Obituaries

Harry G. Peterson

Harry George Peterson passed away peacefully on November 29, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska virtually surrounded with family members sharing prayers, music, encouragement and loving words. He was born to Charlie Peterson and Julia Ann Peterson […]

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Contributors

Grateful for a new day

by Peter Twitchell I really want to write about the Pandemic of 2020. COVID-19 virus was devastating to the human race. The virus took so many lives but here we are still hanging on to […]

Contributors

Online Dating

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: When looking for a spouse, do you think online sites such as “eharmony.com” really work? They’re based on the premise that you’ll find someone that is compatible and matches your […]

Village Telegraph

Excerpts from the Exhibition: Their Eyes Have Seen The Old Dances: Honoring Elder Hooper Bay Dancers and Drummers (1981-2001).

by Patricia Bulitt Beginning in 1978, my very first visit to Hooper Bay, Alaska, the language and faces passing me by were like music to my ears. I experienced a kind friendliness from the children […]

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Inside Bethel News

Presiding Judges Appointed for 2021

by Alaska Court System Staff Chief Justice Joel H. Bolger of the Alaska Supreme Court announces the appointment of four presiding judges: Superior Court Judge Amy G. Mead for the First Judicial District; Superior Court […]

From The Editor

Appreciation and thank you

by Greg Lincoln Hello everyone. Do you have a friend or relative that works in the healthcare field? Most all of us do, and we are fortunate for that. Where would we be without our […]

Village Telegraph

Generation to Generation

One year old Ella Egoak of Atmautluak is wearing her grandma’s fur atkuk parka that was made by her great grandma Marie Pavilla and great great grandma Anna Andrew. Her beautiful atkuq is sewn with […]

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For Sale

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In our Native Land

Spotlight on K9 Balu – AST

K9 Balu-Mocha is a 3 year old Belgian Malinois and began his career with AST in May of 2017. K9 Balu has primarily been assigned to SDEU (Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit), working with a DEA […]

Contributors

Why a Manger?

by Tad Lindley When the angel came to the shepherds he gave them this message: “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto […]

Contributors

Bribing Children to Behave

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: “What is bribing and why does it work or not work in parenting or in life or even in general? Answer: The definition of bribing is “to persuade someone to […]

Contributors

Christmas

by Peter Twitchell Christmas is bankruptcy time for me. What does Christmas really mean? Jesus came into the world, He came as salvation to the world. He paid the price for the forgiveness of man’s […]

Letters to the Editor

A Path Forward

Last week, I introduced a budget containing a $5 billion recovery package to get Alaska back on its feet. There is no doubt we are facing a once-in-a-generation challenge. With 40,000 Alaskans on unemployment and […]

Speak Your Mind

We urge you to ensure that our state’s vaccination plan recognizes and responds to the unique challenges we face in Rural Alaska

by Eric Deakin This is a letter to the Alaska COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force dated December 7th, 2020 from Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) who is taking a stand to fight for the health and […]

Village Telegraph

History in the Making

by Marlene Katcheak Happy Holidays! Tukurngailnguq School is our root and core of our family, so we wanted to share our good news with you from 2600 miles away! Wrestling has been a driving motive […]

From The Editor

Merry Christmas

by Greg Lincoln Greetings friends and Merry Christmas! We hope that you are having a good Christmas season and that you are enjoying the beautiful outdoors. We’ve always loved this time of year and love […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Fishing on Ice and Snow

Two year old Liam Carl of Kwigillingok is iqsaking on the Kuigilnguq River. He went ice fishing with his family on a nice day in November hoping to catch tom cod and smelt for dinner. […]

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For Sale

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Obituaries

The Passing of Terrence Cole

by UA Interim President Pat Pitney It is with great sadness that I recognize the passing of one of the university’s own, Professor Emeritus Dr. Terrence Cole who passed away Saturday, Dec. 12. The entire […]

Obituaries

Bavilla Merritt

Bavilla Merritt of Goodnews Bay passed peacefully in his home on December 6, 2020. He was born on January 23, 1939. Bavilla married Annie Merritt, his girls were Carolyn, Karin and husband Tucker Evans, Sharon, […]

Contributors

The Y Chromosome of Jesus

by Tad Lindley Many people are constantly puzzled by this one haunting thought that comes, in some cases nightly, when they are trying to sleep, other times it blurts out of their mouth when they […]

Contributors

Living in Constant Doom

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I was prescribed Xanax and Paxil from 2004 to 2013. When I lost my job I could no longer afford the medicines. I have since spiraled down into a repeated […]

Contributors

Angel Dinner Rolls

by Millie Bentley Greetings. These rolls are a family holiday tradition at the home of Corby and Nancy Cross. She says, “You make these the night before, roll them out the next morning when you […]

Contributors

Thankful for Family

by Peter Twitchell During this time of the year we’re thankful for our children and grands, our past families who gave us a strong foundation on which to stand on and weather the storms of […]

Inside Bethel News

AST assist in officer involved shooting

The Alaska State Troopers received a request from the Bethel Police Department to assist with an investigation of an officer involved shooting on 12/11/2020. Members of the Alaska State Troopers Alaska Bureau of Investigation are […]

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Inside Bethel News

Community Action Grantees awarded funds for programs

The City of Bethel Council approved funding for the Ayaprun Elitnaurviat Cross Country Program and the Bethel Community Services Foundation’s Jesuit Volunteer for the library during last week’s council meeting through the City’s Community Action […]

Inside Bethel News

Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race Postponed

by the K300 Race Committee In light of the ongoing “lockdown” mandates and recommendations in effect throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, the Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee has decided to postpone the 2021 K300. Originally scheduled to […]

In our Native Land

Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race Postponed

by the K300 Race Committee In light of the ongoing “lockdown” mandates and recommendations in effect throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, the Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee has decided to postpone the 2021 K300. Originally scheduled to […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Court rules declaring GE salmon unlawful

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement after a US District Court Judge for the Northern District of California ruled yesterday the Food and Drug Administration violated core environmental laws in approving the […]

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For Sale

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In our Native Land

Doyon Shareholders to receive two distributions

The Doyon Settlement Trust Board of Trustees approved the Doyon Settlement Trust (DST) distribution amount of $6.71 per unit (share), or $671.00 per 100 shares on November 21st,2020. The first of these two non-taxable distributions […]

Delta Lifestyles

Chris Miller: Photographing Bristol Bay

by Bjorn Dihle Photographing commercial fishing takes a special sort of person—one who doesn’t mind the salty spray of waves, the blood and slime of fish and the “colorful” nature many fishermen possess. Chris Miller, […]

Contributors

Help Me with My Anger

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I’m having a problem of short temper and can’t control my anger, although I express my anger verbally, and not physically. I am on medication for depression. Sir, your valuable […]

Contributors

Pumpkin Cobber

by Millie Bentley Here’s a pumpkin, ‘not a pie’, recipe for you. I made this for Christmas (and Thanksgiving) a few years back and it was such a hit that a lot of folks wanted […]

Contributors

Learn from your past

by Peter Twitchell We were taught in psychology not to live in our past, but to leave it and move forward! But research is finding that we can examine our past and be empowered and […]

Speak Your Mind

Proposal to improve public health through veterinary care, an essential service in regards to the pandemic

by the Yukon Kuskokwim Canine Health Association This would be a project in partnership with the tribes to protect from Covid-19 and enhance the overall health of the communities by increasing veterinary care and improving […]

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Village Telegraph

ANILCA’s 40th Anniversary

by Alaska Tribal Unity ANILCA was passed 40 years ago today, when elders woke up and their traditional territories were deemed federal conservation units and many of their traditional practices criminalized. On the 40th anniversary, […]

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Village Telegraph

Lawmakers urge Governor to issue disaster declaration in Norton Sound, Yukon River fisheries

This year’s commercial salmon fisheries were devastating for Norton Sound and Yukon River fishermen, processors, local vendors, and municipalities. Harvests in Norton Sound decreased by 87 percent, a loss of $1.7 million, and Yukon River […]

From The Editor

Gateway to fast broadband

by Greg Lincoln Hello Friends. Here’s something interesting from the cyberworld for us folks living in rural Alaska. Pacific Dataport, Inc. is announcing it has received its Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Grant of Authority for […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Baby’s First Fish

It’s ice fishing season with the frozen ice of the Qukaqliq River where  Roselyn Mael, age 2, caught her first smelt. She was very proud of her first fish.

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FOR SALE

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Delta Lifestyles

Alaska Academic Decathlon

This year’s theme for the 2021 Alaska Academic Decathlon is: The Cold War. This will be a virtual event held on February 25 and 26, 2021. Open to every high school in the state, the […]

Delta Lifestyles

Nunakun-gguq Ciutengqertut

Nunakun-gguq Ciutengqertut – They Say They Have Ears Through the Ground is a book of animal essays from Southwest Alaska by Ann Fienup-Riordan with Alice Rearden, Marie Meade, David Chanar, Rebecca Nayamin, and Corey Joseph. […]

Contributors

We need a sound foundation

by Peter Twitchell The world needs us right now indigenous people to guide our youth in using our value system. We need our youngsters to respond to this positive stimulus. We need to brighten a […]

Letters to the Editor

A triumph for the People of Bristol Bay

Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) President and CEO Jason Metrokin made the following statement today in reaction to the Army Corps of Engineers’ Alaska District’s decision to deny a permit to Pebble mine: A permit […]

Village Telegraph

Case surges create data backlog

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) cautions that the surge in COVID-19 cases has strained the public health response, creating a backlog in case and contact investigations. DHSS is urging anyone who […]

Inside Bethel News

YKHC urges month-long regionwide lockdown and prepares to implement crisis capacity care strategy

by YKHC Staff The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation urges all communities in the YK Delta region to immediately enter into a monthlong shelter-in-place, or lockdown, to curb the spread of COVID-19 as it prepares to implement […]