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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Cop Shop

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 […]


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 […]