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Pumpkin Pie Squares

This recipe looks so good. Pumpkin Pie Squares by Elsie Mather of Bethel and submitted by Margaret Chaney from the “Alaskan Grub Box” recipe book by Sis Laraux. Enjoy! Pumpkin Pie Squares 1 c. flour […]

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Spicy Cake Donuts

Here is a recipe for delicious Spicy Cake Donuts by Alice Nerby from the “Alaskan Grub Box” recipe book by Sis Laraux. So good. Spicy Cake Donuts 3 ½ c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder […]

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Tasty Baked Beans

This dish is from The Alaskan Grub-Box by Sis Laraux who collected and compiled delicious recipes from her friends and relatives. This baked beans recipe is from Barbara Anvil. Cook and enjoy. Quyana! Baked Beans […]

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Eek River Moose Hunt

Gloria Mark from Eek, Alaska enjoys reading the Delta Discovery newspaper while moose hunting up river on the North Side this September. Photo by Richard Mark, also of Eek.

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Outdoorsummer fun

by Heather McMillion July is National Recreation and Parks month, and it is a great time to get outside. Being active outdoors offers us many benefits as it connects us with family and friends, helps […]

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Congratulations Delta Illusion Dancers

This has been an incredible season,” writes Dianna St. Vincent. “The Delta Illusion Dancers excelled in both Anchorage competitions and went to the Starpower Dance Competition in Seattle– coming away with several First Place Awards, […]

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APU’s LPN Program receives full accreditation

The Practical Nursing (LPN) certificate program at Alaska Pacific University (APU) has been recognized with accreditation by the Accreditation Commission on Education (ACEN). The program is the only one of its kind in Alaska and […]

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The “heart language”

by Rhonda McBride Alaska Native language experts shared their personal stories at the State Capitol on Friday (April 21st, 2023). They came to talk with lawmakers and their staffers about their work on the Alaska […]

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Identifying polar bears by their footprints

by Ned Rozell Scientists in northern Alaska are learning about polar bears by scraping snow samples from the tracks they leave behind. That snow contains tiny flecks of the massive creatures — mostly cells shed […]

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Brush up on your oral health

by Curtis Krumlauf Did you know that the health of your gums and teeth impacts not just your dental care but also directly contributes to your overall health and wellness? And that gum disease can […]

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Miss Cama-i 2023

Congratulations to Cheyenne Chikigak from Alakanuk and Anchorage, she is the new 2023 Miss Cama-i. She was crowned on Saturday night of the Cama-i Festival last weekend. There were four contestants. Participants joining Chikigak were […]

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Kuskokwim mushers finish Iditarod 2023

photo by John Wallace Local Kuskokwim mushers Pete Kaiser of Bethel, Richie Diehl of Aniak, and Mike Williams Jr. of Akiak crossed the finish line for the greatest dog mushing race on earth – the […]

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The demise of Scotch Cap lighthouse

by Ned Rozell In spring of 1946, five men stationed at the Scotch Cap lighthouse had reasons to be happy. World War II was over. They had survived. Their lonely Coast Guard assignment on Unimak […]

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UAF names 2023 honorary degree, service award recipients

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has selected six people to honor during its 2023 commencement weekend in May. Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson and Helen (Dick) MacLean will receive honorary doctorates, which recognize recipients’ lasting contributions […]

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Finding a midwinter night’s roost

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 chickadees spent those long nights was a mystery until a […]

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A Star that Shines North of Alaska

by Brad Cole Being a retired Alaskan teacher, I am still fascinated by the process of “educating” people. I feel it is a way to get people to accept more responsibility for their lives. Like […]

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A Look at Eye and Heart Health

by Heather McMillion High blood pressure (hypertension) is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, but did you know that uncontrolled blood pressure can damage your eyes? Your eyes contain many tiny blood vessels. […]

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Seeking nominations to recognize and honor Alaskans’ contributions to the arts and humanities

Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA), Alaska Humanities Forum (AKHF), the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, and the Office of the Governor are seeking nominations for the annual Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards.  Alaska […]

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Slowly but Surely

by Bethel Search and Rescue Group 12.16.22 BSAR Kuskokwim River Aerial Survey—Report 2022 – 07* * Summary: It has been nearly a month since BSAR flew our first River Survey of the 2022-23 winter season. […]

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Stay socially connected this winter

by Heather McMillion Winter in Alaska can be a difficult time for social and mental wellbeing. Darkness coupled with decreased outdoor activity can result in feelings of loneliness and disconnection. But positive social habits can […]

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Blessing of the Pets

The Table of Grace Lutheran Church in Bethel hosted the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center. Folks were invited to bring their pets to be blessed […]

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Understanding your Health Appointments

by Heather McMillion, MS, RD, LD, CDCES Health conditions and medications can be complicated. When we go to see healthcare professionals, we may hear words we do not know. However, it is important that we […]

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Learning Yup’ik Grass Basketry

by K.J. Lincoln This past week a group from Bethel participated in a workshop to learn how to sew Yup’ik grass baskets. I had the honor of learning with them and sharing the knowledge learned […]

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Crowberries for Grandma

Terralyn and Panikpiaq are picking paunraq blackberries for their Grandma Linda Noratuk on a nice afternoon day in Bethel. Photo taken on 8/14/22. photo by Linda Noratuk

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Summer Salmonberries

Jackie Berry Larson III picked his first salmonberries of the season on his own and cleaned them while picking with the help of his mom on July 3, 2022.  He is the son of Kimberly […]

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Alaska Senate passes the Alaska Reads Act

The Alaska Senate today (April 12th, 2022) unanimously passed Senate Bill 111, an important effort to improve reading skills through increased accountability, well placed resources, and by recognizing that students must be ready to learn […]

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Where Did the Chum Go?

by Doug Molyneaux “The summers of 2020 and 2021 saw the lowest numbers on record for chum salmon returning to the Kuskokwim and Yukon rivers. There are many possible reasons for these low returns. I […]

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Qerpertaq – Pike Fish Egg Akutaq

by Hilda Oscar This famous Superfood is fresh in-season during this time. It is as traditional as the Moose Fat Akutaq, other than the sugar that is added, all of it is natural. It is […]

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Winter Ice Salmon

Frank Nicori Jr. of Kwethluk incredibly caught a Silver Salmon while ice fishing at Birch Hill several miles up on the Kwethluk River on March 28, 2022. Star the Dog (in front) is amazed. Frank’s […]

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The Raven Above

by Brad Cole It was in the morning when I started walking down the ice road from Tuluksak. An icy fog hung in the air where in a quarter of a mile the river disappeared […]

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TKC launches new Regional Training Facility

The Kuskokwim Corporation (TKC) has launched a new regional facility to help build employability skills, economic opportunity, and cultural connection in the Middle Kuskokwim. The Arviiq Regional Economic Development and Training Center in Aniak opened […]

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51 Years for the Warriors

Mae Hoffman of Bethel wears her husband Raymond’s vintage Bethel Regional High School letterman sweater from 1971 at the homegames on Saturday night. Mae was a cheerleader for BRHS. Cheering with her is Lucy Crow […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Wild Geese

by Brad Cole I could feel the cold autumn fog blanketing the forest surrounding the village of Tuluksak. Its icy fingers firmly gripped the dried, dusty trees, but the heavy mist was being slowly blown […]

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2021 Call for Art

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is requesting applications of visual artwork to purchase from Alaskan artists for the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank (ACAB). Alaskan artists are invited to submit up to 6 recent […]

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Support for DNA sample collections

Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) expressed thanks to Governor Dunleavy, Department of Corrections Commissioner Nancy Dahlstrom, and Department of Public Safety Commissioner James Cockrell for their commitment to collecting all lawful DNA samples from Alaskans arrested […]

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Prize winning veggies

Bethel 4-H Teens and leader Tun’aqi Blanchett display their prize winning vegetables at the Bethel Community 2021 Fair. They did an amazing job sponsoring the Kids Carnival Booths. From left are: Tun’aqi Blanchett, Sam Atchak, […]

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How to make Salmonberry Uqinaq

Salmonberry Uqinaq is a simple and tasty traditional Eskimo dessert made with seal oil and salmonberries. Today, we add sugar for sweetness. If you like seal oil then there is a good chance that you […]

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Military Youth Graduation Family Celebration

Alaska Military Youth Academy cadets embrace their families after AMYA’s graduation ceremony, held at the Bartlett High School Football Field in Anchorage, June 18, 2021. The ceremony featured 79 graduating cadets and their families. (U.S […]

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Tundra Treasure

1 year old Luka Jacob of Napaskiak went on his first egg hunting trip while visiting Chefornak with his parents. He found the nest and pointed them out to his dad.

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Seal Oil Maker

Mother’s helper: Maya Bosco of Chefornak is doing a good job while cutting up seal blubber into strips that will soon become seal oil.

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Snow is the state of Alaska

by Ned Rozell In mid-March, it is snowing once again in Fairbanks, as it has snowed on many days since October. That makes it a good day to pick up Matthew Sturm’s new book, “Field […]