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. […]


For Sale

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 […]

Cop Shop

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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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 […]


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 […]


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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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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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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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 […]


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 […]