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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 […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Anchorage man convicted

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

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 […]

Village Telegraph

Three million pounds of frozen moose

by Ned Rozell The magnificent creature was fooled by vocal plumbing — similar to its own but much smaller — imitating the groan of a receptive female. The bull moose grunted twice, then strode through […]

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Inside Bethel News

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

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

• 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

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

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

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 […]

Contributors

“Six Tips to Spice up Your Romance”

by Tad Lindley At least that’s what they used to read. Nowadays it seems like a lot of them have replaced the word “romance” with the words “sex life”. If you’ve never seen them, they […]

Speak Your Mind

New report on missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

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

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. […]

Sports

Mixed 6 State Tourney starts Nov. 29th

On opening day of the Mixed 6 Volleyball state championships, the Akiuk Grizzlies will be playing against the Kalskag Grizzlies and the Gustavus Foxes in Pool A. The games will begin on November 29th, 2018 […]

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Alaska’s first commercial drone company receives first overhead waiver

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

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

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 […]

Village Telegraph

“Way Behind Schedule”

by Bethel Search and Rescue BSAR Aerial Survey 11.19.18 Summary: Today BSAR did an aerial survey of the Johnson and Kuskokwim Rivers up to Kalskag. The purpose of the flight was not to determine if […]

Letters to the Editor

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

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

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 […]

Speak Your Mind

Our Lt. Governor inspires greatness

by Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky Public service is not for the faint of heart. When I was considering putting my name forward to represent my home region, House District 38 in the YK Delta, something Lt. […]

In our Native Land

Crime lab dedicates personnel exclusively to SAK testing

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 […]

Sports

Akiuk wins regional Mixed Six title

by Tommy Wells Kalila Pavilla and Keisha Demientieff both turned in outstanding performances this past weekend and helped carry the Akiuk Grizzlies to a 3-0 sweep of the Atmautluak Falcons in the finals of the […]

Letters to the Editor

Nominations open for advisory committee

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

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

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 […]

Contributors

Man Gets Run Over By Truck In a Case of Misunderstanding

by Tad Lindley The sister was testifying in church. She was meaning to quote Psalm 51:7 which says, Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than […]

Delta Lifestyles

Air Guardsman returns home to western Alaska for retirement celebration

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

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

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. […]

From The Editor

Heat Therapy

by Greg Lincoln Therapeutic heating for aches and pains in our bodies has long been practiced by the Yup’ik people through steambathing, or maqiq. For folks suffering from chronic pains like arthritis, a nice steam […]

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Inside Bethel News

LKSDs Eisen recognized with rural water system award

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 […]

Classifieds

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 […]

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Inside Bethel News

BSAR River Report: “Swiss Cheese”

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

• 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 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

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 […]

Classifieds

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

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

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

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 […]

Sports

Kwig edges Kipnuk for NYO title

by Tommy Wells Merlin White placed first in four events and in the top five in three others this past weekend and helped carry Kwigillingok to the top of the Native Youth Olympics’ standings in […]

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

LKSD Sr. High Speech Contest

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

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

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. […]

Cop Shop

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

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 […]

Contributors

It is good to see old friends

by Peter Twitchell I’m not one to believe that I should vote for a candidate for Governor because he wants to give me $3,000.00 for something he voted against giving me in the first place. […]

Speak Your Mind

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

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

• 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 […]

From The Editor

Start at the beginning

by Greg Lincoln Last week we started talking about writing our thoughts down for ourselves, for our benefit. Have you considered starting a journal if you do not keep one already? Journalers sometimes get writers […]

Sports

Warriors wrestle their way to ACS Invitational crown

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School wrestlers came up big this past weekend at the largest Division II tournament of the season. Bethel had eight wrestlers finish in the top three in their […]

Village Telegraph

Elder Talks

by Lonny Cruff Nunapitchuk, AK – Students and staff at Anna Tobeluk Memorial School (ATMS) in Nunapitchuk have been privileged to hear from several local elders and other speakers during a regularly scheduled assembly every […]

Village Telegraph

AFN 2018 President’s Award Honorees

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 […]

Village Telegraph

Emmonak welcomes Santa to town

by Spc. Michael Risinger The Alaska National Guard and the Salvation Army united to take Operation Santa Claus to the village of Emmonak Nov. 1st. An HC-130J Combat King II aircraft from the 211th Rescue […]

Speak Your Mind

An Alaska Native’s Mining Perspective

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

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

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

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

• 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. […]

Contributors

Confession: I Had a Sobriety Problem

by Tad Lindley I didn’t have a drinking problem, I had a sobriety problem. To be bluntly honest, I never felt like my problem was drinking. My problem was sobriety. I did not like being […]

Village Telegraph

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

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 […]

From The Editor

Keeping a grief journal

by Greg Lincoln Dear comrades, writing this column every week has helped us talk about our grief. To us, it is like writing in a journal since it chronicles our feelings, our joys and pains, […]

Inside Bethel News

City of Bethel awards community action grants to local organizations

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

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 […]

Classifieds

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 […]

Contributors

What is Gaslighting?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: My husband and I are estranged, living in separate locations due to his verbal abuse. I could not tolerate it anymore, so I left the relationship. Though I have not […]

Sports

Warriors roll to Bethel Invitational championship

by Tommy Wells Lindsey Beans-Polk and Hayden Lieb each wrestled their way to the top spots in their respective weight classes and helped power the Bethel Regional High School Warriors to the top spot at […]