Inside Bethel News

LifeMed Alaska celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

LifeMed Alaska, an Alaska-based ground and air ambulance service with base locations in Anchorage, Bethel, Dutch Harbor, Fairbanks, Juneau, Palmer and Soldotna, announced it will reach the milestone of 10 Years of service in Alaska […]

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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel October 22 – 26

Judgments Robert Alfred, 25 Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Alcohol Beverage in a Community Which Voted to Prohibit Alcohol $100 Wassillie Beebe, 44 Violate DV Protective Order 160 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Paul B. John, 29 […]

Letters to the Editor

Begich supports protecting education funding

In villages, the school is the heart of activities. Celebrations, sporting events, and funerals take place in the largest facility available, the school. Closing a school is closing a community. Telling families they are no […]

Village Telegraph

Alaska Votes debuts new voting tool

In time for the 2018 midterm and gubernatorial elections, Alaska Votes has created a new tool to make voting in Alaska elections easier than ever – AKvote.org. By enabling voters to complete the entire process […]

Village Telegraph

Ideas win big at 10th UAF Arctic Innovation Competition

by Andrea Miller The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management awarded $30,000 in cash prizes after the 2018 Arctic Innovation Competition’s final presentations Saturday, Oct. 20. The competition, now in its 10th year, invites […]

Contributors

Overwhelmed and Immobilized

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I feel overwhelmed with work and I don’t know where to begin. As a result, I find myself feeling immobilized. Any suggestions? Answer: Several years ago, Peter Bregman wrote an […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel Warrior Volleyball team places 3rd at Regionals

The Bethel Lady Warriors took 3rd place after a long weekend of varsity volleyball. The Western Conference 3A volleyball tournament was hosted by the Nome Nanooks, October 26-27, 2018. Taking first was the host team […]

Inside Bethel News

First Alaska aircraft mechanic school in 20 years opens in Bethel

by Jeremy Osborne Through the help and support of its partner organizations, Yuut Elitnaurviat is proud to announce the certification of the Yuut Elitnaurviat Regional Aircraft Maintenance School. Located in Bethel, Alaska, this is the […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending October 26

• On 10-19-18 at 3:54 p.m. medics responded to Swanson’s Grocery Store for the report of a person who was experiencing dizziness and a headache. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • […]

Speak Your Mind

Big government and Big corporations

by Adeline Peter Raboff I cannot sit by and watch and listen to the massive propaganda campaign about Ballot Measure 1 without comment. It’s Big government and Big corporations at their most hell-bent destructive ways. […]

In our Native Land

Fuel-Tanker driver pleads guilty to oil pollution

On October 22, 2018, 52-year-old Louis Nations pled guilty to oil pollution, a violation of Alaska’s environmental laws. Magistrate Judge Kay Adams presided over the hearing. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s (ADEC) Environmental Crimes […]

Sports

Warriors take 3rd at BITI tournament

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Warriors varsity wrestling team battled their way to a third-place finish at the Battle In The Interior dual meet in Fairbanks. Hayden Lieb posted a perfect record over the weekend […]

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Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending October 19

• On 10/12/18 at 11:59 a.m. medics responded to Bethel Regional High School for the report of a person experiencing an anxiety attack. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 10/12/18 […]

Sports

JH Warriors grab four golds in Napaskiak

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Junior High School wrestling team turned in a solid outing this past weekend at the Napaskiak Invitational Wrestling Tournament. The BJHRS grapplers won four gold and seven […]

Contributors

Choose One of the Following: A) Born once, die twice B) Born twice, die once

by Tad Lindley Every one of us was born from our mother’s womb. We had no choice in the matter. And at least some of us will die. If the Lord delays his coming long […]

Sports

Bethel girls grind out win over Nome

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors picked up a huge victory over the Nome-Beltz Lady Nanooks this past weekend, claiming a thrilling 3-1 decision. With the victory, Bethel dealt Nome its […]

Village Telegraph

Tribal support for Ballot Measure 1 strong at AFN convention

As Alaskans gathered for the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention to share stories and opinions, Ballot Measure 1 was a large part of the conversation. With less than a month until the election, tribal […]

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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel October 8 – 19

Judgments Joseph Tikiun, 26 3rd Degree Assault 15 Mos., 3 Yrs. Prob. Jessica Wassilie, 30 Resist/Interfere Arrest 1 Yr. Prob. Leroy Olick, 21 Resist/Interfere Arrest 20 Days Terence J. Motgin, 29 Resist/Interfere Arrest, Felony Driving […]

Delta Lifestyles

Alutiiq Basket Weaving artistry kept alive by master weaver

by K.J. Lincoln The intricate art of weaving grass into beautiful Alutiiq baskets is being propelled further away from being lost, thanks to the work and efforts of master weavers that have been teaching and […]

Village Telegraph

First census enumeration to take place in Toksook Bay

by the U.S. Census Bureau Today (Oct. 19, 2018) the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the first enumeration for the 2020 Census will take place in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Toksook Bay is located in the […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee endorses Dunleavy

Yukon Kuskokwim Infrastructure and Donlin Gold Support, and opposition against Ballot Measure 1 remain pivotal issues. The non-partisan Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee (PAEC) has updated its gubernatorial candidate endorsement. “The PAEC members appreciates […]

Inside Bethel News

Ravn’s network expansion to McGrath begins

Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s largest regional airline, today (Oct. 15th, 2018) announced the launch of its nonstop service to McGrath. Beginning October 15, 2018, Ravn’s network expansion to McGrath kicked off with Ravn operating […]

Speak Your Mind

Ballot Measure #1 – An Act Providing for the Protection of Wild Salmon & Fish & Wildlife Habitat…Know the Facts

by Dave Cannon There is a lot of misinformation going around about the Ballot Measure #1, both from outside the Kuskokwim and from within; sadly, much of it is intentional. Election Day is less than […]

Inside Bethel News

Calista Corporation welcomes 3,100 new shareholders, Declares Akilista Dividend

by Thom Aparuk Leonard Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation’s Board of Directors approved the 2018 Akilista (aw-KE-lis-ta) dividend. At $2.61 million this year, it’s the largest Akilista dividend in Calista’s history. Calista staff will soon issue shares […]

Contributors

Our Youth are the Hope for the Future

by Peter Twitchell Today marks the day of the 2018 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention held at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. The Elders and Youth Conference begins today (Oct. 15th, 2018) – we celebrate […]

Village Telegraph

Acting on tip, Togiak officers seize illegal alcohol

A recent seizure of illegal alcohol in the Village of Togiak highlights the work of law enforcement to prevent illegal substances from hitting the streets. Last week, Togiak Tribal Police Officers (TPOs) prevented a significant […]

Letters to the Editor

Gov. Walker suspends campaign for re-election

Dear Alaskans, I ran for re-election because I still believe that, more than anything else, Alaska deserves integrity, honesty, and courage. Alaska First is, and cannot only be, a campaign slogan. When I said I […]

Speak Your Mind

Mikelnguput qigcignarqut … keneknarqut

by Elena Aluskak Our children are honorable and lovable … can any one of us disagree with this? No – not one individual will attest to contradict this statement of honor and value and love […]

Contributors

Signs of Emotional Abuse

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What are some signs of emotional abuse? Answer: Unlike physical abuse, emotional abuse often goes undetected. In fact, it’s possible that both the people doing it and receiving it may […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel PD calls for service for September

The City of Bethel Police Department received 1,331 calls for service in the month of September 2018. This is similar to the number of calls in August, says a report from the Bethel PD, but […]

Village Telegraph

CDQ Group partners with Seattle Non-Profit and Maritime Academy for Youth

by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is gearing up for a second year of its popular tenth-grade Ciuneq program with two sessions focused on member-community tenth-graders scheduled to take place in Seattle this […]

Contributors

Jimmy Dean Savory Cupcakes

by Millie Bentley Greetings! Coming up with recipes for Bethel and the Delta is tricky. For one thing we don’t have access to a full range of ingredients – especially fresh produce – and folks […]

Speak Your Mind

Permitting process already rigorous, transparent and based on science

by Andy Cole and Andrew Guy Truth is important, especially when the stakes are as high as they are with Ballot Measure 1, the salmon-habitat initiative. Donlin Gold, located in the Yukon Kuskokwim region, is […]

Delta Lifestyles

AVEC holding Logo Design Contest

Get your creative juices flowing and possibly win $50! AVEC is holding a design contest to commission a special logo to commemorate our 50th year of providing power. AVEC first started energizing small villages in […]

Inside Bethel News

Calista makes candidate endorsements with a focus on YK Region

by Thom Aparuk Leonard Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee endorses candidates with a primary focus on developing businesses and infrastructure in the Yukon Kuskokwim Region. The non-partisan Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee (PAEC) […]

Contributors

Philip’s Scooby Doo Moment

by Tad Lindley While I have not had television most of my adult life, I did growing up. Those of my generation might remember the old Scooby Doo cartoons. In those shows they would always […]

Letters to the Editor

Yes vote on Ballot Measure 1 allows us to chart a better course

The Alaska Policy Forum is part of a nation-wide network of Koch brothers-funded extreme right-wingers advocating for the privatization of public education, “right-to-work” laws and elimination of most safeguards for our air, land and water, […]

Speak Your Mind

We will build the natural gas pipeline

by Governor Bill Walker Previous governors waited for someone else to bring our vast amounts of natural gas to market. We are done waiting. We took charge, and in four years have brought the gasline […]

Inside Bethel News

Warriors open ’18 season with wins at home

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School wrestling team flexed plenty of muscle – and talent – this past weekend at their season-opening Bethel Scramble meet. The BRHS grapplers powered their way to wins […]

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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel September 28 – October 11

Judgments Kassandra George, 23 Violate Condition of Release 3 Days Edward Berlin, 54 Driving Under the Influence Refusal To Submit to Chemical Test $3000, 20 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Olaf Hopstad, 24 Violate Condition of […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending October 12

• 10-5-2018 at 6:14 p.m. Medics responded to BNC apartments for the report of a person who was assaulted. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital • 10-6-2018 at 10:05 a.m. Medics responded […]

Village Telegraph

REAA 2018 Election Results

The Regional Education Attendance Area elections were held on October 2nd, 2018. A Regional Educational Attendance Area (REAA) is an educational area that is established in an unorganized borough of the state. REAA elections are […]

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From The Editor

The season of remembrance

by Greg Lincoln With the changing season comes reminders, small cues that trigger memory, those vast annals of things of the past. The air, the way the grass is colored, the way the sun and […]

Inside Bethel News

City council votes no to NRA sales tax exemption request

The City of Bethel received an application for a Special Event Sales Tax Exemption from the NRA Foundation, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia dated June 8th, 2018 for its annual fundraising dinner event. The event is […]

In our Native Land

Goodnews Bay area land selected for conveyance

The Department of the Interior revokes five Public Land Orders making way for Alaska land conveyance and mineral development. The Secretary of Interior today (Oct. 4, 2018) issued a Public Land Order (PLO), which affects […]

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Contributors

The Importance of Sleep on Learning

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: With school now well underway, how important is it that children get regular amounts sleep? And how much sleep do they need? It is now believed by sleep researchers that […]

Village Telegraph

U.S. Dept. of Commerce invests to support job creation in Chevak

October 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $562,571 grant to the city of Chevak, Alaska, to support local job creation efforts. According to grantee estimates, the project […]

Letters to the Editor

Board of Fisheries Should Act to Protect Wild Salmon Stocks

When the Alaska Board of Fisheries meets in Anchorage this October, it can act to place the protection of wild stocks of salmon above expansion of hatchery production of pink salmon in the Gulf of […]

In our Native Land

2017 Fire in Alaska Report Released

There were 19 fire deaths in Alaska in 2017, a 6% increase from the previous year. Of those deaths, six were children under the age of 10. Additionally, juvenile firesetters were responsible for igniting 22% […]

Speak Your Mind

Alaskans must do a better job of understanding this severity

by Carmen Lowry and Dr. Tracey Wiese On September 6, a little girl, Ashley Johnson-Barr, played at her local park in Kotzebue. She will never return to play there again. Her body was found on […]

In our Native Land

Muskox transported from Greenland to Alaska

by Ned Rozell Leaving cloven hoofprints from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, more than 3,500 muskoxen live in Alaska. All of those shaggy, curly-horned beasts came from one group of muskoxen […]

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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel September 27 – October 5

Judgments Nicholas Bockwinkel, 23 Edible Meat Must Remain on Bone $500 For Moose or Caribou Phillip Bavilla, 25 4th Degree Assault x 2 100 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Matthew B. Kelley, 42 Wanton Waste of […]

From The Editor

Our success is your success

by Greg Lincoln Last Wednesday we were honored to accept the Association of Village Council Presidents Small Business Award. That is a great honor and a humbling gift. What can we give in return for […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel City Election Results

The City of Bethel election results are in and are scheduled to be adopted by the City Council during their October 9th, 2018 regular meeting. Receiving the most votes was incumbent Vice Mayor Fred Watson […]

In our Native Land

ENR approves bill to restore equity for Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday advanced S. 785, the Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act, out of committee by voice vote. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski, […]

Inside Bethel News

BFK9s seeks to lease city land

The Bethel Friends of Canines is seeking to lease a parcel of land next to the dog pound, says a proposed ordinance that is up for introduction at the October 9th regular city council meeting. […]

Inside Bethel News

Court approves Ravn Air Group owners to purchase PenAir assets

J.F. Lehman & Company’s successful bid for PenAir’s assets was today (Oct. 5th, 2018) approved by the court overseeing PenAir’s bankruptcy proceedings. As the owner of Ravn Air Group, J.F. Lehman & Co.’s acquisition of […]

Village Telegraph

2018 First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference Keynote Speakers

Our strength and connection to the land is fueled by our Ancestors. Our 2018 First Alaskans Institute (FAI) Elders & Youth Conference theme “Na Ganiyaatgm, Na Lagm” (Our Ancestors, Our Fire), speaks to the flame […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending October 5

• On 9-29-18 at 9:31 p.m. medics responded to the area of Kwethluk Street for the report of a person having an anxiety attack. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 9-30-18 […]

Contributors

Let’s learn to be responsible with our money

by Peter Twitchell Our children should be learning about Aerospace, the next step to the stars and other intelligence. We’ve learned all we possible could about our world, but have we really? Let’s take the […]

Letters to the Editor

Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance, 93-638

Dear AVCP Delegates, It is my understanding that half of the 56 member-tribes of the independent Association of Village Council Presidents, Inc (AVCP), contract, if not compact their own BIA programs and services under the […]

Inside Bethel News

Smokefree Alaska Law goes into effect October 1

Law protects over 300,000 Alaskans who couldn’t be protected by local ordinance. Back in 1998, Bethel became the first Alaskan community to pass a smokefree ordinance. Ordinance 98-07 passed unanimously and was enacted into the […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending September 27

• 9-21-18 at 5:18 p.m. medics responded to the AC Main Store for the report of a person with an injured ankle. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • 9-22-18 at 4:47 a.m. […]

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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel August 30 – September 4

Judgments Leonard McCarr, 63 Reckless Driving 45 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Randall Hinz, 41 Reckless Driving 1 Yr. Prob. Moreen A. Waska, 30 2nd Degree Harassment 6 Mos. Prob. Sean Jimmie, 47 1st Degree Criminal […]

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Obituaries

Darlene Margaret Cole Aug. 12, 1964 – Aug. 16, 2018

Darlene “Goosh-Goosh” Margaret Cole, born August 12, 1964 in Bethel, Alaska passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family on August 16, 2018. Darlene was the oldest of four daughters born to Alex and Maybelle […]

Contributors

Shizo-What? Part II

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I was just looking at a list of mental disorders. Some sound alike. What is the difference among Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizophreniform Disorder, and Schizotypal Personality Disorder? […]

Village Telegraph

Coastal Villages puts Alaska’s youth to work with record-breaking participation

by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) employed over 820 young Alaskans this summer through its popular Youth-to-Work and internship programs. This year, a record setting 806 youth ages 14-18 earned nearly $610,000 through […]

Contributors

Did You Say Something About Bread?

by Tad Lindley The gathering of people was almost entirely Jewish. They were pressing in to listen to the teaching of Jesus. A woman joined the crowd. She was distressed. She called out to Jesus, […]

Speak Your Mind

Ballot Measure 1 can fix weakened salmon protection statutes

by Grant Fairbanks Alaska is the last great producer of wild Pacific salmon. We became a state due to the mismanagement of this salmon resource by the federal government in the1900s. In 1952, 85 of […]

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Sports

Warriors race to 7th at state cross country meet

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith and the Bethel Regional High School Warriors made their presence felt this past weekend at the Class 1A-2A-3A State Cross Country Championships in Anchorage. The Bethel boys had all five […]

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Obituaries

Lucy Smith Kiunya “Neviller” Jan. 16, 1935 – September 18, 2018

Lucy Smith Kiunya was born January 16, 1935 to James and Amelia Smith in Cecing. She was united in marriage to Paul Kiunya Sr. in August 1953 in Bethel, AK. She was blessed with 9 […]

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Sports

Phelan leads BRHS girls to 19th at state

by Tommy Wells Everything turned out perfect for Fiona Phelan on Saturday at the Class 1A-2A-3A State Cross Country Championships in Anchorage The weather was perfect. The trail was perfect. All of that helped the […]

Contributors

Snow Goose Kanguq ~ Anser Caerulescens

by Frank Keim Every fall while teaching in Scammon Bay in the 1980’s I used to hear Snow geese “barking” high in the sky as they wended their way east then south during migration. This […]