Contributors

Congratulations to our Iditarod Champion

by Peter Twitchell Congratulations to Pete Kaiser, our 2019 Iditarod Sled Dog Race Champion! You have set the course for future generations of Yup’ik mushers! A Yup’ik by birth Pete’s ancestral roots go deep into […]

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In our Native Land

Iditarod XLVII special awards recipients honored at awards banquet in Nome

by the Iditarod Trail Committee The 2019 special awards given to mushers during and after Iditarod XLVII were presented at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race awards banquet in Nome on Sunday, March 17. The […]

Letters to the Editor

Statewide affordable Pre-K education

As Alaskans, we have a constitutional and moral responsibility to provide the best education possible for our children. Yet we remain one of the only states that do not provide affordable pre-kindergarten on a statewide […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel March 7 – 15

Judgments Tyler Green, 31 4th Degree Assault 90 Days Kassandra George, 24 4th Degree Assault 2 Yrs. Prob. Anjelika M. L. Palacios, 22 Promoting Contraband 1 Yr. Prob. Faith Pavila, 19 4th Degree Assault 1 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending March 13

• On 3-08-19 at 9:00 p.m. Firefighters responded to Alder for the report of a lockout. Firefighters opened the residence. • On 3-08-19 at 11:00 p.m. medics responded to Long-Term Care for the report of […]

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1A State Basketball Awards

Girls 1st: King Cove Rookies 2nd: Tri-Valley 3rd: Klawock Chieftains 4th: Buckland Sissuani 5th: St. Mary’s Eagles Sportsmanship: Kake Thunderbirds Academic Award: Nunamiut Wolves, 3.83 GPA All Tournament Team Elaina Mack, King Cove Elizabeth Fefalov, […]

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Village Telegraph

Winter Muskox season extension on Nunivak Island in Unit 18

by ADFG Staff The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces an extension of the winter season for muskox hunting on Nunivak Island in Unit 18. The season will be extended until March 31, 2019. […]

From The Editor

Congratulations to Pete Kaiser, our Iditarod Champion!

by Greg Lincoln On behalf of the Delta Discovery and our family, we would like to say how proud we are of your great win and extend our sincere congratulations. This accomplishment will forever be […]

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Alaska Professional Communicators offers scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship is offered to Alaska residents who are college or university students planning a career in a communications field by Alaska Professional Communicators, the Alaska Chapter of the National Federation of Press Women. […]

Sports

St. Mary’s battles to fifth at state tournament

by Tommy Wells The St. Mary’s Eagles made sure the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta was recognized at the girls’ Class 1A state basketball tournament this past weekend in Anchorage. The Lady Eagles posted a 2-2 mark at […]

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Alaska Children’s Caucus forms in 31st Legislature

For the first time in nearly seventeen years, members of the Alaska House of Representatives will relaunch the House Children’s Caucus. This edition of the caucus will be co-chaired by Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) and […]

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Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government to meet

The Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government will convene on March 20-21, 2019 at the Bethel Moravian Church Seminary building starting at 8am. “Every Tribe and Tribal Organizations are invited to talk about Regional Unity to advance […]

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Bristol Bay Tribes outraged at inadequate review of Pebble project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today (Feb. 20th, 2019) released its woefully inadequate draft Environmental Impact Statement for Pebble’s plan to build a mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay. The draft EIS […]

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Village Telegraph

Kaiser wins BBNC Fish First Iditarod Award

Iditarod musher Peter Kaiser received the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award as the first to reach the Kaltag checkpoint in the 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Kaiser arrived in Kaltag at approximately […]

Inside Bethel News

Friends of The Kuskokwim Consortium Library Fund

by Bethel Community Services Foundation Staff Bethel Community Services Foundation is excited to announce the addition of the Friends of the Kuskokwim Consortium Library Fund to our growing family of funds. The Friends of the […]

Sports

Unalakleet Lady Wolfpack to play at State 2A tournament

The Unalakleet Wolfpack ball teams represented their community at the 2019 2A Great Alaska Conference Region Tournament held this past weekend at Grace Christian School in Anchorage. The winners of the tournament are the Tikigaq […]

Village Telegraph

Rural Airport Safety Campaign continues in YK delta

The Division of Statewide Aviation implemented the Rural Airport Safety Campaign program in 2017 in an effort to keep kids safe and off of runways and to also prevent vandalism. It’s been a team effort […]

Delta Lifestyles

Delta Illusion’s Into the Mist Wins Platinum & Best Choreography Award

by John Sargent Sixteen dancers with the Delta Illusion Dance Company (DIDCO) competed in the Bravo! National Dance & Talent Competition in Longmont, Colorado during March 2-3, 2019 of Spring Break. The Dance Company performed […]

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Village Telegraph

Members appointed to YK Delta Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has made appointments to the 10 Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils including the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The Councils advise the Federal Subsistence Board on subsistence management regulations and policies […]

Speak Your Mind

Yup’ik (Cup’ik) Judicial Practices

by Charles Moses Yup’k and Cup’ik (Y/Cup’ik) Tribes make up the largest Indigenous or Native Group in Alaska. Their territory covers most of Southwestern Alaska from Bristol Bay along the Bering Sea Coast to Norton […]

Village Telegraph

Donlin-backed Skiku program ignites students’ passions for skiing

Each winter, with the support of sponsors like Donlin Gold, the Skiku program sends volunteer coaches to remote villages in Alaska to teach kids the basic techniques of cross-country skiing, a healthy sport fit for […]

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Alaska Professional Communicators offers scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship is offered to Alaska residents who are college or university students planning a career in a communications field by Alaska Professional Communicators, the Alaska Chapter of the National Federation of Press Women. […]

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Delta Lifestyles

WIC launches new eWIC cards

by Clinton Bennett The Alaska Division of Public Assistance’s Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has begun providing electronic benefits transfer cards to their participants, which will be known as an eWIC […]

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Delta Lifestyles

Early funding for Education guaranteed under new proposal

Today (March 6th, 2019), a constitutional amendment was introduced in the Alaska Senate to require early-funding for Alaska’s K-12 public education system. Senate Joint Resolution 9, sponsored by Senator Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, requires the governor […]

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Internet services for School Districts

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Hello, Today (March 8th, 2019) marks the 53rd day of session. This week on Wednesday, Senate Finance heard from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development Research Chief, Dan Robinson on […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 26 – March 7

Judgments Billy Westlock, 30 2nd Degree Harassment 1 Yr. Prob. Shanice Teeluk, 20 Violate Conditions of Release, 1st Degree Harassment 95 Days Scott Agathluk, 30 Violate DV Protective Order 15 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Robert […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending March 7

• On 3-2-19 at 1;11 p.m. medics responded to the Sobering Center for the report of an unresponsive person. Patient was woken by medics and walked into Sobering Center with CSP. • On 3-2-19 at […]

Inside Bethel News

Kipnuk Falcons and Newtok Jaegers champions at Coastal Conference tournament

by K.J. Lincoln The Kipnuk Falcon boys and the Newtok Lady Jaegers will be returning to represent the Coastal Conference at the upcoming State 1A Basketball Tournament. Winning two years in a row, the Falcons, […]

Village Telegraph

Calista Corporation testifies during US House Committee Hearing

by Thom Leonard Subcommittee for the Indigenous Peoples of the United States focused on climate change impact to tribal communities. On February 12, the U.S. House of Representative’s Natural Resource Committee held a hearing on […]

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Delta Lifestyles

House creates special committee on Tribal Affairs

Today (Feb. 25th, 2019), the House Creates Special Committee on Tribal Affairs. Creation of such a committee has long been a goal of Representative Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham), Alaska’s first Alaska Native Speaker of the House. […]

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Inside Bethel News

YK Delta Women in Philanthropy announces funding availability

by BCSF Staff The YK Delta Women in Philanthropy giving circle announces $8,810 in funds available for our 2019 local or regional grant. The focus area for proposals in 2018 is youth services. Members encourage […]

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Inuit commemorate International Mother Language Day

by ICC Staff On this day (February 21st, 2019) the Inuit Circumpolar Council honours and commemorates International Mother Language Day. It is a day to promote the preservation and protection of all languages. The day […]

Speak Your Mind

Assimilation: Killing the Indian, Saving the Man

by Jacob Sipary Imagine thousands upon thousands of little native boys and girls being ripped from their homes in order to become “civilized”. Those poor, innocent, and scared little children were forced to completely abandon […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending March 1

• On 2-24-19 at 1 p.m. medics responded to the Sobering Center for a person in seizure. Patient assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 2-24-19 at 3:44 p.m. medics responded to the Jail […]

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Village Telegraph

Kuskokwim Village Leaders visit Juneau pressing changes to Donlin Plan

Local tribal representatives challenging state permits, looking for changes. A group of Kuskokwim regional leaders are visiting Juneau to push for several changes to the existing and pending State of Alaska permits for the Donlin […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 21 – 28

Judgments Donald Paukan, 31 4th Degree Assault 90 Days Billy A. Lee Westlock, 30 Violate Conditions of Release $100 Heather Mael, 28 Driving While License Cancelled/ Suspended/Revoked $100 John Paul, 28 Violate Conditions of Release, […]

Delta Lifestyles

Researchers delve into unexamined world of Alaska seaweed

by Lauren Frisch Growing up near the beach, Brian Ulaski often overlooked wrack, the seaweed that washes up on coastlines. Later, as an undergraduate in California, Ulaski learned that wrack holds information about a coastline. […]

Letters to the Editor

Governor’s budget needs to be revamped

Dear Governor Mike Dunleavey, The Unit 4 villages, Akiak, Akiachak, Kwethluk, and Tuluksak are letting you know that we are totally opposed to your budget proposal that cuts deep into essential services without considering raising […]

Village Telegraph

32nd Annual 1A Coastal Conference Basketball Tournament Awards

Girls Free Throw Boys Free Throw Girls Hot Shot Boys Hot Shot Boys Academic Award Girls Academic Award Girls 2ndPlace Team Girls Champions Boys 2ndPlace Team Girls All Tourney Team Boys All Tourney Team Boys […]

Sports

Lady Warriors split showdown with rival Kotzebue

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors grabbed a bit of momentum heading into the Western Conference Basketball Tournament on Friday by netting a split of their weekend twinbill with the Kotzebue […]

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Inside Bethel News

Hooper Bay wins Alaska Youth Voter Turnout Challenge

by First Alaskans Staff First Alaskans Institute (FAI), a statewide Alaska Native non-profit organization, is proud to announce the winners of our Alaska Youth Voter Turnout Challenge. This challenge created a civic engagement opportunity for […]

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Hotel mold whistleblower case

Administrative Hearing for fired worker continues: Day 4 Anchorage On Tuesday February 19, the National Labor Relations Board began an administrative hearing at the Nesbett Courthouse which is now stretching into day 4. It continues […]

In our Native Land

GCI donates to ASAA and NYO

by GCI Staff GCI announced (Feb. 14th, 2019) the recipients of its 2019 philanthropy campaign – 12 nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives of Alaskans across the state, including the Alaska School Activities […]

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Inside Bethel News

Senate District S Legislative Update

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Good morning, Here we are at the end of week six. The Senate Finance Committee continues to review Governor Dunleavy’s amended FY20 Operating Budget. The committee heard a general overview from […]

Speak Your Mind

District 38 Dems React to the Devastating Cuts in Proposed State Budget

by Vicki Turner Malone  District 38 Democrats met Wednesday evening, Feb 20, 2019, at KuC to discuss Governor Dunleavy’s proposed 2020 budget. Representative Tiffany Zulkosky made time at the beginning of the meeting via teleconference […]

Letters to the Editor

Be vocal: State is accepting public comments about Donlin Gold

Our ancestors moved around according to the seasons, we know that and during the summer we know they occupied the banks of our Kuskoqfaq River to fish and put away the abundance of salmon and […]

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Inside Bethel News

Letter of Agreement between BPD and AST Drug Enforcement Unit on council’s agenda

A letter of agreement between the City of Bethel Police Department and the Department of Public Safety, Alaska State Troopers Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit to formalize the working agreement between the Bethel PD and the […]

Village Telegraph

2018-19 Upriver Science Fair Kuspuk School District

by Dave Bonanno The Upriver Science Fair was held in Crooked Creek on February 6th and 7th, 2019. Students participated from Stony River, Sleetmute, Crooked Creek and Chuathbaluk. 7 people flew to Crooked Creek from […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 12 – 20

Judgments Nicky R. Brown, 26 Reckless Endangerment 1 Yr. Prob. Gregory Kameroff, 33 3rd Degree Assault 5 Yrs. Iseiah Fisher, 26 4th Degree Assault 1 Yr. Prob. Robert Elia Larson, 47 4th Degree Assault, 5th […]

Village Telegraph

2019 Bethel Sprint Club 12 mile Race Results

The Bethel Sprint Mushers Club hosted a 12-mile race last Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23rd, 2019. Winning with the fastest elapsed time overall was Greg Larson of Napaskiak. He posted the fastest time on Day […]

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2019 Alaska State Archery Results

The Bethel Schools Archery team competed against 17 other Alaskan schools in the State tournaments this year. They competed in the Bullseye and 3D competition. Winning state championship honors were the Elementary and High School […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending February 21

• On 2-15-19 at 4:10 p.m. Medics responded to Akakeek St. for the report of an intoxicated person. Medics were canceled by BPD PTA due to the patient getting up and leaving. • On 2-15-19 […]