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 […]


For Sale

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]