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 […]

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Village Telegraph

Lower Yukon Board of Education appoints new Chief School Administrator (Superintendent)

by LYSD Staff April 15, 2020: The Board of Education for the Lower Yukon School District is pleased to announce their choice for a new Chief School Administrator, Mr. Gene Stone, beginning July 1st, 2020. […]

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel PD seeks Person of Interest in hit and run accident Vehicle vs. Pedestrian

The Bethel Police Department is requesting assistance in locating 31-year old Jonathan Joseph Williams, age 32, date of birth 01-31-88. Williams is a Person of Interest in Hit and Run Accident-Vehicle vs. Pedestrian that occurred […]

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 […]

Village Telegraph

Calista Corporation cooperating with Department of Treasury to provide data

by Calista Corporation Staff April 17, 2020: The current novel coronavirus pandemic is deeply impacting individuals, communities, non-profits, Tribes and for-profits alike. One of the measures Congress made was passing the CARES Act in late […]

In our Native Land

Seafood processing industry recruiting Alaskans for 2020 salmon season

by the Alaska Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development Alaskans looking for summer employment have the opportunity to work in the seafood processing industry. Seafood processing employers are recruiting to pre-hire for more than 3,100 […]

Village Telegraph

Lower Yukon Board of Education appoints new Chief School Administrator (Superintendent)

by LYSD Staff April 15, 2020: The Board of Education for the Lower Yukon School District is pleased to announce their choice for a new Chief School Administrator, Mr. Gene Stone, beginning July 1st, 2020. […]

Inside Bethel News

RAVNAir Group doing everything possible to get back in the air very soon

To our valued Customers and Frequent Flyers, As you know, the entire airline industry has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and vitally necessary travel bans. Unfortunately, RavnAir Group, the largest regional airline in our […]

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 […]

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 […]

In our Native Land

Eight new cases of COVID-19 announced in two Alaska communities; one new death

Total Cases: 285 Recovered Cases: 98 Total Hospitalizations: 32 Statewide Total Deaths: 9 April 14, 2020 ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced one new death and eight new […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Calista 2020 Spring Distribution is Early Nearly $4 Million in YK Delta

April 3rd, 2020: The Calista Corporation 2020 Spring Distribution is now scheduled for Monday, April 6. Amid coronavirus concerns, the Calista Corporation Board of Directors held an early board meeting and voted to approve a […]

Delta Lifestyles

Alaska National Guard Infantrymen to return from deployment, integrate back into local and rural communities

April 4, 2020 JBER, Alaska: The state of Alaska will welcome back more than 150 Soldiers from the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, returning from deployment on Saturday, April 4. The 297th […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Calista 2020 Spring Distribution is Early Nearly $4 Million in YK Delta

April 3rd, 2020: The Calista Corporation 2020 Spring Distribution is now scheduled for Monday, April 6. Amid coronavirus concerns, the Calista Corporation Board of Directors held an early board meeting and voted to approve a […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Pruitt asks Governor to release PFD payments early to assist families, stimulate economy

April 3, 2020 (ANCHORAGE) – House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt (R-Anchorage) has sent a letter to Governor Dunleavy requesting he direct the Alaska Department of Revenue to distribute this year’s PFD payments as soon as […]

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 […]