Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 17

• On 07-01-18 at 11:04 p.m. medics responded to Ayagina’ar Road for the report of a person experiencing chest pain and shortness of breath. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On […]

From The Editor

Lessons and knowledge

by Greg Lincoln What can we learn from grief? It is ever-present, shrouded underneath that outer shell. That shell is sometimes as thick as armor during the day but when we are alone, off it […]

Contributors

The Golden Years

by Peter Twitchell For decades Yupiaq people of the AVCP-Calista Region were considered by the western world as being poor. Still today they say 25 percent of our people are living in poverty and unemployment. […]

Sports

Eskimo Ninja Warrior at WEIO

Eskimo Ninja Warrior Nick Hanson, originally of Unalakleet, competes in the two-foot high kick at World Eskimo Indian Olympics held in Fairbanks, Alaska. He kicked a height of 94″ to win the bronze medal.

Letters to the Editor

Back to Chefornak in 51 years

Last week I returned to Chefornak for the first time in fifty-one years. In 1966/67, when I was 20 years old, I spent seven very formative months in Chefornak. I taught the youngsters before they […]

Sports

2018 WEIO Celebration

by K.J. Lincoln The 2018 World Eskimo Indian Olympics was an amazing weekend of athletic performances, native cultural dances, Alaskan arts and crafts, traditional regalia, and honoring of our elders. The festival began last Wednesday […]

Contributors

Baked Samon with Orange Sauce

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Hope you’re all enjoying this summer weather. I hope you had a good fishing season so far. If you’re still having a yen for salmon, here’s a nice easy, delicious recipe. […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Red Sockeye Salmon

Kiarrnguacuk Mary K. Anthony with her filet of red salmon. She is getting ready to smoke her fish at the Umkumiut fish camp. This photo was taken on July 4th, 2018 by Isidore Anthony.

Speak Your Mind

Grab the Moment…

by Elena Aluskak Waqaa! I remember when my quiet moments were gently filled with what I thought then as “lecture”. On-going repeated lecture. Sometimes, persuasively but never harsh, other times just seem to flow with […]

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Berry pickers spy Bigfoot

by K.J. Lincoln On Saturday, August 3rd, 2013, a family from Bethel witnessed a very tall, black colored creature walking upright while they were out picking berries. The family of three – the dad and […]

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Hairy Man tracks along the Kisaralik River

by Delta Discovery staff The Kisaralik and Kasigluk rivers snake through the tundra together from the Kuskokwim River and make their way to the Kuskokwim and Kilbuck mountains. Hairy Man people, or Bigfoots, and/or their […]

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Hairy Man sighted in Napakiak

by Delta Discovery staff In late April 2013, a worker at the Napakiak village corporation was just taking a look outside the 2nd story window of the building during the early afternoon hours, when she […]

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Whitefish set netters spot Bigfoot

by K.J. Lincoln Two fishermen from Bethel saw a creature too tall to be a human walking upright while checking their whitefish net at the upper mouth of Tarperrnaq River. Dana Kopanuk, was one of […]

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Nome miner kills a Hairy Man

This story has been around for a long time, which happened in the 1960s. Variations of the story come and go. Jean Joiner was a miner from Nome who had a mine near Jade Mountain […]

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Nunivak Island Bigfoot

by K.J. Lincoln This sighting occurred back in the 1930s on the island of Nunivak. There were three men who went hunting, one of which was Fred Weston Sr. who was a resident of the […]

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A hunter is chased away by a Hairy Man

by Delta Discovery staff Kusilvak Mountain, at 2,000 feet, is the tallest mountain in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The mountain could be seen from long distances. Up close, Kusilvak (from ‘qusilvak,’ meaning ‘very tall’) is composed […]

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Unusual track found near a fishcamp

by Delta Discovery staff During the summer of 2011, two St. Mary’s women were at a fishcamp cutting silver salmon they had gotten while drifting. The fishcamp is along the Yukon River between Pitka’s Point […]

Village Telegraph

Clean Up Green Up in Scammon Bay

by Nile Aguchak The 2018 Scammon Bay Youth community clean-up was a big success! Or as we call it Cleanup, Green up. Thanks to our youth it is definitely a lot cleaner now. We started […]

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Hairy Man encounter by a musher

Although this story isn’t in the Y-K Delta, the witness was kind enough to write and share his story from his part of Alaska. The musher does not name what he saw in this story […]

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Hairy Man and boy have stare-down

by Delta Discovery staff, as told by the witness This happened when the witness was seven-years-old. He remembers everything vividly, even his age when he saw the Hairy Man. When he was a young boy, […]

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Hairy Man steals dried fish

The witness is from Nunapitchuk and asked to be anonymous. I grew up in Nunacuaq, a village north of Kasigluk. There was a school there but the river got too shallow for barges so they […]

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Captured by Hairy Man

by Delta Discovery staff Here is one from Rampart. It is one of the strangest Hairy Man stories ever told. The story is also told by Norma Cobb, in her book, “Arctic Homestead.” In the […]

Letters to the Editor

Voice your concerns

Dear Readers, When is the Dept. of Fish and Game going to quit letting the native subsistence gatherers and fishers use the same old 6-inch mesh size net even we know for a fact that […]

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The Tuluksak River Hairy Man

Some years ago, my brother Allen and I went moose hunting up the Tuluksak River during one weekend in late September, when moose hunting used to be 30 days long. We brought along Mitchell, a […]

In our Native Land

Fairbanks hosts annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

The annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games (WEIO) will take place at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks from July 18 through 21, 2018. A four-day series of traditional Alaska Native athletic competitions, WEIO draws Native athletes […]

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Boy sees Bigfoot sitting on bank

People talked about these big hairy people-like creatures ever since I can remember. In my Yugtun dialect, we call them Miluquyulit (the throwers) because they throw something at you when if you get too close […]

From The Editor

Believing and hope go together

by Greg Lincoln Friends, is there wisdom in grieving? Yes, it is your natural response when you lose someone that is meaningful, significant, and your whole life is intertwined with them that you love so […]

Contributors

Good things are happening

by Peter Twitchell I guess maybe I was lookin’ a little down when a black gentleman walked up to me and asked me, “how you doin’ friend?” Deep down I had feelings that were connected […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

CVRF engages residents with Community Meetings

by CVRF Staff During the last week of June, members of the Board of Directors of Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) visited the communities of Quinhagak, Tununak, Toksook Bay, and Nome to have open-forum discussions […]

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Hairy Man in the Y-K Delta

by Delta Discovery staff Last week, we published a story of a Hairy Man being seen in Kasigluk last spring. We had been hoping to begin publishing a series of Bigfoot sightings since such sightings […]

Contributors

What Strong Marriages are Made Of

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Please give me some pointers on what is necessary for strong marriage. Happy marriages are characterized by selflessness, rather than selfishness. It’s learning that you gain by giving. It’s thinking […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Mending the Net

9 years old Mathew Peterson of Mt. Village is learning how to mend their net. His dad taught him how to mend nets so he too can fish with his own net this summer. “Give […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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Contributors

Salmonberry Rhubarb Cake

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Salmon berries are soon to be ripe so here are two delicious recipes from my files that were given to me by my friend Connie. They are very good. Salmonberry Rhubarb […]

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Man meets Hairy Man on trail

This is the story of a Scammon Bay man who ran into a Hairy Man on the trail to Hooper Bay. This happened in the winter of 2011. Before he told his story, he shuddered […]

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The Mulchatna River Hairy Man

by Dr. Robert Alley Derek Blackmon, a Ketchikan hunter, reported to me in 2003 that he was working with his brother for a fly-in outfitter out of Dillingham in 2000 when they were surprised by […]

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Man, cranes, moose and Hairy Man?

by Delta Discovery staff One late summer day, a man from St. Mary’s took a trip to Mt. Village along the St. Mary’s-Mt. Village Road on his four-wheeled ATV. It was August or September in […]

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Legendary Bigfoot sighted near Kasigluk

by K.J. Lincoln A family out egg hunting last spring near their village of Kasigluk came upon an incredible sight – a large, dark, hairy creature walking upright was heading towards them. They – two […]

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 […]

Heard it in the Steam House

It’s time for Alaska’s mosquitoes to shine

by Ned Rozell Here are some tips to avoid mosquitoes this summer: First, wear light-colored clothing. Second, bathe more often in an attempt to be as odorless as possible. Third, avoid exhaling while in the […]

Contributors

Who’s Blocking Your View of Jesus?

by Tad Lindley I’m going to take you straight to the source on this one: And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among […]

Contributors

Power Naps

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are power naps beneficial, or am I better off to push on through the day and hope to get a good night’s rest? Answer: Research suggests that power naps are […]

Contributors

Making Natives the healthiest people

by Peter Twitchell The medical profession is not too far from fulfilling this promise. No longer do I go to dental to have them pull my teeth. There are really other alternatives to ignoring our […]

Letters to the Editor

Proposed Donlin Mine

Dear Governor Walker, It was nice to visit with you for the short while you were in Bethel for the meet and greet. I was grateful for the opportunity to speak with you personally about […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Unofficial Calista Corporation Annual Meeting results

by Thom Aparuk Leonard As of Friday evening, Calista Corporation announces the unofficial voting results of the 2018 Annual Meeting. Certified results from the Inspector of Elections are due by Tuesday. Reelected: Myron Naneng, JoAnn […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

ADFG will manage Kuskokwim River drainage fishery

by ADFG Staff This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. These subsistence fishery management actions were supported by the Kuskokwim River […]

From The Editor

Sending your thoughts

by Greg Lincoln This past week has been memorable. Firstly, thank you for your nomination for the Calista Shareholders Business of the Year award. We had prepared a short statement to be read at the […]

Village Telegraph

Kuskokwim King Salmon

This large Chinook King Salmon was caught by Renae Pretty Keene of Akula while she was subsistence fishing on the Kuskokwim River.

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 […]

Contributors

When Drugs Don’t Listen

by Tad Lindley The old joke goes, “I said no to drugs, but they didn’t listen.” It was a response to Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the government […]

Contributors

Ways to Reduce Potential for Divorce

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are there things a couple can do to reduce the chances of divorce? Some time in the past, I shared some personal thoughts on how to have a happy long-lasting […]

Contributors

Give freely

by Peter Twitchell It was pointed out to me the other day that our daily lives are based on money. Isn’t that the truth though? Some people will not do anything for you without seeing […]

Letters to the Editor

Hello out there

As I sit here and try to get over this traumatic knee replacement surgery that they didn’t tell me they would be putting a tourniquet on the part of the leg I was run over […]

From The Editor

Courage

by Greg Lincoln When someone you love passes on, sometimes it is hard to separate yourself from the belongings of your loved one. You may feel like you want to keep them forever and protect […]

In our Native Land

First Catch of Whitefish

Miss Aaliyah Isaac shows the two whitefish that she caught while fishing for bait at the beach in her village of Marshall. This is her first ever catch of fish. She gave the fish to […]