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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 […]

Speak Your Mind

Has the Donlin Gold Project EIS Process Served the Residents of the Kuskokwim Well?

by Dave Cannon Back in January of 2013, when the Army Corps of Engineers held their initial “scoping meeting” in Aniak as part of the Donlin Gold Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process, I and […]

Contributors

The Skies the Limit to finding gainful employment

by Peter Twitchell Anchorage has given me even more options what to do to help people. I have been going to 3 job fairs and everyone wants to hire someone for the busy summer months […]

Village Telegraph

New report on CDQ program confirms deep flaws and explores potential solutions

by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund has commissioned and released a report examining economic need among the areas served by each of the six Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) groups. Coastal Villages is […]

Sports

Warriors unveil new track program at Homer Invitational

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors scored a first on Saturday when they stepped onto the track at Homer High School. Although they failed to claim a medal, the Warriors sprinted their […]

Inside Bethel News

BRHS Warrior Archers place 3rd at Western Nationals

by Rafe Johnson Last week 26 Bethel Archers traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah to compete in the first ever Western Nationals for the National Archery in the Schools Program. Competing against hundreds of archers […]

Village Telegraph

Kuskokwim Grand Pike

Crystal Savok caught this giant pike inside Kialiq River a few miles from Tuntutuliak on April 7, 2018. “It was so big it couldn’t fit out of the fishing hole,” wrote Minnie McIntyre. “We had […]

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Inside Bethel News

KuC Student of the Year Awards

by Cindy Andrecheck University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus is pleased to announce its Student of the Year Awards. Full-time Student of the Year Award was presented to Thomas Andrew Rudy Mian’aq Daniel from Bethel, […]

Sports

LKSD District NYO Meet Results

Kneel Jump High School Girls 1 Mikayla Kassaiuli, Newtok, 43” 2 Katelyn Paul, Kipnuk, 42 ¼” 3 Keisha Demientieff, Akiuk, 40” 4 Amanda Kanrilak, Tununak, 37 5/8” 5 Albina Andy, Newtok, 37 3/8” Boys 1 […]

Inside Bethel News

Kuskokwim Ice Classic Minute Madness A Second Chance Contest!

The tripod is about to move! Wish you had another chance at a jackpot? For the second year, the Kuskokwim Ice Classic is offering a second guessing opportunity in addition to the regular Ice Classic […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 16 – 20

Judgments Nickanoff W. Peterson, 34 1st Degree Burglary 1 Yr., 3 Yrs. Prob. Jessica R. Waska, 26 Reckless Driving, Violate 24 Hrs. CWS, Conditions of Release 5 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Garis Kinegak, 31 4th […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending April 20

• 4-14-18 at 2:04 pm Medics responded to the area of AC Main Store for the report of a person with a fast heart rate. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • 4-14-18 […]

Letters to the Editor

What can you do after high school?

Graduation is coming close, and life after high school is much more interesting. Having a high school diploma is a ticket into the world. Mr. Dyment, the KLA Dean of Students and Math teacher, said, […]

Inside Bethel News

Klejka claims 4th at Kobuk 400

by Tommy Wells Jessica Klejka turned in an outstanding performance this weekend at the Kobuk 440 sled dog race. The Bethel standout guided her team to a fourth-place finish in one of the state’s top […]

Delta Lifestyles

Alaska hot springs, far and wide

by Ned Rozell KANUTI HOT SPRINGS — After a few hours of skiing through deep snow, Forest Wagner and I smelled a tuna sandwich. We knew we were closing in on warm pools of water. […]

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Delta Lifestyles

AVEC awards Top 10 Power Plant Operators of 2017

by Amy Murphy Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) announced the Top Ten Power Plant Operators of 2017 during its recent annual meeting in Anchorage. The following plant operators received recognition for their outstanding achievements: Freddie […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending April 6

• On 04-02-18 at 1:21 a.m. medics responded to Tundra Suites for the report of a person with chest pain. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 04-02-18 at 7:06 a.m. […]

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 April 5 – 13

Judgments Garrette W. Moses, 35 Driving Under the Influence $3000, 20 Days Peter Sallaffie, 22 Reckless Endangerment 1 Yr. Prob. Gregory Carl, 30 4th Degree Assault 300 Days Derek P. Anaruk, 38 3rd Degree Assault, […]

Contributors

Daniel’s 70 Weeks Part I: The First 69 Weeks

by Tad Lindley Daniel was a prophet who lived about 2,600 years ago. He was extremely sensitive to the spirit of God. He was mightily used both in the interpretations of dreams and prophetic knowledge […]

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Obituaries

Norman Nick Tuq’uq Small April 9, 1969 – February 20, 2018

Norman Nick Small was born to Louis and Ina Small April 9, 1969. Norman went to elementary school in Twin Hills and high school at Manokotak. He graduated from Manokotak and after school he moved […]

Sports

State 1A-3A Basketball Tournament Awards

The Alaska Schools Activities Association presents awards during the State Basketball Tournament during March Madness. This year several student athletes from the Yukon Kuskokwim delta region received awards for their participation and efforts. Notably, the […]

Village Telegraph

Traditional Ecological Knowledge Told by Robert (Bob) Aloysius

by Amy O’Brien Robert Aloysius, better known as Bob, was born July 29, 1935 in Iinruq, which is located between Russian Mission and Holy Cross. On the map it is known as Paimiut. Paimiut was […]

Speak Your Mind

ONC protests liquor license renewal

by Walter Jim The Orutsararmiut Native Council for the Native Village of Bethel protests the possible Liquor License renewal for Alaska Commercial Store. Since the Liquor Store opened many lives have changed, mostly negative. The […]

Village Telegraph

Nussaalar Muriel M Amos releases ‘Nunivak Island Genealogy’

Book shares collection of Cup’ig people’s names, their relationships dating back to early 1800s. Nussaalar Muriel M Amos wanted to find out the ancestry of the Cup’ig people of Nunivak Island. This objective prompted her […]

Sports

Smith wrestles way to gold at Ultimate Challenge tournament

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith wrestled his way to a pair of medals this past weekend at the Arctic Warriors Ultimate Challenge tournament in Wasilla. The Bethel Wrestling Club standout took first in the Folkstyle […]

Letters to the Editor

Opinion: Alcohol vs. Bethel

Alcohol has been known to Bethel for far too long. Citizens go to war with it every now and then, but those who stay to fight, are usually the ones making a difference. I, for […]

Contributors

Facing a Sexual Addiction

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: How do I know if I am a sex addict? Simply put, if your sexual behaviors create legal, relationship, career, emotional, or physical consequences, yet you continue to engage in […]

Speak Your Mind

Oh… The Children

by Elena Aluskak I remember my childhood; many sweet, happy memories. Memories where I am expressing happy schooldays, fun outdoor activities as well as moments where my mentality was put down by peers or other, […]

Inside Bethel News

Please do not renew liquor licenses

Good morning, my name is Lillian Kiunya, I am from Kwigillingok. I am a mother, aunt, grandmother, a school community advocate and child protection team member for the NVK. I am opposed to the renewal […]

Village Telegraph

Wilderness Retreats For Vets 2017 Annual Report

by Dolly Faulkner Wilderness Retreats For Vets is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our mission is the enhance the lives of veterans who served our country. In 2017 we provided home cooked meals, clothing, household items […]

Inside Bethel News

Alaska House Passes the FY19 Operating Budget

by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky On Monday, April 2, 2018, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 286, the FY19 Operating Budget for the State of Alaska. I voted for the budget and would like […]

In our Native Land

Rookie Race Champion

Congratulations to Angela George of Kwethluk who won the 2018 Rookie Race. She took first place last Saturday in Bethel with her family’s team from the Tag Along Kennels. The Rookie Race is sponsored by […]

Inside Bethel News

BSAR honors two members for rescuing family from open water

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel Search and Rescue group held a special awards ceremony for two of their members – Tom Martini and Jeff Evon who saved a family who fell into open water this […]

Village Telegraph

Kuskokwim Ice Classic deadline approaching

The Kuskokwim Ice Classic deadline of April 16th at 5pm is quickly approaching, so make sure to get your tickets! The jackpot is set at $12,500- the largest jackpot in recent history! Phone sales to […]

Sports

Bethel Wrestling Club competes at Tri-Valley Tournament

The Bethel Wrestling Club competed at the Tri-Valley Greco Roman and Freestyle tournaments at Colony High School last Friday and Saturday. “Bethel’s Club wrestling has been in full swing for about 3 weeks now,” wrote […]

Contributors

Don’t procrastinate

by Peter Twitchell When work and job opportunity comes knocking don’t ignore it. Only you can reach your full potential. As summer is quickly approaching, start planning on what kind of work you’d like to […]

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 […]

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Obituaries

Kevin Gosselin Feb. 16, 1959 – March 19, 2018

Kevin Gosselin, 59 from Bethel, AK/Joliet, MT went to be with his Lord Jesus March 19th after a very brief illness. Kevin was born Feb 16 1959 in Rapid City, SD to Charles and Loretta […]

Inside Bethel News

Suspected Botulism from Unauthorized Vendor Survey Requested by State of Alaska

by Cama-i Committee Staff An unauthorized vendor at the 2018 Cama-i Dance Festival distributed foods traditionally referred to as “Eskimo Salad.” Sharing foods is a traditional practice that is supported by the Cama-i dance festival. […]

In our Native Land

Senate votes to allow PFD donations to State General Fund

The Alaska Senate today (April 6th, 2018) unanimously passed a bill to give Alaskans the option of donating all or a portion of their Permanent Fund dividend directly to the state general fund. “I’ve heard […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending April 6

• On 04-01-18 at 2:45 p.m. medics responded to the Sobering Center for the report of a person with a skin condition. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 04-01-18 at […]

In our Native Land

Best in the West 2018 Winners

by Laura Ellsworth The UAF Kuskokwim Campus Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center, and the Best in the West (BITW) partners are pleased to announce the winners of the tenth annual small business competition for 2018. This […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 2 – 6

Judgments Nathan Agwiak, 33 Driving Under the Influence, 4th $1500, 3 Days, Degree Assault60 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Chinace Egoak, 23 Violate DV Protective Order 1 Yr. Prob. Brandon Mayeda, 23Furnishing Alcohol to Persons Under […]

Contributors

Memorable trips and accomplishments in radio

by Peter Twitchell I went to the Desert March 23, 2018 to 3.31.18. The desert air agreed with me and I found myself enjoying the cool crisp air in the evenings and the temperature wasn’t […]

Inside Bethel News

“Socks in the Frying Pan” Performing in Bethel April 6

Ending their tour in Alaska and sponsored by Bethel Council on the Arts, Socks in the Frying Pan will be performing at the YP Cultural Center 7:00 pm Friday, April 6. Socks in the Frying […]

Letters to the Editor

A letter about injustice

I am watching 360North.org where Governor Bill Walker is dispensing awards with Elisabeth Qaulluk Cravalho and Benjamin Brown. I’m also listening to KYUK, reading a book, and a newspaper. Like always I cannot help but […]

Village Telegraph

Where are the Yukon chinooks headed?

by Ned Rozell In a packed university conference room, biologist Randy Brown spoke of chinook, the fatty king of far-north salmon. “It’s more than just a fish, it’s a culture,” Brown said to the Fairbanks […]

Village Telegraph

Alaska Subsistence Migratory Bird Harvest Season officially opens

The final rule for the annual spring/summer federal subsistence migratory bird harvest season, opening on April 2, 2018, has published in the Federal Register (RIN 1018-BC70). The rule allows for the continuation of customary and […]

In our Native Land

Andrews wins 100-Mile Challenge dog race

by K.J. Lincoln This past weekend featured another win for musher Maurice Andrews of Bethel. He and his team from the Simons Family Glare Ice Kennel won the Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee sponsored 100-Mile Challenge. […]

Contributors

Fake News File #1: There Is No Hell

by Tad Lindley It always pays to check your sources. Many news outlets on the internet rushed to broadcast the false report that the Catholic Pope, Francis, had stated that there is no hell, before […]

Inside Bethel News

District 38 Legislative Update

by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky Easter Greetings from Juneau! Although I will be spending Easter Sunday in Alaska’s capital city, my heart is home in the YK Delta. Since I cannot see many of you this […]

Village Telegraph

Nunapitchuk NYO

Photos by Lonny Cruff After hitting 101″ in the 1-Foot Hick Kick Eric Tinker narrowly misses 102″ in his final most thrilling jump.   Pauline Roberts from Quinhagak concentrates on winning in the Stick Pull […]

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 March 30

• 3-23-18 at 2:12 p.m. Medics responded to the area of the Joe Lomack Building for the report of an intoxicated person unable to stand. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • 3-23-18 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel March 15 – 29

Judgments Vincent T. Maxie, 33 2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing $100 Kathleen Henry, 29 4th Degree Theft 10 Days Elaine M. Andrew, 23 4th Degree Misconduct Involving 1 Yr. Prob. Weapons Elsie R. Patrick, 37 Alcohol […]

Inside Bethel News

On this Vietnam Veterans Day, “Welcome Home”

by Henry J. Hunter Sr. The Vietnam War was the longest war in American History up until the 21st Century. Between the years 1964 to 1975 American forces fought to prevent the growth of Communism. […]

From The Editor

Release your negative energy

by Greg Lincoln We have not talked about anger, it is a sensitive subject because it is hard to talk about without feeling sad, it causes the absence of being happy or content. Everyone has […]