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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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 […]