Sports

Williams named Alaska Scholastic Girls Assistant Coach of the Year

by Tommy Wells Bethel Regional High School assistant wrestling coach Raymond “Thor” Williams received one of the nation’s top honors this past week when he was selected the recipient of the 2019 Scholastic Girls Assistant […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Federal closure for Chinook Salmon expired July 1

Effective 11:59 pm on July 1, 2019, all Federal restrictions on the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River will expire. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will manage fishing openings, closings, and fishing […]

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In our Native Land

Nonprofit RuralCAP’s crucial services to be cut with Gov’s budget

More than 220 children statewide will lose vital early education and more than 500 people will lose supportive housing services currently provided by Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), a statewide nonprofit, as […]

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Sports

Lieb stars for Team Alaska at Junior Nationals Dual Tournament

by Tommy Wells Hayden Lieb is among the state of Alaska’s top wrestlers. He wrestled for Team Alaska Freestyle dual team at the Junior Nationals Dual Tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Bethel Regional High School […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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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. […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel’s 2nd Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament

Bethel’s 2nd Annual B.V.E.S.A Mud Volleyball Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 20th @10am. This is an 8 on 8 co-ed fundraiser tournament with all proceeds going to the Bethel Volunteer Emergency Services Association […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

2016 Gulf of Alaska Pink Salmon fishery disaster relief

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, (all R-Alaska), today (July 2nd, 2019) welcomed an announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that the agency approved $53.8 million to restore […]

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Letters to the Editor

Include Federal Road and Airport Funding in Special Session Call

Dear Governor Dunleavy, We acknowledge that transportation infrastructure is of critical importance to our state, and that we rely heavily on air and sea transportation for our state’s supply of commodities. As you know, 90 […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Governor’s budget cuts will affect rural Alaska

Governor Dunleavy has gone through the legislature’s budget making cuts to funding for programs and institutions that affect all Alaskans. Below is a glimpse of some of the cuts that will impact those who make […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 4

• On 06-29-19 at 3:22 p.m. Medics responded to the area of East Avenue for the report of an intoxicated person. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 06-29-19 at 8:32 […]

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Sports

Smith, Lieb shine at USA Western States Championships

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith and Isabel Lieb turned in prime time performances recently at the 2019 USA Western States Championships in Pocatello, Idaho. Facing some of the top wrestlers in the U.S., both wrestled […]

Inside Bethel News

Plane crash lands in Bethel, all survive **UPDATED PRESS RELEASE**

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 an aircraft crash located at the Bethel […]

Inside Bethel News

Plane crash lands in Bethel, all survive

Unofficial reports say that a Caravan Cessna 208 plane crash landed in Bethel on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at approximately 3:05pm. Eyewitnesses say that the plane was coming in fast. According to verbal reports, the […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 27

• On 6-22-19 at 1 p.m. medics responded to Ptarmigan for a vehicle accident. Patient assessed then refused. • On 6-22-19 at 1:53 p.m., Firefighters responded to Uivik Sub for a house fire. On arrival, […]

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In our Native Land

AFN applauds Public Safety Emergency Declaration in Rural Alaska

by AFN Staff The Alaska Federation of Natives applauds the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)’s unprecedented announcement today in declaring a public safety emergency in rural Alaska under the Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance Program, […]

Village Telegraph

Newtok village move intensifying in summer 2019

by Ned Rozell The relocation of an Alaska village is happening fast this summer, after many years of planning and work. Observers say Newtok’s transition to Mertarvik is flying along because it has to — […]

Letters to the Editor

Mat-Su Delegation: Moving Special Session from Wasilla to Juneau Is Violation of Law

June 24, 2019 (Wasilla) The Mat-Su Delegation asserts that the presiding officers’ decision to move the location of the special session from Wasilla to Juneau is in clear violation of the law. Co-Chair of the […]

Speak Your Mind

Alaska Congressional Delegation welcome DOJ Declaration of Law Enforcement Emergency in Rural Alaska

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today (June 28th, 2019) welcomed the Department of Justice’s Announcement that Attorney General Barr will declare a law enforcement emergency in rural Alaska […]

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Inside Bethel News

City awards Community Action Grants to local organizations

The City of Bethel’s Community Action Grant (CAG) Technical Review Board met on June 12th, 2019 to decide which organizations would be receiving the next round of CAG awards. The CAG board chose the Bethel […]

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Inside Bethel News

Proposed ordinance to amend alcohol laws passes introduction

by Delta Discovery Staff An ordinance that would amend the current Bethel Municipal Code’s alcohol laws passed introduction during the Bethel City Council’s June 25th regular meeting. The proposed amendments would implement more strict laws […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Enforcement efforts aim to maintain valuable Kuskokwim Salmon Fisheries

In an effort to help preserve a highly valued resource, Alaska Wildlife Troopers made their presence known during recent Chinook, or “king,” salmon subsistence fishery openings on the Kuskokwim River. Over the course of four […]