Sports

February 50: Aniak’s Isaac Underwood mushes to victory

Aniak musher Isaac Underwood is the winner of the February 50 sled dog race. Underwood mushed his team of 8 to claim the top spot in a field of 17 mushers on Saturday, February 27, […]

Inside Bethel News

YKHC increased COVID-19 Testing

by YKHC Staff YKHC is offering COVID-19 testing to every person visiting a YKHC facility in the Delta. Testing all patients and caretakers will increase early detection of the virus in communities. Increased testing may […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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Contributors

God’s Preferred Pronouns

by Tad Lindley After the recent acquittal of former President Donald Trump, US Congressman, Eric Swallwell (who had been hoping for an impeachment) expressed his frustration saying, “We could have called God herself [as a […]

Delta Lifestyles

K300 virtual awards ceremony wraps up 2021 event

by Delta Discovery Staff The Kuskokwim 300 held a live virtual awards ceremony online with pre-recorded musher post-race comments and thank-yous, plus a special sportsmanship award presentation. The live awards ceremony took place on February […]

Letters to the Editor

The YK Delta Flight School

I would like to take this opportunity, and also on behalf of the twenty four other flight school students, all from the Yukon Kuskokwim delta of 1999, to thank Mr. Francis Reich publicly, with a […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Cutting fish at Yuvv’aq

Danielle Moss of Bethel works on cutting her fish at Yuvv’aq near the mouth of the Johnson River. She enjoyed going fishing and caught 20 total. Photo taken on February 14th, 2021.

Delta Fishin’ Report

40” Eek River Pike

Nick Carter, age 67, caught this huge 40” pike at Luqruuyagpak 15 miles above his village of Eek. They cut up the fish for drying.

In our Native Land

YKHC Board of Directors adopts resolution opposing formation of a Regional Tribal Government in the YK Delta

by YKHC Staff On January 22, 2021, the YKHC Board of Directors met and adopted a resolution opposing the formation of a regional tribal government in the YK Delta. YKHC Resolution No. 2021.01.01. For nearly […]

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For Sale

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Contributors

In the Crosshairs of Eternity

by Tad Lindley It will be my name on this article, but the ideas are coming from a message preached this morning by Pastor Bradbury combined with the crosshairs analogy made by Kevin Augustine. Horizontal […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Baby’s first pike

23 month old Ernie Andrews of Bethel excitedly caught his first pikefish while fishing at the Johnson River on February 6th, 2021. Ernie is the son of Maurice and Wendy Andrews.

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In our Native Land

Steller sea lions and mercury

by Ned Rozell Within their bulbous bodies, Steller sea lions of the western Aleutian Islands seem to carry more mercury than sea lions closer to mainland Alaska. By looking at tiny bits of fish and […]

Contributors

Healthy Muffins

by Millie Bentley Greetings. In observance of good nutrition, daughter-in-law Nancy gave me this recipe for some really good, healthy muffins. You might like to try these as a fast breakfast treat when you run […]

Contributors

New and exciting possibilities

by Peter Twitchell If we don’t keep up with today’s technology we sadly get left behind. Life has become easier because of satellites, microchips, fiber optics, cell phones, and the internet. Telemedicine is wonderful and […]

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Village Telegraph

Sullivan votes to acquit former President Trump

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today (Feb. 13th, 2021) voted “not guilty” on the article of impeachment brought against former President Donald Trump by the House of Representatives and issued the following statement: “I cast […]

In our Native Land

Blizzard Warning until 09:00PM Thursday

* WHAT…Blizzard conditions. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.   * WHERE…Kuskokwim Delta Coast and Nunivak Island.   * WHEN…Until 9 PM AKST Thursday.   * IMPACTS…Plan on slippery […]

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Crime

Illegal feeding of big game animal

The Alaska Wildlife Troopers received a report that an individual had posted Facebook live videos of herself feeding carrots to a moose that she was also touching and petting on 1-30-2021. Angel Bunch, age 43 […]

Classifieds

For Sale

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Heard it in the Steam House

2021 Iditarod Ceremonial Start cancelled

Below is a statement from Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach regarding the 2021 Iditarod ceremonial start: While the Iditarod believes the future does not belong to the fainthearted, we take the health and well-being of our […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Two perish in aircraft mishap

At approximately 1141 hrs. on February 4, 2021 the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) was notified of a plane crash outside of Chitina near the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park after an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Human remains found

Kodiak AST received a report that human remains were located near an area locally known as “Cliff Point” on 1/28/21. AST responded to investigate. With the assistance of the SME, it was determined the bones […]

In our Native Land

A chickadee’s midwinter roosting place

by Ned Rozell During the darkest days of Alaska’s winter, black-capped chickadees stuff themselves with enough seeds and frozen insects to survive 18-hour nights. Where the chickadees spend those long nights was a mystery until […]

Contributors

Rusty Blackbird Cukcugli

by Frank Keim What a coincidence. Just moments before starting to write this article, a small troupe of Rusty blackbirds flew over my house, headed south for the winter. I used the word “troupe” because […]

Delta Lifestyles

2021 Kuskokwim 300 Mushers

Here’s your 2021 Kuskowkim Mushers in order of registration as of February 7th, 2021. Have a good race everyone!: Dennis Kananowicz Dennis hails from Glennallen, Alaska. He mushes out of his 28 dog Outlaw Kennels. […]

Contributors

Tasty Pickled Red Onions

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Some years ago one of my sister-in-law’s give me a recipe for pickled red onions. I loved the results and it was so fast and easy. Unfortunately all my recipes are […]

Contributors

The Best of Friends

by Peter Twitchell There are many good stories about man and dogs in Alaska long before the western world moved in from beyond our horizon in western Alaska. My dad David Twitchell had his team […]

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Village Telegraph

Our Language Grants

by Doyon Foundation Do you have an idea for a language revitalization project focusing on the languages in the Doyon region? Apply for an Our Language grant from Doyon Foundation! In a continuing effort to […]

Village Telegraph

Smelting on Qanirtuuq River

Neva age 6, Caden 11, and Donavon Smith 4 – all of Quinhagak had an adventure while fishing for smelt at the Qanirtuuq River earlier last January. They shared their catch with grandparents, their family […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Winter Set Netters

Keo Qerrat Joekay, at right, watches his dad Gabriel as they check their family’s whitefish set net on the Kuskokwim River. The fish go splash!

Contributors

Psyching Out People

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Are psychologists really able to tell a person all about themselves just be being around them for a few minutes. In other words, are psychologists able to psych people out? […]

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For Sale

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Crime

Drugs seized in Interior city

A Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit Fairbanks Area Narcotics Team (FANT) operation seized over $95,000 worth of illegal drugs from the streets of Interior, Alaska, this week. On January 25, 2021, Troopers, Officers, and Agents assigned […]

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Crime

Trailhead thieves arrested

I n early January 2021 Alaska State Troopers with Palmer’s Criminal Suppression Unit began a full-scale investigation into the massive amount of thefts occurring at the Mat-Su Valley trailheads. On 1/29/2021 at approximately 1750 hours, […]

Delta Lifestyles

Bowhead whales: A recent success story

by Ned Rozell Bowhead whales are true northern creatures, swimming only in cold oceans off Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Svalbard and Russia. These bus-size whales have the largest mouths in the animal kingdom, can live for […]

Contributors

Sweet Coconut Bars

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Hope you all had a wonderful week. The following recipe was one I used many years ago when a group of used to come together bringing a dessert, usually cookies, and […]

Contributors

Full or empty

by Peter Twitchell A pastor in the church said, “What we think about God is the most important thing about us.” It is a good reminder to think on things of this nature as it […]

Speak Your Mind

Alaska Native Vietnam veterans hardest hit by sweeping order revoking land allotments to Alaska

House Republicans reacted with dismay today (Jan. 26th, 2021) – to the news that the Biden Administration’s Department of the Interior has suspended land transfers to Alaska – including land transfers long promised to Alaska […]

Village Telegraph

Johnson River Pike Fishing

Birthday cake and fishing: Titiana Albrite of Akiak spent her 44th birthday at the Johnson River where she caught a total of 32 pike.Happy birthday!

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Inside Bethel News

YKHC supports Tuluksak water efforts

by YKHC On January 26, YKHC met with members from the Tuluksak Native Community, the State of Alaska, Indian Health Service (IHS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Housing & Urban Development (HUD), and several other […]

From The Editor

A tribute

by Greg Lincoln Hello friends! We are glad to see the Bogus Creek sled dog race come to completion after a delay from the warm spell we had a couple weeks ago. It was an […]

Sports

Bogus Creek 150 Champion

Aniak musher Richie Diehl is the winner of this year’s Bogus Creek 150 Sled Dog Race. He crossed the finish line at 4:58am early Sunday morning with a total elapsed time of 16 hours and […]

Obituaries

Charlotte Jascinta Yuulliir Phillip

Charlotte Jascinta Yuulliir Phillip, 85, lovingly known to her younger siblings, cousins, and sibling-in-laws as Al’aq, meaning eldest sister in Yup’ik, lived at Alakanuk, AK and passed away at ANMC hospital, Anchorage, AK on December […]