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Heard it in the Steam House

Anchorage man convicted

November 27, 2018 0

On October 31, 2018, an Anchorage jury convicted Nicholas Philemonoff of first degree vehicle theft. According to the evidence presented at trial, around 11:00 p.m. on October 11, 2017, Philemonoff was caught driving a vehicle […]

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Inside Bethel News

Cigarette excise tax to be adjusted January 1st

November 27, 2018 0

Effective January 1st, 2019, the excise tax on cigarettes will be 0.1037 mills, or $0.103.7 per cigarette, $2.07 per pack (rounded), and $20.70 per carton. This annual adjustment to the cigarette tax rate is based […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel Winter House to open for sixth season on Dec. 1st

November 27, 2018 0

The Bethel Winter House, a shelter for those needing a warm place to sleep at night, will be opening its doors on December 1st, 2018 for its sixth season of service. The Bethel Evangelical Covenant […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending November 22

November 27, 2018 0

• On 11-16-18 at 7:05 p.m. medics responded to the Sobering Center for the report of a person with heart problems. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. On 11-16-18 at 9:07 p.m. medics […]

Contributors

Grandma Jensen’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

November 27, 2018 0

by Millie Bentley Greetings. This pound cake comes from Patty Olmstead’s family recipes. She shared a lot of recipes with us and here’s one of my favorites. It comes from her Grandma Jensen, which, according […]

Inside Bethel News

Derina Harvey Band to perform in Bethel

November 27, 2018 0

Kicking off their Alaska Tour, Bethel Council on the Arts presents the Derina Harvey Band live in Bethel 7 pm Thursday, December 6 at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center. Bethel’s own Paul Basile, previously of […]

In our Native Land

Short-lived salmon play a role in long-term survival

November 27, 2018 0

by Mary Catharine Martin If you’ve fished around Frazer Lake on Kodiak Island over the last 20 years, odds are you’re familiar with jack salmon — a salmon, usually sockeye or a king, that returns […]

Speak Your Mind

New report on missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

November 27, 2018 0

by Senator Murkowski Staff A report prepared by the Seattle-based Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) and released today (Nov. 14th,2018) by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) indicates the epidemic of violence against Missing and Murdered […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 15 – 23

November 27, 2018 0

Judgments Maggie James, 24 Violate Conditions of Release, 4th Degree Assault 65 Days Isaac Egoak, 20 Disorderly Conduct 1 Day, 6 Mos. Prob. Lloyd C. Kinegak, 41 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. […]

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Alaska’s first commercial drone company receives first overhead waiver

November 27, 2018 0

Alaska Aerial Media (AAM) in collaboration with Advanced Aerial Education (AAE) is the first small unmanned aircraft service company in Alaska to obtain a certificate of waiver (COW) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for […]

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Obituaries

Timothy Theodore Oosterman July 10, 1953 – August 1, 2018

November 27, 2018 0

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, resided in Bethel, Alaska. “His soul was like a star and dwelt apart…” Wordsworth Although not written about Tim Oosterman, these words of old describe him well. Tim was his own […]

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Delta Lifestyles

Fairbanks International Airport designated as smokefree

November 27, 2018 0

The State of Alaska adopted a law prohibiting smoking in all workplaces effective Oct. 1, 2018. In order to comply with the new law, Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) has been designated a smokefree campus, and […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for home cooking fires

November 27, 2018 0

Thanksgiving is a day that is meant to commemorate all the things that we’re thankful for in life. Sadly, the holiday also marks the peak day of the year for fires that cooking is the […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 12 – 15

November 21, 2018 0

Judgments Gene Chaney, 50 Reckless Driving 1 Yr. Prob. Bavilla Merritt Jr., 20 2nd Degree Harassment 10 Days Matthew Jackson, 51 Failure to Register as Sex Offender 35 Days Anthony D. Andrews, 36 Importing Alcohol […]

In our Native Land

Crime lab dedicates personnel exclusively to SAK testing

November 21, 2018 0

The Department of Public Safety today (Nov. 2nd, 2018) released its annual report to the Legislature on the status of testing sexual assault kits (SAKs) from across the state of Alaska. The report shows significant […]

Letters to the Editor

Nominations open for advisory committee

November 21, 2018 0

Do you participate in local hunting, trapping or fishing activities? Do you want to get involved in the State’s fish and game regulatory process? Nominations are currently being accepted to serve on the Bethel Fish […]

Sports

Warriors claim fifth at Lancer Smith Memorial

November 21, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors traveled to Wasilla this past weekend to wrestle at the Lancer Smith Memorial tournament, a combined tournament of large and small schools. The Warriors, backed by […]

Inside Bethel News

City of Bethel Priorities for FY2020 State of AK Capital Budget

November 21, 2018 0

by K.J. Lincoln Water and sewer improvements for the avenues, the Bethel Heights Water Loop A, dust control measures, and the city hall roof were approved and passed by the Bethel City Council to be […]

Delta Lifestyles

Air Guardsman returns home to western Alaska for retirement celebration

November 21, 2018 0

by Sgt. 1st Class Balinda O’Neal Dresel In an isolated village nestled in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Region of Alaska and only accessible by boat or plane, Air National Guard Master Sgt. Ella Doak was honored […]

Delta Lifestyles

Public Safety Training Academy graduates 37 Law Enforcement Officers

November 21, 2018 0

by Dept. of Public Safety Staff Class includes 15 State Troopers and four Wildlife Troopers. A class of 37 law enforcement officers graduated from the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka on Friday, November 16, […]

Inside Bethel News

2018 #BethelGives Campaign

November 21, 2018 0

by Bethel Community Services Foundation The #BethelGives season is already underway, but some of the most exciting activities are happening in the next few days! You can find volunteers at Saturday Market between 10 a.m. […]

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LKSDs Eisen recognized with rural water system award

November 21, 2018 0

The Alaska Rural Water Association held its 20th Annual Training Conference from October 29 – November 1 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel in Anchorage. A highlight of this event is the recognition of rural water […]

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Inside Bethel News

BSAR River Report: “Swiss Cheese”

November 21, 2018 0

by Bethel Search & Rescue 11.15.18: WARNING—DANGER! Summary: Another late, drawn out freeze up is occurring along the Kuskokwim River during a time when People used to be busy everywhere out on the ice manaqing […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending November 16

November 21, 2018 0

• On 11-10-2018 at 5:00 a.m. medics responded to Larson Sub for the report of a person who was attacked with a butcher knife. The patient was assessed and refused transport to the hospital. • […]

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Sports

2018 Mixed Six Volleyball Conference Tournament

November 17, 2018 0

November 15-16, 2018 in Bethel, Alaska 1st: Akiuk Grizzlies Henrietta Andrew, Olivia Tinker, Keisha Demienteiff, Kaeleelah Andrew, Katie Demientieff, Nikolai Charles, Jayden Andrew, Jed Andrew, Kalila Pavilla, Shaylene Nicholas, William Twitchell, Marie Twitchell Head Coach: […]

State Wide

State report compiles Alaska’s drug overdose data from 2013-2017

November 15, 2018 0

The Division of Public Health Section of Health Analytics & Vital Records and the Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention within the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services released the 2017 Drug Overdose […]

Letters to the Editor

Governor-Elect Mike Dunleavy Announces Inaugural Celebration, Co-Chairs, Swearing In Location

November 15, 2018 0

Today (Nov. 10th, 2018), Governor-elect Mike Dunleavy announced additional transition team members. ● Co-chair of Inaugural Celebrations: Cynthia Henry of Fairbanks ● Co-chair of Inaugural Celebrations: Rina Salazar of Anchorage Governor-elect Dunleavy said, “Alaskans are […]

In our Native Land

Alaska’s Minimum Wage will increase in January 2019

November 15, 2018 0

The Alaska minimum wage will increase from $9.84 to $9.89 in 2019. Voters passed a ballot initiative in 2014 to raise the minimum wage by one dollar in both 2015 and 2016, and thereafter required […]

Inside Bethel News

LKSD Sr. High Speech Contest

November 15, 2018 0

by Sharon Wagner The LKSD Sr. High Speech contest was held in Bethel November 7 – 8, 2018. There were 55 students from 13 schools that participated: Akiuk, Akula, BRHS, Chefornak. Kipnuk, Kongiganak, Mekoryuk, Napaskiak, […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel Family Clinic receives honorable mention award

November 15, 2018 0

Mountain-Pacific Quality Health is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the Alaska Primary Care Awards. Eleven facilities, including the Bethel Family Clinic, received the Alaska Primary Care Quality Honorable Mention Award. The awards were […]

Inside Bethel News

Calista Corporation announces MyCalista Contest Winners

November 15, 2018 0

by Thom Aparuk Leonard Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation announces the winners of MyCalista & More Contest #2. The single grand prize is $2,000 and there are seven second prizes who will each receive a 9.7” iPad. […]

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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 3 – November 7

November 15, 2018 0

Judgments David Jacob, 30 4th Degree Assault 90 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Jonathan Dock, 34 Violate DV Protective Order 120 Days William C. Black, 26 2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing 2 Days Dion Axel Joseph, 25 […]

Speak Your Mind

Stand for Salmon will continue to work for positive change post-Ballot Measure 1

November 15, 2018 0

by Stand for Salmon Today (November 6th, 2018), tens of thousands of Alaskans raised their voices to protect wild salmon and the rivers they call home. While Ballot Measure 1 did not garner enough votes […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending November 2

November 15, 2018 0

• On 10-19-18 at 2:55 p.m. medics responded to the hospital for a patient transport. The patient was assessed and transported to the YKHC Elder’s Home. • On 10-22-18 at 12:06 p.m. medics responded to […]

Village Telegraph

AFN 2018 President’s Award Honorees

November 15, 2018 0

Every year AFN honors those who have made outstanding contributions to their families and the Native community. Congratulations to recipient of the Roger Lang Youth Award – local youth leader and organizer Ben Anderson-Agimuk of […]

Speak Your Mind

An Alaska Native’s Mining Perspective

November 6, 2018 0

by Fred Smith I’m an Alaska Native from Noorvik in Northwest Alaska, though, I’ve lived many years in the Y-K region. I have three children, now adults, who are eligible for Calista scholarships and employment […]

Letters to the Editor

Response to comments on Calista’s PAEC endorsement decisions

November 6, 2018 0

Quyana Cakneq to all the Shareholders that have commented on the Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee (PAEC) endorsement decisions. The Committee members are all Shareholders, from Emmonak to Chevak, Kwigillingok to Akiachak, and beyond. […]

Inside Bethel News

2018 #BethelGives Campaign

November 6, 2018 0

by the Bethel Community Services Foundation Bethel Community Services Foundation announces the beginning of the 2018 #BethelGives Campaign, sponsored by Bethel Community Services Foundation and eleven local nonprofit organizations. The aim of #BethelGives is to […]

Sports

First National donates $75,000 to ASAA

November 6, 2018 0

by FNBA Staff First National Bank Alaska continued its title sponsorship of the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) with a $75,000 donation for the 2018-19 school year. The bank also committed to another $75,000 for […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending November 3

November 6, 2018 0

• On 10-26-18 at 6:53 P.M. medics responded to BIA road for the report of a person with chest pain. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 10-27-18 at 3:38 p.m. […]

Village Telegraph

Donlin Gold supports initiative that uses technology to save Yup’ik language

November 6, 2018 0

Donlin Gold is helping to underwrite a ground-breaking project that will change the way Alaska Native languages are taught and learned. The project allows users to look up and learn Yup’ik words through a website […]

Inside Bethel News

City of Bethel awards community action grants to local organizations

November 6, 2018 0

The Bethel Freestyle Wrestling Club and the Delta Illusion Dance Company are the beneficiaries of the most recent funding round of the City of Bethel Community Action Grant (CAG). The Bethel City Council approved Action […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel October 17 – November 1

November 6, 2018 0

Judgments Robert E. Pasitnak, 67 4th Degree Assault 15 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Andrew Robert Hoffman, 32 Violate Condition of Release 5 Days Peter Petluska, 32 Reckless Endangerment 1 Yr. Prob. Agnes Angela Rivers, 32 […]