Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending April 20

• On 4-12-2019 at 6:00 p.m. firefighters responded to the Old Senior Center for the report of a fire. On arrival, the fire was extinguished and firefighters cleared the scene. • On 4-12-2019 at 9:00 […]

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Sports

Chefornak wins Junior High NYO title

by Tommy Wells The Chefornak Shamans junior high NYO team took top honors at the Lower Kuskokwim School District Native Youth Olympics meet this past weekend. Coming in second were the Kipnuk Falcons. All Stars […]

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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 […]

Sports

Kwig Eagles claim District NYO title

by Tommy Wells The Kwigillingok Eagles collected 40 points from Merlin White and 30 more from Chantal Snyder this past weekend and raced to the top spot in the District NYO meet in Tuntutuliak. The […]

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Village Telegraph

Harmonica Man Mike Stevens on Tour in AK April 28 – May 10

Harmonica Virtuoso Mike Stevens, recent recipient of Canada’s Medal of Honor for his healing work in Canadian villages (20 years), will share healing music and dance events in Alaska’s western, interior and North Slope communities […]

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Village Telegraph

Fighter in Velvet Gloves

by K.J. Lincoln Fighter in Velvet Gloves is a book written about the life of Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, who is known for her role in helping to fight for civil rights for all Alaskan natives […]

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Inside Bethel News

Dunleavy Administration declines Kuskokwim Tribes government-to-government Donlin Gold Project Consultation

by ONC Staff Bethel, Alaska – On January 30, 2019, Orutsararmiut Native Corporation sent a letter to the Dunleavy administration requesting government-to-government consultation regarding the Donlin Gold Project (Project). On March 27 and April 5, […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 13 – 19

Judgments Theodore Pete, 44 4th Degree Assault 90 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Leonard Patton IV, 30 4th Degree Assault, Violate 95 Days, Condition of Release, Driving Under the Influence 2 Yrs. Prob. $3000, 20 Days […]

Contributors

Why is Easter Always on a Different Date?

by Tad Lindley Did you ever notice that Easter never falls on the same day? For instance, Independence Day always falls on July fourth. In fact, many people have quit calling it “Independence Day”, instead […]

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In our Native Land

Governor Dunleavy refuses to work with Alaska Tribes

by Native People’s Action, Inc. Dunleavy administration declining multiple requests for consultation and establishment of government-to-government relations. During Governor Dunleavy’s few months in office, he and his administration have already set an alarming precedent by […]

Delta Lifestyles

CVRF kicks off $1.5 million People Propel® Program

by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) kicked off the tenth round of its popular People Propel® program this past month following the Board of Directors’ approval of the $1.5 million budget for this […]

Contributors

Fried Buttermilk Scones

by Millie Bentley Greetings. I’m always on the lookout for good fry bread. So many of you folks out there make wonderful varieties. Meanwhile here is a recipe for fried scones which are mighty tasty […]

Inside Bethel News

We need a health aide in our village

I’m a citizen and a council member of my village, Kalskag for many years. I’ve never seen any bad situations that really affects our town till I heard this couple times we asked… Our health […]

Inside Bethel News

KuC Students of the Year

by Cynthia Andrecheck University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus is pleased to announce its Student of the Year Awards. Full-time Student of the Year Award was presented to Ethan Tutmalria Andrew from Tuntutuliak, AK. Ethan […]

In our Native Land

Southeast pink salmon forecast cause for concern, cause for conservation

by Jenny Weis As the days grow longer and summer plans start to materialize, ‘18 million’ is a number on the mind of many across Southeast Alaska, especially those in the numerous industries that rely […]

Contributors

Multiple Personality Disorder or Bipolar Disorder

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Is Multiple Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder the same? Answer: No. They are two separate diagnoses. However Multiple Personality Disorder, which is now called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), is often […]

Inside Bethel News

Happy Easter Egg Hunting

Children of Bethel get ready to pick eggs at the Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday at the Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat playground. Plastic eggs were filled with slips for prizes including 4 bicycles, gift […]

Speak Your Mind

Amendments and Clarification to Temporary Special Action Request FSA 19-02

by the Akiak Native Community The following is a letter to Federal Subsistence Board Chairman Anthony Christianson from the Akiak Native Community, dated April 16th, 2019. We are writing to amend and clarify Temporary Special […]

Sports

Bethel grapplers shine at Arctic Warriors meet

by Tommy Wells Hannah Howell, Briana Henry, Isabel Lieb, Maya Iverson, Ethan Wheeler, Hayden Lieb, and Hans Holkesvik all wrestled their way to first-place finishes this past weekend and helped spur the Bethel Wrestling Club […]

Inside Bethel News

City of Bethel Proclamation March 13th established as Pete Kaiser Day

The Bethel City Council voted to establish March 13th as Pete Kaiser Day. A proclamation was issued during their April 9th, 2019 regular council meeting. The Kaiser family were present at the meeting at council […]

Village Telegraph

Suicide prevention advocates make an impact in Juneau

by James Biela Suicide Prevention Advocates with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)- Alaska Chapter traveled to Juneau to meet the legislators and discuss keeping mental health and suicide prevention as a priority for […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Russian Mission pike

Logan Larson, age 8, caught this nice Northern Pike across from his village of Russian Mission on April 13, 19. Logan and his proud parents Basil Larson and Lianna Peterson went for an evening manaq. […]

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In our Native Land

Doyon 2019 Board Election Results

At the 2019 Doyon, Limited annual meeting of shareholders held on March 15, 2019 in Fairbanks, four shareholders were elected to the board of directors. Incumbents Jerry Isaac, Sonta Hamilton-Roach and Miranda Wright were joined […]

Village Telegraph

Nunapitchuk Algebra I Students are Teacher For A Day

Nunapitchuk, AK – Students in the Algebra 1 classes at Anna Tobeluk Memorial School recently participated in an extension activity that saw them breaking into small groups and teaching a math lesson to students in […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Passengers uninjured in plane crash

Alaska State Troopers were notified of an aircraft crash approximately 30 miles Northeast of Bethel on 4/11/2019 at about 1700 hours. The aircraft a Yute Air PA-32, was being operated commercially on a charter flight […]

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Inside Bethel News

Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame selects a new class Bethel’s Hoffman and Pete to be inducted

The Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame has selected 10 women to be honored at the 2019 induction ceremony on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 including Beverly Hoffman and Mary Pete (posthumously) of Bethel. Women from across […]

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Inside Bethel News

Remains found

Alaska State Troopers responded to a remote area of Big Lake after receiving a report that human remains had been located on 4/3/19, at approximately 2000 hours. Due to exposure to the elements, positive identification […]

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for your support

Regarding, Charlie Don Spud Sr.: Mr. Spud’s three children, eight grandchildren and three great-grand children would like to thank, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Seebold, Barbara Amos & Children, Mr. & Mrs. James Whitman, Adam Whitman […]

In our Native Land

Eskimo Ninja visits Bethel

GCI hosted a pool party featuring Nick Hanson, the American Eskimo Ninja Warrior as a way to say “thank you” to its Bethel customers on Thursday afternoon, April 11. The pool party was held at […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 4 – 11

Judgments Garrett E. Urovak, 36 2nd Degree Harassment $50 Aaron Jason Wise, 37 Violate Conditions of Release 5 Days Tanya D. Kasayulie, 26 Violate Conditions of Release, 4th Degree Assault 5 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob., […]

Speak Your Mind

Iditarod: one of the last Gold Rush towns

by Ned Rozell The mushers were gone, and so were the 640 dogs that pulled them out of town. A few days earlier, the volunteers who gave life to Iditarod had climbed into their single-engine […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending April 11

• On 4-5-19 at 9:11 p.m. firefighters responded to the Joe Lomack beach at the request of BPD Officers. Firefighters socked a pile of wood to prevent burning cleared scene and returned to quarters. • […]

Contributors

It’s never easy to lose a friend

by Peter Twitchell I have a friend who is terminally ill. It’s never easy to lose a friend. To tell you the truth, I was overcome with anger when I found out. Due in large […]

Contributors

God’s Love is Unconditional, But His Salvation Isn’t

by Tad Lindley As our creator, God loves all people. Even those who do not recognize him. Whether we are an atheist worshipping the intellect of man, or idolator bowing down and kissing statues, or […]

Village Telegraph

Search ongoing for missing Chevak woman

The community of Chevak is looking for one of their residents, 35 year old Sara Nicholas. Sara was last seen on March 18, 2019 at an appointment at the Chevak Clinic. Her whereabouts and what […]

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Village Telegraph

Bills moved in Senate Finance Committee

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Hello – Day 81…and this week, the Senate Finance Committee moved a couple of bills. SB 16: Alcohol License Fairs, Theatres, Concerts, Bonds; SB 61: Commercial Fishermen’s Fund/Vessel Owner and SB […]

Speak Your Mind

The Warrior Weekly

The Warrior Weekly is the reliable news source for Bethel Regional High School, and it provides the weekly reports to the students, staff, and parents. The Warrior Weekly staff goes through a lengthy process in […]

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Inside Bethel News

BRHS Students win awards at the Alaska State Science & Engineering Fair

Bethel Regional High School students Nicholai Chase and Calvin Samson went to the Alaska State Science and Engineering Fair and they brought home the team trophy for the high school division. The 64th Alaska Science […]

Speak Your Mind

Investment in public preschool reaps high returns for our children and our economy

by Dr. Lisa Skiles Parady, Norm Wooten, and Sarah Sledge During a time of fiscal uncertainty, our organizations would like to highlight an investment Alaska can make that has a projected 7-10% per year return […]

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Village Telegraph

Hunters asked to avoid taking collared moose along the Yukon River in Unit 18

by ADF&G Staff Bethel -The Alaska Department of Fish and Game plans to capture and collar moose April 11 through April 20 along the Yukon River in Game Management Unit 18. Because sedatives routinely used […]

Contributors

Early Entry into Kindergarten

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury It’s the time of the year when parents of children who miss the entry date into Kindergarten by a few days, weeks, or even months consider whether they should have their […]

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In our Native Land

#FridaysOnTheFarm: Keeping it Fresh in the Last Frontier

by Dana Rogge, USDA Each Friday, meet farmers, producers, and landowners through our #FridaysOnTheFarm stories. Visit local farms, ranches, forests, and resource areas where USDA customers and partners do right and feed everyone. This week, […]

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Inside Bethel News

Wilderness Retreats for Vets 2018 Annual Report

by Dolly Faulkner Wilderness Retreats for Vets (WRFV) is an Alaska non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation. Our goal is to help enhance the lives of veterans in our region. In 2018 we provided transportation for 12 veterans […]

Contributors

The Soporific Properties of Walrus

by Tad Lindley I’m hearing rumors of lots of walrus on the coast, even seeing pictures on Facebook, but I’m not going to believe them until I taste the walrus between my teeth! Shouts out […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending April 5

• On 3-29-19 at 5:17 p.m. medics responded to the area of Alex Hately for the report of a water truck that hit a parked snow machine. Patient was assessed and refused transport to the […]

Inside Bethel News

Our Leaders, past and present

by Peter Twitchell Today, I want to focus on a couple of our Native Leaders past and present. First from the homeland – Bethel and Yup’ik Country. Nora Guinn was a great leader and District […]

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Inside Bethel News

Scholarship opportunities from Bethel Community Services Foundation

by BCSF Staff Bethel Community Services Foundation (BCSF) is pleased to announce the open application period for two new scholarship opportunities available to current and incoming college students. The deadline for both scholarships is June […]

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Delta Lifestyles

State, Partners request Ringed Seal delisting

The State of Alaska, along with the North Slope Borough, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and Iñupiat Community of the Arctic Slope submitted a petition today to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requesting delisting of […]

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Delta Lifestyles

ArtsCan Circle Fund, a new addition to BCSF

by BCSF Staff Bethel Community Services Foundation is excited to announce the addition of the ArtsCan Circle Fund to our growing community foundation. The ArtsCan Circle Fund supports the outreach work of the Canadian nonprofit […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 1 – 5

Judgments Vasily Olick, 20 4th Degree Assault 12 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Ignatius J. Murphy, 28 4th Degree Misconduct Involving $100, Weapons, 2nd Degree Assault 3 Yrs. Prob. James Hale, 53 4th Degree Misconduct Involving […]

Contributors

Blueberries Breakfast Bread

by Millie Bentley Greetings. I hope you will like this recipe that calls for those blueberries still in freezer, if you have any. Amanda Galliher who used to work at the Bethel Police Department as […]

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Delta Lifestyles

Alaska Delegation moves to protect Native craftsmen

U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) this week (March 15th, 2019) introduced the Empowering Rural Economies Through Alaska Native Sustainable Arts and Handicrafts Act, in the House and […]

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 […]

In our Native Land

Local star honored

Every year the Alaska Hotel and Lodging Association recognizes the best and brightest associates in their field in the hotel and lodging industry throughout Alaska. On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the industry recognized Christina Hill […]

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Inside Bethel News

You Snooze—We Lose– Residents Must Rally Again!

by Vicki Turner Malone If YK residents nod off during the Alaska Senate budget hearings, the YK Delta funding may suffer a crushing blow. The Alaska Senate will be taking up the budget within the […]

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Swan Lake Native Corporation

Swan Lake Native Corporation: Has begun Its reconveyance program under Section 14 (c) of the Alaska NATIVE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT. The reconveyance will be for land around Nunam Iqua: which was occupied by individuals, or organizations on […]

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In our Native Land

BRHS to host AASG Spring Conference

The AASG (Alaska Association of Student Governments) 2019 Spring Conference will be held April 11-13, 2019 at Bethel Regional High School. The theme of our upcoming Spring conference is “Forefront of the Last Frontier.” According […]

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Village Telegraph

“May in March” BSAR River Report:*

by Bethel Search & Rescue 3.29.19 Summary: After the warmest February in 95 years for our region, March is working towards setting a new record as well. With weeks of above normal temperatures, rain, and […]

Village Telegraph

New Miss Cama-i crowned

by K.J. Lincoln Lorraine Tom of Chefornak is the newly crowned 2019 Miss Cama-i. Tom, who is 22 years old, was one of two contestants in the Miss Cama-i Cultural Pageant this past weekend. Runner […]

Letters to the Editor

Praise for the Cama-i Dance Festival

This afternoon, on the eve of Cama-i’s opening festival, reaching out from Berkeley, CA, I renew my sincere enthusiasm for Alaska—especially for the Cama-i Dance Festival. Gazing on line at the listing by the Bethel […]

Contributors

Role of a Psychologist

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: As a psychologist, what is it like being able to psych people out all the time? This is a common misperception of psychology and psychologists. I suppose every psychologist has […]

Speak Your Mind

Akiak Native Community submits request to Federal Subsistence Board regarding Chinook Salmon

by Akiak Native Community The Akiak Native Community sent the following letter to the Federal Subsistence Board and Chairman, dated March 1st, 2019. Akiak Native Community herein submits a Temporary Special Action Request (SAR) requesting […]

Sports

Bethel wrestlers compete at National tournament

by Darren Lieb Hayden Lieb, Joseph Smith and Landon Smith competed in the 2019 National High School Coaches Association National Wrestling tournament held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA this past […]

Contributors

Good thoughts, good words, good deeds

by Peter Twitchell Queen the rock band from the 1970s recorded “Bohemian Rhapsody”. I wasn’t aware of the values “good thoughts, good words, good deeds” as being joined to each other. We were taught these […]

Contributors

Who Would You Die For?

by Tad Lindley In Helmand Province, Afghanistan on February 9, 2008. Matthew Croucher and three other British Marines were on a reconnaissance mission. While going through a building, they triggered a trip wire grenade. In […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel March 23 – 29

Judgments Douglas Chase, 33 2nd Degree Harassment 1 Yr. Prob. Dallas Sergie, 27 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Richard Kinegak, 27 Violate Conditions of Release 5 Days Amy Alstrom, 19 […]

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Village Telegraph

Missing man found

Volunteer searchers from Quinhagak recovered the body of Timothy Beebe from the Kanektok River in shallow water after the tide had gone out on 3/28/2019 at approximately 1105. On 3/27/2019 searchers dragging a net by […]

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In our Native Land

AFN responds to Supreme Court’s decision on Sturgeon Case

by AFN Staff The U.S. Supreme Court today (March 26, 2019) issued its decision in Sturgeon v. Frost, ruling navigable waters within the National Park System are exempt from the National Park Service’s normal regulatory […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending March 29

• On 3-22-19 at 6:11 p.m. Firefighters responded to Noel Polty for the report of a fire outside. Fire fighters were cancelled in route and returned to quarters. • On 3-23-19 at 12:14 a.m. medics […]

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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Inside Bethel News

Kuskokwim Tribes object to Kuskokwim Area Plan Changes

by ONC Staff This morning (March 29th, 2019) Orutsararmiut Native Council, in coordination with other Yukon Kuskokwim tribal organizations, submitted another set of letters to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for continuing to […]

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Inside Bethel News

Day 74 of 90 Day Session

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Good morning, Day 74 of the 90-day session…47 days left to the constitutional 121 days of session. This week, the Senate Finance Committee heard overviews from Alaska’s WWAMI program. WWAMI is […]