Inside Bethel News

Cama-i Dance Festival

Day 2 of Cama-i Dance Festival. Saturday, March 30, 2019.

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Cama-i Festival opening night

by K.J. Lincoln The Cama-i Dance Festival opened tonight, Friday, March 29th, 2019 with traditional dancing featuring local, regional, and statewide groups. Cama-i Co-coordinator Linda Curda and Orutsararmiut Traditional Chief Louie Andrew gave the welcome […]

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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 […]

Village Telegraph

Yukon Sprint Race Winner

The 2019 Andrefski 90 Womens Sled Dog Mushing Champion is Sherilyn Polty of Russian Mission. Sherilyn drove a 7-dog team from Paul Larson’s kennel to win the race in 18 minutes, 25 seconds. “Thanks to […]

Letters to the Editor

NAPG reacts to the devastating cuts in State Budget

TO: Governor Mike Dunleavy Good morning Governor Dunleavy, The March 20, 21, 2019 session of the Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government, a consortium of Tribal Governments in Western Alaska, reviewed your proposed 24% cuts to K-12 […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel ASB hosts community forum on bullying

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel Advisory School Board hosted a community forum on bullying and how it is being addressed. Members of the Bethel ASB, teachers and school support staff, students, and parents filled up […]

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Village Telegraph

Please keep the PCE program intact for us

by Joshua Cleveland This open letter to Representative Tiffany Zulkosky is dated March 21, 2019. Dear Representative Zulkosky, My friend and representative of the Bethel area. I want to share with you the concern I […]

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In our Native Land

AVCP objects to the Governor’s budget proposal

by Azara Mohmmadi The Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) Executive Board passed a resolution on March 1, 2019, objecting to Governor Dunleavy’s proposed 2020 budget. In a special telephonic meeting, the Board asserted that […]

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In our Native Land

Senate Finance Committee had a productive week

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Hello- Day 67, week 9 of the 31st legislature. Senate Finance had a productive week, on Monday the Finance committee received an update of the Spring Revenue Forecast from Commissioner Tangeman. […]

Contributors

Your Ex Wants You Back

by Tad Lindley Did you ever know someone in a bad relationship? They finally got rid of the guy or the girl and you were glad to hear it, they were feeling safe again, had […]

In our Native Land

2019 Kuskokwim Ice Classic underway

by BCSF Staff The Kuskokwim Ice Classic committee is pleased to announce that 2019 Ice Classic tickets are now on sale! We look forward to another exciting Kusko Ice Classic season and thank all of […]

Contributors

Carmel Walnut Bars

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Without any further ado let’s go to the kitchen and make some nice, comforting, low-calorie, low-carb cookie-like bars. (Comforting? Yes. Low-calorie/carb? No. Good? Yes!) Carmel Walnut Bars 2 cups flour ½ […]

Contributors

A Musical Ear

by Peter Twitchell I come from a long line of musicians, including mom and dad. When I was born mom already had a pump organ that she and her husband had shipped up from Seattle […]

From The Editor

Laughter and humor during grief

by Greg Lincoln In our Yup’ik culture and everywhere else throughout the world, people love to laugh. Sometimes when we laugh, we laugh so hard that it makes our stomach hurt. Have you ever laughed […]

Contributors

How to Avoid Isolation

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have recently moved to Bethel. I have never lived so far away from everything. How do you avoid feeling isolated in an isolated place? Answer: I was unable to […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bill filed to strengthen Alaska’s theft laws

Today (March 15th, 2019), House Judiciary Chair Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) filed legislation to strengthen Alaska’s laws related to theft and other offenses against property. Under House Bill 98, prosecutors would gain an important tool […]

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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Village Telegraph

Senate District S Update

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Hello- We have arrived at day 60 in the 31st legislative session. I want to start this week’s newsletter with a huge shout out to Bethel’s own Peter Kaiser for winning […]

Village Telegraph

Calista Connect Contest launches

by Thom Leonard Calista Corporation introduces the Calista Connect Contest. Shareholders 18 years and older who complete two easy digital options are entered to win. The contest is open now and all entries must be […]

Contributors

Breakfast Casserole Deluxe

by Millie Bentley Greetings. This week we have a recipe from Denise Thulin. Denise lived in Bethel for a number of years and cooked breakfast at the B&B. Her recipe is a breakfast entrée that […]

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Pete Kaiser – 2019 Iditarod Champion

by John Wallace Photos by John Wallace Nome, AK- A resurgence of dogsled mushing got a serious boost early Wednesday morning as Bethel musher Pete Kaiser crossed under the Burled Arch in Nome to win […]

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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

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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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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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 […]

Contributors

Killed By a Craving for Cucumbers

by Tad Lindley Imagine that you had been a slave, that you had been frequently beaten by the overseers. Imagine that the government had sought out your sons and killed them as soon as they […]

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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 […]

Speak Your Mind

Tribute to Pete Kaiser

by Senator Dan Sullivan Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Iditarod Winner Pete Kaiser U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke yesterday (March 15th, 2019) on the Senate floor to recognize Pete Kaiser, of Bethel, who […]

From The Editor

Our dearest possessions

by Greg Lincoln Coping with the loss of a loved one calls for the bereaved to adjust to the new reality that life will be different. Perhaps one of the most difficult things to adjust […]

Village Telegraph

Old Time Trapping

John Borowski lives year round in a log cabin he built himself 5 miles below Napaimute on the Kuskokwim River. He is one of the last of the old time trappers and also one of […]

Contributors

Moose Chili and Beans

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is a nice dish to warm your innards. I looked around for some really good wild game recipes and found one that’s pretty easy as well as delicious. It has […]

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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 […]

Contributors

Our Lost Children

by Peter Twitchell There was a test putting a vehicle in a middle class neighborhood to see what would happen to it. After a week or so the vehicle was untouched. And then part of […]

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 […]

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District 38 Update

by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky  March 8, 2019 Dear friends, It is day 53 of the 2019 Legislative Session, Iditarod mushers are howling along the trail to Nome, and we’re on the second straight week of […]

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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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Bethel Town Hall Meeting

Mayor Fred Watson will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on March 13, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at the City Council Chambers to inform the public of the impacts the City of Bethel will […]

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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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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 […]

Contributors

What is Nyctophilia?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is Nyctophilia? Can a person be cured from this and what are some things they can do to get help? This is the first time I was introduced to […]

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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

Alaska State Senate Legislative Update

by Senator Lyman F. Hoffman March 1st, 2019 Hello, We are at the half-way mark of the 90-day session. This week the Senate Finance Committee completed the agency budget overviews from the departments of Labor, […]

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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

Governor’s Proposed FY20 Budget

by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky March 1, 2019: Dear friends, It is Day 42 in the Legislative Session and we have begun to see a lot of activity. Most notably, Governor Dunleavy released his proposed budget, […]

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In our Native Land

Drug-sniffing K9 assists in arrest

Alaska State Troopers with the Parks Highway Team contacted occupants of a vehicle in a pullout near mile post 269 of the Parks Hwy near Healy on 3/1/2019, at 1956 hours. AST realized something was […]

From The Editor

The gift of encouragement

by Greg Lincoln This weekend we enjoyed seeing many of our loved ones from villages across the YK delta at the 1A tournament held here in Bethel. We have looked forward to it every year […]

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 […]

Contributors

What Causes Spring Fever?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: With the weather turning warm so early, I feel like I am coming down with spring fever. What causes spring fever? When I first received this question, I thought I […]

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 […]