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, […]


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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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. […]


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 […]