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In our Native Land

Three sign up for Bethel City Council’s three open seats

Three people signed up for the three open seats for Bethel City Council before the August 20th, 2020 Declaration of Candidacy Filing Period closed at 4:00 p.m. The three qualifying candidates for the October 6th […]

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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 Water Tanks […]

Obituaries

Theresa Miisaq Chiklak

Theresa Miissaq Chiklak was born in Bethel, AK on February 02, 1978 to Alphonsus and Martha Chiklak Sr. The Lord called her home on April 18, 2020. She grew up and attended school in Mountain […]

Obituaries

Glenna Dell Green Lefner

Glenna Dell Green Lefner, 85, of Medford Oregon and long-time resident of Bethel, Alaska, passed away on July 12, 2020 at Medford, Oregon. A family memorial service is scheduled for November, 2020. She will be […]

Contributors

Breaking the Bondage of Your Bruise

by Tad Lindley In a normal infection, your immune system attacks the invading bacteria and kills them. Then it removes the damaged tissue and the dead bacteria. In a skin infection we see the aftermath […]

Delta Lifestyles

New Christian book provides practical application of ancient wisdom from the Book of Proverbs to one’s daily life

Lorin Bradbury, Ph.D. releases the first volume of ‘Treasures from an Old Book’. Turning timeless truths into practical lessons, Lorin Bradbury, Ph.D., presents an application of ancient Hebrew truths from the Book of Proverbs in […]

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In our Native Land

Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government to meet

The Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government will be meeting telephonically on August 27th, 2020. The number to connect with is: 1-907-308-8050, ID: 649 955 074#. The revised agenda will be emailed on August 24, 2020 out […]

Contributors

Hot Cranberry Punch

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is a recipe from Teddy Wintersteen, she shared it with us many years ago during the holidays. It is so delicious that it is worth a repeat in time for […]

Inside Bethel News

BNC holds virtual shareholders meeting

by Ana Hoffman Bethel Native Corporation is a for-profit village corporation formed under ANCSA. On August 15, 2020, a virtual annual shareholders meeting was held. At this meeting, shareholders elected to the board of directors […]

Inside Bethel News

YKHC issues release regarding recent information related to second-class cities such as Bethel implementing COVID-19 protective measures

by YKHC Staff On August 25, YKHC convened a meeting with Senator Lyman Hoffman, City of Bethel Mayor Perry Barr, Acting City Manager Lori Strickler, and City Attorney Libby Bakalar. YKHC has long advocated that […]

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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 Water Tanks […]

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Inside Bethel News

Jury trials suspended through November

On Thursday, Aug. 6th, 2020, Chief Justice Bolger issued Special Order 8183 extending the suspension of in-person criminal and civil jury trials until November 2, 2020. The order recognizes that holding in-person jury trials at […]

Contributors

Seasonal Affective Disorder

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I am new to the far north, and I have a history of Seasonal Affective Disorder. I am concerned as to how I am going to deal with the shorter […]

Obituaries

Gary Allan Knopp

Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident Mr. Gary Allan Knopp, 63, died on Friday, July 31, 2020, in a tragic plane accident near Soldotna, Alaska. Gary was born on July 14, 1957, in Whitefish, Montana. He […]

Contributors

Dumping the Honey Bucket

by Tad Lindley Have you ever had the honey bucket splash on you when you were dumping it? Did you ever have a clean pour and then at the very last moment a drop of […]

In our Native Land

Rivers U-turn through Alaska range

by Ned Rozell Alaska’s landscape has an unusual feature that allows us to enjoy cheap bananas in Fairbanks and other things that make life better in the subarctic.  The Nenana River, born on the south […]

In our Native Land

White killer whale spotted in Southeast

by Ned Rozell People in an 80-foot charter boat out of Petersburg recently saw what a biologist described as a “less-than-once-in-a-lifetime” event: a white killer whale swimming through the sea. UAF graduate student Stephanie Hayes […]

Contributors

Vegetarian Chili

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Cooler temps calls for some heavy-duty soup but it looks like this week is going to be warm. The forecast is calling for 70 degree weather in Bethel! But when that […]

Contributors

Let the People tell their Story

by Peter Twitchell When I was a boy we had “White Alice” Communications System (WACS), a United States Air Force Telecommunications Network with 80 radio stations constructed in Alaska during the Cold War. It used […]

Speak Your Mind

Nukalpiaq and the Bear Cub

by Elena Aluskak Nukalpiaq – (great male hunter) and the bear cub Once upon a time there was a Nukalpiaq, who decided his little girl should have a bear cub as a pet. A bear […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Census workers to count Homeless in September

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced the new schedule for counting people experiencing homelessness in the 2020 Census. The operation was originally scheduled for March 30, March 31 and April 1, but health and safety […]

Inside Bethel News

City requests to AMCO that food must be included with curbside alcohol pickup orders at Bethel restaurants

by Delta Discovery Staff T he Bethel City Council passed a resolution requesting the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control (AMCO) Office to prohibit sales of alcoholic beverages by means of curbside pickup and home delivery […]

From The Editor

Alaska Primary Election

by Greg Lincoln The primary election is scheduled for this Tuesday, August 18th, 2020. On the official ballot for the Democratic and Independence Party are four candidates for U.S. Senator: Edgar Blatchford of Anchorage, Chris […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Qanirtuuq Salmon Fishing

The Smith Family of Quinhagak enjoyed a weekend of fishing on the Qanirtuuq River. In the photo are Patricia, Kenny, Caden, Valerie, Sheen, and Donovan Smith with their fresh catch of silver salmon.

Heard it in the Steam House

Boy and His Dog

Michael Nicholas of Atmautluak went on his first berry picking trip to Qasqirayaq on July 10, 2020 with his family and their puppy Kona. Michael is the son of Boi and Sydney Nicholas. 

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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 Water Tanks […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Bethel resident earns degree from WGU

Mary Devlin of Bethel, Alaska has earned a Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 190,000 students from across the country since its inception in […]

Contributors

When Someone is Grieving

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Sometime in the past, I was approached and asked to respond to the following question: “What should you say, and what should you not say to someone who is grieving?” […]

Inside Bethel News

Donlin Gold Project update on recent drilling and ongoing community support amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Barrick Gold Corporation and NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC. are pleased to provide an update on their co-owned (50/50) Donlin Gold project (“Donlin Gold” or the “project”) and the 2020 drill program currently advancing with four drills […]

In our Native Land

Berry Baby

6 month old Claire Paukan traveled 120 miles up the Yukon River from St. Mary’s to Chakaktolik Creek to pick salmon berries with her family. The photo was taken on July 22nd, 2020.

Summer Living

Artists of all ages paint Bethel dumpsters

by Reyne Athanas This year the annual dumpster painting was done by community members and not the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center summer youth camps. Margaret Hannah, BHS art teacher, organized the project of painting 18 […]

Contributors

Tortilla Casserole and Mexican Rice

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here’s a good recipe to serve with a salad for a simple lunch, or as a side dish when you are serving fajitas and Mexican rice. Tortilla Casserole 1 onion, chopped […]

Letters to the Editor

Love and Community

Hello Delta Discovery, – IN the most recent FORUM, The Magazine of the Alaska Humanities Forum (Summer 2020), reading from an article informed by Don Rearden’s book, The Raven’s Gift, Joe Yelerton quoted Mr. Rearden […]

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Village Telegraph

Calista Corporation Advocacy Committee issues endorsements in 2020 General Election

Calista (cha-LIS-ta) Corporation’s non-partisan Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee (PAEC) today (Aug. 5th, 2020) announced its first endorsements ahead of the 2020 general election. The Alaska Native corporation is composed of over 32,000 Shareholders with […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel Nonprofit Relief and Response Grant Program

by BCSF Staff Bethel Nonprofit Relief and Response Grant Program Offers Financial Assistance to Nonprofits and Residents Impacted By Pandemic. This year, Bethel’s nonprofits and households are experiencing extraordinary financial hardships due to the COVID-19 […]

From The Editor

2020 REAA Election Candidates

by Greg Lincoln This year, the election for REAA or Regional Education Attendance Area will be on October 6th, 2020. The Alaska Division of Elections has the following candidates listed as certified as of this […]

Summer Living

Ocean Hunting Trip

This is John Westlock III holding his spear and spear thrower made by his Uppa Albert of Emmonak, AK. This is just one set of many that his Uppa has gifted him over his short […]

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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 Water Tanks […]

Contributors

Getting the Correct Diagnosis

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have a situation. I am a Single mom and my daughter who is now 26 years old suffered childhood trauma that she is still struggling to overcome. She presents […]

Contributors

Meatballs in Sweet & Sour Sauce

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here’s a good one, Meat Balls in Sweet-Sour Sauce, to have in your repertoire. This may be used for a small dinner for four served over steamed rice; expanded to serve […]

Contributors

Practice understanding

by Peter Twitchell When it comes to incarceration, we need to practice, first and foremost, understanding. There are at least five (5) people that are affected by this dilemma. And, it’s a worldwide problem, not […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel Business Recovery Grant Program offers financial assistance to local businesses impacted by pandemic

Bethel businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways. Bethel saw some businesses shut down completely following State mandates in March, others stayed open and enacted safety measures for customers and employees, […]

Summer Living

Salmonberry Season

Two year old Parker David of Kongiganak helped pick some salmonberries last Wednesday, filling the bucket with the bright orange berries.