Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending March 23

• 3-16-18 at 7:16 p.m. Medics responded to Third Ave for the report of an intoxicated person. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • 3-16-18 at 8:35 p.m. Medics responded to the area […]

Contributors

Tasty Quick Chocolate Cake

by Millie Bentley Greetings. My friend Katie from Bemidji, Minn. shared this recipe with us back in 2000. Back then she was a newcomer to Bethel. She is also a really good cook. She made […]

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Inside Bethel News

District 38 Update

by Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky I’m looking forward to providing District 38 constituents with legislative updates about what’s happening in Juneau! A Budget Amendment Passes to Fund Alaska State Defense Force for District 38 and Rural […]

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In our Native Land

Potential Botulism Case in Bethel

by YKHC Staff On March 21, 2018, the Alaska Section of Epidemiology received a report of a suspected case of foodborne botulism in an adult from Bethel. A possible source of the botulism toxin for […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 15 – March 23

Judgments Glen A. Changsak, 39 Reckless Endangerment 27 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Michael C. Heckman, 56 2nd Degree Sexual Assault 15 Yrs., 15 Yrs. Prob. Sammie L. Bingham, 53 4th Degree Assault 60 Days, 3 […]

Sports

Lieb earns All-American Honors for second year in a row

Bethel Regional High School sophomore Hayden Lieb placed 5th this year at the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) High School National Wrestling Tournament. He makes All-American Honors for the 2nd year in a row. […]

Village Telegraph

Marshall School community project

The fifth and sixth grades here at Marshall School are building benches to set out around town for the elders. Each grade was asked to decorate a board. The kindergarten decided to do handprints.

Village Telegraph

LKSD Jr. High Speech Results

by Sharon Wegner The LKSD District JR high speech contest was held in Bethel March 20-21, 2018. There were 52 students (7 students less than last year) from 11 schools (Akiuk, Akula, Chefornak, Gladys Jung, […]

Letters to the Editor

Youth Baseball in Bethel this summer!

Baseball is a fun, active, team sport that is a blast for boys, girls and parents alike. Who doesn’t want to swing a bat at a ball? We want to bring baseball back to Bethel. […]

Sports

Fourth-quarter surge lifts Valdez past Warriors at the 3A state basketball finals

by Tommy Wells John Fredericks and Clevon Constantine did everything they could on Friday afternoon for the Bethel Regional High School Warriors’ showdown with state-ranked Valdez. They scored. They rebounded. They blocked shots. In the […]

In our Native Land

Calista Corporation Opens 2018 Shareholder Award Nominations Winners Receive a Plaque and $1,500

by Thom Leonard Calista Corporation opens nominations for the 2018 Shareholder Awards. The Calista Awards are focused on Calista Shareholders and Descendants. Nominations are open to Shareholders and Descendants living in and out of the […]

Contributors

The enjoyment of snow-free roads

by Peter Twitchell I’ve been watching with astonishment how the Anchorage roads and side roads have been plowed after a week of heavy snow. We’ve got huge piles of snow here about 50 inches so […]

Sports

Lady Warriors’ rally falls short in consolation finals

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors pushed the Nikiski Lady Bulldogs to the brink of exhaustion on Saturday morning in the fourth-place game at the Class 3A state basketball tournament in […]

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Village Telegraph

Newtok awarded grant to acquire and demolish homes threatened by erosion

The Newtok Village Council has been awarded 1.7 million dollars in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to acquire and demolish Newtok village homes threatened by erosion from the Ninglick River. The HMGP funds will […]

Contributors

Becoming a Psychologist

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have been thinking of going to school to become a psychologist. What kind of a salary might I expect to make in that profession? That’s an interesting question. I […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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Inside Bethel News

Rogers of Bethel to compete for Mrs. Alaska title

Alissa Nadine “Anguksuar Qiuran” Rogers has accept the position as Mrs. Bethel United States. She is the wife of Leland J. Rogers, of Bethel, Alaska; the granddaughter of the late John & Alice Hanson, of […]

Inside Bethel News

Warriors teams move to consolation bracket after first round losses

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel Warrior boys and girls teams both suffered losses in the 3A State Basketball Finals on opening round Thursday, March 22nd, 2018. The Warrior ladies, coached by Eric Jung, were matched […]

Letters to the Editor

Open Letter to Governor Bill Walker, Lt. Governor Byron Mallot, Federal and State Lawmakers, Native Organizations, and their Legal Advisors, Village and Tribal Leaders

I listen to the radio station KYUK at Bethel, AK. The main topic of the Yup’ik and English talk shows is alcohol and the problems and hardship it is causing to Bethel and surrounding Yukon […]

Village Telegraph

1A Girls Basketball State Champions

The Aniak Lady Halfbreeds are bringing home the State 1A Girls Basketball trophy back to the Kuskokwim. They beat the Selawik Wolves last Saturday in Anchorage for the win, making it their second state championship […]

Contributors

Cancer Patients and the Negative Effects of Chemotherapy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have a friend who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. After returning home from her most recent, she doesn’t want to eat, and to me she seems very depressed. Do […]

Sports

Koonuk helps power Aniak to first title in 19 years

by Tommy Wells Midway through the third quarter of Saturday’s Class 1A state championship game, the Aniak Halfbreeds found themselves in need of some energy. Over the previous three minutes, the Selawik Lady Wolves had […]

Contributors

The Miraculous Genetics of the Jesus Part I

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, […]

Speak Your Mind

Response to letters regarding Donlin Gold project

by Andrew Guy March 15, 2018 In response to the February 14th, and March 7th, 2018 opinion letters written by Mr. Grant Fairbanks, I wish to offer some points of clarification. The Calista Corporation owns […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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Obituaries

Peter Kim Athanas April 11, 1949 – March 16, 2018

Peter was born April 11, 1949 in North Bend, Oregon to the late Mary Ann (Wilkens) and Alvin Cecil Athanas, and passed Friday, March 16, 2018 in Lufkin after battling liver cancer for the last […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending  March 16

• 3-10-18 Medics responded to Ptarmigan Street for an inebriated person who was passed out. The patient woke up on medic request but refused evaluation and transport to YKDRH-ER. • 3-10-18 Medics responded to Calista […]

Inside Bethel News

Congressional Candidate Alyse Galvin embraces Cama-i

by Vicki Turner Malone Cama-i is a time of healing; when people of the region come together to celebrate their culture and rejoice in the traditions of others. It is a time when so many […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 28 – March 14

Judgments Levi Beaver, 28 4th Degree Assault 1 Yr. Prob. Kathleen Henry, 29 1st Degree Criminal Trespassing 1 Yr. Prob. Timothy J. Evon, 55 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Matthew Black, 26 […]

In our Native Land

Tuluksak Teacher Sentenced to 48 Months to Serve in Child Pornography Case

(Bethel, AK) John Paul Donald Douglas was sentenced today in Bethel to ten years imprisonment with six years suspended and four years to serve after pleading guilty to a consolidated count of possession of child […]

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Sports

Aniak Halfbreeds defeat top-seeded Scammon Bay Eagle girls in State 1A semifinals

The Aniak Lady Halfbreeds defeated the two-time defending state champions, the Scammon Bay Lady Eagles Friday night, March 16, 2018, during the semifinals of the girls 1A state basketball finals. The final score was Aniak […]

Speak Your Mind

Ciunemteni Caningqalria Naugguirviinani What is before us that cannot be avoided

by Ina Pavila I am reminiscing about coming in from the cold, with my skates on, to a warm, clean home and the smell of food cooking on the stove. My mother and father in the […]

Letters to the Editor

Setting the Record Straight on the Toxic Release Inventory

Every year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues a list called the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). And every year, the Red Dog Mine’s ranking on this report is misrepresented by various commentators, casting our operation […]

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In our Native Land

Native Village of Marshall passes resolution requesting State of Emergency declaration

Concern for the continued health, safety, and welfare of their people has driven the Native Village of Marshall Traditional Council to pass a resolution requesting the Governor Bill Walker to declare a state of emergency […]

Contributors

You Would if You Loved Him

by Tad Lindley The Bible tells of a time when people would love pleasure much more than they would love God. In his teaching on the end time Jesus himself said, And because iniquity shall […]

Village Telegraph

Congressional candidate Alyse Galvin to visit Bethel during Cama-i weekend

Congressional candidate Alyse Galvin, challenging Don Young this fall, will be visiting Bethel during CAMA-I weekend to meet people from across the Delta and hear their concerns. Armed with energy and a committed team, Alyse […]

From The Editor

Compassion and empathy

by Greg Lincoln What is the meaning of compassion and empathy? Empathy is the ability to feel and understand what another person is going through. Compassion is to suffer together. These kinds of words and […]

In our Native Land

CVRF adds community organizing capacity with Outreach Manager Hire

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Michelle Humphrey who has joined the CVRF team as the company’s first-ever Outreach Manager. Humphrey will be coordinating CVRF’s internal and external […]

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Obituaries

Rachel Emma Unruh May 19, 1965 – Feb. 23, 2018

Rachel Emma Unruh, 52, passed away on February 23, 2018 at Seattle Swedish Hospital. Rachel was born in Bethel, Alaska on May 19, 1965. She graduated from Kotlik Regional High in 1984 as Valedictorian with […]

Village Telegraph

Re: State of Emergency in villages totally without law enforcement

by Nick P. Andrew, Jr. The Native Village of Marshall is one of approximately 75 communities statewide totally without law enforcement reliant on the Alaska State Troopers for public safety. Marshall is located in the […]

Inside Bethel News

3A Western Conference Finals

Clevon Constantine weaves in through the Barrow Whaler defense to shoot a jumper under the basket. The Bethel Warriors boys and girls teams both finished in the top 2 position at the 3A Western Conference […]

Delta Lifestyles

Y-K Delta to have plenty to cheer for at state tournaments

by Tommy Wells Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta basketball fans will have plenty of action to keep themselves occupied over the next two weeks as the 2018 Class 1A/2A and Class 3A/4A state tournaments get underway at the […]

In our Native Land

Traditional Ecological Knowledge as told by Angela Asicksik

by Amy O’Brien Angela Asicksik was born on October 4, 1934 and raised in Fish Village along a slough connecting to the Yukon River. She lived in a one-room log cabin with two windows, a […]

Sports

Fredericks powers Bethel into state tournament

by Tommy Wells John Fredericks scored 12 of his game-high 24 points in the second half and helped the Bethel Regional High School rally for a 53-33 victory over the Nome-Beltz Nanooks in the second-place […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 10

• 3-4-18 4:13 p.m. medics responded to the Pool for a person unknown reasons. Transported to the hospital. • 3-6-18 2:27 p.m. medics responded to the Morgan House for a stabbing. BPD confirmed no stabbing. […]

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

Lady Warriors hold off Kotzebue for state berth

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors punched their ticket to the Class 3A state basketball tournament on Saturday evening in front of a large crowd in the Dimond High School Gym. […]

Contributors

Highly Intelligent Misfits

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Is it true that people who are highly intelligent have a more difficult time fitting in socially and don’t do as well in life as people with more average intelligence? […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 26 – March 8

Judgments Kyle Nicholi, 35 Driving Under the Influence $3000, 20 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Kenneth Dostert, 23 2nd Degree Theft 22 Mos., 4 Yrs. Prob. Willie Egoak, 30 Driving Under the Influence $3000, 20 Days, […]

In our Native Land

Western Alaska Sprint Dog Mushing Race Results

Emilie Entrikin of Fairbanks is the winner of the 2018 Western Alaska Sprint Championship dog race in Bethel. She had the total best time for three days of racing which took place last weekend, March […]

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Delta Lifestyles

ADF&G opens Resident Moose Hunt RM621

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces an Emergency Order opening and season extension of the RM 621 resident winter moose season in GMU 18, in the portion south and including the Goodnews River […]

Village Telegraph

Napaskiak Tribal Council requests Governor to Declare Disaster of Emergency

The Napaskiak Tribal Council is requesting Governor Bill Walker to declare a disaster of emergency and to close the liquor store in Bethel due to numerous alcohol-related deaths in and around the surrounding villages near […]

Inside Bethel News

Zulkosky sworn in as House District 38 Representative

Representative Tiffany Zulkosky took her oath of office on March 9th, 2018 during the House floor session. She is now the House District 38 representative. She was chosen by Governor Walker who appointed her to […]

From The Editor

There is strength in numbers

by Greg Lincoln Bereaved parents may feel an overpowering sense or feeling to protect their other children. It is like a heightened parental reflex or response after the loss of a beloved child. Why? Because […]

From The Editor

A new year is dawning

by Greg Lincoln Hello with warm Christmas and New Year greetings to you all. This issue of the Delta Discovery marks the end of another great year of publishing our newspaper. We thank the Lord […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel Warrior Boys win first round game at 3A Regional Tournament

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel Warrior basketball team took on the Nome Nanooks, Thursday, March 8th, 2018 on opening night of the 3A Western Conference finals in Anchorage. The final score was 54-35. Bethel fans […]

In our Native Land

Village of Tununak awarded housing grant

AHFC funds four projects for safety, health and education professionals. The Village of Tununak is the recipient of a grant that will be used to build a three-bedroom house. Tununak has been recruiting for a […]

Contributors

For All You Do, His Blood’s for You

by Tad Lindley Many of you will remember the old Budweiser beer slogan: For all you do, this Bud’s for you. Generations took it to heart, drinking Budweiser as a way of getting through life. […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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In our Native Land

Yupiit Piciryarait Museum Sustainability Initiative

by AVCP Staff The Yupiit Piciryarait Museum was established in 1994 by the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP). The mission of the YP Museum is to promote Yup’ik culture through history, language and arts. […]

Speak Your Mind

There are too many unanswered questions, uncertainties with the Donlin plan

by Grant Fairbanks Donlin is not ready or capable to build a safe mine at this time. Their proposed gold mine would be the largest of this type in the world. After reading over 5000 […]

Letters to the Editor

Should Students Have Cellphones in School?

Have you heard about the issues with students being able to have their phones in school? Well I’m going to give you my opinion of why students should be able to use their phones. I […]

Village Telegraph

House District 38 Updates from the Legislative Session

by House District 38 Staff March 2, 2018 Regular Session Reaches Halfway Mark Dear Friends, At day 45, we are halfway through the regular legislative session and the House Finance committee has taken up HB […]

Sports

Kipnuk and Toksook Bay winners of 1A Coastal Conference basketball tournament

by K.J. Lincoln The winners of the 31st annual 1A Coastal Conference basketball tournament are the Kipnuk Falcon boys and the Toksook Bay Islander girls. The tournament took place last weekend, March 1-3 at the […]

Inside Bethel News

Public Hearing for Fisheries Special Action Request regarding Kuskokwim River Salmon fisheries

A public hearing is scheduled for 6:00–8:00 p.m., March 14, 2018, at the Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) Regional Housing Authority Conference Room (411 Ptarmigan Street) in Bethel to receive testimony on a temporary […]

Sports

Smith powers Bethel matmen to solid showing at middle school state tournament

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith went into the Tanana Middle School State Wrestling Championships in Fairbanks knowing he had a huge target on his back. The top-ranked wrestlers get that honor. Target or not, Smith […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending March 1

• 2-24-18 Medics responded to Alder Street for the report of an Alert Button being activated. Medic found no one at residence cleared scene and returned to quarters. • 2-24-18 Medics responded to the Sobering […]

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Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 20 – March 1

Judgments Augusta Askoak, 52 2nd Degree Harassment 1 Yr. Prob. Adam Andrew Jr., 30 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Samson Mann Jr., 23 2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing 5 Days Mabel Tony, 39 […]

Inside Bethel News

2018 Kuskokwim Ice Classic

by BCSF Staff The Kuskokwim Ice Classic is gearing up for another exciting year! For the second year in a row, the Ice Classic features a jackpot of $12,500. The deadline to return guesses is […]

From The Editor

Loving, needing, healing

by Greg Lincoln One thing that we have always enjoyed going to is the basketball tournament that is hosted here in Bethel each year for our villages. It features our hometeams and we get to […]

Village Telegraph

AVCP seeks withdrawal of Bering Sea from the Proposed National OCS Oil and Gas Program

by AVCP Staff The Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) submitted comments yesterday (Feb. 27th) on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)’s Proposed National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2019-2024. Within, AVCP […]

Sports

1A Alaska Coastal Conference Champions

The Qipneq Falcons and the Toksook Bay Lady Islanders are this year’s winners for the 1A LKSD Basketball Tournament. They will be representing the Coastal Conference at the upcoming State Championships in Anchorage.

In our Native Land

The 2020 Census and why it’s important to Bethel and rural Alaska

The 2020 Census discussion planned for February 27 has been rescheduled for March 13 from noon to 1 pm. The talk will be led by Foraker Group’s Mike Walsh and co-hosted by the Kuskokwim Campus […]

Contributors

Sweet Berry Blueberry Cobbler

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is a recipe that will bring on thoughts of sunshine and fish camp. It calls for tundra blueberries but you can also substitute raspberries or blackberries or other fruit without […]

Letters to the Editor

AC Quick stop liquor store

Support needed! If you believe this location is not the right place to have a liquor store or you have had a bad experience with the store, letters of complaint should be sent to the […]

Delta Lifestyles

Andrews wins February 50 Sled Dog Race

by K.J. Lincoln Maurice Andrews of Bethel is the February 50 sled dog race champion for 2018. He mushed his team from the Simons Family Glare Ice Kennel for another win this season. Coming in […]

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

2018 JNYO Games Results

Kyann Miller of Bethel, representing Gladys Jung Elementary School won the Alaskan High Kick event for the girls this past weekend at the Junior Native Youth Olympic games in Anchorage. She kicked 61” for the […]

Speak Your Mind

Ilaten Atak Assircaarluki Pikiki

by Ina Pavila Parents that live harmoniously with each other will in turn have children that live harmoniously with each other. Parents who show stability within the home will more likely have stable children. If […]

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Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending February 20

• 2-16-18 12:18 p.m. Jail Parking lot, person having an overdose. Patient transported to the hospital. • 2-16-18 5:30 p.m. AC Quick intoxicated person needing medics. BPD transported patient due to multiple calls going on. […]

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Sports

Bethel Warriors take down Kotzebue Huskies

Game one between the Bethel Warrior varsity boys and the Kotzebue Huskies ended in a score of 80-41 with the Warriors coming out on top. The first game was played on Saturday night. The Huskies […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 13 – 16

Judgments Brandon J. Mute, 27 4th Degree Assault 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Brian K. Laraux, 35 2nd Degree Harassment 1 Yr. Prob. Roy T. Nick, 30 5th Degree Criminal Mischief 1 Yr. Prob. Jonathan […]