Classifieds

For Sale

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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Village Telegraph

We need a post office in our village

by Janet Bavilla Villages have always done their best to adapt to a changing world. Many in the present have tried their best to adjust to western civilization while maintaining native cultures. It’s easier for […]

Sports

Warriors rally past Glennallen to grab Ravn/YKHC tourney title

by Tommy Wells Heading into the final eight minutes of play, the Bethel Regional High School Warriors’ hopes of raising the Ravn-Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Basketball Invitational championship trophy appeared about as likely as a […]

Contributors

Getting involved unites us

by Peter Twitchell Tonight 3-4 bands will play at the Carpenter’s Hall following a potluck. It will be a sober event where families gather. Activities here in the biggest village in Alaska are a little […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel January 22 – 24

Judgments Robert Sallaffie, 47 Disorderly Conduct $150 Billy Samuelson, 34 4th Degree Assault 1 Yr. Prob. Fred Nick Jr., 34 4th Degree Assault 90 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Martin James, 52 4th Degree Assault 1 […]

Contributors

Which is Worse? Alcohol or Marijuana?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Questions: I have hearing a lot about marijuana with the possibility of a shop opening in Bethel. I keep hearing that marijuana is a lot better for a person than alcohol. […]

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In our Native Land

Senate District S Update

Sby Senator Lyman Hoffman Good morning, It is the end of week two and the Senate Finance Committee is rolling along. This week the committee reviewed John Quick, Commissioner designee for the Department of Administration. […]

Sports

Lady Warriors ease past Glennallen for Ravn-YKHC crown

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors claimed the 2019 Ravn-Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Basketball Invitational title on Saturday in front of a large crowd in the WarriorDome. Bethel garnered points from eight […]

Village Telegraph

40th K300 race celebrates with ceremony, banquet finale

by K.J. Lincoln The 40th running of the Kuskokwim 300 is in the books, with all 18 mushers and their teams safely home after making the trek from Bethel to Aniak and back. On Monday […]

Speak Your Mind

Is Donlin doing everything they can to minimize or eliminate impacts to the resources we rely so heavily on?

by Dave Cannon By now you might have heard about the recent mine tailings dam collapse in Brazil that killed 58 people with hundreds still missing. You may, or may not, be aware of the […]

Letters to the Editor

K300 Kalskag Checkpoint Thanks

Hi there, I’m just writing to thank our Kalskag donators who donated for the K300 this year. To the ANICA Store of Kalskag, they donated $400 worth of goods, they donate every year, which we […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending January 25

B• On 1-19-19 at 1:57 a.m. medics responded to East Ave for the report of an intoxicated person outside. Patient was released into the care of family. • On 1-19-19 at 2:13 a.m. medics responded […]

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Sports

Kalskag boys drop 57-55 thriller to Birchwood

by Tommy Wells Birchwood Christian buried a shot late in overtime on Saturday and eked out a close 57-55 victory over the Kalskag Grizzlies in the final day of action of the Warrior Rumble/Conoco Phillips […]

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Inside Bethel News

District 38 Update

by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky Proudly serving: Akiachak, Akiak, Aniak, Atmautluak, Bethel, Chefornak, Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, Eek, Goodnews Bay, Kasigluk, Kipnuk, Kongiganak, Kwigillingok, Kwethluk, Lower Kalskag, Marshall, Mekoryuk, Napakiak, Napaskiak, Newtok, Nightmute, Nunapitchuk, Oscarville, Platinum, Quinhagak, […]

Inside Bethel News

YK Delta Lifesavers receive a Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

by BCSF Staff While Bethel residents were enjoying their holiday treats from the Christmas Cookie Extravaganza fundraiser hosted last month by the YK Delta Lifesavers, the CEO of the largest health-focused foundation in the nation […]

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In our Native Land

2019 Individual Artist Award application period is now open

Rasmuson Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). Applications will be accepted until midnight on March 1. The awards are solely for artists living and working in Alaska. They are […]

Village Telegraph

Rookie musher Pavila wins Bogus Creek 150

First place winner of the Bogus Creek 150 race is Jason Pavila of Kwethluk. At only 15 years of age, he is this year’s top rookie. This is his first year mushing this race. He […]

Letters to the Editor

Congratulations

Congratulations on receiving the Association of Village Council Presidents’ 2018 Small Business Award. This is a tremendous accomplishment of which I am sure you are very proud. It is no small feat to provide over […]

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In our Native Land

Senator Hoffman’s Legislative Update

by Sen. Lyman Hoffman Good morning Family and Friends, On Tuesday, the 31st Alaska State Legislature convened. As a member of the Senate Majority, I have been assigned the following committees: Senate Finance, Community and […]

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Village Telegraph

Donlin Gold receives additional authorizations

State approves waste management permit, reclamation and closure plan and financial assurance plan. January 18, 2019: Donlin Gold received two permit decisions with the issuance of its Waste Management permit from the Alaska Department of […]

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Sports

Jackson leads BRHS girls to 4th in Delta

by Tommy Wells Deja Jackson and the Bethel Regional High School Lady Warriors capped a successful weekend of basketball action on Saturday by grinding out a 59-37 victory over Seward in the consolation finals of […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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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Sports

Warriors roll to Dean Cummings championship

by Tommy Wells The Bethel Regional High School Warriors were doubly happy this past Saturday when they walked off the Delta Junction High School basketball court. Not only had they completed a perfect 3-0 run […]

Inside Bethel News

Failor of Willow wins first K300 title

by Tommy Wells Matthew Failor did what every musher dreams to accomplish. He won the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race and set a new record. It was a close race. Failor, backed by the speed […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending January 17

• 1-11-19 at 4 p.m. firefighters responded to Yukon Court for a CO incident. Crew monitored the house, deemed it safe, and cleared the scene. 1-11-19 at 5:54 p.m. medics responded to AC Main for […]

Contributors

Blessings for 2019

by Peter Twitchell Two weeks already into a new year, it’s time to lighten our load of excess baggage! Let’s get rid of resentments, jealousy, hatred, envy, anger, blame, temper, even our great BIG ego, […]

Speak Your Mind

Marijuana shop opening and location raises grave concerns

by the Bethel Family Clinic Board of Directors A letter dated January 11, 2019 to the Honored Members of the City of Bethel Council. Respected Members, As the Board of Directors for the Bethel Family […]

Contributors

Man Kills Pastor, Because “Wife” Doesn’t Like the Preaching!

by Tad Lindley Some of you already think that I made this up just from reading the title. Nobody would be stupid enough to do that. If you don’t like the preaching just quit the […]

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In our Native Land

Remains of missing man found

Officers from the Bethel Police Department responded in the area behind the Uivik Subdivision in Bethel, Alaska on a report that someone found a deceased male on the tundra on January 15, 2019, at approximately […]

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Inside Bethel News

Kuskokwim Ice Classic announces deadline for application process

by BCSF Staff The Kuskokwim Ice Classic is involving local groups across the YK Delta region in selling Ice Classic tickets again this year. The application period is open now for groups to apply. The […]

Village Telegraph

Andrews wins 2019 Akiak Dash

Akiak Dash musher Terrell Andrews of Bethel, age 21, is this year’s race winner. Andrews finished the race at 7:55:04pm on Saturday. Close behind was Joseph Demantle of Tuluksak who arrived at the finish at […]

Contributors

Disagreements Over Disclipline

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: My wife often scolds me for not disciplining the children when they misbehave, but when I do try to discipline them, she attacks me for being too harsh. I find […]

Inside Bethel News

Super Blood Wolf Moon Rise

The conditions look favorable for tonight’s Super Blood Wolf Moon. The moon rises above Tundra Ridge like a wavering cloud at  5:08pm as the ravens fly back to their roosting places for the night.

Inside Bethel News

Matthew Failor Wins K-300

Matthew Failor is the K-300’s newest champion. Failor, age 36, is from Willow, Alaska where he runs his kennel 17th-Dog. He is originally from Ohio where he grew up with his three brothers – they […]

Village Telegraph

Andrews wins 2019 Akiak Dash

Terrell Andrews, wearing bib #6, of Bethel is this year’s winner of the Akiak Dash. He crossed the finish line at 7:55:04 PM. His team was led by Cricket and Lightning. Congratulations Terrell!

Contributors

You Need to Get Married

by Tad Lindley Just this morning (I’m writing this on a Sunday evening January 13, 2019), a middle aged couple from the Yukon was walking by our church in Bethel before 9:00 AM. They decided […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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 […]

Contributors

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

by Millie Bentley Greetings. One great piece of kitchen equipment to use when making one (or several) of these hearty meals is a slow cooker, or crock pot. They’re just wonderful to have when you […]

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Inside Bethel News

Alaska’s population declines in 2018 Migration losses caused a second year of population decline

Alaska’s population decreased by 1,608 people—0.2 percent—from July 2017 to July 2018, based on population estimates released today by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This was the second year of decline for […]

Village Telegraph

40th K300 Sled Dog Race Mushers

The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog race is this Friday, January 18th. There are 19 mushers currently signed up for the race. As of Sunday, Matthew Failor, Ramey Smyth, and Nicolas Petit were racing the Copper […]

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In our Native Land

Legislation filed to impose a deadline to test rape kits in Alaska

Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) has pre-filed public safety legislation requiring the timely testing of sexual assault/rape kits in Alaska, which often go untested. House Bill 20 will help prevent a backlog of untested kits by […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending January 11

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending January 11 • On 1-5-19 at 12:17 p.m. medics responded to Ridgecrest Drive for the report of a person who had fallen off a ladder. Patient was assessed and […]

Letters to the Editor

Request for Major Disaster Declaration

Dear Mr. President: January 4, 2019 We write to urge your immediate consideration of Governor Michael Dunleavy’s request for a Major Disaster declaration under Section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel January 4 – 11

Judgments Christopher Herman, 36 2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing 14 Days William Mukluk, 34 4th Degree Assault 1 Yr. Prob. Harry Kak’ggar Oscar, 40 4th Degree Assault 90 Days Francine Ulroan, 30 4th Degree Assault 60 […]

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Delta Lifestyles

Foundation approves projects from Unalakleet to Sitka

by Lisa Demer Cabins in the wilderness, new ways of working with Alaska’s youth, and the first assisted living home in the Bering Strait region are among the areas of investment recently approved by the […]

Speak Your Mind

State committed to safely developing Donlin Gold project

by Corri A. Feige As Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR), it is my responsibility to carry out the department’s mission to “develop, conserve and maximize the use of Alaska’s natural resources […]

Sports

Thunderbolts upend Bethel to claim VFW title

by Tommy Wells Ray Egoak pumped in 18 points and Darren Albrite added 17 more on Saturday and powered the Akiak Thunderbolts to a resounding 65-39 victory over the Bethel Regional High School Warriors’ junior […]

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Inside Bethel News

Point in Time survey and Project Homeless Connect

The Bethel Housing Coalition is organizing a community wide data collection effort for the nationwide Point-in-Time (PIT) Count on January 23rd. The Point-in-Time Count is an annual effort to get a snapshot of homelessness in […]

In our Native Land

A Celebration of Christmas

Ethan Cooke (at left) and Avery Hoffman of Bethel are the banner and star carriers for the St. Sophia Russian Orthodox Church during last week’s Slaaviq caroling at the Lulu Heron apartments. The carolers sang […]

Inside Bethel News

2018 #BethelGives Campaign

by Bethel Community Services Foundation Staff The #BethelGives coalition and Bethel Community Services Foundation are excited to announce that the third #BethelGives campaign raised more than $42,000. The campaign, which ended in December 2018, included […]

Delta Lifestyles

The Salmon State: The International Year of the Salmon brings people together across the Atlantic and the Pacific

by Mary Catharine Martin 2018 was a mixed year for Alaska salmon. Bristol Bay saw its biggest run on record when 62.3 million sockeye returned to the bay. Other Alaska runs, in contrast — the […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel Family Gives…and Gets…and Gives Back with the 2019 Give + Get Drawing

by BCSF Staff The Iversons have a family tradition of giving a portion of each of their annual PDF checks to YK Delta organizations through the statewide Pick.Click.Give. campaign. Longtime residents of Bethel and active […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending December 27

• 12/21/18 at 7:15 p.m. Firefighter responded to BNC Apartments for the report of keys locked inside of a vehicle. When Firefighter arrived, they observed a Toyota Rav 4 not running with all four doors […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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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In our Native Land

Alaska Marine Lines expands western Alaska service

Alaska Marine Lines, an Alaska marine transportation company, is expanding its service from Seattle and Anchorage to the Arctic Region in 2019. Bowhead Transport will provide the destination services at the North Slope villages of […]

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Village Telegraph

New year brings new series and more Alaskans overcoming addiction

Continuing to combat Alaska’s high rates of alcohol misuse into the new year, Koahnic Broadcast Corporation and Recover Alaska have collaborated to produce a new season of the Emmy-award winning series Day 001. The new […]

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Sports

Wolves rally past Warriors

by Tommy Wells The Sitka Wolves reeled off 22 points in the final eight minutes of play and rolled to a 50-46 come-from-behind victory over the Bethel Regional High School Warriors in a non-conference showdown […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel December 8 – January 3

Judgments Peter George Nicori, 39 3rd Degree Assault, 1st Degree 21 Yrs., 10 Yrs. Prob. Andrew Hoffman, 32 Violate Conditions of Release 5 Days Kassandra George, 24 Violate Conditions of Release 5 Days Jonathan P. […]

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In our Native Land

Pleasant and Shields chosen as First Alaskans Public Policy Fellows

by First Alaskans Institute We are excited to announce Jasmine Kóot Xheech Mattson-Wolff (Tlingit), Hunter K’ax Yeik Meachum (Tlingit), Anastasia Ciuguun Pleasant (Yup’ik/Iñupiaq), Olivia Piiyuuk Shields (Yup’ik) and Martin Stepetin, Sr. (Unangax) will serve as […]

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Village Telegraph

Researchers help Alaska villages turn tide on disasters

by Tanya Clayton Alaska villages facing coastal disasters may be able to use new erosion-monitoring tools as part of their decision-making arsenal, thanks to a pilot study led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Lead […]

Inside Bethel News

21 mushers sign up for 2019 K300

As of January 2nd, 2019, the Kuskokwim 300 has 21 mushers officially signed up for the 2019 race! The Kuskokwim 300 race weekend begins on Friday, January 18th, 2019. 2019 K300 Mushers Matthew Failor Joar […]

Speak Your Mind

Winter knitted mittens tutorial

by Delta Discovery Staff Don’t you love the look, feel, and warmth of homemade knitted mittens? They are so cozy and nice, and the fact that they are homemade gives them that special sentimental significance […]

In our Native Land

The Salmon State: This art is ‘WILD by Nature’

by Mary Catharine Martin About a year ago my friend Julienne Pacheco dropped by our house with an ocean-caught steelhead. Before we cooked it, she got out a filet knife and carefully separated the flesh […]

Contributors

Help for Internet Addiction

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Two weeks ago, I wrote an article on Internet addiction and one of readers of this column responded with the following: Hello Dr. Bradbury, I wanted to point you and your […]

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Delta Lifestyles

Pick.Click.Give. program is easier than ever to participate in

It’s January of 2019 and that means it’s time to file your permanent fund dividend (PFD) and participate in Pick.Click.Give. This year the Pick.Click.Give. Charitable Contributions Program will be found within the PFD application. Instead […]

Village Telegraph

Centenarian Celebrates 100th Birthday

A look back at 2018: Albertina Cingyukan Dull from Nightmute, AK turned 100 years old on October 10th, 2018. This photo was taken in Bethel on October 13th where her family and friends had a […]