Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel August 15 – 25

Judgments George Ivan Hoelscher II, 25 Violate DV Protective Order 90 Days Joseph James Kameroff, 44 4th Degree Assault 360 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. John Lomack, 30 4th Degree Assault, Violate Conditions of Release 90 Days […]

Speak Your Mind

The Effects and Solutions of Trauma

by Katlin Lewis Have you ever thought of how many students in High School suffer from traumatic events? The problem is there are so many different traumatic stages that children and the youth go through. […]

Letters to the Editor

Akiak Annual Clean Up Green Up 2017

We would like to recognize the community members of Akiak in their efforts to keep Akiak trash free. The annual clean up green up group commends the households that utilize the Akiak trash hauling and […]

Inside Bethel News

Youth Yuraq in Cultural Exchange

by Danielle Craven Recently, 17 young men and women from the KLAraq and Piniq Yup’ik dance groups traveled from Bethel to Clint, Texas, to dance at the Fiesta De San Lorenzo and the Tigua Cultural […]

Inside Bethel News

Youth Spirit Camp 2017

by Audrey Leary When I think of the Kuskokwim River I think of our villages—all making home along her banks—and I think of our people. Our youth who are the future for what is still […]

Contributors

Alcoholics Anonymous

by Peter Twitchell The meetings where alcoholics and recovering alcoholics meet and share their successes and defeats is an important part to recovery from the devastation alcohol has caused in our lives. It is important […]

Contributors

Pan Fried Moose Steaks

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is a delicious and easy recipe that you can make with some moose steaks just in time for moose hunting season. The original recipe calls for ribeye, but you can […]

Inside Bethel News

College of Engineering adds K-12 Coordinator

by Kathleen McCoy UAA’s College of Engineering has hired its first ever K-12 Coordinator, Vicki Nechodomu. She’ll serve as the chief liaison between the engineering college and K-12 educators in surrounding school districts, including those […]

Crime

Tuluksak teacher arrested

The Alaska State Troopers Bethel Violent Offender’s Unit (VOU) arrested John Paul Donald Douglas, 37 years old of Tuluksak, for an outstanding $50,000 + CATP arrest warrant stemming from an investigation coordinated by the Alaska […]

In our Native Land

2017 Russian Expedition to Alaska

by Dr. Mikhail Malakhov It is with great satisfaction that I say to our friends in Anchorage, Bristol Bay and on the Kuskokwim River that the 2017 Russian Expedition to Alaska was successfully completed. The […]

Contributors

Developing a Non-Bullying Culture

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: With school about to start, please write about what we all can do to prevent bullying in the school. It would be nice if you could bring everyone together and […]

In our Native Land

A Moose Hunting Adventure

by Wesley Nicholai Moose hunting is always the season when everybody is hunting to get moose and to get meat for the winter. It is the biggest game hunting animal around the Kuskokwim delta. One […]

Inside Bethel News

Eight sign up for City Council election

The Bethel regular election will be held October 3rd, 2017. There are eight city council candidates on the ballot – Bradon Brink, Mitchell Forbes, Stanley (Tundy) Rodgers, R. Thor Williams, and incumbents Leif Albertson, Richard […]

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 […]

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Inside Bethel News

Yukon Drift Fishing

Basil Larson and his brother Paul “Bam” Larson went fishing on August 16th, 2017. They fished a 5-minute drift across of Russian Mission, Alaska. They caught over 100 fall chum making it an awesomely successful […]

Inside Bethel News

Osage Drive Fire

The Bethel Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a structure fire at 210 Osage Drive on 08/11/2017 at 11:02 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy fire and smoke conditions. Multiple hose lines were […]

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 […]

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From The Editor

UAF names spring 2017 honors students

by Greg Lincoln Congratulations to our students for making the honor roll! We love hearing about your success so keep it up! The University of Alaska Fairbanks released the list of the students named to […]

Letters to the Editor

Problem in My Community

What’s the problem in your community? The problem from where I grew up, which is Bethel, Alaska, is alcoholism and drug abuse. It doesn’t matter what age you are, whether you are legal or illegal […]

Contributors

The Obedience of Faith

by Rev. David K. Bernard Salvation is more than simply believing that Jesus really exists, it is obedience to the gospel. The following column appeared in the July 2017 Pentecostal Herald authored by David K. […]

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Village Telegraph

Five Silver Salmon

Samuel Cleveland, age 4, was excited to catch these Coho salmon while rod and reel fishing with his dad Darren on the Kanektok River last week.  photo by Darren Cleveland

In our Native Land

Pre-Eclipse Moon

The crescent moon hangs over the lights of Bethel while waiting for the solar eclipse that will take place on Aug. 21st. Jupiter shines brightly above it. Photo taken on Aug. 19th, 2017 at 4:43am.

Inside Bethel News

Sudan Gala set for August 24th

by Kate McWilliams Bethel, mark your calendars! Next Thursday, August 24th, will be the Annual South Sudan Gala. This event supports the efforts of Bethel physician, Dr. Jill Seaman, who splits her time between YKHC […]

Speak Your Mind

Let Alaska Lead the Way

by Donna Walker In the aftermath of the violence and hatred on display in Charlottesville this weekend, I found myself in deep reflection. As a child growing up in the South, I knew that life […]

Letters to the Editor

Cell Phones and School

I was once a student who had lost motivation in doing anything involving school related things such as homework, because my electronic device always distracted me. I told my mom I didn’t want a phone […]

Speak Your Mind

Nunavuut Provisional Government

by Harold Napoleon Yup’ik and Athabaskan Tribal leaders, youth and elders, of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta met on August 1 – 3, 2017 and began the process of unifying the area’s 56 tribes and creating […]

Village Telegraph

Island halibut gift

Samantha Olrun, who is originally of Mekoryuk writes, “This photo was taken off-the-grid on the southern part of Nunivak Island at fish camp of my 5-year-old daughter, Vanessa Carl. She is proudly looking at the […]

In our Native Land

AVCP’s second E-Waste Drive a success

by K.J. Lincoln The second E-Waste drive in Bethel made a lot of folks happy, happy to get rid of their old electronics in an environmentally conscientious way. The Association of Village Council Presidents through […]

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 […]

From The Editor

Mertarvik ribbon cutting ceremony

by Greg Lincoln The community of Newtok hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mertarvik and celebrated with Yup’ik dancing, a feast, and a tour of the Mertarvik site. Mertarvik is where the village is planning on […]

Contributors

Tuvqakiyaraq

by Peter Twitchell In the old days in Eskimo country people really cared about their neighbor and families really cared about each other. Imagine living a hundred years ago in a Yupiaq community. The people […]

Delta Lifestyles

Recycling is Necessary!

by Mary Matthias During the beginning of my employment with the Orutsararmiut Native Council last year, my desire was to determine the different types of environmental issues we as a community face here in Bethel. […]

Heard it in the Steam House

I Saw the Lake Iliamna Monster

by Roy Andrew 200 miles SW of Anchorage across the Alaska Mountain Range is Lake Iliamna. It is the largest freshwater lake in Alaska. It’s about 95 miles long and 25 miles wide. There are […]

Contributors

Tasty Chicken Adobo

by Millie Bentley Greetings. This nice cool rainy weather calls for some nice warm dishes to heat up the little bodies who still think 60˚F is a cold day. I once made chicken adobo at […]

Inside Bethel News

Fire destroys abandonded house in Bethel

Firefighters spray water onto the blaze while keeping the perimeter safe during the early morning of Saturday, August 12th, 2017. The fire had started a couple hours earlier at 220 Osage Avenue. Reports from neighbors […]

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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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From The Editor

AVCP to host another E-Waste Drive

by Greg Lincoln Here is another free opportunity to recycle your old batteries and electronic waste! AVCP is holding an E-waste drive on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 12pm until 4pm and on Saturday, August […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Filleting Yukon Salmon

Gina Minock-Kelly is 7 years old. She learned to cut her very 1st fish on the 15th of June 2017 at her family’s fishcamp, which is a 5 minute boat ride above Pilot Station. “We […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Yukon River Fall Salmon Commercial Fishing

Commercial fishing was open for one period in District 2, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 4. This was a 4-hour commercial fishing period with gillnets restricted to 6-inch or smaller mesh size. […]

In our Native Land

Calista Corporation announces Board Officers

by Thom Leonard The Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation Board of Directors elected officers following the successful Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Each officer serves a one-year term. Wayne Don was elected as board chair. Recently promoted to […]

Village Telegraph

Kwinhagak clean up yields benefits for community

by Stephan Jones The Native Village of Kwinhagak Environmental Department’s Annual Spring Clean-up was from May 30-June 1st. This year 154 participants picked 1,646 full yellow ALPAR bags and 535 miscellaneous/large items; 2,181 altogether for […]

Contributors

Memories of Fishcamp

by Peter Twitchell When times are good and when times are hard, fish camp is a wonderful place to spend time with the family. When fish camping, everyone is working together for a common cause; […]

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) Steambath for Sale at a […]

Contributors

Counselor or Psychologist

by Lorin Bradbury Question: I am interesting in doing counseling, and I was wondering if I became a psychologist if I could do counseling? Answer: If you are interested in a career in the counseling […]

Speak Your Mind

What causes a person to be a bully?

by Kenlynn Slats Have you ever been bullied for being different? Today, throughout the world, students are being harassed for multiple reasons. Whether it’s because of your appearance, race, weight, cultural, or sexual orientation. According […]

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Contributors

Simply delicious Crazy Cake

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Can you believe how hot it was last week? It was 80˚F last Sunday. We are due for some cooler weather this week, thank goodness. Here is a cake recipe for […]

Contributors

Tundra Blueberry Buckle

by Millie Bentley Greetings. What to do with all those beautiful blueberries that folks have been picking this summer besides putting them in akutaq, of course. You can make this delightful dessert which was prepared […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel has new interim police chief

A conditional offer was given to Burke Waldron who will start work as an interim PD Chief effective August 1st, 2017. The offer was given back on June 23rd, 2017 which Waldron accepted on June […]

In our Native Land

Wild Alaskan Blueberries

It’s blueberry season and Marilan Ilutsik picked these big juicy berries near their village of Eek. Photo taken by her Father Brian Ilutsik.

Heard it in the Steam House

YKHC Call for Photography

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) would like to announce a Call for Photography, as part of the Paul John Calricaraq Project. As a way to “bring nature inside,” honor our seasonal life activities, and represent […]

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Letters to the Editor

Is The Permanent Fund Dividend Constitutional?

The permanent fund dividend (PFD) appropriations unconditionally give away state assets raising serious constitutional questions whether providing for an annual wealth distribution payment to every eligible adult and child in the state is a proper […]

Letters to the Editor

Gray Whale

July 28, 2017 the village of Napaskiak was targeted for, and most likely labeled as well, what most people native and nonnative explicitly will say, you name it. Whatever it is and was, I’ve been […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Fishing restrictions lifted on mainstem Kuskokwim

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. Kuskokwim River Drainage: Effective 12:01 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, the following restrictions to […]

Contributors

Cetuqupak – Grey Whale

by Peter Twitchell The grey whale was divided among the people of southwestern Alaska who wanted a piece of the Cetuqupak, Yup’ik word for the Grey Whale. People generously shared the blubber with their neighbors […]

Village Telegraph

Salmonberry Summer

Aubrey Mariam, age 5, of Quinhagak happily picked 2 pint sized bags of ripened salmonberries from up the Kusquqvaar River on July 19th, 2017. Photo by Jessica Simon

Heard it in the Steam House

World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) are hosting the Second World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis, Aug. 8-9 in Anchorage at Alaska Pacific University. The conference will welcome […]