In our Native Land

Call for evacuation made for elderly couple on rising floodwaters on Kuskokwim River

by Delta Discovery Staff UPDATE (May 1st, 2020): The two elders, John and Seraphine Borowski, were rescued safely early this morning by paratroopers via a Blackhawk Helicopter. The Blackhawk, which was sent from Anchorage, hoisted […]

Inside Bethel News

No new cases of COVID-19 reported in Alaska

April 30, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced no new cases of COVID-19. There were also no new hospitalizations or deaths reported. Recovered cases now total 252, […]

In our Native Land

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Anchorage AK 924 PM AKDT Wed Apr 29 2020 Lower Kuskokwim Valley-Kuskokwim Delta- Including the cities of Aniak, Sleetmute, Bethel, Hooper Bay, and Nunivak Island 924 PM AKDT Wed Apr 29 2020 […]

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Contributors

The Healing Power of Laughter

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What does the field of psychology say about the importance of laughter in recovering from illnesses, or even from such things as depression? I ran a search of the APA […]

Letters to the Editor

State of Alaska’s Plan for Rural Communities

While Governor Dunleavy and Doctor Zink are being praised for their clear and open communication throughout the development of the COVID-19, their plan for Alaska’s rural communities is vague and under-developed. After a careful analysis […]

Speak Your Mind

How Corona Virus is affecting everyone

by Nicholas Charles, Akiachak The pandemic is making people lose it. Places and things like the sports world are being cancelled. The government is trying to slow the bend. Despite everything that they’re doing it’s […]

Contributors

70 & COVID-19 Virus

by Peter Twitchell I’ll be 70 years old tomorrow. I was born April 25th, 1950 in a makeshift hospital Quonset after the Bethel Hospital burned to the ground. I was born to David & Sarah […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel awards Community Action Grants

The City of Bethel has awarded grants to six organizations through the Community Action Grant fund program. The Year 3/Quarter 1 award recipients are the Cama-i Dance Festival ($10,000), Kuskokwim Art Guild Afterschool Art Program […]

From The Editor

From across the ocean

by Greg Lincoln Hello friends. Birdsong is once again filling the tundra air here in our beloved homeland – the sweetest trills, calls, and melodies that we all know and love so well. There are […]

Village Telegraph

No new cases of COVID-19 reported for April 24 Sitka has first positive case – will be included in tomorrow’s count

April 25, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced no new cases COVID-19. There were also no new hospitalizations and no new deaths. This reflects data from 12:00 […]

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Contributors

Earth Day 2020

by Frank Keim Our planet Earth has been having a hard time of it lately. But reflecting over the past 50 years since a small group of us put together the first organizational committee to […]

Contributors

How to Stop Pouting

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: In your article, “Is pouting a symptom of depression?” you mentioned how to deal with someone who pouts and sulks, but I would like your help, if possible, in understanding […]

Letters to the Editor

ANCSA corporations are not tribal governments

I write to supplement my Tribe’s earlier comments and to oppose the award of any portion of the Coronavirus Relief Fund to private for-profit corporations organized under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). The […]

Inside Bethel News

Best in The West 2020 Winners

The University of Alaska Fairbanks: Kuskokwim Campus & Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and the Best in the West Partners are pleased to announce the winners of the twelfth annual small business competition for 2020: ● […]

Village Telegraph

Testing kits for rapid detection of novel coronavirus dispatched to protect rural residents

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is distributing 40 rapid testing machines and 2,400 test kits for diagnosing novel coronavirus throughout communities in rural Alaska, including the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, in […]

Contributors

You take care

by Peter Twitchell As a child I heard stories told by our elders of the flu epidemic, tuberculosis, which took the lives of so many of our Native people. Today our generation is experiencing the […]

Inside Bethel News

Let’s celebrate National Library Week

by Theresa Quiner Every year, libraries around the country celebrate National Library week in April. This year, National Library Week is April 19th-25th. While we are saddened that the physical library is currently closed while […]

From The Editor

Flattening the curve

by Greg Lincoln Hello friends. Flattening the curve is the name given to what we, as humans, are doing now – slowing the spread of COVID-19 – by taking part in various health measures, such […]

Village Telegraph

Akiak man overdue, searchers looking

This is a message from Mike Williams Sr., Tribal Chief of the Akiak Native Community: One of our Tribal citizens from Akiak has not arrived from his travel by snow machine from Akiak to Togiak […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Update on First COVID-19 Case in YK Delta

by YKHC April 15, 2020: On April 6, YKHC confirmed the first positive COVID-19 case in Bethel. Within that same evening, YKHC worked closely with Alaska Epidemiology and Public Health Nursing to identify over 80 […]

Contributors

Parenting Styles

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are there styles of parenting that are more effective than others? The best-known research to date was based on studies of preschool children and their parents by Diana Baumrind at […]

Contributors

Jesus Broke the Social Distancing Mandate

by Tad Lindley Right now our nation is in quarantine mode. People are commanded to maintain “social distancing”. Everywhere in Bethel people are wearing masks to avoid breathing other people’s breath and to stop theirs […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Enter the 2021 K300 Logo Contest

Submit your original design for a chance to win $100 and a T-shirt with your winning work! We are now accepting submissions for the 2021 K300 logo – the winning design will be used on […]

Speak Your Mind

Budget passed that protects the Alaskan way of life and provides relief to those affected by global pandemic

by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky, House District 38 Normally when I provide an end-of-session update, it is May or June, our fish are running in the Kuskokwim, and I have either returned, or am eagerly looking […]

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Lessons from bones, dusty and stinky

by Ned Rozell Nicole Misarti has gagged in the name of science. The University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist uses new and old bones of animals to determine what their lives were like. Those bones are […]

Village Telegraph

YK Delta COVID-19 response funds available

Funds are available for YK Delta nonprofits, tribes and community service partners from BCSF’s YK Delta COVID-19 Response Fund. BCSF will grant up to eight awards of $2,000 each. The deadline is Friday, April 17 […]

Contributors

Carefree days

by Peter Twitchell Remember when we used to have carefree days when we were a lot younger long ago? We got up in the morning and got ready for school. All of us knew it […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel’s Akakeek, Ptarmigan, & DeLapp selected for Community Transportation Program Projects

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is announcing local projects that were selected for the Community Transportation Program (CTP). The list includes Akakeek, Ptarmigan, and DeLapp in Bethel. Projects were selected from […]

Inside Bethel News

Kuskokwim Campus Student of the Year Awards

by Cindy Andrecheck University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus is pleased to announce its Student of the Year Awards. The Full-time Student of the Year Award will be presented to Danielle Josephine Martha Iiqtaq Epchook […]

Village Telegraph

Spring Hunting during Covid-19 Travel Mandates

April 14, 2020: Health Mandate 012 – Intrastate Travel states, “all instate travel between communities, whether resident, worker, or visitor, is prohibited unless travel is to support critical infrastructure, or for critical personal needs.” The purpose of […]

Village Telegraph

COVID-19 Testing Update

Since beginning to test for COVID-19 in March, YKHC has continued to expand our testing capacity. As of noon on April 8, we have tested over 150 individuals. Of those tests, 103 tests are still […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Village grave led to virus breakthrough

by Ned Rozell One-hundred-two years ago, a strain of influenza virus spread across the globe, eventually reaching Brevig Mission in Alaska. Five days after the flu hit the Seward Peninsula, 72 of the 80 villagers […]

Contributors

Hamburger in the Honey Bucket

by Tad Lindley For those who are reading on the internet or get the Delta Discovery in the lower 48 and who might be unfamiliar with the term “honey bucket”, let me explain. Where we […]

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Village Telegraph

RavnAir Group stops all operations

April 5, 2020: RavnAir Group today announced that due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented loss of 90% of passenger revenue at all three of its airlines (RavnAir Alaska, PenAir, and RavnAir Connect) […]

Village Telegraph

Winter logging

The Friend Brothers of Kwigillingok were successful with their wood haul from the Kuskokwim. From left are Harry, David, and Johnny Friend. Their sleds are loaded with logs as they head back to Kwig. Photo […]

Inside Bethel News

To All Sport Fishing Outfits and Rafters

Re: Request to Cancel all 2020 Sport Fishing and Rafters Season to prevent spreading of COVID-19 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading rapidly through Alaska. It is only a matter of […]

Speak Your Mind

The Candlelight

by Brad Cole I was walking down the airport road just outside of Tuluksak, listening to the sound of the wind ripping past the telephone line that was swaying in a cloudy sky. I could […]

Contributors

Concept of the Flying “V”

by Peter Twitchell I like the concept of the letter “V” formation geese and other migrating birds fly in. Someone told me once that the reason geese fly in a “V” formation is so they […]

Inside Bethel News

BCSF opens YK Delta COVID-19 Response Fund

by Bethel Community Services Foundation Bethel Community Services Foundation announces the opening of the YK Delta COVID-19 Response Fund. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to expand in Alaska and across the United States, our families, […]

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In our Native Land

Alaska issues cloth face masks COVID-19 Health Alert

by Commissioner Adam Crum and Dr. Anne Zink April 3rd, 2020: Health Alert 010 – Recommendations Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings Scientific evidence available to date indicates that asymptomatic and presymptomatic shedding of […]

From The Editor

A case of mistaken identity

by Greg Lincoln Have you noticed that as we age, we start to look more and more like younger versions of our parents? As I started growing older, our kids would tell me that I […]

Inside Bethel News

Update on positive COVID-19 case in the YK Delta

by YKHC April 7, 2020 Because YKHC has been preparing for the region’s first COVID-19 case since February, we had numerous systems in place to support the response last night. Immediately upon receiving lab confirmation […]

Inside Bethel News

First COVID-19 Case in YK Delta

by YKHC April 6, 2020, 6:00 pm A person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Bethel. The person is currently self-isolating and YKHC is working with the State of Alaska Section of Epidemiology and local […]

Heard it in the Steam House

City of Bethel to provide temporary assistance with utility services and Extend Deadline for Sales Tax

March 31st, 2020: 1. City of Bethel to provide temporary assistance with utility services The City of Bethel is concerned that some Bethel households may lack water and sewer service during these challenging times because […]

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