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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 […]

State Wide

Islanders, Seahawks roll in Alaska Coastal play

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”

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

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

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 […]

Contributors

Angels Part I: Are Guardian Angels Real?

by Tad Lindley You’ve got to come into this thing skeptically. There are so many different viewpoints and so many people preaching human traditions as if they were the word of God, that we must […]

Inside Bethel News

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

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 […]

Sports

Scammon Bay, Aniak remain 1-2 in Class 1A poll

by Tommy Wells The Scammon Bay Eagles and Aniak Halfbreeds continue to hold down the top two spots in the Class 1A girls’ poll, according to the latest Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches’ poll. The […]

Sports

Bethel Archers compete in tournament

by Rafe Johnson Sixty Bethel Archers competed this past Friday and Saturday against themselves and the Tri County Schools in Dayton, Ohio. This is the last tournament before the Bethel Archers will compete at the […]

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Obituaries

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

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

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

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 […]

Sports

Junior cheerleaders cheer for NIS teams

by Susan McNeilly Junior cheerleaders popped up to meet the challenge at the Nelson Island School basketball games on February 8-10, 2018. Fourth, fifth and seventh graders cheered at Toksook Bay, as high school boys […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 5 – 13

  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

  • 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 […]

Contributors

Music lives on in all of us

by Peter Twitchell I’ve had a love affair with music for all of my (67) sixty-seven years, and loved every minute of it. First, as a baby hearing my mom’s lovely voice in my ears […]

Sports

Lady Warriors grab 4th at Hardwood Classic

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors knew going into the 2nd Annual Grace Christian Hardwood Classic they would get the chance to challenge themselves against some of the top teams in […]

Village Telegraph

Free tax return assistance available to 20 communities in Western Alaska

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 […]

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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 […]

Cop Shop

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

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 […]

Contributors

Grandma’s stories of arranged weddings

by Peter Twitchell On February 14, 1965 I sent 14 valentines cards to Pastor Eichman’s daughter Beth. I liked her as a friend only and she could brave the cold with the rest of us. […]

Sports

Scammon Bay maintains hold on top spot

by Tommy Wells The Scammon Bay Lady Eagles continue to be showered with respect by the state’s coaches. A lot of it. For the second week in a row, the Lady Eagles were tabbed the […]

Inside Bethel News

Revitalizing Yup’ik dancing traditions through carved masks

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

To Bethel Native Corporation Shareholders

Its that time of year again. Bethel Native Corporation is soliciting interested shareholders to file if they are interested in serving on the BNC board. Three seats are open, terms are for 3 years. I […]

Sports

Lady Warriors take 2nd at Valdez tournament

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady warriors turned in a strong showing this past weekend and finished second overall at the 2018 Valdez Elks Basketball Tournament. As a team, the Lady warriors […]

Contributors

Suggestions Before You Tie the Knot

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I’m getting ready to tie the knot, and since you have been married a long time, I was wondering if you might give us some advice on how to maintain […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending February 9

• 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

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

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 […]

In our Native Land

Scott wins Holiday Classic dog race

by K.J. Lincoln The Holiday Classic dog race that took place in Bethel this past weekend has a new champion. Matt Scott of Bethel won the race with a time of 3 hrs. 30 minutes. […]

From The Editor

To grieve with hope

by Greg Lincoln Dear friends and readers, quyana for your encouragement to our family while we continue on week after week after the devastating loss of our precious child. You are always on our minds […]

Contributors

Thinking About Killing Yourself? Read This

by Tad Lindley I have been running this column every year about this time in hopes that someone may read it and live to tell about it. It would seem like with the days getting […]

Speak Your Mind

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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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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Sports

Klejka mushes to 17th at Willow 300

by Tommy Wells Jessica Klejka went into the Willow 300 looking to prove herself as one of the state’s top young sled dog racers. She can check that box on her bucket list as accomplished. […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel

Judgments Jeremy Moses Jacobs, 39 Criminal Nonsupport 1 Yr. Prob. Kurtis Lee Waskey, 29 Send/Bring Alcohol to Dry Area $1500, 3 Days Albert Beaver III, 28 Import Alcohol – Dry Area, 4th Degree Assault $1500, […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls

• 1-28-18 at 6:50 pm Medics responded to the AC Main Store for the report of a person who had be assaulted. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • 1-28-18 at 8:56 pm […]

Inside Bethel News

K300 wraps up with Mushers Banquet and Awards Ceremony

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 […]

In our Native Land

Adventures on Ice

Laney Gefroh, 14 mos., enjoys the daily adventures that she has with her mom Keira and their faithful Collie/husky dog Tucker on the frozen tundra. Here they are on their afternoon walk in Bethel last […]

Contributors

We are the creators of our destiny

by Peter Twitchell Life can be a blessing or a curse, think about it for a moment. We shape our world and color it. We can shape our lives with twists and bends that are […]

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Obituaries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

Liquor Store traffic a concern for the safety of our children

My name is Jeffrey Evon, born and raised here in Bethel. I am the son of the late Joseph Evon and Joanne Evon. I am here tonight to voice my concern about the growing amount […]

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Village Telegraph

Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council appointees

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

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 […]

Speak Your Mind

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

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, […]

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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 […]

Village Telegraph

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

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

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 […]

Contributors

Traditional Harvest Bar Delight

by Millie Bentley Greetings. My friend Nancy Cross sent me this recipe. She makes it for the holidays and here are her comments: “Here is a recipe that my mother used every holiday season the […]

Contributors

Services are available for those who need help

by Peter Twitchell The Benefit of Living in Anchorage is all the city has to offer its residents – you are not alone here. For instance, there is help/assistance for grandparents who are raising their […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls

• 1-20-18 3:15 p.m. medics responded to the Sobering Center for a person with anxiety. Patient transported to the hospital. • 1-20-18 7 p.m. firefighters responded to BNC Apartments for a smell of smoke and […]

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Sports

Lady Eagles’ win streak comes to an end at 62

by Tommy Wells The Scammon Bay Lady Eagles knew one day their win streak would come to an end. Streaks, after all, are made to be broken. For the two-time defending Class A state champions, […]

Inside Bethel News

Manutoli wins 2018 Akiak Dash

George Manutoli of Akiachak is this year’s winner of the 2018 Akiak Dash. The approximately 60 mile race was held last Saturday, January 27th, 2018 with the starting and finishing line at the Charles Family […]

Sports

Warriors finish 2nd at Ravn Invitational with OT loss

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors staged a dynamic second-half rally on Saturday evening in front of a large crowd in the WarriorDome en route to rallying from an early deficit to […]

Sports

Crow, Williams lead Bethel to Ravn championship

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors would have made pop star Beyonce proud this past weekend. They did, after all, put their ring on the title they wanted most on Saturday. […]

From The Editor

Inspiration can be found in others

by Greg Lincoln We are very blessed to live in a place where people care so much through their prayers and deeds of kindness. Thank you for lifting us up when you meditate each day […]