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Classifieds

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 […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel December 12 – December 15

Judgments William Mukluk, 33 Violate Conditions of Release 1 Day Patty A. Gregory, 49 Disorderly Conduct 1 Day Priscilla R. Alexie, 45 2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing 1 Day Bennet Joseph, 29 Violate Condition of Release […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending December 15

• On 12-9-17 at 7:32 pm medics responded to the Sobering Center for the report of a person with a low SpO2. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 12-9-17 at 8:29 […]

Sports

O’Brien, Charlie lead Bethel girls to 6th

by Tommy Wells Kelly O’Brien and Dellarae Charlie both turned in solid performances this past weekend and helped power the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors to a sixth-place finish at the 2017 ASAA/First National […]

Sports

Warriors claim 6th state wrestling title

by Tommy Wells After the first day of the 2017 ASAA/First National Bank State Wrestling Championships, Bethel Regional High School head coach Darren Lieb met with his athletes and told them the mountain they faced […]

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Obituaries

William Christian Samuelson Oct. 17, 1957 – Nov. 17, 2017

William Christian Samuelson, well known to everyone as Gubby, began his journey on this earth on October 17, 1957 to the late Connie and Billy Samuelson in Bethel, Alaska. He passed away on November 17, […]

Contributors

The Miraculous Genetics of the Messiah

by Tad Lindley But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman… (Galatians 4:4) On my dad’s side I inherited a receding hairline, my last name, […]

Village Telegraph

LKSD Sr. High Speech Contest Results

by Sharon Wegner The LKSD Sr. High Speech contest was held in Bethel December 12 – 13, 2017. There were 28 students from 10 schools: BRHS, Chefornak, Kipnuk, Kongiganak, Napaskiak, Nightmute, Quinhagak, Toksook Bay, Tuntutuliak […]

Contributors

Memories of Christmas Past

by Peter Twitchell It really doesn’t matter where we are in this world, it is the season families feel a special closeness to each other, our villages and cities are aglow, like a pure heart. […]

Contributors

Aunt Ona’s South Carolina Sweet Potato Pie

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Merry Christmas to all of you. I hope your day will be filled with love, friendship and happiness. Being with family during the holidays is very important to all of us, […]

Village Telegraph

Kuspuk School District Upriver Science Fair

by Dave Bonnano The 2017 Upriver Science Fair was held in Chuathbaluk this year on November 30th and December 1st. Participants flew from Sleetmute and Crooked Creek to participate and were involved in 2 action […]

Village Telegraph

Ward highlight’s Y-K’s efforts at state wrestling tournament

by Tommy Wells Justin Ward turned more than a few heads this past weekend at the ASAA/First National Bank Division II State Wrestling Championships by turning in a stellar performance. The Aniak High School standout […]

Contributors

Myths surrounding suicide

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Why does the suicide rate increase around Christmas time? Answer: It is only a myth that the suicide rate rises during the Christmas holiday. Research indicates that people may be […]

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Village Telegraph

Calista Corporation declares 10th Elders’ Benefit Distribution

$325 Provided to Each Original Shareholder Aged 65 Years and Over. The Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation Board of Directors recently approved the 10th consecutive Elders’ Benefit Program distribution, totaling over $700,000. Original Calista Shareholders 65 years […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel Family Clinic receives HIIP Grant

Bethel Family Clinic recently received a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington, for Health Infrastructure Investment Program (HIIP) Project. This grant will be put toward the construction costs for the […]

Letters to the Editor

Thank you Veterans

Thank you to the Bethel VFW Post 1041 for the generous donation to assist with the funeral expenses for our Grandson Brandon. Words cannot express our gratitude. Many thanks to our Veterans for their kindness […]

Speak Your Mind

State-Tribal Education Compacts – An opportunity to transform education in Alaska

by Representative Chuck Kopp I was blessed to have parents who were lifelong educators here in Alaska. In 1936, my father was born in Yunan Province, China. He survived the Second Sino-Japanese war, but carried with […]

Contributors

Memories of Christmas Fudge

by Peter Twitchell One morning during the Christmas season I went to work and was given some strips, pound cake and chocolate fudge. The chocolate fudge was special, being that day was Chief’s Day, celebrated […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending December 7

• 12-1-17 at 5:23 p.m. medics responded to AC Main for a person down. Patient transported to the hospital. • 12-1-17 at 6:51 p.m. medics responded to the area of Uivik Sub for a person […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 19 – December 7

Judgments Marvin Dean Nicori, 26 4th Degree Assault 130 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Billy Phillip Lincoln, 25 4th Degree Assault 1 Yr. Prob. Nicholas Kakin Hunt, 21 3rd Degree Assault 24 Mos., 5 Yrs. Prob. […]

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 […]

In our Native Land

Alaska Rep. Zach Fansler visits Tundra Villages

by Lonny Cruff Nunapitchuk, Alaska – As part of his commitment to stay connected with his constituents, Alaska State Representative Zach Fansler made a swing through the tundra villages this week (Dec. 5th, 2017). Weather […]

Inside Bethel News

O’Brien leads host of Y-K girls to state-qualifier

by Tommy Wells Kelly O’Brien is going to get a chance to wrestle for her third girls’ state wrestling championship in four years. The Bethel Regional High School senior highlighted a large contingent of female […]

Contributors

Border Crossing: Checkpoint Israel

by Tad Lindley They knew Jesus was coming. His people were watching and waiting. They were expecting him to ride in with trumpets blaring. It had been prophesied from way back that the Messiah would […]

Inside Bethel News

BSAR AERIAL RIVER SURVEY:* “Uncountable”

by Bethel Search & Rescue Summary: Today (12.5.17) BSAR members flew with U.S.F.W.S pilot Robert Sundown to do an aerial survey of River conditions. The area flown was from the mouth of the Johnson River […]

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Obituaries

Vincent Roland Moses November 13, 1961 – August 3, 2017

Vincent Roland Moses, 55, was born on November 13, 1961 to the late Joseph Moses Sr. of Mekoryuk and Sophie Moses of Akiachak at the Bethel Hospital. He was also known as Blookshe. On August […]

Sports

Bethel repeats as Great Alaska Conference wrestling champions

by Tommy Wells Thomas Dyment moved a step closer to capping his high school wrestling career with a perfect season this past Saturday. And, in doing so, he also helped the Bethel Regional High School […]

From The Editor

The comfort of children

by Greg Lincoln It makes our hearts flutter with gladness when we hear our children laughing during these days as we struggle to survive after the loss of our beloved dearest one. This laughter comes […]

Village Telegraph

Operation Santa Claus goes to St. Michael

by Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead The Alaska National Guard has a tradition of serving communities throughout Alaska during the holiday season, delivering Christmas gifts and a variety of delights to the children. In its 61st […]

Village Telegraph

Three Feet of Lush

Lianna Peterson of Russian Mission caught this huge lush fish while manaqing on the Yukon River three miles downriver from her village. The manignaq measured at least 3 feet in length. “It was a good […]

Village Telegraph

Calista Corporation Stock Will Drive a Success

by Thom Leonard Calista Corporation’s biggest contest made three Shareholders very happy. Sammy Andreanoff won a 2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 700XT all-terrain vehicle (ATV), Sandra Nicori won 50,000 Alaska Airlines miles, and Emma Tamang won […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending December 1

• On 11-26-17 at 2:14 pm Firefighters responded to Owl Street for report of a fire. Fire was out upon arrival, Firefighters cleared scene and returned to quarters. • On 11-27-17 at 12:02 am Firefighters […]

Letters to the Editor

Quyana for your help during our loss

The family of Alexie Kanrilak, would like to extend our deepest gratitude from the bottom of our hearts to everyone that helped us out during the loss of our beloved Rose Ann Kanrilak. First and […]

Sports

Y-K teams compete at 2A, Mixed-Six tournaments

by Tommy Wells The Unalakleet Wolfpack’s bid to claim a second straight Mixed-Six state volleyball championship came to a tough end this past weekend at the state tournament. The Wolfpack suffered back-to-back losses in the […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 20 – December 1

Judgments Walter Dale Aketachunak, 35 3rd Degree Assault 1 ½ Yrs., 4 Yrs. Prob. Samual Moses Jr., 39 4th Degree Assault 360 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Zoie M. Kernak, 20 4th Degree Criminal Mischief 90 […]

Sports

Bethel rolls to easy win as GJE Invitational

by Tommy Wells In the end, even Mother Nature couldn’t stop the Bethel Regional Junior High School wrestling team from owning the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s bragging rights. It only delayed the inevitable by a week. Bethel, […]

Contributors

We Three Kings of Orient Aren’t

by Tad Lindley Warning: Do not read this article unless you have someone nearby who can give you immediate emotional support. This may be worse than the terrible sense of deception you experienced when you […]

Contributors

Mexican Chicken Salad

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is a quick, easy recipe that meets our KISS (Keep it Simple, Sweetheart) criteria. Diana Gamez, a friend in Anchorage who has contributed before, suggested it. She found the recipe […]

In our Native Land

CVRF wins prestigious American Marketing Association Awards

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) was honored with two awards at the 2017 Prism Awards ceremony hosted by the Alaska chapter of the American Marketing Association. The Prism Awards is a yearly competition showcasing the […]

Contributors

Psychoeducational Testing

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have a daughter in the third grade. She is performing poorly in school, and compared to our other children, she is falling far behind. I have asked her teacher […]

From The Editor

Visiting our loved one

by Greg Lincoln Neighbors and friends, we are so privileged to call you our friends. Your presence in our lives has uplifted and eased much of our suffering, thank you. Thank you so much for […]

In our Native Land

Getting By On Less 12.3.17 BSAR River Report*

by Bethel Search & Rescue Summary: It’s early December and we have far less ice than we usually have at this time of the year. Yet People are traveling. They need to – for many […]

Contributors

The season of good cheer

by Peter Twitchell This is the happy time of the season, where Christians celebrate the birth of the Christ Child, baby Jesus, bringing hope, cheer, and love everywhere. The goodness of the people of Anchorage […]

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In our Native Land

ADFG Recognizes 2018 Advisory Committee Award Winners

Several local advisory committee members for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game were honored with awards: James Charles of Tuntutuliak, Raymond Oney of Alakanuk, and Barbara Carlson of Sleetmute. Alaska Department of Fish and […]

Inside Bethel News

New Bethel firefighters graduate

by K.J. Lincoln Eight new firefighters graduated and were honored at a commencement ceremony last Friday at the Bethel Fire Department. The Class of 1701 graduates are Steven “Tucker” Burnett, Matthew Cochrane, Jesse Gefroh, John […]

Classifieds

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 […]

Sports

Y-K wrestlers shine at Grace Grizzly Grappler tournament

by Tommy Wells Aniak’s Andrew Wilson and Justin Ward and Bethel Regional High School’s Daniel Chakuchin and Kyle Valadez all turned more than a few heads this past weekend while starring at the 2017 Grace […]

Speak Your Mind

Alaska LNG: The time is now

by Governor Bill Walker Alaska now has the necessary alignment for the Alaska gasline LNG project. Mid-June 1970: one of the most important days in my life. It rained, as I waited in-line outside a […]

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Obituaries

James Albert Luke Sr. July 9, 1940 – Nov. 18, 2017

James Albert Luke Sr. went to be with the Lord on November 18, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones in Anchorage, AK. James was born on July 9, 1940 to Thomas and Elsie Luke in […]

Inside Bethel News

BRHS Drama presents A Christmas Carol

The Bethel Regional High School’s drama program presented A Christmas Carol by EP Scates last weekend at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center. There were three showings of the holiday play directed by Aiden Keller. A […]