Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 24

• On 5-17-19 at 11:23 a.m., firefighters were called to the District Office at LKSD for a fire alarm. Firefighters cancelled while enroute due to the alarm being set off by cooking. • On 5-17-19 […]

Contributors

More Questions About Nyctophilia

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury A couple of months ago, I responded to a question on Nyctophilia. In my response, I noted that it was not a disorder I was familiar with, but I did my […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Northwest woodstove supplier settles with EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement agreement with Keller Supply Company to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act. The Seattle-based company sells wood stoves and heaters in Alaska, California, […]

Inside Bethel News

BRHS Wood Shop dedication

The Bethel Regional High School has dedicated their student woodshop to Kevin Murphy in recognition and sincere appreciation of the many years of distinguished service from 1960 to 1990. Murphy was honored in a ceremony […]

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Delta Lifestyles

House passes bill protecting WW2 Unangax cemetery

The House of Representatives on Thursday (May 9th, 2019) passed House Bill 122, protecting the social and historical significance of the Unangax Cemetery in Funter Bay for future generations. Rep. Sara Hannan (D-Juneau) introduced the […]

In our Native Land

Ruddy ducks among many moving northward

by Ned Rozell Every spring, millions of ducks touch down on Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, a spread of muskeg and dark water the size of Maryland. These days, more ruddy ducks seem to be […]

From The Editor

The flags flew proudly

by Greg Lincoln This past Monday, the community of Bethel was invited to the Veterans Cemetery for the Memorial Day Ceremony, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10041 and the Ladies Auxiliary. The […]

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In our Native Land

Bolt the therapy dog breaks Alaska ice

by David Bedard JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — When Bolt, a honey-colored golden retriever, saunters into a 176th Wing office suite, he’s greeted like a star quarterback or a local celebrity. Because wing Airmen vie […]

Delta Lifestyles

Tundra Pond Greens

These allngiguat are tundra pond greens, picked by Andrew Beaver of Kwigillingok. These marsh marigolds are picked in the spring before they flower. Yup’ik people have gathered and eaten them for generations and are very […]

Contributors

Pork Pizzaiola

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is a pork dish made by a recipe I found in the dentist’s office in a magazine called “Family Fun”. (And, no, I didn’t rip it out of the magazine; […]

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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) For Sale: Plastic […]

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Warrant arrest

The Bureau of Highway Patrol stopped a 2002 Chevrolet pickup for littering after a cigarette butt was thrown from the window near mile 47 Parks Highway in Wasilla on 5-17-19, at approximately 2125 hours. A […]

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Protecting Law Enforcement Heroes

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) has introduced the Protect Our Heroes Act, legislation to make it a federal crime to assault or kill a public safety officer and add a penalty in the event an […]

Letters to the Editor

Support for Paul George Guy and Johnnie Evan

We want experience, transparency and shareholder support. We will vote Option 1 for Paul George Guy, who I call George, and Johnnie Evan for the Calista board. We remember when Calista made $100 million for […]

Inside Bethel News

2019 Memorial Day Ceremony

The Bethel 2019 Memorial Day Ceremony was held at the Veterans Cemetery at the resting place of George Hohman Jr. Family, friends, and community members gathered together with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10041 […]

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Inside Bethel News

Basile is new K300 Race Manager

Paul Basile of Bethel has been named the first ever full-time Race Manager for the Kuskokwim 300. Basile will replace Madi Reichard, who stepped down from her part-time position effective July 1st. Basile will manage […]

Village Telegraph

Calista Corporation 2019 voting materials posted online

by Thom Leonard Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation has posted online the 2019 Annual Meeting voting materials. These materials include the Proxy Statement, proxy prizes list, and a sample Proxy Form. Visit www.calistacorp.com/AnnualMeeting to find these materials […]

Village Telegraph

Seal Oil Maker

2 year old Michelle Renae Black of Napakiak works on cutting seal blubber into strips with her uluaq to be made into seal oil. Photo taken on April 30th, 2019 by her parents Michael and […]

Contributors

To protect and serve

by Peter Twitchell When it comes to policing in a village community I can only imagine how challenging it must be to be a police officer where you know everybody and you’re related to them. […]

From The Editor

The soothing sounds of nature

by Greg Lincoln Our villages are our homes, despite the hardships and difficulties that we may experience, there is no other place that we would rather be. Nature and all of the natural gifts of […]

Contributors

States of Consciousness

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are we conscious of what is going on around us at times other than when we are wide-awake? “States of Consciousness” is a whole area of study within the field […]

Letters to the Editor

A Letter to My Irish Mother

Dear Mom, Today we would have celebrated your eighty-fifth birthday and perhaps as many as ten more if you had not been misled by your surgeon. As much as I am sorry for the unnecessary […]

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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) For Sale: Plastic […]

Contributors

Read Before Giving Up

by Tad Lindley This is for those times when you feel like giving up. I want you to cut this out and tuck it away in the back of your Bible for a rainy day, […]

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Inside Bethel News

BRHS bids farewell to graduating class of 2019

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel Regional High School staff and students, parents, and community members, celebrated the graduation of 48 seniors at their commencement ceremony last Friday. Gown and cap clad seniors with gold and […]

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In our Native Land

Missing person found

Chevak Search and Rescue notified State Troopers a body was located mostly covered in snow two miles from Chevak towards Hooper Bay on 5/12/19, at approximately 2145 hrs. Troopers responded to the scene. The remains […]

Contributors

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

by Millie Bentley Greetings. My friend Ima sent me this recipe that would be super for any get together. I think she got it off the internet and she said it was terrific. I confess […]

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Request For Proposal

Bethel Family Clinic is opening bids for a renovation in our Behavioral Health unit located at 631 4thand Main St. The full project request for proposal is available in the Administrative Office located in that […]

Letters to the Editor

Off duty officers respond to gang prison riot

A riot occurred last night (May 8th, 2019) at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, AK. There was extensive damage to a housing unit, but no Officers were injured. Recognized institutional gangs were involved. SORT […]

Contributors

What is a narcissist?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is a narcissist? Answer: The dictionary definition of a narcissist is “a person who is overly self-involved, and often vain and selfish.” It is the concept of excessive selfishness. […]

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In our Native Land

Legislators create VPSO Working Group

Senate President Cathy Giessel and House Speaker Bryce Edgmon have announced the creation of the Village Public Safety Officer working group. Presiding officers of the House and Senate, Giessel and Edgmon, made the announcement via […]

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Inside Bethel News

Active case of tuberculosis found in Bethel

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has released a letter stating that a person who attended the New Fire Ministry revival at the Old Bowling Alley in Bethel was recently diagnosed with active […]

From The Editor

Mothers Day Blessings

by Greg Lincoln Mother’s around the world are celebrated for all that they do for us on Mothers Day. Every second Sunday in May is designated as the special day for moms here in our […]

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In our Native Land

University of Alaska and Ravn Air Group announce nation’s first Aviation Degree & Airline Pilot Employment Program

The University of Alaska, Anchorage (“UAA”) and Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s largest regional airline, today (April 17th, 2019) announced the launch of the country’s first-ever program that allows students to simultaneously complete their aviation […]

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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) For Sale: Plastic […]

Contributors

Jimmy Dean Pasta Supper

by Millie Bentley Greetings. This week’s column is from when I was down in Palm Desert and Borrego Springs when my dear sister Bette and I cooked up a pasta supper using a recipe that […]

Contributors

The right to a peaceful environment

by Peter Twitchell When we were boys not too long ago, and we were going out to play we were given instructions by our mom and dad and grandparents, “Ilaten ata kenkurluki piurqina.” Meaning, “Love […]

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A focus on criminal justice reform bills

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Good morning, It is day 116 of the 31st Legislative Session. This week the Senate Finance Committee has been focused on criminal justice reform through a slate of “crime bills” and […]

Village Telegraph

Alukaq River Hunters

Scott Sakar & Jason Steeves of Aniak are spring hunting at the mouth of the Alukaq River above Napaimute. Photo taken on May 1st, 2019 by Mark Leary.

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Village Telegraph

LKSD honors young man for heroic act

The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board of Education has issued a proclamation honoring the heroic act of Joseph Joekay, a high school student, who with selfless courage saved the lives of two children who fell […]

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Bethel Family Clinic New Domain Name

TO: Bethel and Yukon-Kuskokwim Community MembersFROM: Deborah L. White, Executive Director Members of the Board of Directors DATE: May 10, 2019RE: IT Changes Greetings All,Bethel Family Clinic is announcing the change to our domain name. […]

Contributors

Focus on empowering yourself

by Peter Twitchell I met Carla Maxwell recently here in Anchorage who told me about her death in a traumatic car/van accident. She died bewildered, not sure what was going on around her. Her state […]

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Inside Bethel News

Change to Bethel Address Sign requirements

On September 11, 2018, the Bethel City Council adopted Ordinance #18-21. This ordinance specifies new requirements for address signs. This ordinance becomes effective December 11, 2018. This ordinance aims to improve the visibility of address […]

Contributors

What Would You Do With a Million Dollars?

by Tad Lindley The old joke goes, “They asked the farmer, ‘What would you do if you won the lottery?’ He said, ‘I reckon I’d just keep farming until the money ran out.’” As Christians, […]

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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) For Sale: Plastic […]

From The Editor

Deep thoughts

by Greg Lincoln When you are deep in thought about something that is perturbing to you or it is a thought of something that takes all your focus you may find your mind traveling through […]

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In our Native Land

Operating budget on Senate Floor

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Happy Friday, This week in Senate Finance I got an amendment passed on the operating budget to add an additional $825,000 to UAF to add a permanent full-time position for the […]

Inside Bethel News

KuC 45th Commencement

by Katie Rearden The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) College of Rural and Community Development (CRCD) Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) held it’s forty-fifth commencement ceremony at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel on Thursday, May […]

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Hoarding Disorder

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is the difference between a hoarding disorder and collecting junk? Hoarding Disorder has been talked about for some time, but it finally made its way into the DSM-5. The […]

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Inside Bethel News

Kuskokwim Ice Classic has it’s winners

The 2019 Kuskokwim Ice Classic winner is Nuka Leslie Westdahl of St. Mary’s. Her winning time guess was 4:01pm on April 12th, 2019. The tripod clock tripped and stopped at 4:02pm, making Westdahl the winner. […]

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Inside Bethel News

Best in the West competition 2019 Awards

The Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center (YPCC) has announced the winners of the 2019 Best in the West Small Business Competition. There are six winners with a total combined monetary prize of $33,500. The awardees are […]

Inside Bethel News

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

Bethel Egg Hunt Thanks

We really appreciate all that helped with the annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt. Thank you LKSD for the use of the M.E. School playground.  Thank you Swanson’s, A.C Store, Sammy’s Market, Bethel Fire Station, […]

Contributors

To serve on council is an honor

by Peter Twitchell The fair City of Bethel, Alaska is not a thriving community with unlimited municipal funds like Barrow, for example. I don’t believe the Bethel City Council members should be paid public servants […]

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In our Native Land

Day 102nd of the Legislative Session

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Good morning, We are on day 102nd. This week, the Senate Finance Committee is working on their FY20 budget recommendations to put before the full Senate for consideration. Many of you […]

From The Editor

The strength of friends

by Greg Lincoln This past weekend we were happy to attend the 2019 Native Youth Olympics State championship event in Anchorage. The atmosphere at any NYO event is always very comfortable, respectful and notably absent […]

Contributors

Bonaparte’s Gull Nacallngaq

by Frank Keim Athough the Bonaparte’s gull is Alaska’s smallest gull, I’ve never seen a feistier one, and I suggest not picking a fight with it.* This means, if you approach their nest or their […]

Contributors

Comforting Carrot Bread

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is a comfort food recipe. This sweet carrot bread recipe was in the local newspaper in California back in 2007, how time flies. It is a good one. It makes […]

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In our Native Land

Alaska Senate urges railroad crossing through Canada

The Alaska Senate today (April 15, 2019) unanimously voted for a resolution urging the U.S. to issue a presidential permit allowing a railroad crossing between Alaska and Canada. “A railroad connecting Alaska to Alberta would […]

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Village Telegraph

Bethel Student to intern with Senator Murkowski

Tatiana Vaughn Korthuis of Bethel was selected as an intern for Senator Lisa Murkowski. She will be interning during the second session this summer from July 8th through August 2nd, 2019. Korthuis attends Mount Edgecumbe […]