Inside Bethel News

Code of Conduct resolution postponed

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel City Council voted to postpone action on Resolution 18-20, the Code of Conduct resolution for members of council during their December 11th, 2018 regular meeting. The issue was postponed to […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 28 – December 21

Judgments Herman Frederick, 24 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Diane Kusaiak, 34 5th Degree Criminal Mischief 10 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Bradley A. Amos, 40 Hunting Season and Bag Limits, Unlawful Possession […]

Sports

Lieb earns fourth All-American honor in Reno

by Tommy Wells Hayden Lieb etched his name amongst the great in Bethel Regional High School history on Saturday. The BRHS standout became one of only a handful of Alaska wrestlers to earn All-American honors […]

No Picture
In our Native Land

BLM conveys title to almost 40,000 acres in Goodnews Bay

BLM Alaska comes closer to finalizing State of Alaska entitlement with largest land conveyance in eight years. BLM Alaska conveyed 39,995 acres to the State of Alaska in the Goodnews Bay area recently pursuant to […]

From The Editor

Looking forward to another year

by Greg Lincoln Quyana and many good Christmas wishes to you all! Dear friends, this issue of the Delta Discovery marks the end of another amazing year of publishing our project, our beloved newspaper. We […]

Contributors

King Herod Kills Kids

by Tad Lindley Jesus was born in Bethlehem. The place of his birth was actually prophesied about in the book of Micah, As for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, seemingly insignificant among the clans of Judah – […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending December 21

• On 12-14-18 at 7:30 a.m. medics responded to Calista Dr. for the report of a person with an infection. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 12-15-18 at 1:33 p.m. […]

No Picture
Inside Bethel News

Visiting 12 Western Communities was one of the Year’s Greatest Blessings

by Senator Dan Sullivan  This past year has brought many blessings. Working closely with so many Alaskans, we’ve had some great legislative successes in Washington, D.C. for rural Alaska—the soul of our state. To name […]

No Picture
Village Telegraph

“107 Miles and Counting” BSAR Holiday Kuskokwim River Update:*

by Bethel Search and Rescue 12.24.18 Summary: With a full two weeks of cold weather and the great need for cheaper, more efficient transportation in our region, the lower sections of the Kuskokwim Ice Road […]

Sports

Kaiser wins Holiday Classic sled dog race

Pete Kaiser of Bethel, the reigning Kuskokwim 300 champion, is the winner of the 2018 Holiday Classic sled dog race. Kaiser led a field of 14 racers at last Saturday’s race 48-mile race which began […]

Village Telegraph

Coastal Villages rewards Youth-to-Work employees with performance based bonuses

by CVRF Staff The Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) board of directors approved the distribution of $100,000 worth of bonuses to qualifying 2018 Youth-to-Work employees last Friday in recognition of their dedication and hard work […]

Inside Bethel News

For Sale

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

Statement from Coastal House Legislators and Legislators-Elect

Many conversations have taken place since the November 2018 elections in the effort to put together an effective working House coalition to serve the people of Alaska. It is our goal to be part of […]

Inside Bethel News

Trust Land Office signs agreement with Donlin Gold LLC

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has finalized its first conservation agreement involving Trust land. The Trust Land Office (TLO), which manages the Trust’s one million acres of land, has signed an agreement with Donlin […]

Village Telegraph

Winter Smelt Fish Cutter

Shenae Davidson of Kipnuk is 4 years old and she is helping her grandmother Elena Davidson prepare delicious Qukaqliq River smelts for cooking. photo by James DavidsonShenae Davidson of Kipnuk is 4 years old and […]

Contributors

Christmas brings families together

by Peter Twitchell Christmas in the 1950s was a special time in Bethel. Students were getting ready for Christmas by making rings out of cray paper. Mrs. Fancher helped us cut strips of colored paper […]

No Picture
In our Native Land

Massive impact crater discovered in Greenland

by UAF Research Staff An international team including a researcher from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute has discovered a 31-kilometer-wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath northern Greenland’s ice sheet. This is the first […]

Contributors

Apple Cranberry Coffee Cake

by Millie Bentley Greetings! I would like to share a really good coffee cake recipe that I have. It has, in the past, received rave reviews from folks. (Rave reviews are when every last crumb […]

Inside Bethel News

Calista Corporation announces 11th Annual Elders’ Benefit Distribution

by Thom Leonard Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation’s Board of Directors approved the 2018 Elders’ Benefit Distribution. Original Shareholders who are at least 65 years old as of November 13 will receive $325 each. The distribution date […]

No Picture
Village Telegraph

Good Weather, Good People, and Good Work Getting Done BSAR River Update:*

by Bethel Search and Rescue 12.16.18 Summary: With more normal cold temperatures for the past 10 days Kuskokwim River conditions have been improving for safe Holiday travel. They are however improving slower than expected due […]

No Picture
Village Telegraph

Graduate Kory Joe: South to Arizona Alaska Native dedicated to making his homeland better with his NAU degree

by Heidi Toth Mountain Village, Alaska, is poor—one of the poorest towns in the country, in fact. The town of about 800 people sits in the banks of the Yukon River, far from the gold, […]

Inside Bethel News

25th Lifesaver Christmas Cookie Extravaganza raises $3,294

by Beverly Hoffman The 25th annual 2018 Christmas Cookie Extravaganza was one of the most successful ever. 52 Bethel Bakers donated over 250 pounds of cookies for the event. A lively group of enthusiastic buyers […]

Letters to the Editor

Sullivan Recognizes All Alaskans for Their Remarkable Response to Earthquake

Last week, as part of his “Alaskan of the Week” series, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) recognized all Alaskans for their remarkable response to the November 30, 2018 earthquake the shook Southcentral Alaska. Mr. President, […]

Speak Your Mind

Planning on Adopting a Rescue Pet?

by Deborah L. White I know many of us love and deeply care for the furry additions we bring into our homes. We nurture and care for them. Recently, my ‘Freckles’ passed away. She was […]

No Picture
Sports

Lady Warriors open season with 1-2 mark in Soldotna

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors kicked off their 2018 basketball season with a 1-2 mark this past weekend at the Powerade/Al Howard Tip-Off Classic. The tournament was held on Thursday […]

Contributors

Remembering a good friend

by Peter Twitchell My cousin Joseph Adolph Woods Jr. and I were like brothers. We grew up together in Bethel. We hunted together with our cousins Joseph “Manny” Evon and Henry Kohl. We were successful […]

Inside Bethel News

Dog mushing season begins -John George of Akiachak wins race

John George of Akiachak is the winner of the Season Opener dog mushing race. George won with a time of 2:16:16. In second place was Mike Williams Jr. of Akiak. His time was 2:17:19. Placing […]

From The Editor

The Lighting of the Christmas Tree

by Greg Lincoln Last week on Wednesday, the community of Bethel came together to celebrate the first ever Lighting of the Christmas Tree. Local dignitaries, organization members, community members, children, and some pets attended (because […]

Inside Bethel News

For Sale

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 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel December 5 – 13

JudgmentsVictoria R. Galanopoulos, 50 Reckless Driving $200, 1 Yr. Prob.Donald Paukan, 31 4th Degree Assault 60 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob.Jackie K. Tinker, 32 Driving Under the Influence $4000, 2 Yrs. Prob.Abraham I. Henry, 25 4th […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending December 14

• 12-8-2018 at 12:01 a.m., Firefighters responded to First Ave. for the report of a malfunctioning CO detector. Firefighters observed the malfunctioning CO detector and Firefighters used the MSA ALT-Air to insure no CO was […]

Sports

BRHS girls make history with 2nd place finish

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors etched their names into the school’s history books this past weekend by turning in an eye-opening performance at the ASAA Division II Girls State Wrestling […]

No Picture
Inside Bethel News

Thomas Paul Oscar Sr. – Cakayak Nov. 2, 1940 – Dec. 2, 2018

We are all under the care of Ellarpiim Yua, who sees all and knows all. Cakayak grew up in the traditional village of Tununak, preceded by his parents “Papangluaq” Joseph Oscar Sr. and “Unangik” Jane […]

Sports

Warriors place 3rd at state wrestling tournament

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors proved once again they are among the state’s elite wrestling programs this past weekend by placing third in the team standings at the 2018 ASAA Division […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending December 7

• On 11-30-18 5:43 p.m. Firefighters responded to the small boat harbor for the report of a vehicle lock out. Vehicle was unlocked and turned over to owner. Firefighters cleared scene and returned to quarters. […]

No Picture
Inside Bethel News

25th Christmas Cookie Extravaganza December 16

by Bev Hoffman The 25th annual YK Lifesaver Christmas Cookie Extravaganza will be Sunday, December 16th at 2pm at the YK Fitness Center. Don’t miss this wonderful event! Cookies disappear quickly. Over the years Bethel […]

Speak Your Mind

Alaska’s 7.0 earthquake

by Senator Lisa Murkowski 12.05.18 Senator Sullivan and I just returned to Washington after an almost surreal 24-hour period up in the state. We went up on Sunday night, Monday morning. We hadn’t anticipated being […]

Contributors

The Sleeping Giant

by Peter Twitchell The earth is like a sleeping giant, when it awakes it is uncontrollable. In my 67 years walking the tundra, the land has been friendly. I experienced my first earthquake November 30, […]

Inside Bethel News

City Council to consider Code of Conduct resolution

The Bethel City Council has a resolution on their upcoming agenda that calls for them to consider whether or not to adopt a proposed Code of Conduct for members of the council. The item is […]

No Picture
Village Telegraph

Alaska congressional delegation announces $23 million grant for Emmonak dock

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today (Dec. 7th, 2018) announced a $23.1 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant for Emmonak, Alaska to construct a permanent dock and barge/landing […]

Inside Bethel News

LKSD Robotics teams go Into Orbit

by K.J. Lincoln Robotics teams from the Lower Kuskokwim School District broke out of their earthly constraints with this year’s First Lego League Robotics Challenge: Into Orbit. 10 teams accepted the challenge and joined in […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 28 – December 7

Judgments Thomas Heckman, 22 2nd Degree Theft, Coercion, 4th 1 Yr., 80 Days, Degree Assault 3 Yrs. Prob. Reginald Konig, 28 Disorderly Conduct $100 Jonathan Adrian Chase, 37 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, […]

Sports

Warriors roll to Great Alaska Conference crown

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors retained their hold on the Great Alaska Conference title this past weekend with an impressive showing in the WarriorDome. The Warriors wrestled their way to 13 […]

No Picture
Village Telegraph

Winter at Last! BSAR Kuskokwim River Update*

by Bethel Search and Rescue 12.8.18 Summary: With temperatures up to 20 degrees cooler travel conditions in the Bethel area have been greatly improving. BSAR teams have been out every day monitoring conditions and checking […]

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays from Chevak Alaska!

My name is Roberta Agimuk, I am currently the Resilient Alaska Youth (RAY) AmeriCorps Member for my community in Chevak. I would like to share my deepest gratitude to thank all the people that made […]

No Picture
Village Telegraph

Yulista Holding, LLC subsidiary wins contract

Yulista Holding, LLC subsidiary-led joint venture Defense Systems and Solutions (DSS) was awarded a $4.7B contract supporting the AMRDEC Prototype Integration Facility (PIF) located at Redstone Arsenal, AL. DSS, a SBA approved 8(a) joint venture, […]

Inside Bethel News

Derina Harvery Band rocks Bethel

December 6th was a night for rocking Celtic music with a band from east coast of Canada that has deep Irish roots. Derina Harvey leads the Celtic Rock sensation, the Derina Harvey Band (dHb), recent […]

No Picture
Sports

Bethel grapplers win GJE Invite

by Tommy Wells Anna Avalos, Mason Fitka, Trinity Geerdts, Brianna Henry, Tyler Laraux, Isabel Lieb, Axel Madson, and Sheldon Smith all came away from the Gladys Jung Elementary/Junior High Invitational meet with first-place finishes, and […]

Village Telegraph

Coastal Villages tests ‘Tiny House’ solution to rural housing crisis

by CVRF Staff In response to the results of a community survey, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is testing an alternative approach to addressing the critical need for housing in rural Alaska – with a […]

Contributors

Be a part of an Elder organization

by Peter Twitchell I had the great pleasure, first of all, to play my bass guitar in David Chanar’s “Pilot Bread” Fiddle Band, then on top of that to perform for the Elder’s of Wasilla’s […]

Village Telegraph

Students enjoy Thanksgiving literacy success activities

by Lonny Cruff Nunapitchuk, AK – A new Migrant Ed coordinator, Malcolm Enoch, in Nunapitchuk has organized a variety of activities for pre-school and school-aged children to help them prepare for school, or help the […]

Letters to the Editor

Help needed to raise fund for basketball trip

I am trying to start a go fund me for my 15 year old son, freshman in high school in Kotlik, Alaska. Kotlik is a small town of 600+ residents. The high school has a […]

No Picture
In our Native Land

Governor Walker issues disaster declaration

Governor Walker issued a verbal disaster declaration in response to yesterday’s 7.0 earthquake that shook southcentral Alaska at 8:29am. At Governor Walker’s request, President Trump issued a Federal Emergency Declaration to assist local, state, and […]

No Picture
Village Telegraph

Sen. Hoffman joins Senate Majority team

The Alaska Senate Majority today (Nov. 26th, 2018) announced its complete team for the 31st Alaska Legislature, which begins Jan. 15. The majority also announced a caucus agreement reflecting Alaskans’ desire for more engagement in […]

Contributors

Holiday Breakfast Casserole

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is a holiday breakfast recipe for December. It was originally published as a recipe to make for Easter morning, but I thought it could also be used for Christmas. I […]

Inside Bethel News

City authorizes transfer of fire engine to local tribe

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel City Council authorized the transfer of ownership of fire engine, Engine-28, to the Native Village of Napaimute honoring the request of the tribal organization. Council voted to adopt Action Memorandum […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending November 28

• On 11-23-18 at 9:02 p.m. medics responded to the area of Kusko Court for the report of an intoxicated person. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 11-23-18 at 9:02 p.m. […]

No Picture
Sports

Bethel to host GAC tournament on Dec. 7-8

Some of the state’s top wrestlers will converge on Bethel this weekend for the 2018 Great Alaska Conference wrestling tournament. The two-day meet will be held on Dec. 7-8 in the WarriorDome at Bethel Regional […]

No Picture
In our Native Land

AIDEA Board approves dividend

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board at its meeting Wednesday in Anchorage approved a dividend of $10,285,000 to the state general fund for Fiscal Year 2020. “We are very happy to announce […]

Inside Bethel News

Election volunteer Guinn honored by City Council

The Bethel City Council recognized and honored Margaret “Tootsie” Guinn for her 40 years of service as an election official during last Tuesday’s regular meeting, and commended her for her grace, professionalism, and dedication. “It […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 23 – 30

Judgments Anthony Oney, 33 Importing Alcohol – Dry Area $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Alexander L. Brink, 29 Violate Conditions of Release 5 Days Julia Paula Sergie, 33 4th Degree Assault 60 Days Michael […]

Sports

Smith leads Warriors to 5th at Grizzly Grappler

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith powered his way to the 103-pound championship on Saturday and led the Bethel Regional High School Warriors to a fifth-place finish at the earthquake-shortened Grizzly Grappler at Grace Christian School […]

Inside Bethel News

Akiuk competes at Mixed Six state tournament

by Tommy Wells The Akiuk Grizzlies are bringing home to the YK Delta the 2018 State Mixed 6 Sportsmanship Award. Akiuk was among the 12 teams from through the state that competed in the Mixed […]

Contributors

Marijuana and Creativity

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have friends who have almost convinced me that there are many benefits, besides pleasure, in using marijuana. One of the things they stress is the creativity that results, particularly […]

Contributors

Does the 7.0 Anchorage Earthquake Mean the End is Near?

by Tad Lindley Everyone who was there will never forget what they were doing when it hit. My family member was attending a training seminar in a tall hotel. As people poured out of the […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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 […]

No Picture
Heard it in the Steam House

Anchorage man convicted

On October 31, 2018, an Anchorage jury convicted Nicholas Philemonoff of first degree vehicle theft. According to the evidence presented at trial, around 11:00 p.m. on October 11, 2017, Philemonoff was caught driving a vehicle […]

No Picture
Inside Bethel News

Cigarette excise tax to be adjusted January 1st

Effective January 1st, 2019, the excise tax on cigarettes will be 0.1037 mills, or $0.103.7 per cigarette, $2.07 per pack (rounded), and $20.70 per carton. This annual adjustment to the cigarette tax rate is based […]

Village Telegraph

Three million pounds of frozen moose

by Ned Rozell The magnificent creature was fooled by vocal plumbing — similar to its own but much smaller — imitating the groan of a receptive female. The bull moose grunted twice, then strode through […]

No Picture
Inside Bethel News

Bethel Winter House to open for sixth season on Dec. 1st

The Bethel Winter House, a shelter for those needing a warm place to sleep at night, will be opening its doors on December 1st, 2018 for its sixth season of service. The Bethel Evangelical Covenant […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending November 22

• On 11-16-18 at 7:05 p.m. medics responded to the Sobering Center for the report of a person with heart problems. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. On 11-16-18 at 9:07 p.m. medics […]

Contributors

Grandma Jensen’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

by Millie Bentley Greetings. This pound cake comes from Patty Olmstead’s family recipes. She shared a lot of recipes with us and here’s one of my favorites. It comes from her Grandma Jensen, which, according […]

Inside Bethel News

Derina Harvey Band to perform in Bethel

Kicking off their Alaska Tour, Bethel Council on the Arts presents the Derina Harvey Band live in Bethel 7 pm Thursday, December 6 at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center. Bethel’s own Paul Basile, previously of […]

In our Native Land

Short-lived salmon play a role in long-term survival

by Mary Catharine Martin If you’ve fished around Frazer Lake on Kodiak Island over the last 20 years, odds are you’re familiar with jack salmon — a salmon, usually sockeye or a king, that returns […]

Contributors

“Six Tips to Spice up Your Romance”

by Tad Lindley At least that’s what they used to read. Nowadays it seems like a lot of them have replaced the word “romance” with the words “sex life”. If you’ve never seen them, they […]

Speak Your Mind

New report on missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

by Senator Murkowski Staff A report prepared by the Seattle-based Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) and released today (Nov. 14th,2018) by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) indicates the epidemic of violence against Missing and Murdered […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 15 – 23

Judgments Maggie James, 24 Violate Conditions of Release, 4th Degree Assault 65 Days Isaac Egoak, 20 Disorderly Conduct 1 Day, 6 Mos. Prob. Lloyd C. Kinegak, 41 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. […]

Sports

Mixed 6 State Tourney starts Nov. 29th

On opening day of the Mixed 6 Volleyball state championships, the Akiuk Grizzlies will be playing against the Kalskag Grizzlies and the Gustavus Foxes in Pool A. The games will begin on November 29th, 2018 […]

No Picture
Heard it in the Steam House

Alaska’s first commercial drone company receives first overhead waiver

Alaska Aerial Media (AAM) in collaboration with Advanced Aerial Education (AAE) is the first small unmanned aircraft service company in Alaska to obtain a certificate of waiver (COW) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for […]