State Wide

Islanders, Seahawks roll in Alaska Coastal play

February 21, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells The Toksook Bay Islanders and the Kipnuk Falcons both turned in solid outings this past weekend in Alaska Coastal Conference basketball action. Both teams moved closer to securing top seeds at the […]

Speak Your Mind

Cama-i Dance Festival 2018 March 16th ~ 18th at Bethel High School “Cauyat Tupagtelarait Nauviput ~ Drums Awaken Our Roots”

February 21, 2018 0

by Linda Curda This year’s Cama-i (Yup’ik for a warm welcoming hello) Dance Festival is almost here and the Bethel Council on the Arts is once again proud to be the sponsor of what promises […]

Village Telegraph

Family Tradition: Alaskan Guardsman makes debut appearance in K-300

February 21, 2018 0

by Sgt. Seth LaCount His hands trembled with anticipation, soaked in a mixture of anxiety and excitement. The room was quiet as the mushers of the Kuskokwim 300 waited to pick a bib number which […]

Delta Lifestyles

Bichon and German Shorthaired Pointer win Best in Show

February 21, 2018 0

by K.J. Lincoln “Brody”, a white Bichon and “Kimber”, a German Shorthaired Pointer took Best in Show honors at the 13th Annual fun and entertaining Bethel Dog Show on Sunday afternoon. The crowd oohed and […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel’s City Council moves to protest renewal of AC Liquor Store license

February 21, 2018 0

by K.J. Lincoln “I don’t think we should be recommending renewal at all,” said council member Leif Albertson regarding AC Quickstop’s alcohol package store liquor license during their regular meeting on February 13th, 2018. Council […]

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Obituaries

Lela Diane Foss April 18, 1959 – July 1, 2017

February 21, 2018 0

Lela Diane (Demientieff) Foss was born to Augusta (Samuelson) Demientieff and Gerald Ivan Demientieff Sr. She is survived by her husband Leonard Foss Sr., children Darrell, Leonard Jr. and Janelle, grandchildren – Isaac and Luxie; […]

Inside Bethel News

Simon and George tie for 1st in Bethel Sprint race

February 21, 2018 0

Jonathan Simon of Bethel and John George of Akiachak tied for first place in last weekend’s Bethel Sprint Mushers Club race. The approximately 16-18 mile race trail started on the main river in front of […]

Inside Bethel News

2017 #BethelGives Campaign

February 21, 2018 0

by BCSF Staff The #BethelGives coalition and Bethel Community Services Foundation are excited to announce the results of the second #BethelGives campaign, which ended in December 2017. After tallying contributions from several associated events, the […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 5 – 13

February 21, 2018 0

  Judgments Scott I. Agathluk, 29 2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing 1 Yr. Prob. Michael P. Nick, 37 4th Degree Assault 60 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Jacqueline Andrew, 38 No Motor Vehicle Liability $500 Eugenia G. […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending February 16

February 21, 2018 0

  • 2-12-18 4:07 medics responded to the area of Hangar Lake road for a person not breathing. Patient was deceased on arrival. • 2-12-18 8:52 p.m. firefighters responded to the area of Hangar Lake […]

Village Telegraph

Free tax return assistance available to 20 communities in Western Alaska

February 21, 2018 0

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has partnered again this year with the Alaska Business Development Center (ABDC) to provide free tax return assistance to residents of the CVRF region through ABDC’s volunteer tax and loan […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel January 29 – February 1

February 14, 2018 0

Judgments Phillip E. Talley, 33 3rd Degree Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance 1 Yr. Prob. German A. Pena, 28 Disorderly Conduct $100 Thomas Mael Jr., 25 Importing Alcohol – Dry Area $3000, 20 Days Tatiana […]

Inside Bethel News

Revitalizing Yup’ik dancing traditions through carved masks

February 14, 2018 0

by Ben Charles In 1982, my Grandfather, Nicholas Charles and two other Master Carvers sought to revitalize Yup’ik dancing traditions. Carving Yup’ik masks to be worn during our dance and songs. 34 years later, these […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending February 9

February 14, 2018 0

• 2-4-18 medics responded to East Avenue for a person bleeding from the head. The patient was assessed and transported to YKDRH-ER. • 2-6-18 4:22 a.m. medics responded to the Sobering Center for an intoxicated […]

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Village Telegraph

CDVSA to support Emmonak Women’s Shelter with Emergency Funding

February 14, 2018 0

On February 1, 2018 the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to support the Emmonak Women’s Shelter (EWS) with grant funding through the remainder of FY18. The Special […]

Delta Lifestyles

Kuskokwim Youth as Future Fisheries Leaders

February 14, 2018 0

by Janessa Esquible and Dan Gillikin A fundamental need for tribal organizations in rural Alaska is to build “capacity” to sustain a natural resources program that addresses the needs of stakeholders, engages stakeholders in resource […]

Speak Your Mind

Mercury contamination of the watershed and the tundra close to the Donlin Gold Mine is concerning

February 14, 2018 3

by Grant Fairbanks I haven’t been sleeping well since I attended the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s meeting here in Bethel on Jan. 23rd. concerning Donlin Gold’s pollutant discharge permit and their Waste management permit. […]

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Inside Bethel News

YK Delta Women in Philanthropy announces funding availability

February 14, 2018 0

The YK Delta Women in Philanthropy giving circle announces $7,541 in funds available for our 2018 local or regional grant. The focus area for proposals in 2018 is education for women and girls. Members encourage […]

Inside Bethel News

Toksook Bay Dancers selected as Team Alaska’s cultural delegation

February 8, 2018 0

Congratulations to Team Alaska’s 2018 Cultural Delegation: Toksook Bay Dancers! The Toksook Bay Dancers are: Lisa Evans, Mark Pitka, Bruce Simons, Nolan Charles, Logan Charles, and Wilton Charles. The group’s coordinator, singer and songwriter Byron […]

Inside Bethel News

Regional leaders address city council regarding alcohol issues

February 8, 2018 0

by K.J. Lincoln The leader of the health corporation for the Yukon Kuskokwim delta region, Dan Winkelman, and the heads of the tribal organization – the Association of Village Council Presidents, Vivian Korthuis, and AVCP […]

Inside Bethel News

K300 wraps up with Mushers Banquet and Awards Ceremony

February 8, 2018 0

by K.J. Lincoln The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee hosted the 39th annual Mushers Banquet and Awards Ceremony on January 22nd, 2018, the Monday after the big race weekend. The awards ceremony took place right after […]

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Obituaries

Herbert Raymond Wassilie Feb. 7, 1965 – Dec. 3, 2017

February 8, 2018 0

Herbert “Raymond” Wassilie (“Old Man”) was born in Bethel, Alaska, on February 7, 1965, to the late Evan Wassilie of Akiak and the late Marie Wassilie of Kwigillingok. He graduated from BRHS High School in […]

Contributors

The Difference Between Clinical and Forensic Psychology

February 8, 2018 0

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is the difference between Clinical and Forensic Psychology? Answer: All psychologist, whether practicing Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, or Forensic Psychology are licensed as Psychologists. Each jurisdiction (i.e., the […]

Sports

Lady Warriors earn split with third-ranked Barrow

February 8, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells Better mark the Bethel Regional High School down as a legitimate contender for a berth in the upcoming Class 3A state basketball tournament. A real strong contender. Courtney Williams and the BRHS […]

Letters to the Editor

RE: Resignation of Representative Zach Fansler

February 8, 2018 0

Like many others, we were shocked and saddened to learn of the allegations that were reported last week in the Juneau Empire about our boss Zach Fansler. Those allegations came as a surprise to us […]

Speak Your Mind

Calricaraq is our Yuuyaraq

February 8, 2018 0

by Ina Pavila The Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) grant was allotted to Orutsararmiut Traditional Native Council ONC to initiate suicide prevention using the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) model Calricaraq/yuuluaqauciq. CALRICARAQ is our YUUYARAQ; […]

Village Telegraph

CVRF distributes $400,000 in Elder Program Benefits during Jan & Feb

February 8, 2018 0

Each winter, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) distributes benefits to the region as part of its longstanding Elder Program. Last year, the Elder Program distributed approximately $325,000 in benefits to 667 elders across the CVRF […]

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State Wide

Updated state suicide prevention plan encourages Alaskans to help build resilience

February 8, 2018 0

The Statewide Suicide Prevention Council today (Feb. 1st, 2018) released its updated five-year State Suicide Prevention Plan. The action plan stresses that all Alaskans play a role in building resilient individuals and resilient communities. “We’ve […]

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In our Native Land

Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government inaugural meeting takes place

February 1, 2018 0

by Mike Williams Sr. The inaugural meeting of Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government met on January 23, 24, 2018 at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center Bethel, Alaska. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Chariton […]

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Village Telegraph

Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council appointees

February 1, 2018 0

Dale Smith Jr. of Mekoryuk and Alissa Rogers of Bethel have been appointed to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council. Also appointed was Raymond Collins of McGrath for the Western Interior Alaska region, […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel

February 1, 2018 0

Judgments Leon Nicholas Edwards, 39 Disorderly Conduct $100 Jerome John Williams, 30 Disorderluy Conduct $100 John Ashepak, 35 Driving Under the Influence $3000, 25 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Daryl Fisher, 32 4th Degree Assault 60 […]

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I am part land. I am part water. I am always Native.

February 1, 2018 0

by Chris Agragiiq Apassingok Agragiighuunga. Sivuqaghhmiinguunga. Ataka Takeva. Naaka Aakapak. Sivuqami angliinga whangkunneng katam neqennaqmeng. Ayuumighhaaneng tawatelnguq Sivuqaq. Tamaghhaan neqa tugaaqegkaangat. Aghveq, ayveq, maklak, neghsaq, allanginaq, qawaak allangingaq, iqalluk allanginaq, tepamneg, elqwaaghmeng, nunam nunivagseghaaneng neqekukut, […]

Village Telegraph

Dr. Michio Kaku, world-renowned theoretical physicist, speaks at ANSEP

February 1, 2018 0

Today (Jan. 19, 2018) the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program held its 23rd annual Celebration, uniting a crowd of more than 1,300 to honor past successes and set a tone for the year ahead. […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bill reducing food waste passes senate

February 1, 2018 0

Bipartisan support on a bill that will increase food donations and reduce food waste has passed the Senate and moves closer to becoming law. Representative Dave Talerico (R- Healy) sponsored the bill after seeing good […]