Crime

Bethel man arrested for cutting 2 victims

Bethel Police Communications received a report of possibly multiple people with cutting injuries in the 100 block of Housing on 08/27/2021 at approximately 0315 hours. Police officers and fire medics responded to the scene and […]

Classifieds

For Sale

Houses for Sale Must be moved. Call Shorty at 907-545-3157 for prices. (12)(6/2-cnx)  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 […]

In our Native Land

BNC receives CARES Act Relief Funds

by Ana Hoffman Bethel Native Corporation recently received $596,724.19 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Tribal Relief funds. The funds are provided to assist with unanticipated and necessary expenses related and […]

Speak Your Mind

A New Hope For Young Alaska Families

by Senator Elvi Gray-Jackson This month, in-person school is about to start back up throughout Alaska for the first time in a year and a half. Many families face tough decisions about returning to work […]

Village Telegraph

Scoping the Tundra for Birds

by Ty Benally, USFWS On Saturday morning of August 14, I joined Park Ranger Letitia Lussier and other birding enthusiasts in the parking lot at the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Despite the […]

Contributors

Elders are our Culture Bearers

by Peter Twitchell I have gained knowledge of the old ways, Traditions of our People, the Culture of our People of Southwest Alaska. First and foremost from my parents David and Sarah Twitchell, my maternal […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel Native Corporation to spearhead federal funding effort to bring urban-level internet service to Bethel residents

Closing the digital divide and bringing digital equity to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta a top priority. The Bethel Native Corporation (BNC) announced today (August 18th, 2021) that it would apply – in partnership with GCI, Alaska’s […]

Inside Bethel News

Dr. Ellen Hodges named Alaska Doctor of the Year

Congratulations to Bethel doctor Ellen Hodges, MD, who was recently named Family Medicine Doctor of the year by the Alaska Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Hodges completed medical school at the University of Minneapolis Medical […]

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Inside Bethel News

13th Annual Best in the West Competition

by Teddi Worrock After months of hard work in the thirteenth year of the Best in the West Business Competition, a grand total of $25,000 was awarded to businesses throughout the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta. The […]

From The Editor

Inspiring entrepreneurs

by Greg Lincoln Do you dream of owning your own business? Here is some inspiring encouragement for you to help you get started – check out this year’s awardees for the Best in the West […]

Obituaries

Joseph Coolidge Sr.

Mr. Joseph Aurr Coolidge Sr., born to Calvin K. Coolidge and Sophie K. Coolidge (Mezak) on April 22, 1941, in a remote subsistence campsite named Quuyacaur (translated as the narrow part of the river) painted […]

Classifieds

For Sale

Houses for Sale Must be moved. Call Shorty at 907-545-3157 for prices. (12)(6/2-cnx)  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 […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Nenana River Rescue

Nenana Fire Department reported a female had fallen into the Tanana River on 8/13/21, at 1417 hours. The incident occurred at the Port of Nenana. Prior to the FD & VPSO arrival, community members were […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Overdue hiker rescued with K9 help

The Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan received a report of an overdue 15 year old, from Ketchikan who had hiked up Settlers Cove trail towards the lake but had not returned before dark on 08/10/2021 […]

Contributors

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What does narcissistic personality disorder look like? Answer: Personality disorders often overlap with one another, and therapists recognize what is often referred to as a budding personality disorder when behaviors […]

Contributors

Making ends meet

by Peter Twitchell We were all limited in our income – those of us with big families. I had a family of five and I worked three jobs for 50 years. My regular job, custodial […]

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In our Native Land

Alaska Redistricting Board announces next steps

Today (Aug. 12th, 2021) the Alaska Redistricting Board received legacy-formatted PL 94-171 Redistricting data electronically from the United States Census Bureau. “We are excited to finally have numbers from the 2020 Census” said John Binkley, […]

Inside Bethel News

LKSD National School Lunch Program

The Lower Kuskokwim School District is pleased to announce our participation in the National School Lunch Program’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2021-2022. Meals will be available to all children for no cost […]

Classifieds

For Sale

Houses for Sale Must be moved. Call Shorty at 907-545-3157 for prices. (12)(6/2-cnx)  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 […]

Contributors

Hooked on Phonics

by Tad Lindley In 1987 a new reading program hit the market. It was called Hooked on Phonics. If you had television back then, maybe you remember it. It was supposed to dramatically improve your […]

Letters to the Editor

Response to letter

I am writing in agreement with Mr. Myers’ letter stating our rights being violated and infringed. I have heard and witnessed in my own case of such violations. The judge has a duty to protect […]

Inside Bethel News

Yukon Lodge removal up for council approval

The City of Bethel council will be considering an Information Memorandum regarding the old Yukon Lodge during their next meeting, Tuesday August 10, 2021, sponsored by City Manager Pete Williams. The City is working with […]

Contributors

Sharing words of wisdom

by Peter Twitchell I am grateful for my friend James from Napakiak, Alaska for calling me in 2020 during the Covid epidemic. He always had words of encouragement and I found comfort in his concern […]

In our Native Land

Berry Sweet

Bethany Samuelson, age 7, is excited about berry season here on the Kuskokwim. She went picking berries with her family when the salmonberries were ripe and ready. Photo by Allison Samuelson

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in BethelJuly 26 – 29

Judgments Georgianna Hanson, 29 Violate Conditions of Release, 4th Degree Assault, Driving Under the Influence 183 Days, $1500, 3 Yrs. Prob., Paul Bosco John, 31 Resist/Interfere Arrest, 4th Degree Escape, Driving While License Cancelled/Revoked/Suspended 3 […]

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For Sale

Houses for Sale Must be moved. Call Shorty at 907-545-3157 for prices. (12)(6/2-cnx)  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 […]

Sports

LKSD Board approves athletics

The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board of Education met on July 22, 2021. During the meeting, the Board approved indoors and outdoors athletic activity practices for students and travel as amended and approved at the […]

Contributors

Pigeon Guillemot Qayagpagayuli

by Frank Keim While teaching in Hooper Bay in the early 1980’s, I would often ski out to the edge of the pack ice during late winter and early spring to photograph seal hunters in […]

Letters to the Editor

How to Fix a Defective Budget

After two special sessions to create a smart and functional budget, one would think Alaska legislators would have used it to their advantage and created a budget that works for Alaskans. Instead, the end result […]

Speak Your Mind

Youth Voices speak for Environmental Awareness

by Katya Carl, Madison Alirkar, Christianna Cedillo, and Aqualena Carl These are letters to the Community of Bethel from the ONC Environmental Youth Litter Patrol Participants: Katya Carl, Madison Alirkar, Christianna Cedillo, and Aqualena Carl. […]

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Inside Bethel News

YKHC and GCI announce plans to jointly pursue federal funding for fiber internet service to Bethel

YKHC will leverage GCI’s existing network to bring urban-level internet service to Western Alaska’s largest rural economic hub. Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC), the Tribal health organization for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications […]

Contributors

Adverse Childhood Experiences

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Recently, I was reading a book and the author wrote about something he called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). What are ACEs? Is this really a mental health diagnosis? And do […]

Contributors

Go the extra mile

by Peter Twitchell Being an extra mile person is not the easiest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s getting easier. We always expect something in return. If you do something for me then I’ll do […]

Village Telegraph

2021 School Opening

by LKSD Superintendent Kimberly Hankins July 30, 2021 Dear parents, students, and the entire LKSD learning community, We are excited for the new school year and the return to full-day, in-person instruction for students five […]

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Inside Bethel News

Confirming Community Spread of COVID-19 in Bethel, YKHC recommends universal masking and urges vaccination

by YKHC Staff After months of declining case numbers, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) has evidence that widespread community transmission of COVID-19 is occurring in Bethel. Community transmission occurs when COVID-19 is identified in individuals […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Fish Camp Days

Payton Agathluk learned how to cut her very first red salmon fish, with her mother Suzanne Agathluk’s guidance. She did a very good job for her first time! Picture taken on July 10th, 2021 at […]