Cop Shop

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 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 22

• On 6-8-19 at 4:51 p.m. medics responded to the Sobering Center for a person with low blood pressure. Patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 6-10-19 at 8:04 p.m. medics responded […]

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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 […]

Speak Your Mind

Alaska Native Tribes send joint letter to Bureau of Land Management

by Native Peoples Action, Inc. Twenty tribes sign letter stating Tribal concerns, ask BLM to collaborate with Tribes, provide balance and protections for Tribal watershed nominations. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently […]

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 […]

Village Telegraph

Ivory carving is more than a hobby for young Yup’ik

by G. Lincoln Casey Balluta, age 26, is a young ivory carver who became interested in working with tools when he was a boy, learning from his grandfather Phillip Moses. His name in Yugtun is […]

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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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Heard it in the Steam House

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel’s champion Powerlifter makes her mark with six World Records

by K.J. Lincoln When Natalie Hanson was a kid growing up in Bethel, the thought of becoming a powerlifter never occurred to her, it just never came up. Now at age 29 she is a […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Kuskokwim River Salmon opportunity from Kalskag Bluffs to Aniak

by USFWS Staff Open until superseded by subsequent Emergency Special Action. This emergency special action reopens opportunity for the harvest of Chinook Salmon by all legal means on Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River […]

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. […]

Letters to the Editor

Support needed for seafood industry embroiled in China trade dispute

A letter to the Honorable Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, dated June 11, 2019. We appreciate and support the Administration’s long-term goal of rebalancing the trade environment and establishing free, fair, […]

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

What is the Least I Can Do and Still Be Saved?

by Tad Lindley The wealthy young man approached Jesus, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” Jesus responded to him, “…if thou wilt enter into life, keep 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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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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 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 14

• On 6-8-19 at 7:13 p.m. medics responded to AC Quick stop for a person having a seizure. Patient assessed and they went to the ER with a friend. • On 6-10-19 at 3:06 p.m. […]

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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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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, […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in BethelJune 4 – 13

Judgments Gary Pete Jr., 27 Disorderly Conduct 1 Day Jilann C. Brown, 30 Violate Conditions of Release 5 Days Gabriel W. Stone III, 27 2nd Degree Theft 120 Days Stephen Larson, 27 4th Degree Assault […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in BethelJune 1 – 6

Judgments Eric R. Black, 41 4th Degree Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance $1000, 1 Yr. Prob. Ramona Olson, 50 4th Degree Criminal Mischief 1 Yr. Prob. Shaun Agwiak, 33 4th Degree Assault 2 Days, 1 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]