Inside Bethel News

Changing the Epidemic of Veterans Suicide

by Verde Bowen September is Suicide Awareness Month and we can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people do not know what they can do to support the local Veterans, Service member, […]

Village Telegraph

Part Land, Part Water – Always Native 2017 First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference Keynote Speakers

Celebrate our Native identity, our relationship with our homelands, and living our Ways of Life. Our identity as indigenous peoples is informed by our deep connection to our lands and waters, no matter where we […]

Inside Bethel News

Climate Change concerns

Dear Lieutenant Governor Mallott, We write to you today with great concern over the effects of climate change on Alaska. We have the opportunity and the responsibility to take a front seat in the global […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending September 2

• On 9-15-17 at 8:43p.m. Medics responded to Fourth Ave for report of intoxicated person. Medic woke up patient and patient walked off, medics returned to quarters. • On 9-15-17 at 10:22 p.m. Medics responded […]

Inside Bethel News

Chili Cookoff event helps raises funds for BFK9s

by K.J. Lincoln The annual Chili Cookoff featured approximately 17 different kinds of deliciously prepared chilis – all for the benefit of our canine friends and their helpers, the Bethel Friends of Canines volunteers who […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel September 12 – 22

Judgments Cedric Yunak, 30 4th Degree Assault 60 Days Adam Michael Carey, 28 2nd Degree Assault, Violate 2 ½ Yrs., Conditions of Release, Unlawful5 Yrs. Prob. Contact John S. Askoak, 32 Send/Bring Alcohol to Dry […]

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Contributors

The salad that eats like a meal

by Millie Bentley Greetings. One of my favorite meals is a simple salad made by Diana Gamez. It’s a meal in itself and is best prepared ahead of time. So if you have a busy […]

Contributors

Get involved in your community

by Peter Twitchell The privilege of serving your community is not to be taken for granted. I am saddened that our Bethel community lacks in local involvement when the opportunity to serve on the Bethel […]

Contributors

Where does Psychology come from?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Where does the study of psychology come from? Answer: The earliest origins of psychology are in the writings of the ancient Greek philosophers, particularly Aristotle. They wrote about the nature […]

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Obituaries

Stuart Okitkun May 30, 1983 – September 30, 2016

Stuart Okitkun, “Allmaruaq,” was born May 30, 1983, in Anchorage. He is survived by his parents Robert and Cecilia Okitkun; partner Crystal Nanuk and their daughter, Shavonne Nanuk; siblings Rita Asgeirsson, Rosella (and Aaron) Hem, […]

In our Native Land

Geerdts to join Millsaps Training Facility in Georgia

by Heidi Geerdts I wanted to take this opportunity to share some details on an extraordinary experience that Diesel Geerdts will be embarking on this month. He has been offered a spot in the Millsaps Training […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel’s City Council Candidates

by K.J. Lincoln The City of Bethel will hold a Regular Election Tuesday, October 3, 2017 for the purpose of electing candidates to the City Council and voting on Proposition Question 1. This year we […]

Sports

Alexie, Lincoln sprint to regional titles

by Tommy Wells Eugene Alexie and Reann Lincoln made sure their 2017 cross-country seasons were extended another week this past weekend with outstanding performances at the small school regional championships in Bethel. Alexie dominated the […]

Speak Your Mind

The importance of the positive and beneficial impact of Tribal Education

by Willie Kasayulie The Yupiaq had a system of education that took into account the universe of the human being, including respect for all renewable and non-renewable resources the Ellam Yua (Creator) created. The building […]

From The Editor

K9 troopers assist in sniffing out illegal drugs

by Greg Lincoln Back in 2006 Bethel had a drug sniffing dog named Sirius. This hardworking K9 served as a Trooper for the Alaska Bureau of Alcohol & Drug Enforcement Western Alaska Alcohol & Narcotics […]

Letters to the Editor

SJR 1 Resolution

Dear Governor Walker, As you put together the October Special Session call, I’d like to encourage you to include a resolution that I have sponsored for several years, SJR 1. As you know, SJR 1 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending September 14

  • On 9-1-17 at 7;51 p.m. medics responded to Akakeek Street for the report of an intoxicated person. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 9-4-17 at 10:37 PM Fire Department […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel August 28 – September 15

  Judgments Adolph Z.A. Larson, 39 3rd Degree Assault 1 Yr., 1 Yr. Prob. Michael Charles Fisher, 26 2nd Degree Harassment 40 Hrs. CWS Nellie Agimuk, 31 Reckless Endangerment 1 Yr. Prob. Herbert Joel A. […]

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For Sale

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Sports

Hunters lead Warriors to Bethel XC title

by Tommy Wells A ccording to archaeologists, mankind can be separated into two district groups: Hunters and gathers. That theory was so wrong this past weekend at the Bethel Sand Pit as the Hunters gathered […]

In our Native Land

Bethel’s beloved elder – Esther Green

by Vanessa Lynn Hunter Esther Green was born and raised in Nunapitchuk, Alaska to Lucy Evon and her biological father Wassillie B. Evon. Esther shares her story of growing up with her single mother and […]

Contributors

Cinnamon chili rub keeps is simple, sweetheart

by Millie Bentley Greetings. On one of my trips to La Jolla I found a recipe for cinnamon-chili dry rub for meat or seafood in a spice/herb catalogue called Penzy’s Limited. The first time I […]

In our Native Land

Jasmine Gil: ‘Science is my life’

by Kathleen McCoy One year after completing her degree in natural sciences at UAA, Jasmine Gil stands at a crossroads. What comes next? The signpost in one direction reads medicine. Back when she started college […]

Contributors

Joe Seibert – 28 great years of service to KYUK Radio

by Peter Twitchell Joe Seibert, Chief Engineer of KYUK Public Radio and Television has kept the station operational, on a daily basis, for the past 28 years. Let’s go back 28 years. Joe was from […]

Contributors

Traumatic Brain Injury or Intellectual Disability

by Dr. Bradbury Question: Dr. Bradbury, I read your columns regularly and a couple of times you have written about diagnosing someone with mental retardation, or intellectual disability. If someone experiences a head injury, and […]

In our Native Land

Aboard the Sikuliaq on the Beaufort Sea

by Diana Campbell Beaufort Sea – If the sea had a dinner bell, the Beaufort Sea shelf break is a ringer for one part of the Arctic food web, from plankton to whales and seabirds. […]

Inside Bethel News

Governor signs bill reauthorizing the Technical Vocational Education Program

Rep. Fansler’s HB 141 Extends the Program for Three Years to Support Jobs and Economic Development Across Alaska. Today (Aug. 29th), Alaska Governor Bill Walker officially signed House Bill 141 into law, reauthorizing the Technical […]

In our Native Land

Zone 1 closed in Resident Moose Hunt in the Lower Kuskokwim portion of Unit 18

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces an Emergency Order closure of the resident moose season in Zone 1 of the RM615 Kuskokwim moose hunt. The State resident season for bull moose by registration […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending September 1

• On 8-28-17 at 9:36 a.m. medics responded to the CHSB Building for the report of a person having seizures. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 8-28-17 at 11:49 pm medics […]

Contributors

The Effectiveness of Psychotherapy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is known about the effectiveness of counseling and psychotherapy? Has anyone ever proven that someone with a mental or emotional problem ever gets better by going to counselor or […]

Village Telegraph

Joseph of Bethel selected as First Nations Futures Fellow

by First Alaskans Institue First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is pleased to announce the selection of our 7th annual First Nations Futures Program (FNFP) Fellows cohort: Barbara ‘Wáahlaal Gidáak Blake (Haida/Tlingit/Ahtna), Marleah Makpiaq Labelle (Sugpiaq/Iñupiaq), Alissa […]

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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 […]

In our Native Land

Pacific walruses haul out near Point Lay earlier than in previous years

In the first week of August, several hundred Pacific walruses were observed on a barrier island near the Native Village of Point Lay, a small, Iñupiaq community on the northwest coast of Alaska. This is […]

Contributors

Fun and family time at the State Fair

by Peter Twitchell The last time I set foot on the State Fair in Palmer was 2013, so I lost sense of how crowded and busy it is, but thanks to my wife, she made […]

From The Editor

2017 Blackberry/Fun Run Results

by Greg Lincoln Cross country season is in full swing and the 2017 Blackberry Fun Run has some new champions. Winning the girls high school event is Reann Lincoln of Tununak. She finished the course […]

Speak Your Mind

Fishing on the Tuluksak River

by Brad Cole I was standing with wading boots on in the grassy shallows of the Tuluksak River casting a line out about 20 feet. The cool flowing waters and late afternoon breeze felt refreshing. The […]

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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 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel August 22 – 31

Judgments Phillip William Simeon, 30 2nd Degree Burglary, 4th Degree Criminal Mischief 25 Days Kevin Charles Cleveland, 22 Driving While License Cancelled/Rev/Sus, Proof of Insurance 1 Yr. Prob. Robert H.W. Kashatok, 37 Failure to Register as […]

Contributors

The Parable of the Net: When a Humpy Becomes a Halibut

by Tad Lindley Jesus was such a phenomenal preacher that the messages he preached 2,000 years ago are still relevant today. Who would think that he could preach a parable way back then, to a […]

Letters to the Editor

AFN Resolutions due

The 2017 Annual AFN Convention Resolutions deadline is September 22, 2017. Resolutions can be submitted by: Email: [email protected] Mail: 3000 A Street, Suite 210, Anchorage, AK 99503; Fax: 907-276-7989. Below are the criteria for AFN […]

Sports

Bethel River Run Invitational XC Results

The 5K Bethel River Run cross country race hosted by the Bethel Warrior team took place on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. The race began and finished at the Ayaprun Elitnaurvik School. Runners from Akiachak, Chevak, […]

Inside Bethel News

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel August 24 – September 8

Judgments Carl Harp, 30 2nd Degree Sexual Assault, 3rd 7 Yrs., Degree Assault, Unlawful Contact10 Yrs. Prob. Kristopher Paul Gregory, 27 4th Degree Assault 60 Days Vasily Jeremiah Nicolai, 26 4th Degree Assault 6 Mos., […]

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Letters to the Editor

Skipping Class

Have you ever skipped an important class or a non-important class in school? About everyone who’s went to school or going to school could say they’ve done it. There’s many different kinds of people. There […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending  September 7

• On 9-1-17 at 9:03 p.m. medics responded to Second Ave. for the report of an intoxicated person. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 9-1-17 at 11:39 p.m. medics responded to […]

Village Telegraph

Life is a Gift An interview with John Active

by Vanessa Lynn Hunter John was born in Cuukvagtuliq, Alaska to George and Sophie Jacob. John shares his story of being adopted twice after birth and during his early childhood years. How Mamterilleq was formed […]

From The Editor

Bethel Warriors swimmers hosts first meet Nome joins team in relays, medleys

by Greg Lincoln The Yukon Kuskokwim Aquatic Center was the venue for the first ever swim meet to be held in the history of Bethel. And it was a moving event for those in attendance, […]

Contributors

Seafood Supreme

by Millie Bentley Greetings. This recipe comes from Grandma Shirley Schanke. Grandma Shirley has visited Bethel before and she is a terrific cook. She shared this tasty dish with us that you will love. It […]

Contributors

Violence Against Teachers

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: In recent years, we have heard a lot about violence in schools, such as students bullying one another. Has anyone done any research on violence toward teachers by students? A […]

Village Telegraph

CVRF completes Summer 2017 Internship Program

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) recently completed the summer 2017 CVRF Internship Program, with participating Western Alaska youth gaining valuable work experience in locations across the region, Anchorage, and Seattle. This year, the CVRF Internship […]

Village Telegraph

Kuskokwim Learning Academy Gives Back

by Danielle Craven Community service is an important value at KLA. On August 23rd-25th, 86 students participated in various service projects around Bethel, from recording sound clips at KYUK, picking up trash at the Moravian […]

Contributors

Stuck in Selfie Mode

by Tad Lindley It used to irritate me when I traveled to memorable places and I would see people looking at some great sight in Hawaii or a beautiful sunset somewhere through their video camera. […]

Speak Your Mind

Students Lack of Motivation

by Kaitlynn Active According to Catherine Gewerts, there was a survey given to 467 dropout students from 25 major cities. This survey was given to them to know the reason for their dropping out of […]

Crime

24 Bethel Residents Charged with Selling Alcohol Without a License

On September 7, 2017, the Office of Special Prosecutions charged 24 defendants for allegedly selling alcohol without a license in Bethel, a Class A Misdemeanor. The charges resulted from an undercover operation led by troopers […]