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 […]

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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, […]

Contributors

Wordplay File #23: What’s Your Lot in Life?

by Tad Lindley Did you ever have to make a decision about who gets something when there’s not enough for everybody? When I was a kid, we used to use a system called Eenie, Meenie, […]

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In our Native Land

Invasive Aquatic Plant Elodea Endangers Planes and Wildlife

by CAP Major Bryan Emerson Pilots landing CAP floatplanes or their personal aircraft on water ways are vigilant to check the surface for boats, logs, sandbars, and other impediments to safety. Now, Southcentral Alaskan lakes […]

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 […]

Speak Your Mind

Can the State of Alaska emit policy over tribal governments?

by Ulric Q. Aloysius Perhaps you’ve heard of tribal governments. In May 2013, Edward Parks – a member of the Stevens Village tribe – assaulted his girlfriend who laid nearly dead from three broken ribs […]

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Village Telegraph

Kuskokwim River Mainstem and Salmon Tributaries in Federal Public Waters Closed to Chinook Salmon harvest with Gillnets by Federally Qualified Users

The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) closed the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River to the harvest of Chinook Salmon by non-Federally qualified subsistence users, and limited the pool of Federally qualified subsistence users eligible […]

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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 […]

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Inside Bethel News

BCSF presents new grant opportunity for Health-Related projects

by BCSF Staff Bethel Community Services Foundation’s YK & Northwest Arctic Health Fund will begin making grants in 2019 to support health-related projects in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Northwest Arctic regions of Alaska. This endowed […]

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Village Telegraph

Azachorok Inc. Shareholder files suit for long overdue Annual Meeting

by Shareholders for Accountability Directors in charge of operations delay Annual Meeting more than 18 months costing the Corporation substantial expenses in excessive legal fees. It has been more than 18 months since the last […]

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 […]

Delta Lifestyles

‘The Salmon Way’: Author shares Alaska’s salmon stories and ways of life

by Mary Catharine Martin From the fish camps of the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers, to the gillnets of Bristol Bay, to the bear and angler-packed banks of Juneau’s Sweetheart Creek, salmon connect people to the […]

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State Wide

House passes resolution in support of renaming Saginaw Bay as Skanáx̱ Bay

May 24, 2019: The Alaska House of Representatives last week passed House Resolution 11, 37-0, expressing the House’s support of renaming Saginaw Bay in Kake to its Tlingit name, Skanáx̱ Bay. The bay is adjacent […]

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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 […]

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Village Telegraph

Interim Steering Committee of the YK Canine Health Association officially organized

The Interim steering Committee of the Yukon Kuskokwim Canine Health Association officially organized on May 22, 2019. The mission statement, bylaws and nonprofit status were adopted to provide and promote needed veterinary service to include […]

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 […]

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For Sale

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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 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel May 9 – 24

Judgments Peter Gumlickpuck, 60 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse of Minor 16.5 Yrs., 15 Yrs. Prob. Byron Dock, 19 2nd Degree Burglary 6 Mos. Howard Pavilla, 37 Violate Conditions of Release 3 Days Curtis Elachik, 45 […]

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 […]

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Village Telegraph

Foundation announces six artist awardees from Northern and Western Alaska

Rasmuson Foundation has announced 35 artists in 18 Alaska communities as 2019 Individual Artist Award recipients, including three Project Award recipients and three Fellows from Western and Northern Alaska. These artists were selected by a […]

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 […]

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Inside Bethel News

Grant will support pet care, vet student training in Southwest Alaska

by Jeff Richardson A new grant will allow students from Colorado State University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks to assist with veterinary care in remote Southwest Alaska communities. The $450,000 award, provided by PetSmart […]

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

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 17

• On 5-11-19 at 2:48 p.m., Medics responded to Willow Street for the report of a person having a headache. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 5-11-19 at 3:55 p.m., […]

Speak Your Mind

Akiak Native Community proposals for 2019 Kuskokwim Chinook management

by Ivan M. Ivan This is a letter, dated May 14th, 2019 to Charlene Erik, Chairperson of the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Akiak Native Community is writing to propose 2019 Kuskokwim Chinook management actions. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

Contributors

Yeah, Right! File # 27: The Smelts are at Napakiak

by Tad Lindley Forgive me for being a doubting Thomas, but when the rumors of smelt location start flying in May, I try to change the subject. The reports always conflict with each other. On […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Speak Your Mind

Public involvement process for Donlin Gold project complicated and onerous

by Dave Cannon As I’m writing this I’m thinking ahead a week or two, and back to just over a year ago. It won’t be long and the smelt will enter the mouth of the […]

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. […]

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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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 3

• On 4-26-19 at 7:00 p.m. medics responded to the Seawall for the report of a person down. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 4-27-19 at 3:00 am medics responded to […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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

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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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel April 18 – 26

Judgments Dale Sallison, 21 4th Degree Assault 180 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Elden Westdahl, 21 Reckless Endangerment 1 Yr. Prob. Norman Pete, 29 4th Degree Assault 90 Days, 2 Yra. Prob. Mildred Reuter, 55 4th […]

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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 […]

Inside Bethel News

For Sale

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Contributors

Secret Discovered: How to Open the Floodgates of Heaven

by Tad Lindley How many of you want the windows of heaven to open so that God could pour out a blessing onto you? Imagine that the blessing would be so big, that you did […]

Sports

LKSD All Stars tie for 2nd at State NYO tournament YK Delta region athletes buoy Edgecumbe to top team gold

by K.J. Lincoln Tristan Anaver of the Lower Kuskokwim All Stars helped his team to win the silver trophy at the State Native Youth Olympics tournament held in Anchorage last weekend. He also tied the […]

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 […]

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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’ […]