Contributors

Caribou Stew in the Crock Pot

by Millie Bentley Greetings! Now is a good time for a crock pot recipe. When I first experienced the joy of crock pot cooking I lived in La Honda, California – an hour drive home […]

Sports

Bethel’s first Mud Volleyball Tournament results

A total of seven teams played in the first ever Bethel Mud Volleyball Tournament last Saturday at the Sand Pit, which was a fundraiser for the Bethel Volunteer Emergency Services Association (BVESA). A playing field […]

Village Telegraph

Coastal Villages Board of Directors Chevak Election

by CVRF Staff Residents of Chevak went to the polls for the second time this summer to elect Alfred Ulroan to the Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) Board of Directors in a runoff election held […]

Sports

BRHS teams shine at Tsalteshi Invitational

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams both turned in solid outings 2 weekends ago at the Tsalteshi Invitational. The meet was held Aug. 18 at Skyview Middle School […]

Contributors

Let us teach our children our values

by Peter Twitchell Here’s a motto I saw recently on the cap of someone who used to work on the North Slope: “Survival – Learn to Return”. I believe the same holds true for our […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel August 20 – 23

Judgments Kyle Jordan Cook, 22 3rd Degree Assault 9 Mos., 4 Yrs. Prob. William R. Duny Jr., 36 2nd Degree Assault 2 Yrs., 5 Yrs. Prob. Rex Thomas Fox, 37 Send/Bring Alcohol to Dry Area […]

Contributors

Parenting Styles

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are there styles of parenting that are more effective than others? The best-known research to date was based on studies of preschool children and their parents by Diana Baumrind at […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending August 24

• On 8-18-18 at 10:52 a.m. medics responded to the area of Ptarmigan Street for the report of a person with an irregular heartbeat. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 8-18-18 […]

Inside Bethel News

Blackhawk takes employers on “Boss Lift” tour

by K.J. Lincoln Did you hear or see a Blackhawk helicopter fly over your lower Kuskokwim area village last Tuesday morning? If yes, you heard and/or saw right. It is true, a Blackhawk full of […]

Delta Lifestyles

The Salmon State: Upriver during a record year at Bristol Bay

by Mary Catharine Martin As fishermen leave Dillingham and canneries shut down, the Wood River system in the Bristol Bay watershed brims with sockeye salmon. The second week of August, I got to spend several […]

Speak Your Mind

Local History should be taught to our students

by Robert Okitkun I would like to see more emphasis on the history of the people that have resided in this area during the past millennium. I would like students to know that the Russian […]

Village Telegraph

Tundra Blackberriess

The husband and wife team of Jonathan and Jessica Alexie of Quinhagak had a successful day of picking blackberries last Wednesday. They went home with 30 gallons of tan’gerpiit that they picked from Agaalik.

Inside Bethel News

Six candidates sign up for City Council election

There are six candidates for the upcoming October 2nd, 2018 city council election and there are four seats set to open. Candidates are: Fred Watson, Anny Cochrane, Shadi Rabi, Perry Barr, Fritz T. Charles, and […]

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 […]

Village Telegraph

Kuskokwim Fish News

by the KRITFC Staff August 24, 2018 Happy fall-time! The summer of 2018 has been a summer of bounty for most people on the Kuskokwim. Many friends and neighbors have enjoyed the plentiful salmon season […]

Letters to the Editor

No to Stand For Salmon

I am writing this brief article related to the “Stand for Salmon” ballot initiative that will be voted on this November by ALL ALASKANS. This is my opinion and my opinion only! First, I want […]

Delta Lifestyles

Northern snowshoe hares eat lots of dirt

by Ned Rozell The evidence is in: Snowshoe hares near Wiseman eat lots of dirt. “I have thousands and thousands of photos of hares eating soil in this one little spot,” said Donna DiFolco, a […]

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Obituaries

Dennis Billy Westlock Dec. 29, 1994 – June 13, 2018

Dennis Billy Westlock was born on December 29, 1994 to Martha and the late Patrick Kelly Sr. in Bethel, Alaska. He became the baby boy of John Sr. and Annie Westlock. He made both sides […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Free spay, neuter, vaccinations for pets

Alaska Native Rural Veterinary, Inc. is holding a free spay, neuter, vaccination and wellness exam clinic at the Community Centers in Napakiak on August 22 and Napaskiak August 23, and Tuluksak on August 24 at […]

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 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending August 17

• On 8-11-18 at 1:41 p.m. medics responded to the Hostel for a person with a broken finger. Patient assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 8-12-18 at 12 a.m. medics responded to AC […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel August 13 – 17

Judgments Glen Morgan, 34 Violate Conditions of Release,Resist/Interfere with Arrest 10 Days John Ashepak, 36 Resist/Interfere with Arrest 60 Days Josephine H. Jones, 36 Importing Alcohol – Dry Area $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. […]

In our Native Land

State urges Supreme Court to stop federal regulation of State Waterways

The State of Alaska today (Aug. 14th, 2018) in an amicus brief urged the U.S. Supreme Court in Sturgeon v. Frost to uphold state management of state navigable waterways and overturn the Ninth Circuit Court […]

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Obituaries

Jewell Gross Brenneman Feb. 9, 1935 – Aug. 1, 2018

Jewell Gross Brenneman, age 83, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2018 in Bridgewater, Virginia. She was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on February 9, 1935 to James E. Gross and Elizabeth L. Histand Gross. She […]

Village Telegraph

HUD awards grant to Napakiak to replace boat dock

Native village’s 363 residents depend on hovercraft for delivery of food, water & other essential supplies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a $449,000 “imminent threat” grant under its Indian Community […]

Village Telegraph

Bethel Family Clinic Grand Opening

by Deborah L. White The Bethel Family Clinic has celebrated the grand opening of the new facility on August 15, 2018. The ribbon cutting was attended by the Board of Directors and staff. Participating in […]

Inside Bethel News

Record of Decision and Major Federal Permits Issued to Donlin Gold

by Donlin Gold Staff Today (Aug. 13th, 2018), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued their Record of Decision (ROD) on the proposed Donlin Gold mine […]

Inside Bethel News

A Taste of Bethel is a food lovers dream

by K.J. Lincoln The second annual Taste of Bethel celebration of foods from different cultures was a hit. The aromas of different culinary dishes filled the air as food lovers flocked to the Yupiit Piciryarait […]

Contributors

Culture and Heritage

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury This past week, a client brought this topic to my attention, so after discussing it, I said I would resubmit this previously written article on the topic of culture and heritage. […]

Delta Lifestyles

Successful Backhauling in Akiak

by Akiak EPA IGAP Staff It all started back in May and into June when the Tribal Landfill Operator trained EPA/IGAP crew and began staging the landfill in preparation for backhauling. All Freon was first […]

Contributors

A good role model inspires

by Peter Twitchell Bethel needs thinkers and planners who can let the wheels of school buses bring our children safely to and from school. Kusko Cab has a new fleet of suburbans, and they have […]

Speak Your Mind

How one mine transformed the Northwest Arctic Borough

by Rosie Barr As a NANA shareholder, former NANA vice president of Lands and now vice president of Lands and Natural Resources for Calista Corporation, I know how a mine and an indigenous people can […]

In our Native Land

Wildlife Troopers continue fisheries enforcement

by DPS Staff Alaska Wildlife Troopers are continuing their enforcement and patrol actions at commercial and personal use fisheries across the state. Recent patrol and surveillance efforts yielded a significant number of citations and charges […]

Village Telegraph

Hooper Bay Crew Fighting Fires in Montana

The Hooper Bay #1 Fire Crew is on the Bacon Rind Fire near West Yellowstone, Montana with The Delta Discovery newspaper. Photo courtesy of Lakota Burwell, Agency Crew Rep.

Delta Lifestyles

Anchorage has world’s 5th busiest cargo airport

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) reports strong air cargo growth for the first half of 2018. Air cargo tonnage is up 5.2 percent, to more than 1.34 million metric tons, for January thru June. […]

Letters to the Editor

LKSD expresses gratitude to the community of Bethel

LKSD would like to express our gratitude to the community of Bethel for the patience and flexibility shown during the first few days of school as we have implemented our interim transportation plan. LKSD has […]

In our Native Land

State urges Supreme Court to stop federal regulation of State Waterways

The State of Alaska today (Aug. 14th, 2018) in an amicus brief urged the U.S. Supreme Court in Sturgeon v. Frost to uphold state management of state navigable waterways and overturn the Ninth Circuit Court […]

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

We need every Inuk

On the occasion of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the UN has identified the theme of “Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement.” For Inuit in the Arctic, though we were originally a nomadic people, experiencing migration and movement […]

Contributors

Delicious Blueberry Crumble

by Millie Bentley Greetings! Can you take one more blueberry recipe? I heard that blueberries are abundant in the Bethel area this year. Here’s a delicious recipe to use for those berries. You can use […]

Contributors

Share the joy of life with others

by Peter Twitchell Lift up the face of your people (LUTFOYP)! You can do this by furthering your education, maintaining your job, raising a healthy family, being a good aunt or uncle, stewarding on land […]

Inside Bethel News

Calls for service to Bethel PD for summer months

Here is a report of calls made to the Bethel Police Department for the months of May, June, and July this summer. May There were 1,524 calls for service the month of May. This is […]

Contributors

Signs You Might Be Addicted

by Tad Lindley You know the house of Stephanas…that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints. (I Corinthians 16:15) Webster’s New World Dictionary defines “to addict” as “to give oneself up to […]

Delta Lifestyles

Greetings from Russia

by Vicki Malone July 10,2018: I am in Suzdal, Russia, two and a half hours by train from Moscow. Our Russian/American hosts, Marina and Phil, insisted my daughter, Rosie’s family and I see “the real” […]

Speak Your Mind

Threats to our survival as a People

by Gloria Simeon As fall approaches, I am filled with gratitude that once again, we were able to harvest from our land and rivers and reap the blessings we have been granted. At the same […]

Village Telegraph

Students make traditional sod house in Kongiganak

The Kongiganak Youth to Work participants built a traditional mud/sod house with guidance from Instructor and M/W Joe Joseph. For insulation, they put blocks of sod and moss on the sides and some on the […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel August 3 – 10

Judgments George R. Amukon, 52 Disorderly Conduct, Resist/Interfere Arrest 15 Days Jamie R. White, 26 Import Alcohol – Dry Area $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Brittany L. Martins, 24 Violate Conditions of Release $50 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending August 10

• On 08-03-18 at 7:50 p.m. medics responded to Front Street for the report of an intoxicated person who was unable to stand. The patient was assessed by medics, but was transported to the YKHC […]

Inside Bethel News

Court agrees with State that Salmon Initiative is Unconstitutional

The Alaska Supreme Court ruled today (Aug. 8th) that Ballot Measure 1—also known as the Stand for Salmon initiative—is unconstitutional because it makes an unconstitutional appropriation of state resources. The Court directed the Division of […]

Village Telegraph

School districts gain new tool to fill vacancies

Governor signed a bill, Aug. 10th, allowing school districts to temporarily fill vacancies with qualified retired teachers. SB 185, sponsored by Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna), provides school districts with an additional staffing option until a […]

Sports

Phelan leads Warriors to 4th at season-opening meet

by Tommy Wells Thomas Phelan kicked off the 2018 cross-country season with an impressive performance on Saturday afternoon and helped spur the Bethel Regional High School Warriors to a fourth-place finish at the Kuskokwim Classic […]

Inside Bethel News

Supreme Court alters Ballot Measure 1 language

by Yes for Salmon The Alaska Supreme Court today (Aug. 8th, 2018) asked the Lieutenant Governor to remove two sentences from Measure 1 and then put the measure on the November 6 ballot. While the […]

Contributors

Common Raven Tulukaruq

by Frank Keim Ever wondered why the Raven is called Tulukaruq in Yup’ik? Well, all it takes is a little imagination and a little twisting and turning of your tongue, mouth and vocal cords, and […]

Village Telegraph

Summer Basketball Trip

City league basketball teams from Pilot Station, traveling home from attending a tournament in Kotlik, would like to encourage everybody to always wear their life jacket when riding in the boat. Back Row – Rodney […]

Letters to the Editor

Seattle Seahawks visit thanks

Dear Delta Discovery, I wanted to send a big “thank you” to the Bethel community for hosting the Seattle Seahawks in mid-July. It was made possible by the generous contributions from Alaska Airlines, Calista Corporation, […]

Speak Your Mind

The Red Dog Mine: A mechanism for hope and a catalyst for northwest Alaska

by Helvi Sandvik Four hundred miles north of Bethel is the Red Dog Mine, a living testament to how one mine can be transformative for an indigenous population who primarily lives a subsistence way of […]

Village Telegraph

Alaska Communications brings broadband to Kuspuk School District

Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is proud to announce it now supports the Kuspuk School District in rural Alaska. The company provides satellite-based internet service to the school district’s nine schools and main office, located on […]

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Obituaries

Debra Karen Ovitt “Dub” May 31,1954 – May 01,2018

Debra Karen Ovitt (Dub), age 63, passed away at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Throughout her life, she worked at various jobs, but her passion was […]

In our Native Land

Fall Law Enforcement Training Academy begins with 47 new recruits

ALET 1802 boasts large class of recruits for multiple police agencies. The Alaska Law Enforcement Training (ALET) Academy’s second session of the year began Sunday, with 47 recruits for police agencies across the state. The […]

Summer Living

Earthworm species may be native to Interior Alaska

by Theresa Bakker A Fairbanks high school student has discovered five species of earthworms in Interior Alaska, including one possibly native to North America. Megan Booysen worked with University of Alaska Museum of the North […]

In our Native Land

Yukon River peregrine falcon’s recovery

by Ned Rozell “She’s starting to wail,” Chris Florian says, referring to the worrisome shriek of a peregrine falcon across the river. Florian, her biologist husband Skip Ambrose and I are sitting on warm gravel […]

Village Telegraph

Iconic and historic Nelson Island landmarks destroyed Residents make efforts to rebuild

by K.J. Lincoln The iconic “Stone People” on Nelson Island on Nialruq Mountain were recently destroyed by vandals, leaving a void on the trail between Toksook Bay and Tununak, and a bigger void in the […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Future Delta Nurses Fund

by BCSF Staff Bethel Community Services Foundation is excited to announce the addition of the Future Delta Nurses Fund to our growing lineup of funds. BCSF and its funds are dedicated to community growth and […]

In our Native Land

Study ranks marine mammals’ risks from Arctic shipping

by Heather McFarland Bowhead whales are the marine mammals most vulnerable to disruption from increased ship traffic in waters off Alaska, a new study has concluded. Across the Arctic, narwhals are the most vulnerable. The […]

Inside Bethel News

Change in service for LKSD bus transportation

by Ed Pekar, Director Dear Members of our Bethel Learning Community, This initial communication is to inform you of a change in service for bus transportation. The Lower Kuskokwim Board has authorized the District to […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 26

• On 7-20-18 at 11:30 a.m. medics responded to Main Street for the report of a person having a seizure. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 7-20-18 at 5:04 p.m. medics […]

Contributors

Thinking About Killing Yourself? Read This First

by Tad Lindley I hate writing about suicide, but we keep losing so many fine young people, and I keep hearing the response, “At least they are not hurting anymore.” That is a horrible lie, […]

Summer Living

Alaska’s big river never stops flowing

by Ned Rozell It’s midsummer, a good time to slip a canoe onto the Yukon River. I start at the river town of Eagle, population 85, and will finish in Circle, population 104. Circle is […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel July 23 – 26

Judgments James Sammy Jacob, 55 4th Degree Assault 180 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Melvin Charlie Lincoln, 27 Reckless Driving 1 Yr. Prob. Simeon Constantine, 49 3rd Degree Sexual Assault, Degree Assault 4th 2 Yrs.,3 Yrs. […]

In our Native Land

AK Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs recognizes ATG Member

by Magen James Alaska’s Office of Veterans Affairs receives many walk-ins from service members, veterans, their families and the general public inquiring about benefits and anything to do with veteran services. They received a special […]

Speak Your Mind

The Kuskokwim River is Worth its Weight in Gold

by R.B. Slats A Proposed Open Pit Mine: will be 2.2 miles long, 1 mile wide; 1/3 of a mile (deep) into the earth. The Open Pit Mine is dubbed Donlin Gold. The operation will […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Donlin Gold helps Green Star remove thousands of pounds of hazardous waste

Donlin Gold teamed up with Green Star this summer to collect almost 30,000 pounds of hazardous material and special wastes from five villages that were safely transported back to Anchorage for recycling or disposal. The […]

Inside Bethel News

TCC region has new drug detection K9

Naja is the drug detection K9 purchased through generous donations from the tribes within the Tanana Chiefs Conference and from individuals for the Fairbanks Alaska State Troopers Drug Unit. Naja completed training recently and is […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Calista Corporation Board elects new officers

by Thom Leonard Per bylaws, officers elected following annual meeting. The Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation Board of Directors elected officers following the successful Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Each officer serves a one-year term. Robert Beans is […]

Speak Your Mind

Tourism/Visitors in the Y-K Delta Region

by Homer Hunter The following article is a short research assignment that I wrote and when I studied Introduction to Tourism as part of my financial aid requirements during this past spring. I found a […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Kuskokwim salmon fishing update

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. This subsistence fishery announcement was supported by the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Group at […]

Contributors

Native Village of Eklutna celebration

by Peter Twitchell The Native Village of Eklutna celebrated its Biennial Dena’ina Athabascan Potlatch/Powwow July 28-29, 2018. As I shared in the Athabascan cultural event, it became a personal moment for me. My uncles Timothy […]

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

Support for the Donlin Gold Mine Project

The Donlin Gold mine project represents the start of new opportunities for our children and grandchildren. As many of us have seen, the younger generations are denied the opportunity to provide for their families because […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Calista Corporation announces additions to Legal & Communications Departments

by Thom Leonard Calista Corporation welcomed Noelle Kompkoff in the Legal department and Calista Shareholder Russ Slaten in Corporate Communications. Noelle Kompkoff arrives at Calista as Associate Counsel with more than ten years of experience […]