Inside Bethel News

Pete & David exchange wedding vows

O Happy Day! Joe Pete and his beautiful bride Kathleen David, both of Bethel, were wedded in holy matrimony at the United Pentecostal Church last Sunday, June 18, 2017. The wedding party included Best Man […]

In our Native Land

AVCP helps recycle E-Waste Old electronic equipment collected as backhaul

by K.J. Lincoln AVCP through their Environmental Department hosted an e-waste drive last weekend in Bethel to help folks dispose of their old electronics for recycling. E-waste is the term used for any electronic products […]

Sports

Persson signed on to play for Umpqua RiverHawks

The RiverHawk Volleyball team has signed Rachelle Persson of Kalskag, Alaska, to continue her volleyball career as a member of the RiverHawks. Persson played at Mt. Edgecumbe High School, where she was a member of […]

Crime

Assault with uluaq

State Troopers in Togiak received a report of an assault which had occurred at a residence in Togiak On 06/16/17 approximately 1756 hrs. Investigation revealed that Cynthia Williams, age 22, of Togiak had physically assaulted […]

Contributors

Philosophy of Marriage – Part 2

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury A second part to my philosophy of marriage is that it is unnecessary to fight. There is nowhere in any marriage vows that I have ever examined that says anything about fighting. […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Council member advocates for park development plan for Kasayuli Sub

Council member Naim Shabani will be introducing an action memorandum at the City of Bethel’s June 27th regular meeting that is aimed at directing administration to begin working on a park development plan for Kasayuli […]

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Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 19

• 6-9-17 4:06 p.m. medics responded to first road Housing for a person with shoulder pain. Patient transported to the hospital. • 6-10-17 at 4:30 p.m. medics responded to 6th Avenue for the report of […]

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American Red Cross of Alaska provides aid to Kwethluk residents

The American Red Cross of Alaska responds to calls for assistance, on average, almost once a day state-wide. In May, the Red Cross provided assistance to 4 residents of Kwethluk. Overall statewide, a total of […]

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Teen takes child home to keep her safe

A 1 ½ year old child was found safe after a massive search was launched in Bethel to find her after her mother found her missing. On June 19, 2017 at approximately 0722 hours, Bethel Police […]

Speak Your Mind

The American Flag

The 5th graders from Gladys Jung Elementary took part in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary American Flag Poetry and Essay Contest back in March. The entries were all handwritten original pieces about the American […]

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 […]

Summer Living

Sharing the trail with born Alaskans

by Ned Rozell June 1, 2017: Who is this girl, hair in braids, emerging from the tent with a full backpack? She is 10 years old, a recent fourth grade graduate, out here with a […]

Inside Bethel News

Legislature agrees to Operating Budget

by Rep. Zach Fansler June 23, 2017: Dear Neighbors, Last night the Alaska State Legislature passed an operating budget, HB 57, which successfully averts the State Government from entering a shutdown at the end of […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River opened to gillnet fishing last Saturday

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal In-season Manager announced a 12-hour gillnet opportunity for Federally qualified subsistence users to harvest fish other […]

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City of Bethel empowers council to solicit partners for transit system

The City of Bethel council members passed a resolution that empowers council members to solicit community and/or regional partners for the transit system. Resolution 17-12 passed on the council’s June 13th, 2017 consent agenda. The […]

Crime

Inebriate arrested for pepper spraying incident

Alaska State Troopers in Emmonak received a report of an assault in Kotlik on 6/4/17. It was reported that a female was spraying people with pepper spray while riding a four wheeler. An investigation is […]

From The Editor

Let’s celebrate the 4th of July

by Greg Lincoln Folks, it’s time to celebrate our nation’s holiday with festivities, food, and fun in Bethel. The annual 4th of July Celebration is kicked off with the annual parade through town followed by […]

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Bethel Spirits to open

by Ana Hoffman Bethel Spirits will open on June 27, 2017 at the 750 Front Street location in Bethel. The package store will operate 8 hours a day, five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday. […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel June 15 – 21

Judgments Wyatt N. Redfox, 22 4th Assault, 5th Degree Criminal 30 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Georgie K. Lamont, 59 1st Degree Burglary ½ Yr., 3 Yrs. Prob. Jesse Beaver Jr., 34 3rd Degree Assault 1 […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Pacific Bering Sea Halibut

On June 17, 2017 Alicia Ramoth of Scammon Bay reeled in an astounding 74″ halibut to start off the fishing season. With cloudy skies and swells of up to 5 feet it was a perfect […]

Contributors

Philosophy on Marriage

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is your personal philosophy on marrying young? Parents, churches, and in some cases, even the government have done a great job advocating for young people to abstain from sex, […]

Contributors

Homebrewer Tells Troopers, “But I’ve made 4,197 pitchers of Kool-Aid”

by Tad Lindley Picture this entirely imaginary scene, the Alaska State Troopers knock on the door and are invited into the residence whereupon they see a small, blue berry-picking bucket on the kitchen table and […]

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Alaskan recognized with National Award for Suicide Prevention Advocacy

Suicide is the fifth leading cause of death overall in Alaska. To create awareness and honor those working to prevent this tragic loss of life, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presented volunteer advocate and […]

From The Editor

Flag Day observed in honor of our nation’s colors

by Greg Lincoln On June 14, 2017 flags across the nation that were ready for retirement, including here in Bethel, were honorably decommissioned through flame in a Flag retirement ceremony. June 14 is designated as […]

Speak Your Mind

CDQ Expansion needed in the Kusilvak Census Area

by Nick P. Andrew Jr. The Lower Yukon River Delta region of western Alaska is encompassed by the Kusilvak Census Area that includes the twelve (12) communities of: Alakanuk, Chevak, Emmonak, Hooper Bay, Kotlik, Marshall, […]

Letters to the Editor

Family ties

My dad had brothers, sisters, and other relatives on Nunivak Island but he had never explained my away-from-the-Island heritage. My grandma Edna Hooper on my mother’s side is originally from Tununak. My dad was born […]

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Lyft, Uber, and other ridesharing companies can now serve Alaskans and visitors

Earlier today (June 15), Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed a bill into law that allows ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber to operate in Alaska. House Bill 132, sponsored by Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks), would […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Subsistence Fishing Update for June 16, 2017

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Manager announces that, due to unusually low numbers of Chinook […]

In our Native Land

The ACR releases the Cancer in Alaska – 2013 Report

This report was released by the Alaska Cancer Registry Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Executive Summary This report summarizes the most recently available information about […]

Summer Living

Lower Kalskag annual Clean Up Green Up

The Village of Lower Kalskag had our Annual Clean up Green up May 30th – June 2nd 2017 with a picnic for the youth for a good job done with the help of volunteers. The […]

Inside Bethel News

Public nuisance abatement code amendments postponed

An ordinance that would amend the Bethel Municipal Code’s section pertaining to public nuisance abatement, penalties and remedies has been postponed per the request of council during their June 13th regular meeting. Ordinance 17-23 was […]

Summer Living

Gear has come a long way in 20 years

by Ned Rozell May 25, 2017: When I walked this same path 20 years ago, I averaged six miles each day. After a few weeks in 2017 of hiking the path of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, […]

Contributors

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is one of my favorite recipes for chocolate chip cookies. While looking for a cookie recipe, I discovered that I actually have several favorites that uses chocolate chips. The advent […]

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BRHS grad serving as Intern for Sen. Murkowski

Recent Bethel Regional High School graduate James Flemings has been chosen as one of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski’s first session summer interns. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski welcomed her first wave of summer interns – recent […]

Summer Living

Fish Skin Basketry exhibit featured at the YPCC Museum

by K.J. Lincoln Jennifer Lent loves fish skin. She has been using fish skin to create beautiful miniature baskets and her work is currently being featured at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center Museum in Bethel. […]

Contributors

Becoming healthy can become a habit

by Peter Twitchell Historian Will Durant said, “To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.” What we say, what we think and what we do should all be in sync. When […]

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AFN announces Keynote Speakers for 2017 Convention

The Alaska Federation of Natives is pleased to announce the selection of keynote speakers for its 2017 Convention, October 19-21, at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Don of the Alaska Army […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 9

  • On 6/2/17 at exactly 11:54:35 Bethel Firefighters responded to Alaska Airlines for the report of a medical emergency. Firefighters evaluated and transported the patient to the emergency room. • On 6/2/17 EMTs responded […]

From The Editor

Local officers graduate from Public Safety Training Academy

by Greg Lincoln Congratulations to the class of 31, including William Charles of the Bethel Police Department and Owen Martin of Kipnuk for the Association of Village Council Presidents who graduated from the Public Safety […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel June 3 – 8

Judgments Chuck Ayagalria, 33 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse of Minor 2 ½ Years, 10 Yrs. Prob. Sammy J. Lake, 58 Reckless Endangerment 90 Days David Andrew Jr., 48 4th Degree Assault 10 Days, 3 Yrs. […]

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Obituaries

Paul Beans Sept. 15, 1944 – May 24, 2017

Paul Beans was born September 15, 1944. He entered into eternal life May 24, 2017. Paul is a grandpa, great-grandpa, uncle, brother, friend and dad. Though he was becoming older, his mind and his stamina […]

Contributors

Lemony Baked Halibut

by Millie Bentley Greetings. The best ways to cook fish are the simplest ways, but sometimes we want something different or a little more ‘fancy’. What about halibut? Folks up and down the coast have […]

Speak Your Mind

Please veto HB 132, Transportation Network Companies

by Myron Naneng Sr. Mr. Governor, I, Myron Naneng Sr., am the Chairman of the Board for the Sea Lion Corporation, representing the people of Hooper Bay, AK, and I would like to discuss HB […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River opened June 12

12-hr. opening for the Harvest of Chinook Salmon by Federally Qualified Subsistence Users In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal In-season Manager announces […]

Summer Living

Alakanuk Clean Up Green Up a success

by Augusta Edmund Alakanuk’s yearly clean-up had a great turnout on May 20th & 21st. We had 99 participants, 4 volunteers with 453 bags picked. The event was followed with a party, movie & prizes […]

Contributors

Dope Dealer Turns Hope Dealer

by Tad Lindley If we were to talk to every kindergartner in every local school and ask them what they want to be when they grow up, we would get responses like, pilot, agent, health […]

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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 […]

Letters to the Editor

Request Consideration for Re-Election of Margaret Pohjola

It has been my honor to humbly serve the Calista Shareholders for 20 plus years. The beginning of my tenure was an important yet critical time for Calista. As stressful as the decision during the […]

In our Native Land

Coastal Villages launches Summer Youth Work Programs

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) will be putting Western Alaska youth to work this summer through its Youth-to-Work and internship programs. CVRF’s internship program has been employing college students since CVRF was formed in 1998. […]

Inside Bethel News

Ballot proposition ordinance to increase alcohol beverage sales tax

A proposed ordinance is on the City of Bethel council’s next agenda that would submit to the qualified voters of Bethel a ballot proposition amending the Bethel Municipal Code to increase the alcoholic beverage sales tax […]

Village Telegraph

Gray-crowned Rosy Finch (Ceqpilunaq)

by Frank Keim What an amazing finch (sparrow) this is. No one will see it during the nesting season unless you are exploring the high ridges of the highest mountain ranges in the LYK Delta. […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River will be opened June 12 for Chinook Salmon by Federally Qualified Subsistence Users

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal In-season Manager announces the opening of the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River main-stem within […]

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2017 AVCP President’s Award Nominations

Every year, AVCP recognizes outstanding individuals from within our region with the AVCP President’s Award. The awards will be distributed at the annual AVCP Convention and the awarded will be forwarded for a chance to […]

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 […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

AVCP calls for reinstatement of Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Executive Order

by AVCP Staff The Executive Board and Administration of the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP), representing 56 federally recognized Tribes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, is deeply disappointed with the Implementing An America-First Offshore Energy […]

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American Red Cross of Alaska saves lives

by Lisa Miller The American Red Cross of Alaska responds to calls for assistance, on average, almost once a day state-wide. In April, 46 people were assisted; of those assisted, at least 18 were children […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel May 30 – June 1

  Judgments Sammy Andreanoff, 48 Reckless Driving 56 Days Sammie L. Bingham, 53 4th Degree Assault 50 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Michael A. Tyson, 21 4th Degree Criminal Mischief 60 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Tony […]

From The Editor

Once Our Way

  by Greg Lincoln The earliest known film about a Yup’ik community made by a Yup’ik filmmaker has been saved and digitally restored. “Once Our Way” was directed, produced, and photographed by Andrew J. Chikoyak […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 28

  • At 8:24:00 EMTs responded to the Ptarmigan area for an intoxicated individual who was unable to care for themselves. The individual was taken to the hospital. • On 5-20-17 at 7:40 p.m. medics […]

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Ravn Alaska commits to highest international safety standards

Corvus Airlines, Inc. d/b/a Ravn Alaska announced today its plans to begin the process of obtaining the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification. IOSA commits Ravn Alaska to being held to the […]

Village Telegraph

Mountains full of snow and birds

by Ned Rozell May 11, 2017: In the early going of my second hike across Alaska along the route of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, I chose to walk the highway rather than the pipe’s route to […]

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Obituaries

Alberta Maggie Steve Sept. 18, 1969 – Oct. 21, 2016

Alberta Maggie Steve, Cinn’aaq, was the youngest of ten children born to the late John and Mary Cheemuk. She was born in Kotzebue, AK on September 18, 1969. Saint Michael remained her home for the […]