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Code of Conduct resolution postponed

December 25, 2018 0

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel City Council voted to postpone action on Resolution 18-20, the Code of Conduct resolution for members of council during their December 11th, 2018 regular meeting. The issue was postponed to […]

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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 28 – December 21

December 25, 2018 0

Judgments Herman Frederick, 24 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Diane Kusaiak, 34 5th Degree Criminal Mischief 10 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Bradley A. Amos, 40 Hunting Season and Bag Limits, Unlawful Possession […]

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BLM conveys title to almost 40,000 acres in Goodnews Bay

December 25, 2018 0

BLM Alaska comes closer to finalizing State of Alaska entitlement with largest land conveyance in eight years. BLM Alaska conveyed 39,995 acres to the State of Alaska in the Goodnews Bay area recently pursuant to […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending December 21

December 25, 2018 0

• On 12-14-18 at 7:30 a.m. medics responded to Calista Dr. for the report of a person with an infection. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 12-15-18 at 1:33 p.m. […]

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Visiting 12 Western Communities was one of the Year’s Greatest Blessings

December 25, 2018 0

by Senator Dan Sullivan  This past year has brought many blessings. Working closely with so many Alaskans, we’ve had some great legislative successes in Washington, D.C. for rural Alaska—the soul of our state. To name […]

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Village Telegraph

“107 Miles and Counting” BSAR Holiday Kuskokwim River Update:*

December 25, 2018 0

by Bethel Search and Rescue 12.24.18 Summary: With a full two weeks of cold weather and the great need for cheaper, more efficient transportation in our region, the lower sections of the Kuskokwim Ice Road […]

Village Telegraph

Coastal Villages rewards Youth-to-Work employees with performance based bonuses

December 25, 2018 0

by CVRF Staff The Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) board of directors approved the distribution of $100,000 worth of bonuses to qualifying 2018 Youth-to-Work employees last Friday in recognition of their dedication and hard work […]

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For Sale

December 25, 2018 0

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

Statement from Coastal House Legislators and Legislators-Elect

December 25, 2018 0

Many conversations have taken place since the November 2018 elections in the effort to put together an effective working House coalition to serve the people of Alaska. It is our goal to be part of […]

Inside Bethel News

Trust Land Office signs agreement with Donlin Gold LLC

December 25, 2018 0

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has finalized its first conservation agreement involving Trust land. The Trust Land Office (TLO), which manages the Trust’s one million acres of land, has signed an agreement with Donlin […]

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Massive impact crater discovered in Greenland

December 25, 2018 0

by UAF Research Staff An international team including a researcher from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute has discovered a 31-kilometer-wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath northern Greenland’s ice sheet. This is the first […]

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Calista Corporation announces 11th Annual Elders’ Benefit Distribution

December 19, 2018 0

by Thom Leonard Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation’s Board of Directors approved the 2018 Elders’ Benefit Distribution. Original Shareholders who are at least 65 years old as of November 13 will receive $325 each. The distribution date […]

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Good Weather, Good People, and Good Work Getting Done BSAR River Update:*

December 19, 2018 0

by Bethel Search and Rescue 12.16.18 Summary: With more normal cold temperatures for the past 10 days Kuskokwim River conditions have been improving for safe Holiday travel. They are however improving slower than expected due […]

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Graduate Kory Joe: South to Arizona Alaska Native dedicated to making his homeland better with his NAU degree

December 19, 2018 0

by Heidi Toth Mountain Village, Alaska, is poor—one of the poorest towns in the country, in fact. The town of about 800 people sits in the banks of the Yukon River, far from the gold, […]

Inside Bethel News

25th Lifesaver Christmas Cookie Extravaganza raises $3,294

December 19, 2018 0

by Beverly Hoffman The 25th annual 2018 Christmas Cookie Extravaganza was one of the most successful ever. 52 Bethel Bakers donated over 250 pounds of cookies for the event. A lively group of enthusiastic buyers […]

Letters to the Editor

Sullivan Recognizes All Alaskans for Their Remarkable Response to Earthquake

December 19, 2018 0

Last week, as part of his “Alaskan of the Week” series, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) recognized all Alaskans for their remarkable response to the November 30, 2018 earthquake the shook Southcentral Alaska. Mr. President, […]

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Sports

Lady Warriors open season with 1-2 mark in Soldotna

December 19, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors kicked off their 2018 basketball season with a 1-2 mark this past weekend at the Powerade/Al Howard Tip-Off Classic. The tournament was held on Thursday […]

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Dog mushing season begins -John George of Akiachak wins race

December 19, 2018 0

John George of Akiachak is the winner of the Season Opener dog mushing race. George won with a time of 2:16:16. In second place was Mike Williams Jr. of Akiak. His time was 2:17:19. Placing […]

From The Editor

The Lighting of the Christmas Tree

December 19, 2018 0

by Greg Lincoln Last week on Wednesday, the community of Bethel came together to celebrate the first ever Lighting of the Christmas Tree. Local dignitaries, organization members, community members, children, and some pets attended (because […]

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For Sale

December 19, 2018 0

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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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel December 5 – 13

December 19, 2018 0

JudgmentsVictoria R. Galanopoulos, 50 Reckless Driving $200, 1 Yr. Prob.Donald Paukan, 31 4th Degree Assault 60 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob.Jackie K. Tinker, 32 Driving Under the Influence $4000, 2 Yrs. Prob.Abraham I. Henry, 25 4th […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending December 14

December 19, 2018 0

• 12-8-2018 at 12:01 a.m., Firefighters responded to First Ave. for the report of a malfunctioning CO detector. Firefighters observed the malfunctioning CO detector and Firefighters used the MSA ALT-Air to insure no CO was […]

Sports

BRHS girls make history with 2nd place finish

December 19, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors etched their names into the school’s history books this past weekend by turning in an eye-opening performance at the ASAA Division II Girls State Wrestling […]

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Thomas Paul Oscar Sr. – Cakayak Nov. 2, 1940 – Dec. 2, 2018

December 19, 2018 0

We are all under the care of Ellarpiim Yua, who sees all and knows all. Cakayak grew up in the traditional village of Tununak, preceded by his parents “Papangluaq” Joseph Oscar Sr. and “Unangik” Jane […]

Sports

Warriors place 3rd at state wrestling tournament

December 19, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors proved once again they are among the state’s elite wrestling programs this past weekend by placing third in the team standings at the 2018 ASAA Division […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending December 7

December 12, 2018 0

• On 11-30-18 5:43 p.m. Firefighters responded to the small boat harbor for the report of a vehicle lock out. Vehicle was unlocked and turned over to owner. Firefighters cleared scene and returned to quarters. […]

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25th Christmas Cookie Extravaganza December 16

December 12, 2018 0

by Bev Hoffman The 25th annual YK Lifesaver Christmas Cookie Extravaganza will be Sunday, December 16th at 2pm at the YK Fitness Center. Don’t miss this wonderful event! Cookies disappear quickly. Over the years Bethel […]

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Village Telegraph

Alaska congressional delegation announces $23 million grant for Emmonak dock

December 12, 2018 0

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today (Dec. 7th, 2018) announced a $23.1 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant for Emmonak, Alaska to construct a permanent dock and barge/landing […]

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LKSD Robotics teams go Into Orbit

December 12, 2018 0

by K.J. Lincoln Robotics teams from the Lower Kuskokwim School District broke out of their earthly constraints with this year’s First Lego League Robotics Challenge: Into Orbit. 10 teams accepted the challenge and joined in […]

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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 28 – December 7

December 12, 2018 0

Judgments Thomas Heckman, 22 2nd Degree Theft, Coercion, 4th 1 Yr., 80 Days, Degree Assault 3 Yrs. Prob. Reginald Konig, 28 Disorderly Conduct $100 Jonathan Adrian Chase, 37 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, […]

Sports

Warriors roll to Great Alaska Conference crown

December 12, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors retained their hold on the Great Alaska Conference title this past weekend with an impressive showing in the WarriorDome. The Warriors wrestled their way to 13 […]

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Village Telegraph

Winter at Last! BSAR Kuskokwim River Update*

December 12, 2018 0

by Bethel Search and Rescue 12.8.18 Summary: With temperatures up to 20 degrees cooler travel conditions in the Bethel area have been greatly improving. BSAR teams have been out every day monitoring conditions and checking […]

Letters to the Editor

Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays from Chevak Alaska!

December 12, 2018 0

My name is Roberta Agimuk, I am currently the Resilient Alaska Youth (RAY) AmeriCorps Member for my community in Chevak. I would like to share my deepest gratitude to thank all the people that made […]

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Yulista Holding, LLC subsidiary wins contract

December 12, 2018 0

Yulista Holding, LLC subsidiary-led joint venture Defense Systems and Solutions (DSS) was awarded a $4.7B contract supporting the AMRDEC Prototype Integration Facility (PIF) located at Redstone Arsenal, AL. DSS, a SBA approved 8(a) joint venture, […]

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Sports

Bethel grapplers win GJE Invite

December 5, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells Anna Avalos, Mason Fitka, Trinity Geerdts, Brianna Henry, Tyler Laraux, Isabel Lieb, Axel Madson, and Sheldon Smith all came away from the Gladys Jung Elementary/Junior High Invitational meet with first-place finishes, and […]

Village Telegraph

Coastal Villages tests ‘Tiny House’ solution to rural housing crisis

December 5, 2018 0

by CVRF Staff In response to the results of a community survey, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is testing an alternative approach to addressing the critical need for housing in rural Alaska – with a […]

Village Telegraph

Students enjoy Thanksgiving literacy success activities

December 5, 2018 0

by Lonny Cruff Nunapitchuk, AK – A new Migrant Ed coordinator, Malcolm Enoch, in Nunapitchuk has organized a variety of activities for pre-school and school-aged children to help them prepare for school, or help the […]

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Governor Walker issues disaster declaration

December 5, 2018 0

Governor Walker issued a verbal disaster declaration in response to yesterday’s 7.0 earthquake that shook southcentral Alaska at 8:29am. At Governor Walker’s request, President Trump issued a Federal Emergency Declaration to assist local, state, and […]

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Sen. Hoffman joins Senate Majority team

December 5, 2018 0

The Alaska Senate Majority today (Nov. 26th, 2018) announced its complete team for the 31st Alaska Legislature, which begins Jan. 15. The majority also announced a caucus agreement reflecting Alaskans’ desire for more engagement in […]

Inside Bethel News

City authorizes transfer of fire engine to local tribe

December 5, 2018 0

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel City Council authorized the transfer of ownership of fire engine, Engine-28, to the Native Village of Napaimute honoring the request of the tribal organization. Council voted to adopt Action Memorandum […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending November 28

December 5, 2018 0

• On 11-23-18 at 9:02 p.m. medics responded to the area of Kusko Court for the report of an intoxicated person. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 11-23-18 at 9:02 p.m. […]

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AIDEA Board approves dividend

December 5, 2018 0

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board at its meeting Wednesday in Anchorage approved a dividend of $10,285,000 to the state general fund for Fiscal Year 2020. “We are very happy to announce […]

Inside Bethel News

Election volunteer Guinn honored by City Council

December 5, 2018 0

The Bethel City Council recognized and honored Margaret “Tootsie” Guinn for her 40 years of service as an election official during last Tuesday’s regular meeting, and commended her for her grace, professionalism, and dedication. “It […]

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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 23 – 30

December 5, 2018 0

Judgments Anthony Oney, 33 Importing Alcohol – Dry Area $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Alexander L. Brink, 29 Violate Conditions of Release 5 Days Julia Paula Sergie, 33 4th Degree Assault 60 Days Michael […]

Sports

Smith leads Warriors to 5th at Grizzly Grappler

December 5, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith powered his way to the 103-pound championship on Saturday and led the Bethel Regional High School Warriors to a fifth-place finish at the earthquake-shortened Grizzly Grappler at Grace Christian School […]