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LifeMed Alaska celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

October 31, 2018 0

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

October 31, 2018 0

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

October 31, 2018 0

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

October 31, 2018 0

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

October 31, 2018 0

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel Warrior Volleyball team places 3rd at Regionals

October 31, 2018 0

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 […]

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First Alaska aircraft mechanic school in 20 years opens in Bethel

October 31, 2018 0

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

October 31, 2018 0

• 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. • […]

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Big government and Big corporations

October 31, 2018 0

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

October 31, 2018 0

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 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending October 19

October 24, 2018 0

• 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

October 24, 2018 0

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 […]

Village Telegraph

Tribal support for Ballot Measure 1 strong at AFN convention

October 24, 2018 0

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

October 24, 2018 0

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

October 24, 2018 1

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

October 24, 2018 0

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 […]

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Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee endorses Dunleavy

October 24, 2018 0

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

October 24, 2018 0

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 […]

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

October 24, 2018 0

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

October 24, 2018 0

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

October 24, 2018 0

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

October 24, 2018 0

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

October 24, 2018 0

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 […]

Village Telegraph

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

October 17, 2018 0

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 […]

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Permitting process already rigorous, transparent and based on science

October 17, 2018 0

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Calista makes candidate endorsements with a focus on YK Region

October 17, 2018 0

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) […]

Letters to the Editor

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

October 17, 2018 0

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, […]

Inside Bethel News

Warriors open ’18 season with wins at home

October 17, 2018 0

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

October 17, 2018 0

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

October 17, 2018 0

• 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

October 17, 2018 0

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

City council votes no to NRA sales tax exemption request

October 17, 2018 0

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

October 10, 2018 0

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 […]

Village Telegraph

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

October 10, 2018 0

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

October 10, 2018 0

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 […]

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Alaskans must do a better job of understanding this severity

October 10, 2018 0

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

October 10, 2018 0

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

October 10, 2018 0

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 […]

In our Native Land

ENR approves bill to restore equity for Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans

October 10, 2018 0

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

Court approves Ravn Air Group owners to purchase PenAir assets

October 10, 2018 0

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

October 10, 2018 0

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

October 10, 2018 0

• 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

October 10, 2018 0

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

October 3, 2018 0

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

October 3, 2018 0

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

October 3, 2018 0

• 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

October 3, 2018 0

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

October 3, 2018 0

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

October 3, 2018 0

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

October 3, 2018 0

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 […]

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Ballot Measure 1 can fix weakened salmon protection statutes

October 3, 2018 0

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

October 3, 2018 0

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 […]