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 […]


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, […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]