Contributors

Barbecue Baked Beans

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Hope you are enjoying the cooler weather. Here’s a recipe for some nice barbecue baked beans which includes some ground beef. This recipe makes 20 servings, but can be cut in […]

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Obituaries

Charlie Kilangak

The family of Charlie & Zena Kilangak Sr. of Emmonak, would like to announce the memory of Charlie Kilangak Jr. whose 4 years will be August 5, 2019. Thinking of and missing him also please […]

Speak Your Mind

Protect Alaska Native Women

by the National Congress of American Indians The National Congress of American Indians passed Resolution #REN-19-011 calling upon Congress to promptly enact legislation recognizing the jurisdiction of Tribal Nations in Alaska to prosecute domestic violence, […]

Inside Bethel News

K300 new board members

The Kuskokwim 300 has announced the addition of two new board members to its race committee. Bethel residents Ashley Glasheen and Pete Kaiser will be starting as board members in July. They will replace Jeremy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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In our Native Land

STOP Act would prohibit exporting sacred Native items

July 18, 2019: U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) reintroduced the bipartisan Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, a bill to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Mary Ciuniq Pete Legacy Scholarship award

by BCSF Staff Janice Wiseman of Tuntutuliak is the recipient of the first annual Mary Ciuniq Pete Legacy Scholarship. A selection committee made the award decision. Wiseman will receive $1,000 for college expenses. The scholarship […]

Village Telegraph

Miss Cama-i wins Miss WEIO crown

by Delta Discovery Staff Lorraine Tom of Chefornak, who is the current reigning Miss Cama-i, was crowned the 2019 Miss World Eskimo Indian Olympics (WEIO) this past weekend in Fairbanks during WEIO. Tom, who is […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Kuskokwim commercial fishing openings

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. The Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group were informed of these management actions. Commercial fishing […]

Letters to the Editor

Environmental matters

It becomes an inspiration to put up an opinion or comment on matters that touch or have some influence over the lives that may be affected, if that would particularly involve the vast locality. Our […]

In our Native Land

How Do They Do It?

by the Alaska Division of Forestry A Closer Look At The Fixed-Wing Ramp and Fuelers in McGrath. Fixed-wing aircraft is invaluable when firefighters mobilize and demobilize to and from incidents across Southwest Alaska. Helicopters pluck firefighters […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Making salmon strips

Louis Panigkaq Smith, age 6, is cutting his first King salmon strip in Quinhagak. Louis is the son of Daniel and Renae Smith.

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In our Native Land

Kuskokwim subsistence fishery announcement

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. The Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group were informed of these management actions. Kuskokwim […]

From The Editor

Like a slow meandering stream

by Greg Lincoln When we are befallen with an overwhelming loss, such as the loss of a close family member, we are allowed to take time off work to grieve, to prepare to lay our […]

Contributors

The Need for Sleep

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury How important is it to maintain regular sleep times? In answering your question, it’s important to define what constitutes a good night’s sleep. A good night’s sleep will vary depending on […]

Contributors

A life of devotion

by Peter Twitchell Imagine how isolated we were in Alaska before colonization. There were no roads, trains, airports. Not until steamships started sailing north did we have people and goods. Even tools, dry goods, and […]

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In our Native Land

Southwest Alaska Area Fire Information Update

by the Alaska Division of Forestry July 21st, 2019: There are 143 firefighters staffing four fires in Alaska’s Southwest Area. Crews remain in place to defend the Donlin Mine, the Nixon Mine, the community of […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Measles case confirmed in Alaska

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has confirmed a single case of measles in an unvaccinated teenager from the Kenai Peninsula who recently traveled out of state to Arizona via Seattle, Washington. […]

Contributors

Net Mending

by Tad Lindley My salmon gear was in particularly bad shape. It had accumulated a lot of holes. Every year I put it away telling myself, “I will mend it when spring comes around and […]

Letters to the Editor

Reverse the sweep of the PCE Endowment Fund

Dear Alaska Legislators, It is imperative that the Alaska legislature reverse the sweep of the Power Cost Equalization (PCE) Endowment Fund so Alaskans in rural areas can afford their electricity. The sweep of the endowment, […]

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 […]

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Delta Lifestyles

AFN supports Legislature’s original budget

The Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors announced its support for the restoration of the Alaska Legislature’s FY ’20 operating budget as submitted to the governor prior to his vetoes and pledged to work […]

In our Native Land

Southwest Area Wildfire Update: More new lightning-caused fires; firefighters protecting two gold mines including Donlin, one village, cabins and allotments

by Alaska Division of Forestry July 13, 2019: Eleven new lightning-caused fires were discovered in the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Southwest Area on Friday and more new fires are anticipated as a result of thousands […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

The thin line between Alaska and Canada

by Ned Rozell Marked by metal cones and a clear-cut swath 20 feet wide, Alaska’s border with Canada is one of the great feats of wilderness surveying. The boundary between Alaska and Canada is 1,538 […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Yukon King fishers

Linda (at left) and Henriann Nickoli fish for Yukon Chinook king salmon downriver of Russian Mission by 7 Mile. “Our favorite time of the year, Linda was driving the boat while her sister with the […]

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State Wide

Angoon hydroelectric project advances

Kootznoowoo, Incorporated, the Alaska Native village corporation for the community of Angoon, recently entered into an amended grant agreement for the Thayer Creek Hydropower Development Transmission Project. According to Kootznoowoo Board Chair Melissa Kookesh, the […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Kotlik to receive grant for airport repairs

The Kotlik airport will receive a $9.3 million grant for repair and expansion projects. The $9.3 million grant to the Kotlik Airport will be used to expand a service road, reconstruct taxiway lighting, repair a […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Calista Corporation announces Certified 2019 Annual Meeting Results 45th Meeting Held in Toksook Bay on July 5

Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation Shareholders reelected three directors to the Board in a strong support of continued operational successes, increased Shareholder benefits, and Board stability. More than 59 percent of all outstanding shares voted, the fourth […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Plane down in Bethel, all survive

An aircraft incident at Bethel Airport occurred on Monday, July 8, 2019 at approximately 3:20 p.m. The Bethel Fire Department responded with one ambulance, one fire engine, and one ladder truck to the report of […]

Speak Your Mind

Alcohol does not care

by Sarah Jasper I come in a lot of names – Budweiser, vodka, wine and others. No matter what the name, as long as it has alcohol, I’m it. I’m found in liquor stores, bars […]

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Crime

Man arrested

Hooper Bay Village Police contacted Alaska State Troopers to report Marcus Seton (age 20 of Hooper Bay) was highly intoxicated and running around the village pointing guns at people on 7/2/19 at about 1900 hours. […]

Contributors

Blueberry Ginger Muffins

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Last week we were supposed to publish a recipe for blueberry pie with cream cheese. However, we were not able to find it so we’ll keep looking. Meanwhile here’s a recipe […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel residents earn degrees from WGU

Bethel residents have earned degrees from the Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 70th (Orlando, Florida); 71st (Cincinnati, Ohio); and 72nd (Anaheim, California) commencement ceremonies this year to celebrate the graduation […]

Village Telegraph

Fresh Tundra Berries

It is salmon berry season! Marie Smith picked two gallons of fresh atsat from near her village of Quinhagak last week.

From The Editor

Grief warriors

by Greg Lincoln Each year we plan a trip to Fairbanks for the World Eskimo Indian Olympics. It is always pleasant to see another part of our great state and to visit our friends and […]

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Delta Lifestyles

Trooper recruits hit the streets

July 10, 2019: This week Trooper Recruits began their approximately 13-week Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP). Six Alaska State Trooper Recruits were posted in Fairbanks, three went to Soldotna and six are honing their skills […]

From The Editor

The ability to adapt

by Greg Lincoln When your natural environment becomes something that is not what you are used to, what do you do? First you endure it and through your endurance you adapt. But adapting can be […]

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

Don’t forget who is in charge

by Peter Twitchell In the Bible, God’s Holy Word, it says “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” That is His Promise to us. Although we (I) have left Him in my past. I […]

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In our Native Land

Congressman Young files for Re-Election

Today (June 28th, 2019), Alaska Congressman Don Young released the following statement after he filed for re-election to a 25th term as Alaska’s sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives: “Next week, our nation […]

Summer Living

Youth enjoy nature bird walk

An enjoyable bird/nature walk in Pinky’s Park with YK Fitness Day Camp for youth!! “There are 240 plus species that come back to the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta to nest!” writes Beverly Hoffman of Bethel. “They […]

Village Telegraph

Summer Salmonberries

3 year old Austin Nick of Tuntutuliak enjoyed tasting and eating the salmonberries from his family’s berry bucket while picking near Nunapitchuk last Saturday. The salmonberries are ready and ripe. Austin is the son of […]

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In our Native Land

FNBA wins award

For the fourth year running, readers of Alaska Business magazine have chosen First National Bank Alaska as the Best Place to Work in the publication’s annual Best of Alaska Business (BOAB) Awards. “First National’s mission […]

Contributors

How to be Single and Happy

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have always wanted to marry, but it just has not worked out. I find myself spending a lot of time being depressed, or angry, or something, because I have […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Indigenous leaders meet at Climate Summit

June 19, 2019: Indigenous leaders from throughout the United States gathered last week to talk about the climate crisis and its impact on food security during a three-day Indigenous Climate Summit in Fort Yukon, Alaska. […]

Contributors

Tasty Salmon Burgers

by Millie Bentley Greetings. It’s pleasant to think about all the salmon that have been swimming up the river. Here’s a tasty recipe to try for your leftover baked salmon, if you have any leftover! […]

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Summer Living

4th of July Winners

“We the People” is the theme of this year’s 4th of July parade in Bethel. This is from the beginning of the preamble of the Constitution of the United States. Congratulations to the winners and […]

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Inside Bethel News

E-Waste Drive in Bethel

The Environmental Program at the Association of Village Council Presidents will host an e-waste drive for Bethel on July 24, 2019 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The collection area will be staged at the […]

Inside Bethel News

St. Mary’s Subsistence Life

Beloved couple John and Ruth Ann Elia of St. Mary’s enjoy their fish rack full of beautifully cut Yukon salmon. Photo taken on June 9, 2019.

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Heard it in the Steam House

Bipartisan legislation introduced to expand ANSEP Program

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced the Building Indigenous STEM Professionals Act, July 2nd, 2019. This legislation will reauthorize and amend a grant designed to help create or expand programs […]

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Delta Lifestyles

From Lost Creek to Eureka

by Ned Rozell On a Saturday morning near summer solstice, nine people stood on a smoothed pile of gravel at Mile 5 of the Dalton Highway. A man talking to the group, the fur of […]

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Inside Bethel News

Kusko Liquor license transfer protest fails

by Delta Discovery Staff The Bethel City Council voted against a resolution that protests the transfer of the Kusko Liquor license, owned by Cezary Maczynski, to ACC Liquor, owned by the North West Company International. […]