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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 […]


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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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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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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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 […]


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 […]