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 […]

Village Telegraph

Grace and mercy, faith and strength An interview with elder Ruth Evon

by Vanessa Lynn Hunter Ruth was born in Bethel Alaska to Paul P. Jenkins and Eileen Elena Shepherd. Ruth shares her story of her childhood memories growing up in different villages; the excitement of flying […]

Crime

Inmates who escaped from Bethel Jail back in custody

Wilson Beaver, age 43, and Carl Konig, age 31, escaped from the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center on Saturday, August 26th, 2017. Reports state that they crawled through a storm grate. Both were found on Sunday […]

Sports

Lady Warriors sweep twinbill from Houston

by Tommy Wells Alyssa Boyer and Courtney Williams used a dominating performance by the Bethel Regional High School hitters and defense this past weekend and helped power their team to a sweep of their weekend […]

Inside Bethel News

All Kuskokwim subsistence fishing restrictions lifted

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. All subsistence fishing restrictions in Kuskokwim River tributaries have been lifted. Further announcements will […]

Contributors

Why Do Christians Use the Old Testament Tanakh?

by Tad Lindley After all, the Old Testament is old. It covers events that took place thousands of years ago. Those people never saw automobiles or airplanes. Not only that, the Old Testament takes up […]

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 […]

Village Telegraph

Alaska Military Youth Academy graduates 180 cadets

The Alaska Military Youth Academy celebrated more than 23 years of service to the State of Alaska and a milestone of almost 5,300 graduates during the graduation of 180 cadets of Class 2017-2 from its […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Upcoming Bethel Advisory School Board Election

by Danielle Craven The school year is off to a fast start. Let’s continue to work together to achieve excellent schools. Four open seats will be filled in this upcoming Advisory School Board election. September […]

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 […]

From The Editor

Permits available for Kuskokwim moose hunt RM615

by Greg Lincoln Moose hunting season is here in GMU 18. Here is a message to all hunters from the ADFG: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game would like to remind hunters to get […]

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 […]

Sports

Bethel Warriors take 16th at Bartlett State Preview

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams raced their way to 16th at the 2017 Bartlett State Preview meet on Saturday in Anchorage. The BRHS teams were among […]

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 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending August 24

  • On 8-19-17 at 8:05 p.m. Bethel Firefighter/EMTs responded to Weber Circle for report of a person who was bleeding. Patient was assessed and refused transport to the hospital, medics returned to quarters. • […]

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel’s Ethnic Food Fest celebrates tastes from around the world

by K.J. Lincoln The delicious aromas of curries, Greek gyros, fried taquitos, chicken adobo, and enchiladas wafted out of the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and out into the parking lot last Saturday. It was the […]

Village Telegraph

Theatrical production Alaxsxa/Alaska coming to Bethel, Kasigluk

by Bethel Council on the Arts Bethel Council on the Arts is pleased to bring to Bethel the theatrical production, ALAXSXA | ALASKA, created by the internationally acclaimed Ping Chong + Company from New York, […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 20

• On 07-16-17 at 3:30 p.m., medics responded to Ptarmigan Road for the report of a person having a seizure. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 07-17-17 at 12:30 p.m., […]

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. […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel August 14 – 17

Judgments William Nicolai, 45 4th Degree Assault 90 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Margaret Michael, 39 4th Degree Theft 1 Yr. Prob. Wassillie Beebe Jr., 23 Violate DV Protective Order 5 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Probation […]

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Obituaries

Kyle Daniel Paul “Tengemaq” Wassillie March 1, 1991 – July 30, 2017

Kyle Tengem Wassillie was born on March 1, 1991 to Eliza Bessie Wassillie and Boris Epchook in Nunapitchuk. Kyle was raised in Nunapitchuk by his Mom, Aunts Martha Wassillie and Sophie Wade, and his uncles […]

Village Telegraph

Jet load of crews head south to help with busy fire season

by BLM Alaska Fire Service A mixture of young and veteran Alaska firefighters left BLM Alaska Fire Service facilities at Fort Wainwright Friday morning to help with the busy fire season in the Lower 48. Three […]

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State Wide

Tick-borne disease reported in sick hares, pets

Two domestic cats infected with tularemia died recently in the North Pole area and reports of sick snowshoe hares around Fairbanks and in the Matanuska Valley suggest outbreaks may be on the increase in these […]

Contributors

A Plan to Correct Your Children’s Behavior

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have four children, ages 4, 5, 7, and 8. When they were babies, they were so sweet and cuddly, but now that they are older, I am pulling my […]

Contributors

A Tropical Dish to delight your taste buds

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Last week we published a chicken adobo recipe, I love chicken adobo – makes my mouth water to think of it – yum! I thought the Philippine dish “Adobo” was always […]

Contributors

Public defenders have heavy caseloads

by Peter Twitchell “Sunday Morning,” with Jane Pauly on CBS featured a story on the Public Defender Agency and that hit really close to home for those of us that have been incarcerated one time […]

Inside Bethel News

GCI completes construction of 3,300-mile broadband network in rural Alaska

GCI, Alaska’s largest technology company, has completed the heavy construction phase of its Terrestrial for Every Rural Region in Alaska network, a massive Alaska infrastructure project that, when complete, will connect 84 rural communities to […]

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 […]

Delta Lifestyles

CVRF completes record-breaking Summer Youth-to-Work Program

Coastal Villages Region Fund’s summer 2017 Youth-to-Work (YTW) program has concluded with record participation from Western Alaska youth. This year, over 775 young Alaskans from the CVRF region were hired through the YTW program, shattering […]

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 […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Emperor Goose Hunt open to Alaska Residents for the first time in 30 Years

Alaska resident waterfowl hunters will have the opportunity to harvest emperor geese this fall for the first time in 30 years. Federal regulations for the 2017-2018 waterfowl hunting season allow a statewide harvest of 1,000 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending August 6

• On 07-29-17 at 8:40 p.m. Bethel Firefighter/EMTs responded to AC main for an intoxicated person. Patient transported to the hospital. • On 07-29-17 at 8:47 p.m. Bethel Firefighter/EMTs responded to BNC Townhouses for an […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel August 7 – 10

Judgments Larry Peter Chiklak, 34 2nd Degree Sexual Assault 15 Yrs. Dwayne Sergie, 58 1st Degree Criminal Trespassing 3 Days Ben Moses, 19 1st Degree Criminal Trespassing, 3rd Degree Theft, Violate Conditions of Release $200, 1 Yr. Prob. […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

NOAA to offer fishermen option for electronic monitoring in 2018

Beginning in 2018, Alaska fishermen, some of whom may not have the space on their vessel or life raft capacity for a NOAA Fisheries observer, will have the option to use an electronic monitoring (EM) […]

Sports

Bethel wrestlers compete at Freestyle/Greco Roman National Championships

Hayden Lieb and Thomas Dyment competed in the 2017 US Marines Cadet & Junior Freestyle/Greco Roman National Championships held at the FargoDome in Fargo, ND this past July. “This was the first time for both […]

Contributors

Would I Lie to You? How to Keep the Preacher Honest

by Tad Lindley They had gotten tired of life. One night they found themselves in a revival service. The Lord moved upon their hearts, and they found themselves repenting on their knees. Soon they were […]

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 […]

In our Native Land

UAA professor finds potential market for wild Alaska salmon, in China

by Tracy Kalytiak Qiujie “Angie” Zheng grew up in the coastal city of Tianjin, China, a place brimming with a rich selection of seafood. There, she could see tanks of live seafood stocked with all […]

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. […]

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Obituaries

Pauline Jean Moses Nov. 26, 1958 – July 8, 2017

Pauline Jean Moses (Samuel) passed away peacefully at a friend’s home in Anchorage on July 08, 2017, at the age of 58. Pauline is survived by her husband, Paul; her children Clayton, Paul, Jesse, Roy […]

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 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel July 27 – August 3

Judgments Moses Paul Jacob, 22 4th Degree Assault 1 Day, 3 Yrs. Prob. Nathan Allen Foss, 21 Driving Without Valid Operators License $10 John Wassillie Nick, 26 4th Degree Assault 90 Days Salena Kalistook, 22 […]

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 […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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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 […]

Summer Living

Rural veterinarians provide care, and appreciation to partners

by Angie Fitch We had an amazing trip to the Kukokwim. Thank you to the tribes and communities of Napaskiak, Napakiak and Kwethluk for welcoming us, partnering with us and making it a reality! We’ve […]

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

More data, lower cost, no overage charges for GCI customers

GCI rolls out new No Worries plans for rural Alaska hub communities. The majority of GCI customers in Bethel, Nome and Kotzebue will see the amount of data included in their internet plans more than […]

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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 […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Alcohol sales tax increase proposition to be on ballot for Bethel voters

A proposition to increase tax on sales of alcoholic beverages from 12% to 15% will be on the ballot in October, according to Ordinance 17-36 which was passed by the Bethel City Council. Ordinance 17-36 […]

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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 […]

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Contributors

God Tells Whale, “Save the Human”

by Tad Lindley In recent days, God prepared a great fish to swim up the Kuskokwim. You have to say, “Amen,” to that, because that’s exactly what happened. A 37 foot long grey whale left […]

From The Editor

Video recaps community’s 4th of July celebration, thank yous

by Greg Lincoln The community of Kongiganak celebrated the 4th of July with events including a kids kayak race, intramural basketball, indoor and outdoor activities, adult night games, and raffles. There is a video on […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 20

• On 07-16-17 at 3:30 p.m., medics responded to Ptarmigan Road for the report of a person having a seizure. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 07-17-17 at 12:30 p.m., […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending August 6

  • On 07-29-17 at 4:48 p.m. medics responded to Atsaq Road for the report of a person with throat pain. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 07-30-17 at 1:30 […]

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 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel July 17 – 27

Judgments Wassillie George, 19 4th Degree Assault 210 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Mark Herman, 24 Disorderly Conduct $50 Peter M. White, 52 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Joseph Anvil, 41 Driving Under […]

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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 […]

In our Native Land

Roadhouse provides a rest along the trail

by Ned Rozell June 8, 2017: RIKA’S ROADHOUSE — Sitting in the shade of a poplar, I watch the Tanana River flow by. It’s flat and tan, dimpled by eddies and darted over by swallows […]

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 […]

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 […]

Speak Your Mind
In our Native Land

Alaska Natives now permitted to sell crafts that include nonedible migratory bird parts

July 21st, 2017: Since the passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, the sale of products incorporating the nonedible parts of migratory birds, such as feathers has been prohibited. New regulations publishing on […]