In our Native Land

GCI announces sale of broadcast business

GCI announced today (July 31, 2020) that it has decided to exit the broadcast television business so that it can focus on its core business of providing data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to […]

Contributors

What to Do?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: How do I convince my daughter to change her house keeping habits? Lovely daughter, embracing, effusive, engaging, personable, communicative in all aspects with the exception of an orderly, organized, clean […]

Obituaries

Remembering Mary Jane Fate

Mary Jane Fate was a visionary leader and influential advocate who dedicated her life to creating opportunities for Alaska Native people. Mary Jane’s accomplishments are too numerous to list and include co-founding the Fairbanks Native […]

Tad Lindley

Turning Off the Ircinrraq Filter Part 1

by Tad Lindley Have you ever been looking at your social media, and thought to yourself, “Wow, they look like they are really getting healthy!” Perhaps they had the classic Diet CokeTM and Big Mac […]

Contributors

Delicious Salmonberry Pie

by Millie Bentley Greetings! Here is a delicious recipe for you that you can make using those wonderful salmonberries if you have any in the freezer. Grandma Re prepared the pie and the rest of […]

No Picture
In our Native Land

Introducing The 2020 First Alaskans Institute Summer Interns

First Alaskans Institute (FAI), a statewide Alaska Native nonprofit focused on advancing Alaska Natives for the next 10,000 years, is pleased to introduce the 2020 Summer Internship Program (SIP) cohort, including Brittany Tunrall’aq Sallison (Yup’ik) […]

Inside Bethel News

City of Bethel donates $1 Million to BCSF

The City of Bethel has donated $1 million to Bethel Community Services Foundation to support its ongoing mission of providing COVID-19 relief, response and recovery efforts to Bethel-based nonprofits. In a ceremony held at the […]

Village Telegraph

Calista Corporation Board Reelects Officers

The Calista (cha-LIS-ta) Corporation Board of Directors elected officers following the successful virtual 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Robert Beans was reelected as Board Chair, Margaret Pohjola (poi-YO-la) as Vice Chair, Johnnie Evan (ee-VAN) as […]

From The Editor

Mask wearing mandates

by Greg Lincoln Hello friends. The communities of Cordova, Anchorage, Seward, Valdez, Dillingham, Kotzebue, Gustavus, Tununak, Tuluksak, and Emmonak and our capital city of Juneau (and possibly others) all have mask-wearing requirements for indoors in […]

Village Telegraph

Salmon Berry Garden

Danica Matthias of Kotlik went on her first berry picking trip on July 18th, 2020 inside the Kotlik River. She is 17 months old. Photo by Theresa Matthias

Inside Bethel News

First COVID-19 hospitalization and death in the YK Delta

Over the weekend, YKHC saw its first hospitalization and medevac of a COVID-positive individual. YKHC was previously aware of the individual’s COVID-19 infection, as they were identified through testing in Bethel. The individual remained in […]

Inside Bethel News

Final Federal Environmental Review Shows Pebble Can Be Developed Responsibly PLP CEO Calls EIS a Significant Project Milestone

July 24, 2020 Anchorage, AK – Pebble Partnership CEO Tom Collier hailed today’s publication of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Pebble Project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as […]

Contributors

Butterfly Effect

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is the “butterfly effect” and how might it work in saving marriage? Answer: The concept of the “Butterfly Effect” has its origin in Chaos Theory. Chaos Theory describes certain […]

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 […]

No Picture
In our Native Land

38th Annual RAHI Graduation

Many RAHI alumni will tell you that the summer they spent amongst their peers at UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ campus changed the course of their lives. Comments like “best summer ever!” and “most challenging, yet rewarding […]

Letters to the Editor

CARES Act $$

Skagway, AK., The only city within the state that had passed a resolution to disburse it’s cares act money to its people by $2000.00 a month, till December. The whole idea beyond that is to […]

In our Native Land

Molly of Denali wins George Foster Peabody Award

The critically-acclaimed television series MOLLY OF DENALI has been recognized with a 2020 George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting in 2019. The PBS KIDS series, produced by WGBH Boston, premiered nationwide in July […]

Contributors

Bethel was hopping

by Peter Twitchell When I came on the scene in 1966, Bethel was a quiet little town, until the weekend rolled around. The Yupiit were hot blooded and we loved to dance! It was “fun” […]

Village Telegraph

Monkey Boats and Sailboats

by Bjorn Dihle When Jeffery and Christine Smith were shown the David B, an ancient Bristol Bay tug, known as a monkey boat, it appeared that every cormorant in Washington State had been pooping on […]

Village Telegraph

Tundra Adventures

Baby’s berry. Eight month old Sienna Andrews of Emmonak enjoys a taste of the tundra at Fish Village, which is halfway between Emmonak and Mountain Village on the Yukon River. Photo by Monalisa Andrews

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 […]

Contributors

Higher Power or Higher Tower?

by Tad Lindley For 16 years I was very active in Alcoholics Anonymous. In the beginning, before the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, had been written, the oldtimers told me they had the Bible at meetings. […]

Village Telegraph

Local student candidate to graduate at CSB

Regina Therchik of Anchorage and Toksook Bay, Alaska, daughter of Ray and Florence Therchik, is a candidate to graduate from the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Therchik is graduating with a Bachelor […]

Contributors

Smoked Salmon Corncakes

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here’s a recipe that combines two favorite things – corn and smoked salmon. These can be served as appetizers or as the main course of a small meal. Enjoy! Smoked Salmon […]

Contributors

Friends & Family

by Peter Twitchell I have so many friends and family to thank for lifting me up and being there for me during the COVID-19 Epidemic. I would have nothing but names on this page and […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel’s new police chief to be sworn in

Bethel’s new police chief, Richard H. Simmons, will be sworn in during Special Order of Business at the next regular City Council meeting, July 14th, 2020. Richard H. Simmons Jr. is from Fort Worth, Texas. […]

No Picture
Inside Bethel News

Mary Ciuniq Pete Legacy Scholarship

by BCSF Staff In its second year of scholarship granting, the Mary Ciuniq Pete Legacy Scholarship Fund made two awards to students enrolled at the Kuskokwim Campus (KuC). Kailyn RubyAnn Anvil and Brittney Boney, both […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Tasty Cukpeqs

8 year old Laci’Vonne Kaganak of Scammon Bay cut her first cukpeq on June 30th. She did a very well, good job! Cukpeqs are thee most tastiest dry fish style, said her mom Karen. Photo […]

From The Editor

Berry season

by Greg Lincoln It is Salmonberry Season, and berry pickers all over the YK delta are getting ready to harvest the bounty of the tundra. Some folks have already started picking this most beloved berry. […]

Contributors

Risk Factors for an Affair

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: In your opinion, what are some risk factors that might lead to an extramarital affair? I think it’s possible that there are different risk factors for different generations. In 2006, […]

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 […]

No Picture
Crime

Teen indicted for murder

A grand jury of the Superior Court for the State of Alaska Fourth Judicial District at Bethel on June 30, 2020, has indicted Jordan T. Mark, age 18, of Quinhagak for first degree murder, first […]

Contributors

The Caller ID Syndrome

by Tad Lindley The first time I ever saw caller ID was in the mid 70s. I was at a neighbor’s house. The phone rang. My friend asked his dad, “If it’s Jack, do you […]

From The Editor

Bethel’s Sallaffie promoted

by Greg Lincoln Staff Sergeant Joseph A. Sallafie of the Alaska Army National Guard in Bethel was promoted to Sergeant First Class during a ceremony at the National Guard Readiness Center last Tuesday, June 30th, […]

Contributors

Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris

by Frank Keim Although the Horned lark nests in the Lower Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, it is only seen by those who actively seek it out. This is because it nests primarily in alpine mountainous regions, such […]

Letters to the Editor

Murkowski shares message on Independence Day

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today shared the following Fourth of July message with Alaskans: Happy Fourth of July! A day to celebrate America’s independence, freedom, and the ideals and values upon which our nation […]

Inside Bethel News

Health officials expand contact tracing workforce and prioritize check-in calls to at-risk individuals

The Alaska Department of Health and Social and Services (DHSS) is working to expand Alaska’s public health contact tracing workforce to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. DHSS has roughly doubled the statewide contact tracing […]

Contributors

Southern-style potato salad

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Happy belated 4th of July. Here’s Mom’s recipe for potato salad, Southern style. She never followed recipes, so all the measurements are approximate. Adjust to suit your own needs. Mom’s Potato […]

Contributors

Confusion

by Peter Twitchell When we were boys in the EARLY DAYS before modern media like we know it today, we were living in a world that covered an area as far as the eye could […]

Village Telegraph

2020 Clean up Green Up Kongiganak

As the Native Village of Kongiganak’s COVID-19 Guidelines began lifting, the Environmental Department staff and the community jolted towards a cleaner environment. Cloth face masks were provided in the 3 day event which consisted of […]

Inside Bethel News

City of Bethel receives first CARES check

The City of Bethel received its first disbursement of the $8.4 million from the State of Alaska for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act. In a ceremony held at the First National […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Kwethluk River Trophy Trout

Here’s George Andrew, age 6, of Bethel, Alaska with the smallest Rainbow Trout he has ever caught inside the Kwethluk River. George and his family were fishing below Twin Peak Mountain “Qertuqak” when he caught […]

Inside Bethel News

United We Stand Parade

Bethel celebrated the 4th of July with a parade featuring floats by organizations from around town. The parade route began at 10am at the South Boat Harbor was extended to the Avenues, Uivik Sub, Tundra […]

Crime

Troopers Respond to Apparent Domestic Violent Deaths in Rural Alaska DPS Committed to Partnering with Alaskans to Stop the Violence

July 1, 2020, Anchorage – In less than 10 days, five people were killed in Western Alaska. The first was Lawrence Paul; he was killed in Grayling on June 22, 2020. Two women, Rhoda Adams […]

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 […]

Contributors

What If They Tear Down All the Jesus Statues?

by Tad Lindley In case you haven’t read the news, there are groups of protestors who are defacing, destroying, and removing statues around the country. There are calls to destroy Mount Rushmore. Recently someone has […]

Contributors

Religion and Mental Health

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Does too much religion cause people to go insane? For many years, theorists and practitioners in the field of psychology and psychiatry viewed religion as a negative factor in mental […]

Summer Living

Tumyaralleq “The Old Road”

by Ben Schmidt Thousands of years ago, as humans first ventured into North America, most of its northern lands were covered in ice. One exception was a series of waterways now known as the Yukon, […]

No Picture
Heard it in the Steam House

57 mushers enter Iditarod XLIX on opening day

by Iditarod Team Today, June 28th,2020, the Iditarod announced that 57 mushers have submitted their entries for the 49th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to be held in March of 2021. This […]

Contributors

A Wake-Up Call

by Peter Twitchell It amazes me how Creator Almighty God will give us a wake-up call. I have heard a lot of complaining about our current situation with COVID-19 virus. For one thing, we have […]

Speak Your Mind

AFN applauds CARES Decision

by AFN Staff The Alaska Federation of Natives applauds the decision issued earlier today (June 26th, 2020) by D.C. District Court Ahmit Mehta, ruling Alaska Native for-profit regional and village corporations (ANCs) established under the […]

No Picture
Inside Bethel News

Bethel 4th of July Celebration Parade

For the 4th of July in Bethel, the City of Bethel will be organizing a grand parade “United We Stand, Coming Together to Celebrate” for the celebration of Independence Day. There will be no fairgrounds […]