. Michael to biological parents Harry Johnson and Alexandra Tom, and adoptive parents Anthony and Zita Andrews. Mary was an only child to Alexandra […]

Contributors

Healthy muffins won’t leave you hungry

by Millie Bentley Greetings! Here is a recipe for Light Morning Sunshine Muffins. These are packed with flavor and have only about 200 calories and six grams of fat. If you want to freeze what […]

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 May 22 – 26

  Judgments W.G. Clark Anaruk III, 19 2nd Degree Harassment 6 Mos. Prob. Christopher Tinker, 39 3rd Degree Assault 2 Yrs., 5 Yrs. Prob. Brenda Fox, 56 Reckless Driving $250, 1 Yr. Prob. Tom Martini, […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 18

  • On 5-14-17 at 9:00am, Medics responded to Ridgecrest for the report of a person who had been assaulted. Medics assessed and transported the patient to YKER. • On 5-14-17 at 10:57 pm Medics […]

Village Telegraph

Action taken to conserve Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon

by the USFWS Federal Public Waters Closed to Chinook Salmon Fishing by Federally Qualified Subsistence Users Beginning June 12. In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC) and the Alaska Department of Fish […]

Contributors

Memories live on, make good ones

by Peter Twitchell I opened the folder to 1959 and looked at the pictures I took with my Kodak Instamatic camera back then. The photos were in perfect shape. I look at the pictures from 1909 […]

Village Telegraph

Visiting elders add student support at Kenai Peninsula College

by J. Besl Dorm life is a staple of the American college experience. Seventy-year-old neighbors living in the residence hall, not so much. But that’s the case at Kenai Peninsula College (KPC), where, a few […]

Contributors

Utilizing Your EAP

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Do you accept EAP insurance, and what is the benefit of using that over regular insurance? Answer: Your EAP isn’t an insurance, but it provides services similar to your insurance, […]

Village Telegraph

Alaska Territorial Guard Discharge Ceremony

The Alaska Native Heritage Center hosting a discharge ceremony to honor 16 members of the Alaska Territorial Guard (ATG). Governor Bill Walker and Brig. Gen. Laurie Hummel, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and […]

Letters to the Editor

Keep the top open when lighting your grill

To ensure a safe Memorial Day weekend, the Alaska state fire marshal’s office wants to remind you that before the barbecue begins, follow a few simple tips to ensure your grilling experience is a safe […]

Village Telegraph

2017 YK Delta Region Subsistence Spring Waterfowl Closure

A 30-day Emergency Closure has been established for the 2017 Alaska subsistence spring migratory bird harvest in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta region. The spring waterfowl season will be closed during the initiation of migratory bird nesting […]

Speak Your Mind

It’s time to change the old system and move forward

by Naparyaq Marcus Alexie Based upon my observations, our villages are not the only village or government system in which an old boys network exists. You will also find these types of networking scattered across […]

Delta Lifestyles

Breeding Bird Surveys on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

Aerial bird breeding surveys for waterfowl and other birds conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Migratory Bird Management will be taking place approximately May 24 – June 5th. The surveys will […]

In our Native Land

Middle school students return to ANSEP to explore health science career field

This week (May 25th), the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program welcomed more than 50 middle school students to the University of Alaska Anchorage campus for its first STEM Career Exploration component of the summer. […]

Village Telegraph

Mekoryuk Student Receives two Prestigious BP Scholarship Awards

Jayne Hanna of Nuniwarmiut School in Mekoryuk, Alaska, has been named the recipient of the BP Alaska Principal’s Scholarship and the BP Alaska Commissioner’s Scholarship Awards. Hanna was among 25 graduating high school seniors across […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 18

• On 5-13-17 at or around 9:30am Medics responded to 1ST Avenue for a person who needed a lift assist. The patient was assisted up and refused transported to the hospital, patient signed refusal form, […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel May 11 – 18

Judgments Joshua Pete Kopanuk, 46    2nd Degree Harassment  10 Days John R.C. Paul, 33    Reckless Endangerment    1 Yr. Prob. Sigfurd Kugtsun, 21    2nd Degree Harassment    1 Yr. Prob. Patluska Enoch, 32    4th Degree Assault    15 […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel martial arts team shines at state meet

by Tommy Wells When KUC Judo Program sensei Louise Russell and Y-K Fitness Center Judo instructor Warren Polk decided the time was right for Bethel to send a team to the 2017 Alaska Judo Championships, […]

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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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel District Court Vacancy Filling postponed

The Alaska Judicial Council previously announced that it would meet in August to make nominations to the Governor for the Bethel District Court Judge vacancy created by the appointment of Bethel District Court Judge Nathaniel […]

Inside Bethel News

BNC 43rd Shareholders Meeting

by Ana Hoffman Bethel Native Corporation is a for-profit village corporation formed under ANCSA. On May 6, 2017 the forty-third annual shareholders meeting was held in Bethel. At this meeting, shareholders re-elected directors A. Louise […]

From The Editor

KLA sends off Class of 2017

by Greg Lincoln The staff and students at the Kuskokwim Learning Academy (KLA) celebrated a memorable commencement program on May 13th, 2017, with the conferring of 21 diplomas. The students hail from Scammon Bay to […]

Village Telegraph

Non-indigenous Mule Deer found in Chena River Flood Control Area raises

by ADFG Staff A mule deer carcass found last week (May 18th) near the highway bridge over the Chena River Flood Control area is getting a close look by the Division of Wildlife Conservation. “The […]

In our Native Land

APSC addresses possession, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana by officers

by Dept. of Public Safety staff In February of 2015, following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Alaska, the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) examined the applicable state regulations prohibiting certified police, correction, probation/parole, and […]

Contributors

Salmon Pie that will thrill your taste buds

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is another salmon recipe to follow last week’s that you will like. It’s not like the Russian salmon pie, more like chicken pot pie. I don’t know where the recipe […]

Village Telegraph

Are We Experiencing a New Normal And Can It Have Implications With Smelt If The Donlin Mine Proceeds?

by Dave Cannon As a biologist living in either Bethel or Aniak for the past nineteen years, I’ve come to know the habits and behaviors of many of the Kuskokwim’s fishes. I not only studied […]

Contributors

Person-Centered Therapy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is Rogerian counseling? Answer: Rogerian counseling is also known as Person-centered therapy. It was developed by the late Carl Rogers. At first, he described his orientation as Patient-centered, moved […]

Inside Bethel News

On the Censure of Rep. David Eastman

by Rep. Bryce Edgmon Many of you are probably already aware that the House took a historic step on Thursday in censuring Representative David Eastman (R-Wasilla). I owe it to my constituents to say something […]

From The Editor

Promotion is a milestone for middle school students

by Greg Lincoln The Ayaprun Elitnaurvik School celebrated the promotion of their 15 sixth graders. This promotion marked the end of their schooling at Ayaprun which took place last Wednesday and the beginning of their […]

In our Native Land

Revisiting a dream, 20 years later

by Ned Rozell April 27, 2017: Twenty years ago, I was 34 when I walked away from a chain-link fence near Port Valdez and headed east. Those were the first steps on a summer-long trip […]

Contributors

Be a voice for your people

by Peter Twitchell One of the great privileges we have as Americans is we have a voice on many levels including boards and commissions. As citizens of the great state of Alaska, we are the […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel Branch Manager named Wells Fargo Alaska Volunteer of the Year

by David J. Kennedy Bethel Winter House to receive $2,000 in Cochrane’s honor Wells Fargo has named Bethel Branch Manager Jon Cochrane as its Alaska Volunteer of the Year for 2016. Wells Fargo will donate […]

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 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 12

• On 5-6-17 at 1:30 am medics responded to the Bowling Alley for report of intoxicated person. Patient was assessed and transported to the sobering center by CSP Officers. • On 5-6-17 at or around […]

Contributors

They Got Tired of Winning

by Tad Lindley One of the themes of President Trump’s campaign speeches was winning. “We’re going to turn it around, we’re going to start winning again. We’re going to win so much. We’re going to […]

Contributors

What it Means to be a Gentleman

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Can you please talk about what it means to be a gentleman? I think it would benefit men and boys to know how to treat others with civility, especially women. […]

In our Native Land

Rasmuson Foundation announces 2017 Individual Artist Awards

Artists Earl F. Atchak of Chevak and Merna Wharton of Fairbanks are two of the artists that have been named recipients of the Rasmuson Foundation 2017 Individual Artist Awards. Earl F. Atchak of Chevak was […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel May 7 – 12

Judgments Sakar Nook, 45 4th Degree Assault 10 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Jennifer Ann Joe, 23 Reckless Endangerment 1 Day, 3 Yrs. Prob. Gabriel Ronald Tinker, 26 4th Degree Assault 30 Days Patrick J. Olson, […]

Inside Bethel News

Council passes designation of community Dog Park ordinance

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel City Council voted to approve the ordinance that would authorize the designation of property for a community dog park. The proposed ordinance states that Bethel Municipal Code allows the city […]

Village Telegraph

Uksuum Cauyai: The Drums of Winter returns to the Y/K Delta

by K.J. Lincoln Audiences in Emmonak and Bethel enjoyed a special screening of the digitally restored award winning documentary film Uksuum Cauyai: The Drums of Winter. The film was shown at the Community Hall in […]

Village Telegraph

DIGITALLY RESTORED FILM UKSUUM CAUYAI: THE DRUMS OF WINTER RETURNS TO THE Y/K DELTA

by Mike Martz Special screenings of the digital restoration of the award winning documentary film Uksuum Cauyai: The Drums of Winter will be held at the Community Hall in Emmonak Wednesday May 10th at 7pm […]

Sports

Scammon star switches commitment to Skagit Valley

by Tommy Wells Christmas came a few early for Skagit Valley Community College head coach Steve Epperson. He isn’t complaining at all. Epperson picked up one of Alaska’s top players last week when Scammon Bay […]

In our Native Land

Kuskokwim Campus Graduation

by KuC Staff Twenty-four graduates walked the stage at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center on a sunny Friday afternoon to mark the forty-third commencement ceremony at UAF’s Kuskokwim Campus (KuC). Ten students earned certificates in […]

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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 […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 26 – May 5

  Judgments Everett W. Semone, 23 Manslaughter Two Counts 40 Yrs. Walter M. Johnson Jr., 38 1st Degree Assault 5 Yrs., 5 Yrs. Prob. Nicholas Maxie, 28 Driving Under the Influence, $3000, 20 Days, 2 […]

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Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 5

  • During the month of April Bethel Fire Responded to 212 medical call and 10 fire calls. • On 4/30/17 at 6:30am EMT’s were dispatched to the report of an ATV crash near AC […]

Sports

BRHS Invitational NYO Meet April 7-8, 2017

Individual Results One Foot High Kick JH Boys 1 Loren Kashatok, Newtok, 94” 2 Kaiten Charlie, Chefornak, 85” miss at 83” 3 Kalila Pavilla, Akiuk, 85” miss at 78” 4 Kalila Brink, Kwig, 81” 5 […]

Sports

Bethel Wrestling Club wraps up stellar year Thank you to generous sponsors

by Coach Darren Lieb The Bethel Wrestling Club would like to thank all of those that pledged some of our wrestlers in our Push Up fundraiser and to the following sponsors for their generous support […]

Contributors

Please make our library a quiet sanctuary again

by Peter Twitchell I’ve been to the library more than usual since retiring from my job which was cut due to no funding. I cannot not believe the amount of noise at our library. It […]

Village Telegraph

Hanna of Mekoryuk named National ACT Student Readiness Exemplar

by LKSD Staff Jayne Hanna, a high school senior at Nuniwarmiut School in Mekoryuk, Alaska, was named the National ACT Student Readiness Exemplar for the 2016-2017 ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign. This award highlights […]

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Youth News

Napaskiak student winner in Choose Respect Poster Contest Governor Walker Announces Winners

Over 200 students created depictions of what “Pulling Together for Each Other” means to them. Governor Bill Walker today (April 25) announced the winners of the 2017 Choose Respect: Alaskans Pulling Together for Each Other […]

In our Native Land

Special permit hunt open for muskoxen on Triangle Island

Muskoxen are occasionally stranded on islands with inadequate food and water resources for survival and the Alaska Board of Game has addressed this situation through regulation 5 AAC 92.046, which allows the Department to open […]

Inside Bethel News

Dates set for 2018 K300 Sled Dog Race

The K300 Committee is proud to announce the 39th Kuskokwim 300 will begin Friday January 19, 2018 and will run through Monday January 22, 2018. The Bogus Creek 150 will begin Friday, January 19th and […]

Contributors

Trumpeter Swan (Caqulegpak)

by Frank Keim If you’ve watched Trumpeter swans, there are two things you notice right from the get-go: their enormous size and their loud resonant call, which reminds me of, well, a trumpet. Trumpeters are […]

Letters to the Editor

Quyana for your support

Native Village of Hooper Bay, City of Hooper Bay, and SLC, Youth and Elder Group, Qungasvik, Wellness Center, and numerous volunteers, held the annual Louis Bunyan Festival on April 6, 7, 8, 2017. Thanks to […]

In our Native Land

Alaska Moravian Church Seminary Graduates

Receiving their diplomas from the Alaska Moravian Church Seminary are (from left) Jennifer Cho, George Amik Jr., and Annie G. Kinegak. The students received their credentials on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 for successfully completing their […]

Village Telegraph

Federal public waters closed to gillnet fishing by all users beginning June 12 Action taken to conserve Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC) and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADFG), the Federal In-season Manager has closed Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River main-stem and salmon […]

Contributors

A Tasty Treat from the Banana Belt

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Happy Kuskowim break-up! This calls for a nice punch recipe that you can serve at your graduation parties or your spring get-togethers. It is a nice way to use up some […]

Speak Your Mind

Real Controversy over REAL ID

by Rep. Bryce Edgmon Early this session House and Senate “companion” bills—HB74 and SB34—were introduced on behalf of the governor in an effort to bring Alaska into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. Passed […]

Inside Bethel News

Lieb claims gold at U.S. Open Kids/Cadets tournament

by Tommy Wells Hayden Lieb added another impressive note to his wrestling resume last weekend by turning in a stellar performance at the 2017 U.S. Open Kids/Cadets tournament. The Bethel Regional High School standout turned […]

In our Native Land

CVRF launches Spring 2017 People Propel® Equipment Subsidy Program

Coastal Villages Region Fund is launching the Spring 2017 period of its flagship People Propel® program. The program was created in 2013 to help residents of CVRF’s 20 member communities purchase equipment critical to daily […]

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From The Editor

Thank you for supporting preschool and headstart

by Greg Lincoln The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board of Education has passed Resolution 17-04 at their last meeting in April. This resolution declares support for mandatory Pre-K in Alaska’s public schools. Quyana! Headstart or […]

Inside Bethel News

The Salvation Army announces plans to transition services in Bethel

The Salvation Army is in process of transitioning support in the Bethel community from its current fulltime Outpost ministry to a more sustainable, community-based Service Unit model. The Army’s Outpost will continue in its current […]

Speak Your Mind

Our Personal Investment in Our Communities, Our State, and Alaska’s Next Generation

by Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon April 28th, 2017: On Tuesday evening the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee took public testimony on HB 115—the Education Funding Act—and afterward much was made of the fact […]

Sports

Smith, Pleasant grab golds at Alaska USA State Wrestling Championships

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith and Zachariah Pleasant both won a pair of first-place finishes and a second in another at the 2017 Alaska USA State Wrestling Championships this past weekend at the Menard Sports […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending April 28

  • On 04-21-17 at 2:00 p.m. medics responded to Akiachak Drive for the report of an intoxicated person who was unconscious and unresponsive. Medics were cancelled while enroute to the scene. BPD Officers transported […]

Letters to the Editor

Let’s Keep in Touch!

Good morning – Here we are at the end of April with the Legislature continuing their work on how to address our State’s fiscal deficit. Both the Senate and the House have passed legislation that […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 21 – 28

  Judgments Jordan Pete, 24 4th Degree Assault 4 Mos., 3 Yrs. Prob. Randy Bell, 23 Resist/Interfere Arrest, Felony DUI 390 Days; $10,000; 3 Yrs. Prob. Stacey Earl Hoagland, 26 Drive Without Valid Operators License $300 […]

Delta Lifestyles

State asserts ownership to disputed portions of the Knik River

Today (April 19th), the State of Alaska filed suit against the United States to assert ownership of the land underlying portions of the Knik River. After failed attempts to have the federal government recognize the […]

In our Native Land

From rat brains to monkey brains: Famous tobacco researcher enthralls Alaska Job Corps students

On Wednesday, April 26, students at the Alaska Job Corps Center were absolutely captivated during a dynamic presentation by famous tobacco addiction researcher Victor DeNoble on the science of addiction and how it affects the […]

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Obituaries

Connie Sautebin Dec. 19, 1920 – March 15, 2017

Constance (Connie) Sautebin, 96, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Wednesday, March 15th, in the Bethany Retirement Living Memory Care Unit, with loving family by her side. Constance “Connie” Marie Sautebin was born to John […]

Sports

Beans-Polk, Bethel wrestlers grab Alaska USA girls’ state crown

by Tommy Wells Lindsey Beans-Polk found herself in the spotlight on Friday. And she delivered in a huge way Beans-Polk was one of four Bethel Wrestling Club standouts to claim gold medals in Wasilla and […]

Inside Bethel News

Should I Try This Drug?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have been hearing a lot about the benefits of smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes and for just the sheer enjoyment of it. I’ve gotten the impression that it really […]

Inside Bethel News

Hold on to your Dogs, the Birds are Back

From lanky sandhill cranes to petite red-necked phalaropes, migratory birds are appearing statewide in ever-increasing numbers, adding life to Alaska’s skies and cacophonies of sound to marshes, coasts, and streams. The birds’ arrival is a […]

In our Native Land

Tundra swans take two distinct paths to Alaska

by Ned Rozell Skiing to work over a persistent spring snowpack, I looked up to see a large white bird flapping gracefully over the spruce tops. A few gentle honks confirmed it was a tundra […]