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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]