The Therapeutic Power of Forgiveness

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I was sexually abused as a child. I don’t think I can ever forgive the man who abused me. My husband berates me because he says I don’t give him […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Fishing opened on July 1st

The Kuskokwim River from its Mouth to 10 Miles above Upper Kalskag was opened to Gillnet Fishing July 1, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Prehistoric Fish Trap and Petroglyphs found

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 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel June 15 – 29

Judgments John Wharton, 39 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Charlie Chikoyak, 32 4th Degree Criminal Mischief 5 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Joseph David Evan, 20 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, […]


4th of July past

by Peter Twitchell Bethel 4th of July celebrations have always been a big event in the past. The preparation, where everyone pitched in, including City Municipality, as they do now, all service organizations, and someone […]

Heard it in the Steam House

BFD honors staff and partners for their service

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

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!

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

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 […]


Bethel Wrestling Club grapplers compete at the 2017 Western Regional Tournament

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

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 […]


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 June 28

• 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 […]