Sports

Williams named Alaska Scholastic Girls Assistant Coach of the Year

by Tommy Wells Bethel Regional High School assistant wrestling coach Raymond “Thor” Williams received one of the nation’s top honors this past week when he was selected the recipient of the 2019 Scholastic Girls Assistant […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Federal closure for Chinook Salmon expired July 1

Effective 11:59 pm on July 1, 2019, all Federal restrictions on the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River will expire. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will manage fishing openings, closings, and fishing […]

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In our Native Land

Nonprofit RuralCAP’s crucial services to be cut with Gov’s budget

More than 220 children statewide will lose vital early education and more than 500 people will lose supportive housing services currently provided by Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), a statewide nonprofit, as […]

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Sports

Lieb stars for Team Alaska at Junior Nationals Dual Tournament

by Tommy Wells Hayden Lieb is among the state of Alaska’s top wrestlers. He wrestled for Team Alaska Freestyle dual team at the Junior Nationals Dual Tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Bethel Regional High School […]

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In our Native Land

Congressman Young files for Re-Election

Today (June 28th, 2019), Alaska Congressman Don Young released the following statement after he filed for re-election to a 25th term as Alaska’s sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives: “Next week, our nation […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Indigenous leaders meet at Climate Summit

June 19, 2019: Indigenous leaders from throughout the United States gathered last week to talk about the climate crisis and its impact on food security during a three-day Indigenous Climate Summit in Fort Yukon, Alaska. […]

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Bipartisan legislation introduced to expand ANSEP Program

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced the Building Indigenous STEM Professionals Act, July 2nd, 2019. This legislation will reauthorize and amend a grant designed to help create or expand programs […]

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Inside Bethel News

Kusko Liquor license transfer protest fails

by Delta Discovery Staff The Bethel City Council voted against a resolution that protests the transfer of the Kusko Liquor license, owned by Cezary Maczynski, to ACC Liquor, owned by the North West Company International. […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel’s 2nd Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament

Bethel’s 2nd Annual B.V.E.S.A Mud Volleyball Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 20th @10am. This is an 8 on 8 co-ed fundraiser tournament with all proceeds going to the Bethel Volunteer Emergency Services Association […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

2016 Gulf of Alaska Pink Salmon fishery disaster relief

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, (all R-Alaska), today (July 2nd, 2019) welcomed an announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that the agency approved $53.8 million to restore […]

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Letters to the Editor

Include Federal Road and Airport Funding in Special Session Call

Dear Governor Dunleavy, We acknowledge that transportation infrastructure is of critical importance to our state, and that we rely heavily on air and sea transportation for our state’s supply of commodities. As you know, 90 […]

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Governor’s budget cuts will affect rural Alaska

Governor Dunleavy has gone through the legislature’s budget making cuts to funding for programs and institutions that affect all Alaskans. Below is a glimpse of some of the cuts that will impact those who make […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 4

• On 06-29-19 at 3:22 p.m. Medics responded to the area of East Avenue for the report of an intoxicated person. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 06-29-19 at 8:32 […]

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Sports

Smith, Lieb shine at USA Western States Championships

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith and Isabel Lieb turned in prime time performances recently at the 2019 USA Western States Championships in Pocatello, Idaho. Facing some of the top wrestlers in the U.S., both wrestled […]

Inside Bethel News

Plane crash lands in Bethel, all survive **UPDATED PRESS RELEASE**

On Monday, July 8, 2019 at approximately 3:20 p.m., the Bethel Fire Department responded with one ambulance, one fire engine, and one ladder truck to the report of an aircraft crash located at the Bethel […]

Inside Bethel News

Plane crash lands in Bethel, all survive

Unofficial reports say that a Caravan Cessna 208 plane crash landed in Bethel on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at approximately 3:05pm. Eyewitnesses say that the plane was coming in fast. According to verbal reports, the […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 27

• On 6-22-19 at 1 p.m. medics responded to Ptarmigan for a vehicle accident. Patient assessed then refused. • On 6-22-19 at 1:53 p.m., Firefighters responded to Uivik Sub for a house fire. On arrival, […]

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In our Native Land

AFN applauds Public Safety Emergency Declaration in Rural Alaska

by AFN Staff The Alaska Federation of Natives applauds the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)’s unprecedented announcement today in declaring a public safety emergency in rural Alaska under the Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance Program, […]

Village Telegraph

Newtok village move intensifying in summer 2019

by Ned Rozell The relocation of an Alaska village is happening fast this summer, after many years of planning and work. Observers say Newtok’s transition to Mertarvik is flying along because it has to — […]

Letters to the Editor

Mat-Su Delegation: Moving Special Session from Wasilla to Juneau Is Violation of Law

June 24, 2019 (Wasilla) The Mat-Su Delegation asserts that the presiding officers’ decision to move the location of the special session from Wasilla to Juneau is in clear violation of the law. Co-Chair of the […]

Speak Your Mind

Alaska Congressional Delegation welcome DOJ Declaration of Law Enforcement Emergency in Rural Alaska

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today (June 28th, 2019) welcomed the Department of Justice’s Announcement that Attorney General Barr will declare a law enforcement emergency in rural Alaska […]

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Inside Bethel News

City awards Community Action Grants to local organizations

The City of Bethel’s Community Action Grant (CAG) Technical Review Board met on June 12th, 2019 to decide which organizations would be receiving the next round of CAG awards. The CAG board chose the Bethel […]

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Inside Bethel News

Proposed ordinance to amend alcohol laws passes introduction

by Delta Discovery Staff An ordinance that would amend the current Bethel Municipal Code’s alcohol laws passed introduction during the Bethel City Council’s June 25th regular meeting. The proposed amendments would implement more strict laws […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Enforcement efforts aim to maintain valuable Kuskokwim Salmon Fisheries

In an effort to help preserve a highly valued resource, Alaska Wildlife Troopers made their presence known during recent Chinook, or “king,” salmon subsistence fishery openings on the Kuskokwim River. Over the course of four […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in BethelJune 17 – 21

Judgments Henry Johnson, 30 4th Degree Assault $150 Christina Ulak, 31 3rd Degree Attempted Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance $1000, 1 Yr. Prob. Keane Guest, 28 4th Degree Assault 90 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Natalia […]

In our Native Land

Another three Gray Whales are found deceased

by NOAA Staff June 20, 2019: NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region has received reports of three additional dead gray whales, bringing the number of gray whale mortalities in Alaska to ten. The confirmed gray whale reports […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 22

• On 6-8-19 at 4:51 p.m. medics responded to the Sobering Center for a person with low blood pressure. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 6-10-19 at 8:04 p.m. medics responded […]

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In our Native Land

Eek resident Olivia Muntz studies conservation in India

Eek, Alaska resident Olivia Muntz, a current master’s student in the Global Field Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to India. Muntz will study the ecological, cultural and spiritual landscapes of the Western […]

Speak Your Mind

Alaska Native Tribes send joint letter to Bureau of Land Management

by Native Peoples Action, Inc. Twenty tribes sign letter stating Tribal concerns, ask BLM to collaborate with Tribes, provide balance and protections for Tribal watershed nominations. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Public hearing announced for Unit 18 Moose

A public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Qanirtuuq Corporation “Red Building” in Quinhagak, to receive public testimony on a Wildlife Temporary Special Action request received […]

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Doyon Foundation launches Doyon Languages Online Project

by Doyon Foundation Staff Tomorrow, Friday, June 21, after three years of dedicated efforts, Doyon Foundation will officially launch its Doyon Languages Online project with the release of the first online language-learning course featuring Benhti […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Kuskokwim River Salmon opportunity from Kalskag Bluffs to Aniak

by USFWS Staff Open until superseded by subsequent Emergency Special Action. This emergency special action reopens opportunity for the harvest of Chinook Salmon by all legal means on Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River […]

Letters to the Editor

Support needed for seafood industry embroiled in China trade dispute

A letter to the Honorable Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, dated June 11, 2019. We appreciate and support the Administration’s long-term goal of rebalancing the trade environment and establishing free, fair, […]

Village Telegraph

Calista Corporation Announces the 2019 Shareholder Awards Winners Exemplify Our Alaska Native Values

by Thom Leonard Calista (cha-lis-tah) Corporation is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the annual Calista Shareholder Awards. Nominated by fellow Shareholders, these awards recognize exceptional efforts by Shareholders and Descendants to uphold the […]

Inside Bethel News

Council peruses proposed Kusko Liquor license transfer to AC Co.

by Delta Discovery Staff During last Tuesday’s regular city council meeting in Bethel, Council reviewed the Administrative Report and Liquor License Transfer from Kusko Liquor, owned by Cezary Maczynski, to ACC Liquor Store, owned by […]

Speak Your Mind

To Bethel City Council: Do not approve the transfer of this license

by Amber Jones This letter was written to the Bethel City Council to protest the proposed liquor license transfer from Kusko Liquor to the A.C. Co. To whom it may concern, I am writing this […]

In our Native Land

NOAA Fisheries responding to multiple dead ice seals in Bering Sea Region

by NOAA Staff NOAA Fisheries is responding to several reports of unusually large numbers of dead ice seals along the coast of the Bering and Chukchi seas, in Alaska. At least 60 dead seals have […]

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State Wide

Troopers encourage Alaskans to sign up for Nixle Nixle will be used to send out messages to the public

The Department of Public Safety is exploring better ways to communicate directly with Alaskans about public safety matters and events statewide. For this communication to be successful, we encourage Alaskans to sign up for the […]

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In our Native Land

Alaska Guardsmen rescue bear-attack victim near Galena

by David Bedard Airmen with the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th, and 212th Rescue Squadrons, as well as Soldiers of the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

NOAA Fisheries confirms fourth dead gray whale in Alaska

A family fishing for herring north of the Clam Gulch Recreation Area on the Kenai Peninsula last Wednesday discovered a dead whale. They reported this stranding to NOAA Fisheries this past Friday with a photograph. […]

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Crime

Vehicles damaged and items stolen by vandals at parking service in Anchorage

by Delta Discovery Staff Nine vehicles were damaged by thieves at a long-term parking service in Anchorage this past week. The vehicles sustained smashed windows and items were stolen. One car was also reportedly driven […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amounts of 14,600 metric tons of the Aleut Corporation’s pollock directed fishing allowance from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea directed […]

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In our Native Land

Village and Doyon Land Maps Available

Under the provisions of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Doyon, Limited will receive approximately 12.5 million acres of land across Interior Alaska. To date, Doyon has received title to over 11.5 million acres, […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel Police Chief appointed to APSC

Bethel Chief of Police Burke Waldron was appointed to the Alaska Police Standards Council at the beginning of this year. The Alaska Police Standards Council is a regulatory and quasi-judicial body that was created by […]

Contributors

We all have a lot to learn about life

by Peter Twitchell In reading the June 5, 2019 Delta Discovery Newspaper I found the writers and commentators to be diverse, provocative, informative, caring, self-expressive and interesting. Perhaps the paper leads us to self discovery […]

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Inside Bethel News

Law Enforcement Officers graduate from Public Safety Training Academy

39 new law enforcement officers, including 4 Village Public Safety Officers, and 16 Alaska State Trooper recruits, graduated from the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka, June 13, 2019. The graduation ceremony at the Sheet’ka […]

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Corps extends comment period for Pebble draft EIS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District is extending the public comment period an additional 30-days for the Pebble Limited Partnership draft environmental impact statement. The deadline for submitting comments about the draft […]

Inside Bethel News

Monitoring a mystery bird in Yakutat

by Ned Rozell On sandy barrier islands between mountains and the sea, two different birds that look alike lay their eggs side-by-side. Biologists here are learning more about the less-common, more mysterious one. Arctic terns […]