Inside Bethel News

AKUSA Bethel branch to be closed on Saturdays

Staring October 19, 2019, the Bethel branch will no longer be open on Saturdays. In-branch services will be available to members Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. As always, our Member Service […]

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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 […]

Sports

LYSD hosts District XC Meet in Alakanuk

The Lower Yukon School District held its cross country meet in Alakanuk last Saturday, September 21st, 2019. Teams from Emmonak, Hooper Bay, Kotlik, Mountain Village, Nunam Iqua, Pilot Station, Russian Mission, Scammon Bay, and St. […]

Contributors

The Risk of Watching Violence

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I’m appalled at the violence in video games today. I can’t help but think that children immersing themselves in that level of violence will themselves become violent. What do you […]

Contributors

Our signatures are unique

by Peter Twitchell There were two signatures I liked when I was a boy growing up, and that was Mom and Dad’s. When Mom went to the B.I.A. School in the 1920s the teacher was […]

Sports

Hooper Bay Invitational XC Race Results

The Hooper Bay Warriors hosted their cross country invitational race even on September 14th, 2019. Participating teams included Chevak, Hooper Bay, and Scammon Bay. There were races for 4th-6th grade, middle school, and high school […]

Letters to the Editor

Seeking Kushtaka experts

Hi there, I’m a television producer who once had a strange experience out in Craig, AK that people told me was a Kushtaka. Ever since, I’ve been obsessed with this creature and am currently working […]

Sports

Kasayuli Trail Run Race Results

Cross country teams in Bethel in grades 4th through 8th raced in the Kasayuli Trail Run last Friday. Runners from Bethel Regional High School Jr. High, Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, and Gladys Jung Elementary participated. Below are […]

Letters to the Editor

Fix the Permanent Fund Dividend Now

Recently the Anchorage Daily News printed an editorial column slamming Governor Dunleavy’s plan to pay the full PFD by law and calling for the legislature to reject another special session. Soon after the ADN opinion […]

From The Editor

A common thread

by Greg Lincoln When a person is struck by some kind of tragedy or trauma, such as the loss of a close and beloved friend or family member, the feelings and the experience they are […]

Contributors

Surf Scoter Akacakayak or Cingayak

by Frank Keim One of the Yup’ik names, Akacakayak, for this crazy looking duck describes its odd appearance perfectly. The male’s nose in spring does indeed look like a bird who has “overturned accidentally,” and […]

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Village Telegraph

Aircraft crashes on Nunivak Island

Alaska State Troopers received a report of an aircraft crash on Nunivak Island on 9/7/2019 at approximately 2022 hours. An SOS beacon was activated through an In-reach GPS and investigation revealed that an aircraft with […]

Inside Bethel News

Tua-i to Suicide

by ONC Qasgiq September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the ONC Qasgiq Department held a “Tua-i Walk”. In the Yup’ik/Cup’ik language “Tua-i” means to stop or no more. The community of Bethel came […]

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Crime

Stolen homemade smoker recovered

Alaska State Troopers received a report of a suspected theft of property from a recreational cabin in Willow on 8/12/2019 at approximately 1642 hours. Interview with the complainant revealed he saw a post on Facebook […]

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Crime

Middle school student charged

Alaska State Troopers responded to Teeland Middle School for the report of found marijuana on 09/13/2019 at 1200 hours. Investigation revealed a student had brought a small amount of marijuana into the school. The student […]

Contributors

Feasting is part of our Culture

by Peter Twitchell 100-200 years ago Mother Nature was our friend, it provided for our food and heat. You didn’t need much else – our Native people back then weren’t money driven, but they cared […]

Village Telegraph

Eek River Moose Harvest

Keri Cleveland of Quinhagak successfully harvested her first moose last week with a 30-06. The antlers were 68″. Elton Cleveland, Keri’s husband writes,”My wife’s first catch on the north fork Eek River. The antlers are […]

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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 […]

In our Native Land

Remembering 911

Bethel Firefighter Clyde Erickson stands in memory of the 343 firefighters that perished in the line of duty on September 11th, 2001. Behind him are 343 flags representing those firefighter/first responders that died while answering […]

Letters to the Editor

Please protect the unborn from alcohol

There are terrible things happening in our world today. Some can be prevented. Like the one I’m writing about. I was in Bethel recently and something very disturbing happened. Something that will cause much heartbreak […]

Contributors

Clara’s Moose Curry

by Millie Bentley Greetings. It’s that time of year again when calls start coming in for “…that recipe for moose curry. You know, that really good, really simple recipe?” Yes, I know exactly the recipe […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel drinking water test results

The City of Bethel conducted drinking water sampling during July 24-29, 2019 and found that none of the water samples exceeded Federal Action Levels for lead and only one exceeded the Federal Action Level for […]

Contributors

Love in Action

by Peter Twitchell When I was a boy of 3, 4, 5 years old I remember being taught Love, and realize now, it was the foundation on which the Yupiit People began their day, each […]

Contributors

Helicopter Parents

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Recently, I learned about helicopter parents, and it really hit home. I am afraid that I am one of them. Why do I have such a hard time letting go […]

From The Editor

Visiting partners

by Greg Lincoln When a family is in trauma from an ordeal or tragedy that causes feelings of uncertainty, despair, or hopelessness, they need our help. What helps is to let them know that they […]

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 […]

From The Editor

A place of rest

by Greg Lincoln Part of losing someone that you love is having to lay them to rest. These days we have community cemeteries where our loved ones are placed, where they will return to the […]

Contributors

Ugly is More Than Skin Deep

by Tad Lindley You’ve probably heard the story before. Adam and the woman (she wasn’t called Eve until later on, Genesis 3:20) were in the Garden of Eden. Life was wonderful. They did not know […]

Contributors

King Ranch Chicken

by Millie Bentley Greetings. I thought of a chicken casserole I had on a trip I made to Chico one Fall. Can’t remember the name of the restaurant, but it was off Interstate 5 somewhere […]

Village Telegraph

Blackberry Festival XC Race results

by Delta Discovery Staff The annual Blackberry Invitational cross country race results are in from Toksook Bay. Runners from Newtok and Tununak joined the host team to run the traditional race course up the hills […]

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Crime

K9 officer sniffs out drugs

The Soldotna AST K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on a white 1996 Ford F250 on the Kenai Spur Highway at N. Miller Loop after observing the driver and passenger not wearing seatbelts   on […]

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Crime

Man arrested

Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault in the village of Napaskiak on 8/31/2019 at approximately 2254 hours. Investigation revealed that Alexie Evan, 25 years of age of Napaksiak, used a four-wheeler as […]

Village Telegraph

First Moose

9 year old Michael Chris Jr. of Bethel got his first moose this past weekend while hunting with his family. It is a great honor and his relatives are very proud for his successful hunt. […]

Village Telegraph

Sayallret Spawning Red Salmon

Caden Smith of Quinhagak caught these red salmon – sayallret – from the Qanirtuuq River on August 24th, 2019. They are red with green heads, the color of spawning.

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 […]