Village Telegraph

Rare film tells story of Yup’ik children creating incredible artwork

July 28, 2017 0

by K.J. Lincoln Back in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, a young couple named Paul and Eloise Forrer taught in the village of Eek at the BIA School. Mr. Forrer began an arts program […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 20

July 26, 2017 0

• On 07-15-17 at 1:45 a.m., Medics responded to AVCP for the report of a person who was assaulted. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 07-15-17 at 8:42 p.m., medics […]

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State Wide

Uninsured rate for Alaska Native children cut almost in half

July 26, 2017 0

by Trevor Storrs Alaska is among the top states leading a national trend in improvements to health care coverage rates for American Indian/Alaska Native children, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Federal Subsistence Board rejects proposed Kuskokwim Emergency Special Action

July 25, 2017 0

The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) held a work session on July 17-18, 2017. During the July 17 portion of the meeting in Anchorage, the Board approved, with minor modifications, Regional Advisory Council Annual Report Replies, […]

Sports

Alaska Job Corps students teach NYO to children and Seattle Seahawks stars

July 25, 2017 0

by Carin Meyer As part of yesterday’s (July 13th) United Way of Mat-Su’s “Play 60” event held at the Curtis Menard Sports Center, eight talented students from Alaska Job Corps demonstrated important aspects of Alaska […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 13

July 25, 2017 0

• On 7/8/17 at or around 330pm EMTs responded to a medical emergency involving alcohol. EMTs treated and transported the patient to the hospital. • On 7/8/17 at or around 4pm EMTs responded to the […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Bristol Bay Tribes oppose EPA move to eliminate protections for Bristol Bay

July 25, 2017 0

DILLINGHAM— During the middle of a strong fishing run (July 11th), the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to withdraw the protections for Bristol Bay that the region’s tribal governments and others have been working toward […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Subsistence fishing for Kuskokwim River Salmon announcement

July 25, 2017 0

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. Subsistence fishing in the Kuskokwim River Drainage, from the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at […]

From The Editor

The Golden Heart City gets ready for annual WEIO

July 25, 2017 0

by Greg Lincoln It is time for the celebration of art, athleticism, dance and song, and cultural traditions in Fairbanks at the annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games. WEIO will take place at the Carlson Center […]

Sports

Bethel Wrestling Club compete at the 2017 Western Regional Tournament

July 25, 2017 0

Seven Bethel Wrestling Club wrestlers competed in the 2017 Western Regional Tournament in Pocatello, ID in June. Here is a continuation of the results from Idaho. Freestyle Results In the Cadet 138 division Hayden Lieb […]

Contributors

Gray-cheeked Thrush Yuulerviaguq/Suulerviaguq

July 25, 2017 0

by Frank Keim The Gray-cheeked thrush is probably the shyest of all the brown-backed thrushes. You won’t see them very often during their migration, because they do so at night, although since the boreal north […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Attorney General appoints new Bethel DA

July 25, 2017 0

The Department of Law announced the appointment of Steve Wallace as the new Bethel District Attorney. Mr. Wallace took over this position on July 10, 2017 after the retirement of Mike Gray. Mr. Wallace began […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Alaskan Communities to receive economic boost

July 25, 2017 0

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced today (June 26) that the Department of the Interior is distributing more than $29.69 million to eligible local governments throughout Alaska. These payments are made to boroughs and counties […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Feagle earns BA in Elementary Ed

July 25, 2017 0

Edward Feagle, age 33 of Toksook Bay, graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Edward lives in Kwigillingok with his wife Jorene and their two daughters, Rosa […]

Speak Your Mind

Nunavuut Constitutional Convention

July 25, 2017 0

by Harold Napoleon This open letter regarding the Constitutional Convention: August, 1 – 3, 2017, Bethel, Alaska was addressed to the Yupik & Athabaskan Tribal Councils: 56 villages of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, dated July […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending  June 28

July 12, 2017 0

• 6-12-17 at 3:58 AM firefighters were called for the report of an intoxicated individual sleeping outside. On arrival the person didn’t want medical attention. • 6-13-17 at 2:06 pm medics responded to the river […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel June 30 – July 7

July 12, 2017 0

Judgments Charles Alexie, 33 3rd Degree Assault 15 Mos., 4 Yrs. Prob. Anthony Kashatok, 21 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, Grace Cleveland, 31 4th Degree Assault 60 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Abraham I. Henry, 23 […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

ADFG to manage Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery

July 12, 2017 0

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. State Management Effective 12:01 a.m. July 7, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game […]

From The Editor

Calista Election and annual Shareholders Meeting Results

July 12, 2017 0

by Greg Lincoln The 2017 Calista Annual Meeting of Shareholders took place last Saturday, July 7th in the village of Sleetmute at the Jack Egnaty Sr. School. All incumbents who were running again won their […]

Heard it in the Steam House

CVRF provides over $500,000 to help residents purchase critical village equipment

July 12, 2017 0

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has completed the seventh round of its flagship People Propel® program. The program has made it possible for hundreds of residents in western Alaska to purchase new outboard motors, boats, […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Federal Closure to the Harvest of Chinook Salmon in YDNWR Waters Rescinded

July 12, 2017 0

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal In-season Manager is rescinding previously issued special actions concerning the harvest of Chinook Salmon within Yukon […]

Inside Bethel News

Parent Power and Childcare Cooperatives can work in Alaska

July 12, 2017 0

by John E. Welsh As government services shrink, along with budgets, we Alaskans find ways to take up the slack. We even discover ways to do things better than the government, taking control into our […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Prehistoric Fish Trap and Petroglyphs found

July 6, 2017 0

June 23, 2017 Alutiiq Museum archaeologists have located the remains of a stone fish trap and an associated set of petroglyphs on northern Kodiak Island. The features are believed to be prehistoric and reflect Alutiiq […]

Heard it in the Steam House

BFD honors staff and partners for their service

July 6, 2017 0

by Fire Chief Bill Howell Bethel Fire Department held its annual awards banquet on April 8, 2017. We would like to recognize and congratulate the following team members and partners for their outstanding accomplishments during […]

In our Native Land

National Coin planned to honor Elizabeth Peratrovich

July 6, 2017 0

The United States Mint has released candidate designs that commemorate Alaska Native Civil Rights Leader Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Law as part of the Native American $1 Coin Program. The Act (Public Law 110-82) […]

Speak Your Mind

Please God – Save The Kings: Nobody Else Seems To Be Trying!

July 6, 2017 0

by Dave Cannon Have you ever heard the saying, “God save the queen”? That’s actually Britain’s National Anthem written sometime in the 18th Century. Well, someone needs to step in here in the Kuskokwim because […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Calista Enrollment provides many opportunities for descendants

July 6, 2017 0

by Timotheen Charles My goal as an Intern is to increase awareness about Calista Enrollment in the 18 through 39 year old category through outreach. On July 2015, the original shareholders voted to open up […]

Sports

Bethel Wrestling Club grapplers compete at the 2017 Western Regional Tournament

July 6, 2017 0

7 Bethel Wrestling Club wrestlers competed in the 2017 Western Regional Tournament in Pocatello, ID in June. Prior to the tournament, Landon Smith (Schoolboy) Joseph Smith (Schoolboy), Hayden Lieb (Cadet), Mian Alexie-Leonard (Junior), Thomas Dyment (Junior), […]

Letters to the Editor

4th of July Fire Safety

July 6, 2017 0

The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office realizes that Independence Day and fireworks can go hand in hand, but fireworks shouldn’t go in consumers’ hands. Fireworks cause devastating burns, injuries and even death. Knowing the harm […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 28

July 6, 2017 0

• 6-23-17 6:40 p.m. medics responded to the Boardwalk for an unresponsive intoxicated person. Patient transported to the hospital. • 6-23-17 8:28 p.m. medics responded to the area of Ptarmigan for a person with altered […]