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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 […]


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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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 […]


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. […]


For Sale

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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. […]


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 […]