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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

In our Native Land

Local entrepreneurs granted funds to start up small businesses

The UAF Kuskokwim Campus Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and Best in the West Partners are pleased to announce the winners of the eleventh annual small business competition for 2019. ·Carole Jung & John Jordan, Jung-Jordan […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

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 […]

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Inside Bethel News

YK Delta Women in Philanthropy Local Funding Grant for 2019

by BCSF Staff YK Delta Women in Philanthropy is thrilled to announce that our members have voted to commit $8,810 in 2019 local funding to supporting the Teens Lead Ahead youth leadership camp, a project […]

Inside Bethel News

Yuut Elitnaurviat offers programs for student success

by K.J. Lincoln Desiree Teeluk took a little time on Friday afternoon to talk about a house that she is helping to build at Yuut Elitnaurviat through their construction academy. The house has space for […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel May 2 – 10

Judgments Lonny Holley, 25 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Orrin Aloralrea, 41 Resist/Interfere Arrest 10 Days Joshua J.L.H. Pressley, 21 Send/Bring Alcohol to Dry Area $50 Jonathan Joseph Williams, 31 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending September 2

• On 5-04-19 at 11:52 p.m. Medics responded to AC Quick Stop for the report of a person assaulted. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 5-05-19 3:34 a.m. Medics responded […]

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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. […]

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Delta Lifestyles

Bethel’s Archers compete at 2019 Western Nationals

The archers from Bethel, Alaska participated in the National Archery in the Schools Program Western Nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 26-27, 2019. The team was back trying to up their third-place finish […]

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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 […]

Speak Your Mind

Survey results reveal high rate of violence toward Alaska nurses

Leading into Nurses Week, May 6-12, the Alaska Nurses Association is highlighting an important issue. New survey results from the organization have been released, showing the high rates of workplace violence workers face in the […]

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Village Telegraph

LKSD Board passes resolution for new school at Mertarvik

The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board passed Resolution 19-90: Establish a New School in the Village of Mertarvik during their April 18th, 2019 meeting. The resolution states that the village of Newtok is experiencing severe […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 22 – May 2

Judgments Howard McCann, 31 Violate Condition of Release 8 Days Chris D. Roberts, 27 Violate Condition of Release, 2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing 6 Days Susan Samuelson, 36 Violate Condition of Release, 1st Degree Harassment 3 […]

Sports

Bethel Wrestling Club ends season at the 2019 Alaska USA state wrestling tournaments

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith finished off the 2019 wrestling season in style this past weekend at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla. He helped power the Bethel Wrestling Club to top 10 finishes at […]

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In our Native Land

Murkowski announces Secure Rural Schools Payments to Alaska

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today (April 16th, 2019) announced that communities across Alaska will soon receive a total of $10,990,708 to fund schools and local budget priorities. The payments are being provided through the […]

Village Telegraph

Marshall Students Community Project Elders and community members now have places to rest

by Marshall School Staff The city of Marshall, Alaska has become very elder-friendly. This is because of the students in Ms. Riste’s 5th/6th grade class. Last school year, the class was searching for ways to […]

Letters to the Editor

Strides in K-12 outcomes outweigh cherry-picking one or two negative stats

We’ve heard people spreading stories lately about how Alaska lags behind the nation in K-12 public school performance, so why throw good money after bad? They want you to believe what we’re doing isn’t working […]

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Inside Bethel News

Orutsararmiut Native Council Fisheries Project 2019 Updates

Chinook Salmon Age-Sex-Length Sampling Program Community of Bethel! Please help us to better understand the size and age trends of returning Kuskokwim River Chinook salmon. You can earn $5 for every Chinook salmon you sample! […]

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 […]

Speak Your Mind

AVCP Response to the Governor’s Proposed 2020 Budget

by the Association of Village Council Presidents AVCP recognizes the Governor’s proposed budget is intended to be a catalyst for discussion. Let’s have part of that discussion in the Yukon Kuskokwim (YK) Delta. Here is […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending April 27

• On 4-20-19 at 11:37 a.m. medics responded to Ptarmigan for a person that fell and is hurt. Patient assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 4-20-19 at 8:30 p.m. medics responded to in […]

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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

University and communities will monitor Alaska’s inland ice

by Heather McFarland A new lake and river ice-monitoring project led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks gets kids involved in science while promoting ice safety and a better understanding of changing winter conditions. Fresh […]

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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 […]

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Village Telegraph

YK Delta region students at UAF named to fall 2018 honor roll

Congratulations to our Yukon Kuskokwim delta area students for making the honor roll. The Delta Discovery is proud to present this list. The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the students named to the deans’ […]

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Delta Lifestyles

AVEC awards Top 10 Power Plant Operators of 2018

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) announced the Top Ten Power Plant Operators of 2018 during its recent annual meeting in Anchorage. The following plant operators received recognition for their outstanding achievements: Evan Hunt of Kotlik, […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Bethel terminates city manager

The Bethel City Council voted 4-3 to terminate the employment of now former City Manager Pete Williams during their regular meeting last Tuesday. Voting in favor of termination were Mayor Fred Watson, Vice Mayor Thor […]

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Village Telegraph

Native Village of Napaimute to receive EDA grant

April 24, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced that it is investing to help the Native Village of Napaimute, Alaska, acquire vital equipment needed to spur economic growth […]