Letters to the Editor

Off duty officers respond to gang prison riot

A riot occurred last night (May 8th, 2019) at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, AK. There was extensive damage to a housing unit, but no Officers were injured. Recognized institutional gangs were involved. SORT […]

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In our Native Land

Legislators create VPSO Working Group

Senate President Cathy Giessel and House Speaker Bryce Edgmon have announced the creation of the Village Public Safety Officer working group. Presiding officers of the House and Senate, Giessel and Edgmon, made the announcement via […]

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Inside Bethel News

Active case of tuberculosis found in Bethel

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has released a letter stating that a person who attended the New Fire Ministry revival at the Old Bowling Alley in Bethel was recently diagnosed with active […]

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In our Native Land

University of Alaska and Ravn Air Group announce nation’s first Aviation Degree & Airline Pilot Employment Program

The University of Alaska, Anchorage (“UAA”) and Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s largest regional airline, today (April 17th, 2019) announced the launch of the country’s first-ever program that allows students to simultaneously complete their aviation […]

In our Native Land

Local entrepreneurs granted funds to start up small businesses

The UAF Kuskokwim Campus Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and Best in the West Partners are pleased to announce the winners of the eleventh annual small business competition for 2019. ·Carole Jung & John Jordan, Jung-Jordan […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

A focus on criminal justice reform bills

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Good morning, It is day 116 of the 31st Legislative Session. This week the Senate Finance Committee has been focused on criminal justice reform through a slate of “crime bills” and […]

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Inside Bethel News

YK Delta Women in Philanthropy Local Funding Grant for 2019

by BCSF Staff YK Delta Women in Philanthropy is thrilled to announce that our members have voted to commit $8,810 in 2019 local funding to supporting the Teens Lead Ahead youth leadership camp, a project […]

Inside Bethel News

Yuut Elitnaurviat offers programs for student success

by K.J. Lincoln Desiree Teeluk took a little time on Friday afternoon to talk about a house that she is helping to build at Yuut Elitnaurviat through their construction academy. The house has space for […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel May 2 – 10

Judgments Lonny Holley, 25 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Orrin Aloralrea, 41 Resist/Interfere Arrest 10 Days Joshua J.L.H. Pressley, 21 Send/Bring Alcohol to Dry Area $50 Jonathan Joseph Williams, 31 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending September 2

• On 5-04-19 at 11:52 p.m. Medics responded to AC Quick Stop for the report of a person assaulted. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 5-05-19 3:34 a.m. Medics responded […]

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Bethel Family Clinic New Domain Name

TO: Bethel and Yukon-Kuskokwim Community MembersFROM: Deborah L. White, Executive Director Members of the Board of Directors DATE: May 10, 2019RE: IT Changes Greetings All,Bethel Family Clinic is announcing the change to our domain name. […]

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Delta Lifestyles

Bethel’s Archers compete at 2019 Western Nationals

The archers from Bethel, Alaska participated in the National Archery in the Schools Program Western Nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 26-27, 2019. The team was back trying to up their third-place finish […]

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Inside Bethel News

Change to Bethel Address Sign requirements

On September 11, 2018, the Bethel City Council adopted Ordinance #18-21. This ordinance specifies new requirements for address signs. This ordinance becomes effective December 11, 2018. This ordinance aims to improve the visibility of address […]

Speak Your Mind

Survey results reveal high rate of violence toward Alaska nurses

Leading into Nurses Week, May 6-12, the Alaska Nurses Association is highlighting an important issue. New survey results from the organization have been released, showing the high rates of workplace violence workers face in the […]

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Village Telegraph

LKSD Board passes resolution for new school at Mertarvik

The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board passed Resolution 19-90: Establish a New School in the Village of Mertarvik during their April 18th, 2019 meeting. The resolution states that the village of Newtok is experiencing severe […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 22 – May 2

Judgments Howard McCann, 31 Violate Condition of Release 8 Days Chris D. Roberts, 27 Violate Condition of Release, 2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing 6 Days Susan Samuelson, 36 Violate Condition of Release, 1st Degree Harassment 3 […]

Sports

Bethel Wrestling Club ends season at the 2019 Alaska USA state wrestling tournaments

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith finished off the 2019 wrestling season in style this past weekend at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla. He helped power the Bethel Wrestling Club to top 10 finishes at […]

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In our Native Land

Murkowski announces Secure Rural Schools Payments to Alaska

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today (April 16th, 2019) announced that communities across Alaska will soon receive a total of $10,990,708 to fund schools and local budget priorities. The payments are being provided through the […]

Village Telegraph

Marshall Students Community Project Elders and community members now have places to rest

by Marshall School Staff The city of Marshall, Alaska has become very elder-friendly. This is because of the students in Ms. Riste’s 5th/6th grade class. Last school year, the class was searching for ways to […]

Letters to the Editor

Strides in K-12 outcomes outweigh cherry-picking one or two negative stats

We’ve heard people spreading stories lately about how Alaska lags behind the nation in K-12 public school performance, so why throw good money after bad? They want you to believe what we’re doing isn’t working […]

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Inside Bethel News

Orutsararmiut Native Council Fisheries Project 2019 Updates

Chinook Salmon Age-Sex-Length Sampling Program Community of Bethel! Please help us to better understand the size and age trends of returning Kuskokwim River Chinook salmon. You can earn $5 for every Chinook salmon you sample! […]

Inside Bethel News

KuC 45th Commencement

by Katie Rearden The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) College of Rural and Community Development (CRCD) Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) held it’s forty-fifth commencement ceremony at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel on Thursday, May […]

Speak Your Mind

AVCP Response to the Governor’s Proposed 2020 Budget

by the Association of Village Council Presidents AVCP recognizes the Governor’s proposed budget is intended to be a catalyst for discussion. Let’s have part of that discussion in the Yukon Kuskokwim (YK) Delta. Here is […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending April 27

• On 4-20-19 at 11:37 a.m. medics responded to Ptarmigan for a person that fell and is hurt. Patient assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 4-20-19 at 8:30 p.m. medics responded to in […]

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Inside Bethel News

Best in the West competition 2019 Awards

The Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center (YPCC) has announced the winners of the 2019 Best in the West Small Business Competition. There are six winners with a total combined monetary prize of $33,500. The awardees are […]

Inside Bethel News

University and communities will monitor Alaska’s inland ice

by Heather McFarland A new lake and river ice-monitoring project led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks gets kids involved in science while promoting ice safety and a better understanding of changing winter conditions. Fresh […]

Sports
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In our Native Land

Alaska Senate urges railroad crossing through Canada

The Alaska Senate today (April 15, 2019) unanimously voted for a resolution urging the U.S. to issue a presidential permit allowing a railroad crossing between Alaska and Canada. “A railroad connecting Alaska to Alberta would […]

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Village Telegraph

Bethel Student to intern with Senator Murkowski

Tatiana Vaughn Korthuis of Bethel was selected as an intern for Senator Lisa Murkowski. She will be interning during the second session this summer from July 8th through August 2nd, 2019. Korthuis attends Mount Edgecumbe […]

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Village Telegraph

YK Delta region students at UAF named to fall 2018 honor roll

Congratulations to our Yukon Kuskokwim delta area students for making the honor roll. The Delta Discovery is proud to present this list. The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the students named to the deans’ […]

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Delta Lifestyles

AVEC awards Top 10 Power Plant Operators of 2018

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) announced the Top Ten Power Plant Operators of 2018 during its recent annual meeting in Anchorage. The following plant operators received recognition for their outstanding achievements: Evan Hunt of Kotlik, […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Bethel terminates city manager

The Bethel City Council voted 4-3 to terminate the employment of now former City Manager Pete Williams during their regular meeting last Tuesday. Voting in favor of termination were Mayor Fred Watson, Vice Mayor Thor […]

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Village Telegraph

Native Village of Napaimute to receive EDA grant

April 24, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced that it is investing to help the Native Village of Napaimute, Alaska, acquire vital equipment needed to spur economic growth […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending April 20

• On 4-12-2019 at 6:00 p.m. firefighters responded to the Old Senior Center for the report of a fire. On arrival, the fire was extinguished and firefighters cleared the scene. • On 4-12-2019 at 9:00 […]

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Sports

Chefornak wins Junior High NYO title

by Tommy Wells The Chefornak Shamans junior high NYO team took top honors at the Lower Kuskokwim School District Native Youth Olympics meet this past weekend. Coming in second were the Kipnuk Falcons. All Stars […]

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Sports

Kwig Eagles claim District NYO title

by Tommy Wells The Kwigillingok Eagles collected 40 points from Merlin White and 30 more from Chantal Snyder this past weekend and raced to the top spot in the District NYO meet in Tuntutuliak. The […]

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Village Telegraph

Harmonica Man Mike Stevens on Tour in AK April 28 – May 10

Harmonica Virtuoso Mike Stevens, recent recipient of Canada’s Medal of Honor for his healing work in Canadian villages (20 years), will share healing music and dance events in Alaska’s western, interior and North Slope communities […]

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Village Telegraph

Fighter in Velvet Gloves

by K.J. Lincoln Fighter in Velvet Gloves is a book written about the life of Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, who is known for her role in helping to fight for civil rights for all Alaskan natives […]

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Inside Bethel News

Dunleavy Administration declines Kuskokwim Tribes government-to-government Donlin Gold Project Consultation

by ONC Staff Bethel, Alaska – On January 30, 2019, Orutsararmiut Native Corporation sent a letter to the Dunleavy administration requesting government-to-government consultation regarding the Donlin Gold Project (Project). On March 27 and April 5, […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 13 – 19

Judgments Theodore Pete, 44 4th Degree Assault 90 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Leonard Patton IV, 30 4th Degree Assault, Violate 95 Days, Condition of Release, Driving Under the Influence 2 Yrs. Prob. $3000, 20 Days […]

Contributors

Why is Easter Always on a Different Date?

by Tad Lindley Did you ever notice that Easter never falls on the same day? For instance, Independence Day always falls on July fourth. In fact, many people have quit calling it “Independence Day”, instead […]

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In our Native Land

Governor Dunleavy refuses to work with Alaska Tribes

by Native People’s Action, Inc. Dunleavy administration declining multiple requests for consultation and establishment of government-to-government relations. During Governor Dunleavy’s few months in office, he and his administration have already set an alarming precedent by […]

Delta Lifestyles

CVRF kicks off $1.5 million People Propel® Program

by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) kicked off the tenth round of its popular People Propel® program this past month following the Board of Directors’ approval of the $1.5 million budget for this […]

Contributors

Fried Buttermilk Scones

by Millie Bentley Greetings. I’m always on the lookout for good fry bread. So many of you folks out there make wonderful varieties. Meanwhile here is a recipe for fried scones which are mighty tasty […]

Inside Bethel News

We need a health aide in our village

I’m a citizen and a council member of my village, Kalskag for many years. I’ve never seen any bad situations that really affects our town till I heard this couple times we asked… Our health […]

Inside Bethel News

KuC Students of the Year

by Cynthia Andrecheck University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus is pleased to announce its Student of the Year Awards. Full-time Student of the Year Award was presented to Ethan Tutmalria Andrew from Tuntutuliak, AK. Ethan […]

In our Native Land

Southeast pink salmon forecast cause for concern, cause for conservation

by Jenny Weis As the days grow longer and summer plans start to materialize, ‘18 million’ is a number on the mind of many across Southeast Alaska, especially those in the numerous industries that rely […]

Contributors

Multiple Personality Disorder or Bipolar Disorder

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Is Multiple Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder the same? Answer: No. They are two separate diagnoses. However Multiple Personality Disorder, which is now called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), is often […]

Inside Bethel News

Happy Easter Egg Hunting

Children of Bethel get ready to pick eggs at the Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday at the Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat playground. Plastic eggs were filled with slips for prizes including 4 bicycles, gift […]

Speak Your Mind

Amendments and Clarification to Temporary Special Action Request FSA 19-02

by the Akiak Native Community The following is a letter to Federal Subsistence Board Chairman Anthony Christianson from the Akiak Native Community, dated April 16th, 2019. We are writing to amend and clarify Temporary Special […]

Sports

Bethel grapplers shine at Arctic Warriors meet

by Tommy Wells Hannah Howell, Briana Henry, Isabel Lieb, Maya Iverson, Ethan Wheeler, Hayden Lieb, and Hans Holkesvik all wrestled their way to first-place finishes this past weekend and helped spur the Bethel Wrestling Club […]

Inside Bethel News

City of Bethel Proclamation March 13th established as Pete Kaiser Day

The Bethel City Council voted to establish March 13th as Pete Kaiser Day. A proclamation was issued during their April 9th, 2019 regular council meeting. The Kaiser family were present at the meeting at council […]

Village Telegraph

Suicide prevention advocates make an impact in Juneau

by James Biela Suicide Prevention Advocates with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)- Alaska Chapter traveled to Juneau to meet the legislators and discuss keeping mental health and suicide prevention as a priority for […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Russian Mission pike

Logan Larson, age 8, caught this nice Northern Pike across from his village of Russian Mission on April 13, 19. Logan and his proud parents Basil Larson and Lianna Peterson went for an evening manaq. […]

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In our Native Land

Doyon 2019 Board Election Results

At the 2019 Doyon, Limited annual meeting of shareholders held on March 15, 2019 in Fairbanks, four shareholders were elected to the board of directors. Incumbents Jerry Isaac, Sonta Hamilton-Roach and Miranda Wright were joined […]

Village Telegraph

Nunapitchuk Algebra I Students are Teacher For A Day

Nunapitchuk, AK – Students in the Algebra 1 classes at Anna Tobeluk Memorial School recently participated in an extension activity that saw them breaking into small groups and teaching a math lesson to students in […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Passengers uninjured in plane crash

Alaska State Troopers were notified of an aircraft crash approximately 30 miles Northeast of Bethel on 4/11/2019 at about 1700 hours. The aircraft a Yute Air PA-32, was being operated commercially on a charter flight […]

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Inside Bethel News

Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame selects a new class Bethel’s Hoffman and Pete to be inducted

The Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame has selected 10 women to be honored at the 2019 induction ceremony on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 including Beverly Hoffman and Mary Pete (posthumously) of Bethel. Women from across […]

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Inside Bethel News

Remains found

Alaska State Troopers responded to a remote area of Big Lake after receiving a report that human remains had been located on 4/3/19, at approximately 2000 hours. Due to exposure to the elements, positive identification […]