Village Telegraph

Calista 2019 Spring Distribution largest ever at $6.5M Shareholder population over 29,000

by Thom Leonard Calista Corporation’s Board of Directors voted to approve a spring distribution at $6.49 million, up from $6.17 million last year. The number of Shareholders also increased from about 25,000 last year to […]


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 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending March 22

• On 3-15-19, 2:28 p.m. medics responded to Long Term Care for a person vomiting blood. Patient assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 3-15-19 at 9:55 p.m. medics responded to the Sobering Center […]

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 […]

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Inside Bethel News

Hot Regionwide Opposition to Dunleavy Budget

by Vicki Turner Malone Over a hundred people gathered at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel on Saturday, March 21, during a town hall meeting – part of an effort by the State House […]

Delta Lifestyles

CVRF Board finalizes budget of over $18 million in community benefits for 2019

by CVRF Staff With the approval of an extra $330,000 in spending at its March meeting, the Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) Board of Directors finalized its annual community benefits budget with over $18 million […]

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Sophie Olivia Hunt (Kameroff) July 15, 1929 – April 1, 1979

Sophie was born in Chaneliak to the late Jacob and Agnes Kameroff. Her siblings were: Big Unga Frank – D, Auntie Cecelia – D, Uncle Paul – D, Auntie Bernie – D, Uncle Edmond – […]

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 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel March 17 – 22

Judgments Paul Albert II, 34 4th Degree Assault 45 Days Vasily Olick, 19 4th Degree Assault 12 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Matthew Phillip Mike, 48 4th Degree Assault 10 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Eugena Hunter, […]

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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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Village Telegraph

AVCP talks Public Safety to new House Tribal Affairs Committee

by Azara Mohammadi The Alaska House of Representatives passed a resolution (37-1) in favor of creating the first Tribal Affairs Committee, chaired by our own Representative Tiffany Zulkosky. This special committee was championed by the […]

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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. […]


Slim, Stuart power Bethel to top at Traditional Games

by Tommy Wells Raquel Slim and JoBeth Stuart teamed with Kelsie Madson this past weekend to help power Bethel to the top at the 2019 Traditional Games NYO meet in Juneau. The meet, which was […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]