Inside Bethel News

Hoffman receives Ann M. Voda Conference Award

Bethel Nursing student Melody Hoffman is the recipient of the Ann M. Voda Conference Award/Western Institute of Nursing (WIN). The award was established in 2009, and Melody is the first student from the University of […]

Inside Bethel News

BRHS confers 66 diplomas to Class of 2018

by K.J. Lincoln “Our lives are before us, our past is behind us, our memories are forever within us,” is the motto for the Bethel Regional High School Class of 2018. Graduation took place last […]

Village Telegraph

Rockets launched in Nunapitchuk

by Samantha Thornton Nunapitchuk, AK – After a long wait for a clear, calm day, the students and staff of Anna Tobeluk Memorial School in Nunapitchuk were treated to a model rocket launch on Friday, […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 16

• 5-11-18 at 8:40 pm Medics responded to the State Highway for the report of a person having withdrawals. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • 5-11-18 at 10:58 pm Medics responded to […]

Village Telegraph

Kuskokwim River Revised Subsistence Fishery Outlook

by the ADFG This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) for salmon fishermen in the Kuskokwim River Drainage. REVISED Chinook Salmon Forecast The 2018 Kuskokwim River Chinook salmon forecast […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel May 14 – 18

Judgments Lance Jones, 23 2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing 5 Days Fiona Isabel Ayuluk, 32 Send/Bring Alcohol to Dry Area $1500, 3 Days Josephine R. Charlie, 48 Send/Bring Alcohol to Dry Area $1500, 3 Days Paul […]

Contributors

Reestablishing Order in Your Home

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I really need your help. I have six children. The two oldest are boys who are now in their mid-twenties. I am pretty sure they are using marijuana, and they […]

Contributors

Bill passes restricting smoking

by Peter Twitchell I was very pleased to see that our State Legislature passed a bill restricting smoking in taxi cabs. Thirdhand smoke is very unhealthy for passengers who use these cabs of Taxi Cab […]

In our Native Land

2018 Kuskokwim Ice Classic winners

Back on May 2nd, 2018, the Kuskokwim Ice Classic pod started to sink through the rotting ice of the river. Folks lined the banks, watching and waiting. Then, as the clock struck 7:51pm, the 100-foot […]

Inside Bethel News

Thank you for supporting Pitka’s Point Kids

On behalf of the Pitka’s Point Village Council, we would like to thank the following organizations for contributing to the Pitka’s Point Afterschool Program, also know as the “Kids Night Activities” here in beautiful Pitka’s […]

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Contributors

Go Ahead with Your Poor Victimized Self

by Tad Lindley “My cousin can ride bikes better than me,” the boy said, “he’s from Nome,” as if riding bikes depended on the size of the community a person lives in. The youngster rode […]

Inside Bethel News

Ordinance prohibiting sales of hard liquor up for public hearing

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel City Council voted to introduce an ordinance that would amend the Bethel Municipal Code to prohibit the sale of alcohol with an alcohol by volume percentage higher than 20% in […]

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Obituaries

Going Home Pentecostal Celebration Timothy John Carter May 6, 1961 – May 10, 2018

Timothy John Carter (Callerkuaq) was born to Peter and Martha (Nicholai) Carter on May 6, 1961 in Eek, Alaska. He has two brothers and six sisters. His siblings are Lou, Nick, Joe, Emma, Annie, Sally, […]

Village Telegraph

CVRF distributed over 100,000 gallons of heating oil in 2018

by CVRF Staff Each winter for the past 10 years, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has provided energy assistance to families in its 20 member communities through CVRF’s heating oil program. The program helps residents […]

Inside Bethel News

Legislature votes to protect Permanent Fund

by Daniel McDonald The Alaska Legislature today (May 8th, 2018) took the single most important step to stabilize Alaska’s economy and protect the Permanent Fund for generations. The Legislature approved Senate Bill 26, which limits […]

Contributors

Honor and cherish your wife

by Peter Twitchell Today, May 13, 2018, was Mother’s Day and I learned a lesson from preacher Dr. Jerry Prevo of the Anchorage Baptist Temple. Jerry, in my opinion, is a down to earth guy […]

Speak Your Mind

Talking to children today builds their financial capability tomorrow

by Jon Cochrane Children want to feel included. It starts on the playground and grows as their social circles widen. A way adults can help foster financial inclusion is by helping them develop an understanding […]

In our Native Land

Alaska Army National Guard recruits find strength in numbers during initial training

by 2nd Lt. Marisa Lindsay FORT BENNING, Georgia — Ten Alaskans earned their place within the ranks of the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, as infantry Soldiers after graduating from the […]

Village Telegraph

KLA graduates 14 at commencement ceremony

by K.J. Lincoln Kuskokwim Learning Academy Principal Lori Stafford could not be prouder of her 14 graduates. “As a group they represent Team KLA,” she said. Each one of them delivered speeches at their milestone […]

Letters to the Editor

Bethel Wrestling Club Thanks Sponsors

The 2018 Bethel Wrestling Club regular season has come to an end and we would like to express our thank you’s to the following organizations and volunteers. Prime Sponsor: Donlin Gold Prime Sponsor: Bethel Volunteer […]

Contributors

Wilson’s Snipe ~ Capella gallinago Kukukuaq

by Frank Keim Listen carefully high above you in spring (and sometimes even in fall) and you may be lucky enough to hear the Wilson’s snipe’s haunting winnowing call, woo-woo-woo-woo. You won’t mistake this sound […]

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Obituaries

Gustan L. Green-Smith Jr. April 2, 2018 – April 5, 2018

Gustan Lawrence Green-Smith Jr., “Ackaq”was born on April 2, 2018 at 12:14pm at the Providence Hospital to parents Loretta Smith and Gustan Green. When we first found out about the pregnancy we tried to feed […]

Village Telegraph

LKSD Seniors to be awarded Seal of Biliteracy at graduation

by LKSD Staff The Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) is pleased to announce that 16 Seniors will be awarded the Seal of Biliteracy during their graduation ceremonies in May. The Seal of Biliteracy is a […]

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Village Telegraph

Nunapitchuk family featured in NatGeo

by Lonny Cruff Nunaptichuk, AK – While sitting around talking a few months ago, I heard a story about a resident of Nunapitchuk who had been in a photograph in National Geographic magazine several years […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 10

• 5-4-18 from 3:07pm to 9:35pm there were 6 calls for an intoxicated person at AC, Ridgecrest, AC Main, Akakeek, Joe Lomack, and 7th Avenue. Four were transported to the hospital. • 5-4-18 4:48 p.m. […]

In our Native Land

Alaska State Trooper arrested

In the interest of maintaining transparency, the Division of Alaska State Troopers (AST) is releasing the following information regarding an Alaska State Trooper under arrest for attempted sexual abuse of a minor. On Thursday, April […]

In our Native Land

BP commits to sell gas to Alaska LNG Project

The Alaska LNG Project reached a historic milestone today (May 7th, 2018) as BP Alaska and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) announced the parties have agreed to key terms of a Gas Sales Agreement, including […]

Sports

BRHS thinclads shine at Su-Valley Invite

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School track and field athletes made their final tuneups prior to the Class 1-2-3A state track and field meet this past weekend by turning in an outstanding performance […]

From The Editor

Distinguishing complicated grief from depression

by Greg Lincoln Talking about loss and bereavement has led us to the discussion of depression. Sometimes complicated grief can be confused with this feeling, this condition of depression. It is important to know the […]

Inside Bethel News

UAF science program spurs rural Alaska success stories

Brett Kirk grew up without ever seeing cars drive into or away from his hometown of Noatak in Northwest Alaska. But he did see planes land on and depart from a long, gravel airstrip within […]

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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel May 7 – 10

Judgments Maureen E. Andrews, 35 Violate Conditions of Release, Reckless Endangerment 125 Days 2 Yrs. Prob. Alex Chaney, 28 4th Degree Assault 10 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Cara Otto, 25 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, […]

Contributors

Experience Pentecost: The Entire New Testament Church Can’t Be Wrong

by Tad Lindley This coming Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost is a Greek word meaning “fiftieth”. In Hebrew the name of the feast is Shavuot. Pentecost, or Shavuot, falls 50 days after Passover in the […]

From The Editor

The components of complicated grief

by Greg Lincoln Friends, quyana for your continued support and great kindness while we are grieving for the loss of our beloved one. This grief has been unbelievable, unfathomable, the kind that completely decimates. Through […]

Inside Bethel News

Legislature protects Native Corps from Liability

The Alaska Legislature today (April 30th, 2018) unanimously approved a bill providing relief for Alaska Native Corporations from liability for damages and costs resulting from pre-contaminated lands conveyed to them through the Alaska Native Claims […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 3

• 4-27-18 12:50 p.m. medics responded to Weber Circle for a person with anxiety. Transported to the hospital. • 4-27-18 8:12 p.m. medics responded to BNC Apartments for an intoxicated person not able to move. […]

Inside Bethel News

River Watch teams prepared to launch as river break-up begins

by Jeremy Zidek The State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) is assisting communities in preparation for breakup along Alaska’s major river systems this spring. Breakup is a time of both […]

In our Native Land

CVRF launches series of educational videos on CDQ program

by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is launching a series of educational videos on the CDQ program and CVRF’s operations in Western Alaska. The series of videos is designed to support and complement […]

In our Native Land

KuC celebrates graduates at 44th Commencement Ceremony

by Sally Russell The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Rural and Community Development (UAF CRCD) Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) held its forty-fourth commencement ceremony at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel on Thursday, May […]

Contributors

Assessing FASD

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: How do you determine if a child has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Effect? The relationship between maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy and permanent birth defects (Fetal Alcohol […]

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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 30 – May 4

Judgments Glen Morgan, 34 Disorderly Conduct $100 Christine P. Stone, 53 Alcohol Beverages Transported by Common Carrier $100,1 Yr. Prob. Derek P. Anaruk, 38 3rd Degree Assault, 4th Degree Misconduct Involving Weapons 24 Mos.,4 Yrs. […]

Contributors

Fish Camp Twice a Year? Only in the Millennium

by Tad Lindley By the time we got married, my father-in-law’s fish camp was about a half mile above Nick O. Nick, just past Emma Evon’s. The ground there had eroded so bad at Nick […]

In our Native Land

Senate votes to establish marijuana education & treatment fund

The Alaska Senate today (May 1st, 2018) unanimously passed a bill establishing the Marijuana Education & Treatment Fund to address the negative health and social consequences of marijuana use. “We need a way to monitor […]

In our Native Land

Derelict Vessel Bill Passes

by Rachel Lord On Wednesday, Alaska took a step closer to stronger laws and pro-active prevention of derelict vessels across the state. Passing both the Senate and the House, Senate Bill 92 is heading to […]

Delta Lifestyles

Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon Forecast/Outlook

by the ADF&G This is a joint announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. The 2018 Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon forecast […]

Inside Bethel News

Response to Former Chair’s Statement

by Paul “George” Guy Dear Calista Corporation Shareholders: On April 25, 2018, Wayne Don published “A Statement From Former Calista Chairman” in The Delta Discovery. On May 1, KYUK published an interview with Mr. Don […]

Sports

Smith, Iverson turn heads at USA state wrestling tournament

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith and Maya Iverson wrestled their way into the Bethel Wrestling Club history books this past weekend at the USA Alaska State Wrestling Tournament. Overall, the two highlighted a stellar outing […]

Letters to the Editor

Support for Calista Corporation Director Wayne Don

To Whom It May Concern: As a lifelong resident of the YK Delta and a Calista Corporation shareholder, I am writing to show my support for Director Wayne Don. I grew up with Wayne and […]

Village Telegraph

Nunapitchuk School celebrates Cultural Week

by Lonny Cruff Nunapitchuk, AK – Students and staff of Anna Tobeluk Memorial School in Nunapitchuk welcomed community members as volunteers and mentors for several days of cultural activities at the school over two weeks […]

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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel August 30 – September 4

Judgments Andrew W. Japhet, 27 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Simon Rudolph Kameroff, 24 3rd Degree Escape, 3rd Degree 12 Mos., Assault 11 Mos. Bruce Francisco, 48 2nd Degree Harassment 1 Yr. Prob. […]

In our Native Land

HUD Award to help village of Chefornak to rebuild barge jetty

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a $450,000 “imminent threat” grant to the Village of Chefornak in western Alaska to begin restoring a barge jetty that was badly-damaged in the 2017 […]

Speak Your Mind

Sullivan Honors Alaskan John Active

by Senator Dan Sullivan U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) honored Bethel resident John Active, legendary Yup’ik storyteller and decades long voice of KYUK public media, as part of his “Alaskan of the Week” series on […]

Village Telegraph

Calista Board Censures Director Don

by Paul “George” Guy The Calista Corporation Board of Directors has voted to publicly censure Director Wayne Don. This followed an extensive investigation by the Corporate Governance, Employee, and Compensation Committee (Governance Committee), which unanimously […]

Inside Bethel News

Spring Greetings from Juneau! District 38 Update

by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky It is day 103 of the Alaska State Legislative Session. Session continues to progress forward, though not at a typical pace or one ideal for Alaskans, State agencies, and even lawmakers. […]

Contributors

Use caution, common sense

by Peter Twitchell I have been observing how men push their trucks in and around smaller weaker cars. These men are aggressive even in traffic using their powerful 8 cylinder stepped up trucks. When the […]

Inside Bethel News

Corps of Engineers completes Donlin Gold EIS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today (April 27th, 2018) released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed Donlin Gold mine project, a major step in the project’s effort to secure the […]

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Village Telegraph

All Star NYO State Champions

The Lower Kuskokwim All Star NYO Team took first place at the Senior Native Youth Olympics games in Anchorage last weekend. The All Stars took home six gold medals. Student athletes from all over Alaska […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending April 26

• 4-20-18 7:16 p.m. medics responded to the area of Schwalbe for an intoxicated person bleeding from neck. Transported to the hospital. • 4-21-18 at 9:40 am Medics responded to Ayaginar Drive for the report […]

Village Telegraph

Proactive approach to environmental permitting pays off for village relocation

by the Denali Commission On April 19, Joel Neimeyer, federal co-chair of the Denali Commission, was in Washington, D.C., to sign the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Mertarvik Infrastructure Development project, marking the end […]

Contributors

Daniel’s 70 Weeks Part 3: The Fall of the Antichrist

by Tad Lindley If you missed the last two weeks’ columns you might want to read them first, as this is a continuation. If you don’t have access to it, please read Daniel 9:24-27 with […]

Sports

LKSD All Stars win top spot at 2018 State NYO

by K.J. Lincoln The Lower Kuskokwim School District All Stars won the first place team trophy at the 2018 State Native Youth Olympics competition this past weekend. They scored 41 points overall. Coming in second […]

Contributors

Peach Shortbread Bars

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here’s a terrific recipe for bar cookies that’s not only delicious, but easy to make as well. And the ingredients are readily available. Peach Shortbread Bars 2 cups flour ½ cup […]