In our Native Land

The Salmon State: The impossible journey of the juvenile coho

by Mary Catharine Martin Study shows river systems behave like financial investments: diverse portfolios get better returns. Turns out finance and salmon survival have something in common: the importance of diversification. As a PhD student […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Alaskans provide testimony during Senate Subsistence Hearing

by Sen. Murkowski’s Staff “Protecting the subsistence way of life through maximum self-determination is critically important” The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs this week (June 22nd, 2018) held an oversight hearing to focus on promoting […]

Contributors

Examine life’s mysteries

by Peter Twitchell Live life with gusto! Live it to the fullest. Have sober fun with your sober friends doing sober things like finishing Elementary, Jr. High, High School, going to college or Job Corp. […]

Contributors

Should We Hunt and Fish on Sunday?

by Tad Lindley 2018 marked a strange departure from normal fishing management on the Kuskokwim River. For the first time in at least the last 24 years, but probably ever, fishing was closed all week […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Opening for salmon by Federally Qualified Subsistence Users

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal In-season Manager announces the opening of the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River main-stem within […]

Village Telegraph

Remains found near Nelson Island

Bethel Alaska State Troopers were notified of human remains found approximately ½ mile off shore near Nelson Island by local fisherman from Toksook Bay on 6/18/18 at approximately 2017 hours. The body has been identified […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Western Alaskans are most concerned about Housing and Making Ends Meet

by CVRF Staff Between January 3 and March 6, 2018, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) conducted a survey of the 20 western Alaska communities it serves. The response was overwhelming. Nearly 2,000 people, approximately 35% […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel June 18 – 21

Judgments Brian Wassillie Fancyboy, 24 Manslaughter 7 Yrs., 5 Yrs. Prob. Carlie Ashepak, 32 2nd Degree Robbery, 4th Degree Theft, 4th Degree Assault 3 Yrs., 30 Days,5 Yrs. Prob. Leonard F. J. Kilanak, 29 Alcohol […]

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Classifieds

For Sale

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Contributors

Prize winning Smoked Salmon

by Millie Bentley Greetings! Most folks are in the midst of gathering and storing food for winter – drying fish. A busy time. Always reminds me that I need to share Joe Newhouse’s recipe for […]

Speak Your Mind

Study: Alaska fishermen suffer high rate of health problems

by Sue Keller Alaska salmon fishermen have a significantly higher rate of health problems than the general population, according to a new study conducted by the University of Washington School of Public Health in partnership […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Disaster relief for Alaska Pink Salmon Fisheries

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, (all R-Alaska), today (June 20th, 2018) welcomed a funding allocation announcement by the Secretary of Commerce for states and territories affected by recent fishery disasters. […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 22

• On 6-13-18 at 4:32 a.m. medics responded to the YKHC Sobering Center for the report of a person with leg pain. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 06-14-18 at […]

Speak Your Mind

Stand for Salmon Today and Tomorrow in the Y-K Delta

by Danielle Craven Here on the Kuskokwim, we are thankful for the first opening this past week where many of our families enjoyed the sharing of the first catch, fresh boiled fish, and began the […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel June 4 – 8

Judgments Stuart Dennis, 23 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Jocelyn Mockta, 31 Violate Conditions of Release, Reckless Driving $1000, 1 Yr. Prob. James T. Sugar, 47 Driving Under the Influence […]

Contributors

Response to How to Correct Behavior Related to FASD

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Below is a response the Delta Discovery received to an article I wrote on managing the behavior of a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Though it presents some disagreement […]

Summer Living

Calista Corporation 2018 Shareholder Award Recipients announced

by Thom Leonard Alaska Native Cultural Values Embodied in Shareholders. Calista Corporation is excited to announce the honorees of the 2018 Calista Corporation Shareholder Awards. Shareholders and Descendants are the heart and voice of the […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Kuskokwim River Salmon Announcement

by ADFG Staff This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. From the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at Aniak upstream to the […]

Summer Living

Coastal Villages kicks off Youth Employment Programs

by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is employing hundreds of Western Alaska youth this summer through its longstanding internship and Youth-to-Work programs. CVRF’s internship program celebrates its 20th year of providing college students […]

Heard it in the Steam House

ANTHC chosen as project manager for Newtok village move

by the Denali Commission The Newtok Village Council (NVC) has signed a resolution selecting the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) as overall manager of the project to relocate the village of Newtok to new […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Kuskokwim Area Regional Planning Team to meet

You are invited to a meeting of the Kuskokwim Area Regional Planning Team. This two-day meeting will be held in Bethel and the public is welcome to attend and participate. The meeting will be held […]

In our Native Land

A True Story Told by John Active

by Ann Feinup-Riordan When word came that John Active had passed away, we at CEC (Calista Elders Council) were deeply saddened. Right now we are finishing a new bilingual book that will be published later […]

In our Native Land

The Salmon State: A downriver homecoming

by Mary Catharine Martin The Taku Kwáan Dancers have been traveling from Atlin, British Columbia to Juneau’s biennial Celebration for years. This year, for the first time, seven of them did it the traditional way: […]

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For Sale

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Contributors

The All Time Greatest Energy Drink

by Tad Lindley Just reading the title, you might have certain brands running through your mind: Jolt, Amp, Rock Star, Red Bull, and others. Actually, those are not even energy drinks. They are “restless” drinks. […]

Contributors

Sharing Our Native Foods

by Peter Twitchell Thank you for those friends, John D., John S., Edward B., and others who have shared some of their bounty from the Great Kuskokwim River! This reminds me of our Grandfathers and […]

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Obituaries

Gladys Francis Moore-Redfox Oct. 15, 1974 – April 4, 2018

Gladys Francis Moore-Redfox rose with the sun on October 15, 1974. She was the third daughter out of eight children born to Robert & Nancy Moore. She was called home during Holy Week on, April […]

Contributors

Slow Cooker Curried Chicken

by Millie Bentley Greetings. I really like crockpots or slow cookers as they’re properly called now. They were very popular in the late 60’s but fell from grace. Now they’re popular again. For good reason. […]

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Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 15

• On 06-08-18 at 5:12 p.m. medics responded to Fourth Avenue for the report of a bicyclist who was struck by a vehicle and bleeding from their head. The patient was assessed and transported to […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel Search & Rescue has YK Delta’s very first K9 SAR team

by K.J. Lincoln Bethel Search and Rescue (BSAR), the local volunteer organization dedicated to helping save lives by searching for missing persons, now has a 4-legged helper – a St. Bernard named D.O.G. D.O.G. will […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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Contributors

Every Priest Needs a Pastor

by Tad Lindley Although a number of religions use the title of priest to describe the leaders in the church, the Christian church in the Bible never referred to its leaders as priests. There were […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Subsistence King Salmon Fishing Permit

by ADFG Staff This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. Subsistence King Salmon Fishing Permit The Alaska Board of Fisheries […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Action taken to conserve Kuskokwim River Chinook Salmon

by USFWS Staff Federal Public Waters Closed to Chinook Salmon Fishing by Federally Qualified Subsistence Users Beginning June 12. The Federal Subsistence Board closed these Federal public waters to the harvest of Chinook salmon by […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 8

• On 06-01-18 at 8:43 p.m. firefighters responded to BNC Unit 16 for the report of a fire alarm. Upon arrival, no smoke or flames were showing. Firefighters determined that the alarm was caused by […]

Heard it in the Steam House

KYUK & BCSF partner to Honor John Active Legacy

by BCSF Staff If you have lived in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and owned a radio, chances are you have heard John Active’s voice. A stalwart of KYUK radio and television, a prolific storyteller and fierce […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel June 4 – 8

Judgments Stuart Dennis, 23 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days,1 Yr. Prob. Jocelyn Mockta, 31 Violate Condition of Release, Reckless Driving $1000, 1 Yr. Prob. James T. Sugar, 47 Driving Under the Influence $3000, […]

Contributors

Factors Associated with Longevity

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Why do some people live long, while others die young? Is stress killing people, as we so often hear? There is some longitudinal data that was published six years ago in […]

In our Native Land

Congressional Candidate Alyse Galvin visits YK Delta

by Chantal de Alcuaz Last week, Alyse Galvin visited Bethel for the second time as part of her bid to unseat Don Young in Congress. She is an independent running in the Democratic Primary which […]

Speak Your Mind

Correcting the Record Strict governance process is in place to protect Calista

by Margaret Pohjola, Treasurer, Board of Directors The Calista Corporation’s (Calista) Board and Executive Staff wake up every day thinking about how to create a stronger, more effective organization. Every choice our Alaska Native Corporation […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Chinook Salmon Harvest for Federally Qualified Subsistence Users

by USFWS Staff In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal In-season Manager announces the opening of the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim […]

Letters to the Editor

Support for Col. Wayne Don

To Whom It May Concern: I am a Calista shareholder, writing to express my support for Colonel Wayne Don who, until recently, was Chairman of the Calista Board of Directors. His election into the Chairmanship […]

Summer Living

The Salmon State: Wild fish in wild places Hunting for fish in Alaska’s steelhead-bearing rivers and streams

by Mary Catharine Martin For most people, steelhead — sea-run rainbow trout — are “the fish of 10,000 casts.” To catch them, you stand waist-deep in a spring-melt river, growing numb with cold as you […]

Letters to the Editor

AVCP Bethel Head Start Class of 2018 Thanks

The AVCP Bethel Head Start Class of 2018 would like to thank Calista, Alaska Commercial Co., Swanson’s, Bethel Native Corp., YK Delta Lifesavers, Subway, OTNC and everyone for all their donations towards Graduation. Lorli Crow […]

Inside Bethel News

Councilman Shabani resigned

The City of Bethel posted a Notice of Vacancy in Office on Thursday, May 10, 2018 due to the resignation of council member Naim Shabani. On May 8, 2018, the Bethel City Council accepted Council […]

In our Native Land

Abundant hares suggest impending Tularemia outbreak

by ADFG Staff (Fairbanks) – An abundance of hares reported this week (May 30th, 2018), including dead hares with Tularemia and voles covered in ticks, could mean diagnosis of the summer’s first cases of Tularemia […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel June 12 – July 24

Judgments David Gump, 55 3rd Degree Assault 3 Mos., 5 Yrs. Prob. Admiral M.L. Tom, 28 Alcohol Beverages Transported by Common Carrier 1 Yr. Prob. Rachel H. Simon, 18 Reckless Driving $250, 1 Yr. Prob. […]

Inside Bethel News

Local Option Petition certified

On Monday April 30, the City Clerk’s Office certified a Local Option Petition contained more than the required 248 qualifying signatures to present the following local option question to the voters: Question 1 Shall the […]

Village Telegraph

2018 St. Mary’s Community Clean Up

by Eric Alstrom I would like to say a very big “Thank you!” to our youth litter patrollers (40), youth supervisors (7), and adult volunteers (9) that put in their own time to clean up […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Pinky’s Park Clean Up a success

The Pinky’s Park Cleanup effort on June 2 was a success! “More than 80 people volunteered to clean up the park,” wrote Michelle DeWitt of Bethel Community Services Foundation. “We had hot dogs and buns […]

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Obituaries

Michael Joseph Prince Dec. 4, 1948 – April 8, 2018

Michael Joseph Prince, first son of Frederick and Pauline Prince, (both deceased), passed away unexpectedly due to heart failure on April 8, 2018, at his home in Kotlik, Alaska. His wife, Theresa, was beside him. […]

Village Telegraph

Akiak residents clean up the litter

The Akiak Native Community IGAP sponsored their village’s 2018 Clean Up Green Up project this year. They sent this photo of the participants in front of the community building before they started picking up litter […]

Contributors

Psyching Out People

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are psychologists really able to tell a person all about themselves just by being around them for a few minutes? In other words, are psychologists able to psych people out? […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery Announcement

by ADFG Staff This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. Subsistence fishing will be allowed on the Kuskokwim River mainstem […]

Contributors

Black Bean Soup ala Jacques

by Millie Bentley Greetings! One of my very favorites for when you need something healthy and good is Jacques Pepin’s black bean soup. I found this recipe in an old issue of Food and Wine. […]

From The Editor

Cherished memories

by Greg Lincoln Our backyard has been full of our little wild Alaskan songbirds visiting our birdfeeders. Their sweet singing, chirping, and occasional squabbles make us smile. So far we’ve been visited by black-capped chickadees, […]

Classifieds

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 31

• On 05-18-18 at 9:21 p.m. medics responded to the area of the Long House Hotel for the report of a person who had been assaulted. The patient was assessed and refused transport to the […]

Speak Your Mind

Salmon initiative promises to protect a way of life

by Frederick Olsen Jr. When I think of salmon, I think of summer days that have lasted my whole life. I pray they never end. Most often it starts on a dusky dawn in June. […]

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Speak Your Mind

Request for Reconsideration of FSA 18-01 with modification

by Akiak Native Community This is a letter to the Office of Subsistence Management Subsistence Policy Coordinator sent by the Akiak Native Community, dated May 23rd, 2018. Akiak Native Community submits a Request for Reconsideration […]

Contributors

Delicious Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is a recipe that my mom loved. My mother used to bake fruit pies and scoop out a piece right after they were removed from the oven; she would smother […]

Village Telegraph

Marshall students win CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest

by K.J. Lincoln A kindergarten student and two 1st graders from Marshall are winners in the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Illustrated Poetry Contest Alaska division. Winning first place in the K-4th category was Kacy Peteroff […]

Inside Bethel News

Pinky’s Park Volunteer Day

by Michelle DeWitt Everyone is invited to Pinky’s Park on Saturday, June 2 for a volunteer day. June 2 is National Trails Day and we can all celebrate by improving Pinky’s Park in preparation for […]

Letters to the Editor

Support for Loren Peterson

I strongly urge Calista Shareholders to vote for Loren Peterson for Unit 3. He will bring new energy and ideas that will benefit our shareholders. Loren is smart, has a business sense and has integrity. […]

Village Telegraph

Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery Announcement

by ADFG Staff Subsistence fishing will be allowed on the Kuskokwim River mainstem within the Yukon Delta Refuge boundaries with 4-inch or less mesh size set gillnets from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, May […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel small businesses receive $26,000 in rural Alaskan version of ‘Shark Tank’

Eight finalists receive grants to spur economic development in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region. The UAF Kuskokwim Campus Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and Best in the West partners are pleased to announce the winners of the […]

Village Telegraph

New regulations for Kuskokwim River Drainage Chinook Salmon Fishery

by USFWS Staff The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) met May 16-17, 2018, in Anchorage, to address agenda items that were not completed during their April 2018 meeting and consider multiple fisheries temporary special action requests. […]

From The Editor

Memorial Day remembrances

by Greg Lincoln This Memorial Day we gathered together as a community to honor the Alaska Territorial Guardsmen who protected our land from enemy invasion during World War II. The solemnity and sincerity of the […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 25

• On 05-17-18 at 3:23 p.m. medics responded to the YKHC Sobering Center for the report of a person who was too intoxicated. The patient was left in the care of Sobering Center staff. • […]

Contributors

Missing Priests Found

by Tad Lindley Maybe you did not realize that the priests were missing, but they were. Fortunately, the apostle, Peter, found them. If you have been losing sleep chronically worrying about their whereabouts, you can […]

Contributors

How to Correct Behavior Related to FASD

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Dr. Bradbury, I just read the ‘Assessing FASD’ piece you published. Thank you for helping to shed light on this important subject. We have adopted fraternal twins who were prenatally […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel May 15 – 25

Judgments Wayne John Holmberg Jr., 25 2nd Degree Assault, 3rd Degree Assault, Interfering With Report of DV Crime, Coercion, 1st Degree Robbery, Unlawful Contact Per Court Order, 2nd Degree Stalking 42 Mos.,4 Yrs. Prob. Tracy […]