First Alaskans Elder’s and Youth Conference

by Peter Twitchell I attended the Alaska Federation of Natives Elder’s and Youth Conference in Anchorage, it was great! Thanks to Colin “Atauciq” McDonald for putting it together for us in organizing and facilitating the early […]

Village Telegraph

Building and deploying a local welding workforce

by Azara Mohammadi A career in welding means opportunities to work outside – a major draw for young workers like Sharla Gunlik, 24. “I was never interested in an office job,” Gunlik says. Recently, she worked […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel Community Celebrate Inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day

by Leona Long The Bethel community celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day for the first time at an event hosted at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus’s Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center. “Including our community partners like […]


Swiss Steak in the Crockpot

by Millie Bentley Greetings. I hope you are all doing good. This recipe calls for a slow cooker, which can come in handy during one of your buys days – just assemble the ingredients, toss […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending October 27

  • On 10-21-17 at 6:40 p.m. Career Firefighters responded to the Bethel Regional High School for the report of a person with an injury to their knee. Patient was assessed and transported to the […]


Smith, Lieb post wins at Halloween Monster Bash

by Tommy Wells Ryan Smith and Hayden Lieb both sent more than a few chills through the field at the Halloween Monster Bash Duels on Saturday at South Anchorage High School. Both wrestled their way […]

In our Native Land

Calista Corporation launches MyCalista online shareholder portal Manage Contact Information, Review Dividend Payments, More Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation upgrades interaction with Shareholders with its secure, interactive MyCalista online portal. Found at, Shareholders now have a suite of options at their fingertips. […]


Lady Warriors’ bid for state berth fall short

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors’ bid to claim a berth in the upcoming Class 3A state volleyball tournament came up a bit short on Saturday afternoon. Kotzebue rallied from a […]

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Inside Bethel News

For Sale

Hitzer Amish built woodstoves. UHMW 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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Where is the new alcohol tax going? An update on the Community Action Grant Committee

by Leif Albertson On October 3rd, the citizens of Bethel approved a ballot measure to raise the tax on alcohol sold in Bethel from 12% to 15%. While the first 12% of the tax will […]

Letters to the Editor

Do it yourself – eliminate Bed Bugs

I approached the Anchorage Daily News and they didn’t want to investigate or print anything. I had bed bugs I got from Black Angus Inn when me and my daughter stayed there. I learned how […]

Speak Your Mind

The Bones in the Box

by Mark Leary She slowly hobbled down the bank cradling a beat-up grease-stained cardboard box. Reaching a small Lund boat she carefully set the box inside and climbed in. Poor woman – she pulled on […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel October 20 – 25

Judgments Samuel I.M. Baugh, 20 Reckless Endangerment 1 Yr. Prob. Michael James Whitman, 32 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Isaiah T. Jones, 27 5th Degree Controlled Substance 24 Hrs. CWS, […]

Village Telegraph

Calista Corporation declares $2.4 Million Akilista Dividend Spring and Akilista Dividends Total $49.5 Million

Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation’s Board of Directors approved the Akilista dividend for 2017. This fall dividend which totals $2.4 million, marks an increase of over seven percent from the previous year. Calista has declared both a […]