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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Council peruses proposed Kusko Liquor license transfer to AC Co.

by Delta Discovery Staff During last Tuesday’s regular city council meeting in Bethel, Council reviewed the Administrative Report and Liquor License Transfer from Kusko Liquor, owned by Cezary Maczynski, to ACC Liquor Store, owned by […]

Speak Your Mind

To Bethel City Council: Do not approve the transfer of this license

by Amber Jones This letter was written to the Bethel City Council to protest the proposed liquor license transfer from Kusko Liquor to the A.C. Co. To whom it may concern, I am writing this […]

In our Native Land

NOAA Fisheries responding to multiple dead ice seals in Bering Sea Region

by NOAA Staff NOAA Fisheries is responding to several reports of unusually large numbers of dead ice seals along the coast of the Bering and Chukchi seas, in Alaska. At least 60 dead seals have […]

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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 […]

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In our Native Land

Alaska Guardsmen rescue bear-attack victim near Galena

by David Bedard Airmen with the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th, and 212th Rescue Squadrons, as well as Soldiers of the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

NOAA Fisheries confirms fourth dead gray whale in Alaska

A family fishing for herring north of the Clam Gulch Recreation Area on the Kenai Peninsula last Wednesday discovered a dead whale. They reported this stranding to NOAA Fisheries this past Friday with a photograph. […]

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Crime

Vehicles damaged and items stolen by vandals at parking service in Anchorage

by Delta Discovery Staff Nine vehicles were damaged by thieves at a long-term parking service in Anchorage this past week. The vehicles sustained smashed windows and items were stolen. One car was also reportedly driven […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amounts of 14,600 metric tons of the Aleut Corporation’s pollock directed fishing allowance from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea directed […]

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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, […]

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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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Inside Bethel News

Law Enforcement Officers graduate from Public Safety Training Academy

39 new law enforcement officers, including 4 Village Public Safety Officers, and 16 Alaska State Trooper recruits, graduated from the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka, June 13, 2019. The graduation ceremony at the Sheet’ka […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

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 […]

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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 […]

In our Native Land

Tularemia found in snowshoe hares in Interior Alaska

by ADF&G Staff In the last few weeks, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks has been receiving calls about sick or dead hares found in the area. Observations during recent necropsies of […]

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; […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel community member honored with First Lady Volunteer Award

First Lady Rose Dunleavy announced and recognized six recipients of the First Lady Volunteer of the Year Awards at a ceremony in the Governor’s Residence, May 24th, 2019. The awards recognize volunteers who engage in […]

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In our Native Land

Alaska Airlines and Ravn Air Group announce codeshare agreement

Today (March 28th, 2019) Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”) and Alaska Airlines announced a new and expanded codeshare agreement and frequent flier partnership, which will provide more seamless travel and mileage earning opportunities throughout the state […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel City Council’s action memo request for post termination meeting with attorney fails

The action memorandum that would direct the Bethel City Clerk’s office or the City Attorney to reach out to a third party attorney – Michael Gatti, to request to meet with the council at the […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 7

• On 5-23-19 at 11:50 p.m. medics responded to Lulu Heron for a person in seizure. Patient assessed and transported to the hospital. On 6-2-19 at 4:07 p.m. Medics responded to 3rd and Main Street […]

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. […]

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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, […]

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Inside Bethel News

Alaska Buds license protest opportunity passes

Six people testified in opposition of the Alaska Buds marijuana store license for Bethel during the May 28th, 2019 city council meeting’s People To Be Heard. However, the opportunity for the City of Bethel to […]

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Village Telegraph

Partners to recycle used vehicle batteries from remote Alaskan communities

Pledging to support the retrieval and recycling of used vehicle batteries from more than 180 remote communities across Alaska, the U.S.-based nonprofit Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and the Solid Waste Alaska Taskforce (SWAT), which oversees […]

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Delta Lifestyles

How many Alaska glaciers? There’s no easy answer

by Ned Rozell Not long ago, a glaciologist wrote that the number of glaciers in Alaska “is estimated at (greater than) 100,000.” That fuzzy number, maybe written in passive voice for a reason, might be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Inside Bethel News

The wonders of military service JROTC cadets visit Alaska Air National Guard wing

by David Bedard Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska — For almost 200 Junior ROTC cadets representing high schools across Southcentral and Western Alaska, 176th Wing C-17 Globemaster III and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft served as […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending May 31

• On 5-17-19 at 7:39 a.m. medics responded to the Sobering Center for a person with high blood pressure. Patient assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 5-19-19 at 5:32 p.m. medics responded to […]

Inside Bethel News

Community advisory vote will decide if council gets compensation

An ordinance was passed by the Bethel City Council that would provide for compensation and benefits for city council members, pending an advisory vote at the next city election. The ordinance was sponsored by council […]

Chasing the Ambulance

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel May 25 – 31

Judgments Willie Nickolie, 24 Reckless Driving 120 Days Ben Weston, 32 4th Degree Assault 60 Days, 3 Yrs. Prob. Logan Alexie, 21 4th Degree Assault 1 Yr. Prob. Paul Brown, 29 4th Degree Assault, Unlawful […]

Village Telegraph

CVRF helps Elders and Families weather the high cost of living in Rural Alaska

by CVRF Staff Each winter, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) supports elders and provides energy assistance to families in its 20 member communities through the longstanding Elder and Heating Oil Programs. This year, CVRF delivered […]

Village Telegraph

Attorney General William Barr visits Bethel, Napaskiak

Photo by Mike Williams U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, welcomed Attorney General William Barr to Alaska, May 30th, along with tribal leaders and community members in Bethel and […]