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 […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Kuskokwim Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Report

by Mary Peltola July 16, 2018 The 2018 customary fishing season in the lower portion of the Kuskokwim is winding down for most fish camps. While many families are waiting for the Silver Salmon (Coho) […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel July 16 – 20

Judgments Christopher Horn, 30 Violate Condition of Release $50 David Moses, 63 Import Alcohol – Dry Area $1500, 10 Days Daniel Black, 59 2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing 10 Days Marcus Oscar, 18 Reckless Endangerment 1 […]

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

The Original Hairy Man File #001: 850 BC

by Tad Lindley A major discovery has been made in regards to what has come to be known locally as the “hairy man”. The significance of this discovery is tremendous. It is literally the earliest […]

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. […]

In our Native Land

Low Copper River sockeye return effects ripple outward Dipnetters optimistic

by Mary Catharine Martin It’s a summer tradition for many in Alaska: pack up the car, drive to Chitina and dipnet for Copper River red salmon. It’s a tradition, however, that many won’t fulfill this […]

In our Native Land

Local polling by Tribes shows regional opposition to Pebble Mine

United Tribes of Bristol Bay released new polling results today (July 19th, 2018) highlighting local concerns about the proposed Pebble mine, showing more than 80 percent of the region believes that the mine poses a […]

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 […]

Hairy Man

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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Question about Hairy Man or Bigfoot in our land

by Delta Discovery staff By now, you may have read over a dozen stories of sightings of Hairy Man in the Y-K Delta. We still have many more stories that we have collected and will […]

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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 […]

Hairy Man

Rock throwers of the Andreafsky River

Rocks being thrown at or toward people is also one of the characteristics given to the Hairy Man. An elder in St. Mary’s shared a story that one or more times that she and her […]

Hairy Man

Strong-smelling creature in woods near fishcamp

Hairy Man, also called Miluquyuli, was also known by its smell. Here is a Hairy Man story that happened many years ago by a woman who lives in Bethel: “When I was still very young, […]

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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 […]

Hairy Man

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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Toksook Bay man and son see Bigfoot near Qalvinraaq River

by K.J. Lincoln A man and his 10 year old son who were checking their blackfish (can’giiq) trap on the frozen tundra are the most recent eyewitnesses in sighting a Bigfoot-like creature. The sighting took […]

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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, […]

In our Native Land

Calista Corporation announces 2018 Annual Meeting Results

by Thom Leonard 44th Meeting Held in Bethel on July 6. Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation Shareholders reelected three directors and elected a new director to the Board. Additionally, the one resolution up for vote passed. A […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel July 10 – 13

Judgments Thaddeus Johnson, 31 Violate Condition of Release 2 Days Kevin Polty, 20 Reckless Endangerment 1 Yr. Prob. Byron Scott Watson, 27 2nd Degree Assault, Violate Conditions of Release 3 Days,4 Yrs. Prob. Aleck T. […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 13

• On 07-06-18 at 2:41p.m. medics responded to the area of Joe Lomack beach for the report of an intoxicated person. Patient denied treatment or care and left with CSP. • On 07-06-18 at 7:49p.m. […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Mt. Village

by Asa’carsarmiut Tribal Council Staff ASIST came to the community of Mountain Village for the first time Thursday May 24th through Friday May 25th! Twelve participants had the privilege of successfully completing the ASIST workshop […]

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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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel Spirits opens selling only Alaska products

Bethel Spirits store will open July 10, 2018, selling only Alaskan beer and wine in an effort to promote Alaskan products and Alaskan businesses. The store, conveniently located on Front Street, will offer a selection […]

Contributors

What Are the Elders Actually Sitting On?

by Tad Lindley How many thrones do you count in each of the following Bible passages? New Internal Version: At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven […]

Hairy Man

Worker leaves village after seeing Hairy Man

by Delta Discovery staff In these two sightings, we couldn’t determine the identities of the persons mentioned in this story, since they were both non-locals and have left or are now gone. In 2011, 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 […]

Speak Your Mind

Stand for Salmon 101: Why the Time to Vote Yes for Salmon and Defend Alaska’s Salmon Future is Now

by Ryan Schryver, Campaign Director for Stand for Salmon It’s no secret that an Alaska without salmon would be an Alaska with a hole in its heart. Unthinkable, actually, for anyone who’s connected to our […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association receives grant

On May 10, 2018, Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association (BSFA) received a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to fund the Alaska Ocean Cluster Initiative (AOCI). In early 2017, BSFA began […]

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Moose hunter sees Hairy Man in Discovery Creek

by Delta Discovery staff A few years ago, a resident of Tuluksak was moose hunting in the Discovery Creek when his motor broke down. Unable to fix his motor, a fellow hunter in another boat […]

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Obituaries

Jonathan Carl Kruger Sr. June 4, 1959 – July 9, 2018

Jonathan Carl Kruger Sr. born to Stephen and Signe Kruger on June 4th, 1959 in Natick, Massachusetts, left us on July 9th, 2018. Some men measure themselves by how much money they make, physical assets, […]

Hairy Man

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 […]

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Plane buzzes Hairy Man people running over ice

by Delta Discovery staff In May of 2012, a plane took off from Bethel and headed upriver, following the Kuskokwim River. The river was breaking up and the snow had pretty much melted, but many […]

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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Short stories of Hairy Man along the Yukon River

by Delta Discovery staff These short stories happened a few years to many years ago. There is a story about a Kass’aq who lived in one of the Yukon River villages that saw and killed […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

Hairy Man

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 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel June 25 – July 5

Judgments Wilson Beaver, 43 2nd Degree Escape 8 Yrs. Carl Konig, 32 2nd Degree Escap 8 Yrs. Freda Lomack, 38 Reckless Driving $300, 1 Yr. Prob. Janet Lawrence, 49 Disorderly Conduct $100 Kasey K. Panruk, […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 5

• On 06-30-18 at 11:30 a.m. medics responded to Noel Polty Boulevard for the report of a person experiencing body cramps. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 06-30-18 at 12:17p.m. […]

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 […]

In our Native Land

Sharks may be eating more northern seals, sea lions

by Paula Dobbyn Something new is happening in the cold waters off northern and western Alaska. Unusual injuries such as bite marks and flipper amputations are showing up on seals in the Bering Strait, Chukchi […]

Contributors

Soy Ginger Salmon Steaks & Roasted Salmon

by Millie Bentley Greetings. It is the season for fish. Here are two salmon recipes to help out. Salmon Steaks with Soy and Ginger 4 salmon steaks (6 oz.) 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon […]

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Yup’ik dolls help teach cultural and traditional lessons

by Nita Yurrliq Rearden Dolls in the Yup’ik culture have been very important for mothers when teaching daughters traditional cultural values. Yup’ik mothers used to direct or ask their daughters to put their traditional dolls […]

Summer Living

The Salmon State: Casting for fish — and guides — in Bristol Bay

by Mary Catharine Martin Triston Chaney, a 19-year-old college student raised in Dillingham, knew before this year that he loved fly fishing. What he didn’t know is that he’d love helping other people catch fish, […]

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 […]

Speak Your Mind

Tuluksak Native Community adopts Resolution opposing Donlin Gold Mine

by Tuluksak Native Community Village Council The Tuluksak Village Council passed Resolution No. 18-17-01: A RESOLUTION OF THE TULUKSAK NATIVE COMMUNITY, TULUKSAK VILLAGE COUNCIL AGAINST THE DONLIN GOLD MINE PROJECT, INCLUDING LAYOUT OF THE PROPOSED […]

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 […]

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 June 19 – 26

Judgments Olivia Sophia Guest, 26 Send/Bring Alcohol to Dry Area $3000, 20 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Norman Kashatok, 37 Alcohol Beverages Transported by Common Carrier 1 Yr. Prob. Robert Lott, 25 Failure to Register as […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 29

• 6-23-18 at 5:31 p.m. medics responded to the airport for the report of a person having a seizure. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • 6-23-18 at 6:21 p.m. medics responded to […]

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 […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Mothers and daughters create Yup’ik dolls together

by K.J. Lincoln When an adult and a child work together as a team, it creates more than just memories – it encourages communication, builds language skills, and teaches and reinforces traditional values and culture. […]