Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending December 24

• 12-18-21 at 5:05 A.M., Medics were called to respond to a person intoxicated in their own truck. • On 12-18-21 at 4:38 P.M., Medics responded to the report of a person that has fallen […]

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Chronic Enabling

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: How do you defend an elder who is being manipulated by their drug-addict child and this has been going on for years? The drug addict asks for money from the […]

Letters to the Editor

Christmas Greetings

I love the Christmas season in Alaska. Every year, our busy family always finds our way home to celebrate together. I am grateful for their love and also for your support as we work to […]

Contributors

Elder survival wisdom

by Peter Twitchell Always be prepared for cold weather. After talking to my friend Charlie Kilangak of Emmonak about survival strategies it really got me to thinking about what I used to hear our Elders […]

From The Editor

Christmas Candlelight Service

by Greg Lincoln Alusistuami Kinurayagarluting Agayutlerkaat The Bethel Moravian Church held their annual Yup’ik Candlight Service on Christmas Eve in Bethel to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus. The beautiful service was led by […]

Inside Bethel News

Moravian Church Christmas Candlelight Service

Alusistuami Kinurayagarlunting Agayutlerkaat December 24, 2021: The Bethel Moravian Church held their annual Yup’ik Candlight Service on Christmas Eve in Bethel. The beautiful service was led by Frank Matthew of Quinhagak, Freda Jimmie played the […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Rep. Don Young names Sweeney 2022 Campaign Co-Chair

Alaska Congressman Don Young today (Dec. 13th, 2021) announced Tara MacLean Sweeney will join his 2022 re-election team as Statewide campaign co-chair alongside Alaska State Senator Josh Revak. Sweeney brings diverse knowledge and experience to […]

Obituaries

Henry E. Ivanoff

Henry E. Ivanoff passed away in the comforts of his home in Mekoryuk. He was born to Caroline Jones and Mischa Ivanoff at Nash Harbor on Nunivak Island on February 10, 1935. Following the passing […]

Obituaries

James Angalgaq Nicholai

James Angalgaq Nicholai was born on June 27, 1942, in Nalqigliq near Luumarvik to Qakvaralria Charlie and Culuk’aq Julia Nicholai. He grew up with his brothers Andrew Nicholai Sr., John Nicholai Sr., Peter Nicholai, Henry […]

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Crested Auklet Culuksuksaar(aq)

by Frank Keim The Yup’ik name (Culuksuksaar(aq)) for this handsome parrot-beaked seabird that I was given in Hooper Bay and Scammon Bay is one of the most descriptive that I’ve run across yet. It loosely […]

Contributors

Holiday Dilemma

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have come to hate holidays because without fail my wife is miserable. I have not been able to figure it out, but I think she looks forward to the […]

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Delta Lifestyles

Time to apply for 2022 Individual Artist Awards

Rasmuson Foundation is accepting applications for the 2022 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). Online applications will be accepted through March 1, 2022; paper applications must be delivered or postmarked by Feb. 14. In addition to individual […]

Speak Your Mind

We must remain vigilant

by Dr. Elizabeth Bates As this year comes to a close, I’d like to take an opportunity to reflect on the impact of COVID-19 in our region and emphasize the need for people to get […]

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Village Telegraph

Governor’s budget proposal funds replacement of William N. Miller K-12 Memorial School in Napakiak

Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget as introduced on December 15 provides funding for the demolition and reconstruction of the William N. Miller K-12 Memorial School in the Lower Kuskokwim School District. The project is ranked […]

Village Telegraph

History of the fire beater

by BLM Alaska Fire Service How smokejumper ingenuity led to the development of a tool widely used by Alaska wildland firefighters. Story by Jeff Cramer, BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumper crew supervisor. Long before there […]

From The Editor

AFN hosts virtual convention

by Greg Lincoln This year’s Convention theme is “ANCSA at 50: Empowering Our Future.” to commemorate the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act fifty years ago. The 2021 AFN Convention was all virtual […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Gladys Jung awarded Community Action Grant

Gladys Jung Elementary is the recipient of the most recent award for the City of Bethel’s Community Action Grant program. The Gladys Jung Elementary Wrestling Program requested $10,602 to cover the cost overrun to purchase […]

Obituaries

Thomas Michael Sharkey

Thomas Michael Sharkey passed away on November 2, 2021. All Souls’ Day, surrounded by his brothers and wife of 31 years, Geraldine Sharkey. Tom was born September 20, 1954 in Oceanside, California to Eugene & […]

Contributors

Wives’ Tales or Attribution?

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I’m Yup’ik Eskimo from the Lower Yukon region. Growing up, I’ve heard a lot of wives’ tales about itching hands (to receive money soon), twitching eye lids (about to see […]

Delta Lifestyles

Solo Adventure on the Savonoski Loop

by Bjorn Dihle Bristol Bay may be most famous for having the world’s biggest run of sockeye and unparalleled fishing opportunities. Its watersheds also have incredible adventure opportunities — everything from day trips to epic […]

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In our Native Land

Blown back to Alaska, bird perseveres

by Ned Rozell A bar-tailed godwit recently arrived in New Zealand on its second attempt to get there from Alaska, after a storm had blasted it back north. Keith Woodley of the Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird […]

Contributors

Festive Cranberry Pecan Bread

by Millie Bentley Greetings. This week we have a recipe using either fresh or frozen cranberries that I found among some of my mom’s old recipe files. I really love my mom and am so […]

Contributors

Never a dull moment

by Peter Twitchell When I first started working for KYUK public radio station in 1971 a year after I started working I began attending radio conferences in the lower 48. One year in the West […]

Letters to the Editor

Parking Garage Update

Please plan accordingly before coming to the airport if you need parking. Currently ANC’s parking garage, long term parking lot, and the Park and Fly lot are full. The North Terminal lot is approximately half […]

Speak Your Mind

Dunleavy Administration fights federal government to uphold Freedom, Liberty, and Privacy Rights of Alaskans

by Governor Mike Dunleavy As Governor, there exists no greater responsibility than to protect and defend the rights of Alaskans and the rights we hold in common as a state. President Ronald Reagan once said, […]

Village Telegraph

Yugtun Qaneryaramta Arcaqaucia

igartii Nanugaq Layla Kashatok Wani igamni qalarteqatartua elitellemnek Yugtun qaneryaramtenek arcaqaucia-llu. Cakneq man’a qaneryaraput arcaqertuq wangkuta-wa yugni una qaneryaraq pikngamteggu. Nayagaqa-llu miktellemnuk Yugtun qalarcesciigatellruukuk qiitevtaqlunuk-llu kiingan. Ta͡ugaam aanama maurluma-llu cingumangnaq’laraakut Yugtun qalarcesqelluta. Maa-irpak mikelnguut qanyuirutut […]

From The Editor

Lighting of the Tree Ceremony

by Greg Lincoln Last week on Friday, the community of Bethel came together to celebrate the Lighting of the Christmas Tree. Local dignitaries, organization members, community members, children, and students came together to commemorate the […]

Delta Lifestyles

Bountiful Blackfish

Rylan Nickoli, age 2, of Russian Mission checks the blackfish trap on December 6th, 2021 and finds it full of fish. Photo by Melissa Nickoli

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Memories of Christmas Past

by Peter Twitchell As we prepare for the Christmas holiday my memories go back to when I was a child of eight, nine, and ten. I went to Sunday school at the Bethel Moravian church […]

Inside Bethel News

Warriors wrestle at Grace Grizzly Shakedown

The Bethel Warrior Wrestlers competed at the Grace Grizzly Shakedown held at Grace Christian School in Anchorage this past weekend, December 3-5, 2021. Five wrestlers placed in the top five including undefeated senior Landon Smith, […]

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Inside Bethel News

Gladys Jung hosts wrestling finale

The Gladys Jung Cranes hosted the last wrestling tournament of the season for elementary and junior high students this past weekend, December 3-4, 2021 in Bethel. Teams from Napaskiak, Bethel Regional High School Jr. High, […]

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For Sale

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Turn on the Light

by Tad Lindley In the beginning In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the […]

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Reasons to be Thankful

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: It’s Thanksgiving time. Is there any research on the benefits of being thankful? Answer: It seems intuitive that thankful people would navigate life better than someone who is unthankful and […]

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Birthday blessings

by Peter Twitchell Back in 2013 my daughter Suzi celebrated her 15th birthday. I remember back when I was 15. I told Suzi after my 15th birthday four months later I lost my Dad and […]

Inside Bethel News

K300 Season Opener Dog Race

The 2021-22 K300 Season Opener is set for this Saturday, December 4th. Trail details will be determined later this week but currently the plan is to start on the Charles Family Lake and the follow […]

From The Editor

Nominate a youth

by Greg Lincoln The folks at Spirit of Youth are asking you to make a nomination for the next cohort of youth awardees and we are due for some new winners for 2021. Several YK […]

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For Sale

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Thanksgiving

by Tad Lindley We tend to think of Thanksgiving as a modern American holiday. It’s not. If you attended public schools, you may have been taught that the first Thanksgiving involved the English speaking Pilgrims […]