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State of Alaska District Court in BethelJune 17 – 21

Judgments Henry Johnson, 30 4th Degree Assault $150 Christina Ulak, 31 3rd Degree Attempted Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance $1000, 1 Yr. Prob. Keane Guest, 28 4th Degree Assault 90 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Natalia […]

Contributors

The Source of Personality

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are people born with personality, or is it something learned? Answer: You bring up the age-old question of nature v. nurture. It’s probably a combination of both. Any parent who […]

Contributors

What’s She Doing at the Feast?

by Tad Lindley You’re probably a better person than me, but perhaps you’re not, so let me ask you this question, “Have you ever studied the people at a feast? Have you ever just looked […]

Village Telegraph

Barn Door Alaskan Halibut

Randall Charlie (at left) and Sanky Ulak of Scammon Bay pulled up these barndoor-sized halibut while deep sea fishing 13 miles from the end of the Askinuk Mountains. Randall’s fish measured 75 inches and Sanky’s […]

In our Native Land

Another three Gray Whales are found deceased

by NOAA Staff June 20, 2019: NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region has received reports of three additional dead gray whales, bringing the number of gray whale mortalities in Alaska to ten. The confirmed gray whale reports […]

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In our Native Land

Eek resident Olivia Muntz studies conservation in India

Eek, Alaska resident Olivia Muntz, a current master’s student in the Global Field Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to India. Muntz will study the ecological, cultural and spiritual landscapes of the Western […]

From The Editor

Place names and landmarks of home

by Greg Lincoln For some of us, we consider the place of our birth or where we grew up as children our hometowns. These places hold special places in our lives because they are part […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Public hearing announced for Unit 18 Moose

A public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Qanirtuuq Corporation “Red Building” in Quinhagak, to receive public testimony on a Wildlife Temporary Special Action request received […]

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Doyon Foundation launches Doyon Languages Online Project

by Doyon Foundation Staff Tomorrow, Friday, June 21, after three years of dedicated efforts, Doyon Foundation will officially launch its Doyon Languages Online project with the release of the first online language-learning course featuring Benhti […]

Classifieds

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

Fry Sauce

by Millie Bentley Greetings. When I was in Anchorage at the assisted living house, one of the people there from Idaho told me of a sauce that used to be served there with French fries. […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Fish cutter

Nevah Valadez, who is 6 years old, is learning how to cut salmon for drying at fishcamp from her Grandma Ella Nicori of Kwethluk.

Contributors

Unhealthy noise pollution

by Peter Twitchell I have permanently moved from Anchorage to the Valley for one reason only – the earache the jets have been causing and the irregular sleep patterns last and this summer. There are […]

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Ronald Oquilluk’s Long Road Home

by Ken Marsh Chance, science, and dedicated Alaska State Troopers staff unite to resolve a decades-old missing person case and blaze a trail of hope for the families of others lost in the Last Frontier. […]

Village Telegraph

Calista Corporation Announces the 2019 Shareholder Awards Winners Exemplify Our Alaska Native Values

by Thom Leonard Calista (cha-lis-tah) Corporation is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the annual Calista Shareholder Awards. Nominated by fellow Shareholders, these awards recognize exceptional efforts by Shareholders and Descendants to uphold the […]

Contributors

Animal Psychologists

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Is there such a thing as an animal psychologist, and if there is, what does an animal psychologist do? What kind of a degree would you have to have to […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Yukon King Salmon

On June 11, 2019 Cam O’Neill with the Pilot Station Fish and Game test fishing caught the Yukon’s finest mighty king salmon measuring 91.1cm long. Photo and info courtesy of Fish and Game – Kerri […]

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State Wide

Troopers encourage Alaskans to sign up for Nixle Nixle will be used to send out messages to the public

The Department of Public Safety is exploring better ways to communicate directly with Alaskans about public safety matters and events statewide. For this communication to be successful, we encourage Alaskans to sign up for the […]

Contributors

Blackened Bethel Salmon a la Stevens

by Millie Bentley Bethel is so beautiful at this time of year, isn’t it? “Depends on where you look!”, one person replied. But isn’t that true of any place? “Depends on whose doing the looking,” […]

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State Wide

Spending bill amendment

by Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay Amendment submitted to spending bill that would stop the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from using funds to complete a final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine. […]

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Village Telegraph

Seal Hunting Season

by Nicole Charlie It is the time of the year in spring where men in villages go out to the ocean and hunt seal for food. The women keep the seal after the men take […]

Village Telegraph

Salmon Helper

She is only two years old but Winter Otto of Kongiganak does not let that stop her from helping her family prepare and care for their fish harvest. Here she is washing a king salmon […]

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In our Native Land

Village and Doyon Land Maps Available

Under the provisions of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Doyon, Limited will receive approximately 12.5 million acres of land across Interior Alaska. To date, Doyon has received title to over 11.5 million acres, […]

From The Editor

To Dad with honor

by Greg Lincoln We would like to send our best Fathers Day wishes to all of our dads in our family and to all of our friends and readers who are fathers. On this day […]

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Crime

Man arrested

Alaska State Troopers received a report from Nunapitchuk of an intoxicated man shooting at and threatening to kill household members on 6/16/2019 at about 0830 hours. Troopers from Bethel responded by state aircraft to Nunapitchuk, […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel Police Chief appointed to APSC

Bethel Chief of Police Burke Waldron was appointed to the Alaska Police Standards Council at the beginning of this year. The Alaska Police Standards Council is a regulatory and quasi-judicial body that was created by […]

Contributors

We all have a lot to learn about life

by Peter Twitchell In reading the June 5, 2019 Delta Discovery Newspaper I found the writers and commentators to be diverse, provocative, informative, caring, self-expressive and interesting. Perhaps the paper leads us to self discovery […]

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Corps extends comment period for Pebble draft EIS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District is extending the public comment period an additional 30-days for the Pebble Limited Partnership draft environmental impact statement. The deadline for submitting comments about the draft […]

Inside Bethel News

Monitoring a mystery bird in Yakutat

by Ned Rozell On sandy barrier islands between mountains and the sea, two different birds that look alike lay their eggs side-by-side. Biologists here are learning more about the less-common, more mysterious one. Arctic terns […]

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) For Sale: Plastic […]

Letters to the Editor

Protect our culture and lifestyle

The destruction of subsistence food and activity is the destruction an annihilation of a culture and people as will happen with the Pebble Mine and Donlin Creek Mine. The wipeout of the fish with the […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

RavnAir “Fly Away” Sweepstakes

Alaska’s largest regional airline serving more than 115 destinations is conducting a sweepstakes from June 5th until June 30th offering prizes of $10,000, $2,000, and $1,000 for eligible Alaska residents who are members of RavnAir’s […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Fishing opportunities on the Kuskowkim River

by USFWS Staff In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC), the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (YDNWR) in-season manager has announced four fishing opportunities within the YDNWR from the boundary at the […]

Classifieds

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 […]

Speak Your Mind

Life returns fast to lonely island

by Ned Rozell Bogoslof Island is the gray tip of a mountain that pokes from the choppy surface of the Bering Sea. The volcano stands alone just north of the Aleutians, far south of the […]

From The Editor

There is hope in dreams

by Greg Lincoln Us, collectively, as a human race, share this condition called grief. But yet, when it befalls you, it feels like you are the only one. Why? Because your world, your very existence […]

Contributors

Gadwall Uqsuqaq

by Frank Keim For gleaming colors, the male of this species is unremarkable, but for the visual texture of his plumage, there is no other duck that is comparable. The combination of the black and […]

Letters to the Editor

The PFD belongs to the People of Alaska

Concerning the legislature in Juneau needing to understand the position of the Governor and the permanent fund amount. It is common sense to realize the true need for the majority of the residents in Alaska; […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Fishing for Herring

by Nicole Charlie It is almost that time of the year where local villages around the Southwest fish for herring. Eating it dry is the traditional way, but herring can be eaten in a few […]

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Crime

Cell phone theft

Alaska State Troopers responded to an address in Sutton for the report of a stolen cell phone on 6/9/2019, at approximately 2028 hours. Investigation revealed an unknown female was hitchhiking from Palmer to Eureka and […]

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Crime

Man arrested

Alaska State Troopers in Bethel received a report of assault from the village of Akiachak on 6/6/2019 at about 0902 hours. Tribal Police Officers (TPOs) reported Matthew Pasitnak threatened them with an axe. Investigation revealed […]

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Crime

Burglar identified, arrested

Alaska State Troopers were notified of a burglary at the city building in Napakiak on 11/12/2018. The suspect had used a crow bar to break into the building and steal a safe that was bolted […]

Summer Living

St. Mary’s Spring clean up

by Eric Alstrom The Yupiit of Andreafski EPA/IGAP Environmental Program would like to say “Thank You!” to all the 6 youth supervisors, 26 youth litter patrollers, and 4 adult volunteers for their time and effort […]

Village Telegraph

Smelts on the Rack

Hillary Beebe of Quinhagak helped filled up their family’s fish rack with smelt after a day of dipnetting this past weekend. Photo by Cynthia Beebe

Summer Living

Mortenson graduates with Masters Degree

Ryan Mortenson of Bethel graduated with his Masters in Business Administration on December 8th 2018 from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He during walked the commencement ceremonies for UAF on May 4th of this year. […]

Contributors

Encounters with Big Foot

by Peter Twitchell When I was a boy about 8 years old I was walking to the Civil Aeronautics administration compound. I had a sense that there was something out there in the trees watching […]

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Crime

Church vandalized

AST responded to a church near mile 2 of Big Lake Road in Big Lake for the report of a burglary on 06/07/19 at 1850 hours. Investigation revealed a window was broken on the church […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Murkowski hosts rural trip to Bethel and Napaskiak

by Senator Murkowski Staff U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) recently welcomed U.S. Attorney General William Barr to Alaska for a visit focusing on law enforcement and public safety issues. During Attorney General Barr’s four-day trip, […]

Contributors

Have You Fed the Calf Lately?

by Tad Lindley Remember the Parable of the Elder Brother? Maybe you’ve heard it called the Parable of the Lost Boy or the Parable of the Prodigal Son. It’s about a young man who leaves […]

Contributors

Rhubarb Pickles

by Millie Bentley Greetings from Southern California. It has been a long time since I’ve talked to you. Most of you know that in October of 2017 I broke my leg and was medevaced to […]

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Job Opportunities

Joining the BFC Team BFC prides itself in the care and treatment of those in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. In that endeavor, we look for people that share the mission and vision of the organization. BFC serves […]

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Obituaries

Living Life

by Peter Elachik The important part of Living Life is the family Structure. A good, strong Mom and Dad are the most important part of the family Structure. This and Love are needed in Living […]

Contributors

Life was simple

by Peter Twitchell I remember growing up in the village of Bethel. My parents David and Sarah Twitchell lived on the upriver south side of Bethel. Back in the 1950s life seemed simple. There was […]

Contributors

The Ministry of Dissatisfaction

by Tad Lindley Recently I read about a couple of newlyweds who went for a walk. The young couple just happened to be passing by, and a salesman called out to them and they stopped […]

Inside Bethel News

Community Service Patrol calls for service

by Delta Discovery Staff Non-residents outnumber residents in two of the three reporting quarters for the Community Service Patrol (CSP) calls for service in Bethel, according to a report from the City of Bethel that […]

From The Editor

The beauty of nature in grieving

by Greg Lincoln When I close my eyes, I envision the moments that we spent with you. And although memory can sometimes be fuzzy, when I think of you it is as clear as the […]

Classifieds

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

Support for Sattler, Kanuk, Don

This year, I’ll be supporting Anna Sattler, William Kanuk and Wayne Don for the Calista Corporation Board of Directors. They will ensure the highest ethical and competency standards for the key leaders that are responsible […]

Contributors

Iced Pineapple Squares

by Millie Bentley Greetings. I know many of you love to do a little something special for your family and your sweetie, so I picked out this recipe as a choice you may want to […]

Contributors

Mental Illness and Marriage

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Several weeks ago, I sent you a question on whether Multiple Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder are the same. Thanks for clarification. There was a reason for my asking that […]

Village Telegraph

Two Halibut for First Catch

Gwendolyn David of Bethel caught two halibut while ocean fishing near Kongiganak. She had never fished for halibut before! Gwendolyn is the daughter of Owen and Laverne David.

Speak Your Mind

Life Force

by Amy Gulick [Excerpted with permission from The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind (Braided River, May 2019) by Amy Gulick. (pp 92-77)] We leave the smokehouse and walk next door to Shelly’s house […]