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Congratulations to Pete Kaiser, our Iditarod Champion!

by Greg Lincoln On behalf of the Delta Discovery and our family, we would like to say how proud we are of your great win and extend our sincere congratulations. This accomplishment will forever be […]

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A love that binds

by Greg Lincoln Every year on February 16th, Alaskans throughout our state remember and honor Elizabeth Peratrovich. Today, we will continue this tradition. Elizabeth Peratrovich was born in Petersburg, Alaska, on July 4, 1911, and […]

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Alaska Press Club Photos

I’m disappointed I missed the Alaska Press Club deadline. We won’t be winning any awards this year (sad face). I thought I would share my would-be entries here for your enjoyment. Thank you for your […]

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Looking forward to another year

by Greg Lincoln Quyana and many good Christmas wishes to you all! Dear friends, this issue of the Delta Discovery marks the end of another amazing year of publishing our project, our beloved newspaper. We […]

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The Lighting of the Christmas Tree

by Greg Lincoln Last week on Wednesday, the community of Bethel came together to celebrate the first ever Lighting of the Christmas Tree. Local dignitaries, organization members, community members, children, and some pets attended (because […]

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Heat Therapy

by Greg Lincoln Therapeutic heating for aches and pains in our bodies has long been practiced by the Yup’ik people through steambathing, or maqiq. For folks suffering from chronic pains like arthritis, a nice steam […]

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Start at the beginning

by Greg Lincoln Last week we started talking about writing our thoughts down for ourselves, for our benefit. Have you considered starting a journal if you do not keep one already? Journalers sometimes get writers […]

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Keeping a grief journal

by Greg Lincoln Dear comrades, writing this column every week has helped us talk about our grief. To us, it is like writing in a journal since it chronicles our feelings, our joys and pains, […]

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The season of remembrance

by Greg Lincoln With the changing season comes reminders, small cues that trigger memory, those vast annals of things of the past. The air, the way the grass is colored, the way the sun and […]

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Our success is your success

by Greg Lincoln Last Wednesday we were honored to accept the Association of Village Council Presidents Small Business Award. That is a great honor and a humbling gift. What can we give in return for […]

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A day of happiness

by Greg Lincoln To all, we are very pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of our son Mack to his bride-to-be Kaitlin Andrew. They will be wedded in holy matrimony on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 […]

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A Familiar Place

by Greg Lincoln This past weekend we took a trip back to our roots, to our home village of Toksook Bay. This trip was everything we wanted it to be: familiar, homey, comforting, relaxing, therapeutic. […]

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Believing and hope go together

by Greg Lincoln Friends, is there wisdom in grieving? Yes, it is your natural response when you lose someone that is meaningful, significant, and your whole life is intertwined with them that you love so […]

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Sending your thoughts

by Greg Lincoln This past week has been memorable. Firstly, thank you for your nomination for the Calista Shareholders Business of the Year award. We had prepared a short statement to be read at the […]

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Cherished memories

by Greg Lincoln Our backyard has been full of our little wild Alaskan songbirds visiting our birdfeeders. Their sweet singing, chirping, and occasional squabbles make us smile. So far we’ve been visited by black-capped chickadees, […]

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Memorial Day remembrances

by Greg Lincoln This Memorial Day we gathered together as a community to honor the Alaska Territorial Guardsmen who protected our land from enemy invasion during World War II. The solemnity and sincerity of the […]

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Distinguishing complicated grief from depression

by Greg Lincoln Talking about loss and bereavement has led us to the discussion of depression. Sometimes complicated grief can be confused with this feeling, this condition of depression. It is important to know the […]

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The components of complicated grief

by Greg Lincoln Friends, quyana for your continued support and great kindness while we are grieving for the loss of our beloved one. This grief has been unbelievable, unfathomable, the kind that completely decimates. Through […]

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Release your negative energy

by Greg Lincoln We have not talked about anger, it is a sensitive subject because it is hard to talk about without feeling sad, it causes the absence of being happy or content. Everyone has […]

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Compassion and empathy

by Greg Lincoln What is the meaning of compassion and empathy? Empathy is the ability to feel and understand what another person is going through. Compassion is to suffer together. These kinds of words and […]

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There is strength in numbers

by Greg Lincoln Bereaved parents may feel an overpowering sense or feeling to protect their other children. It is like a heightened parental reflex or response after the loss of a beloved child. Why? Because […]

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A new year is dawning

by Greg Lincoln Hello with warm Christmas and New Year greetings to you all. This issue of the Delta Discovery marks the end of another great year of publishing our newspaper. We thank the Lord […]

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Loving, needing, healing

by Greg Lincoln One thing that we have always enjoyed going to is the basketball tournament that is hosted here in Bethel each year for our villages. It features our hometeams and we get to […]

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To grieve with hope

by Greg Lincoln Dear friends and readers, quyana for your encouragement to our family while we continue on week after week after the devastating loss of our precious child. You are always on our minds […]

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Inspiration can be found in others

by Greg Lincoln We are very blessed to live in a place where people care so much through their prayers and deeds of kindness. Thank you for lifting us up when you meditate each day […]

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The power of a kind word

by Greg Lincoln Grief experts who have studied the loss of a child have attempted to put into words and even stages what we are experiencing and they have many different explanations. As we continue […]

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The comfort of children

by Greg Lincoln It makes our hearts flutter with gladness when we hear our children laughing during these days as we struggle to survive after the loss of our beloved dearest one. This laughter comes […]

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Visiting our loved one

by Greg Lincoln Neighbors and friends, we are so privileged to call you our friends. Your presence in our lives has uplifted and eased much of our suffering, thank you. Thank you so much for […]

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Love them by the way you live

by Greg Lincoln In every person that we meet we have found different expressions of loving kindness and compassion. Do you know how much that means to us? It means the world to us, thank […]

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Friends who are closer than a brother are priceless

by Greg Lincoln Friends, talking with you and sharing our feelings has helped us so much these past weeks. We have been tested and tried and in our weakness, you have been our strength along […]

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Cherish your loved ones

by Greg Lincoln Foremost, we thank you for your friendship and comfort to our family. Quyana to our Bethel family and others near and far for your care and kindness and for not forgetting our […]

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Thank you for every day that comes

by Greg Lincoln Sometimes it’s a song with words that remind us, or a photo, or just how the sun sets. Last week’s we spoke about how it felt like to lose someone precious to […]

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K9 troopers assist in sniffing out illegal drugs

by Greg Lincoln Back in 2006 Bethel had a drug sniffing dog named Sirius. This hardworking K9 served as a Trooper for the Alaska Bureau of Alcohol & Drug Enforcement Western Alaska Alcohol & Narcotics […]

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2017 Blackberry/Fun Run Results

by Greg Lincoln Cross country season is in full swing and the 2017 Blackberry Fun Run has some new champions. Winning the girls high school event is Reann Lincoln of Tununak. She finished the course […]

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Bethel Warriors swimmers hosts first meet Nome joins team in relays, medleys

by Greg Lincoln The Yukon Kuskokwim Aquatic Center was the venue for the first ever swim meet to be held in the history of Bethel. And it was a moving event for those in attendance, […]

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Permits available for Kuskokwim moose hunt RM615

by Greg Lincoln Moose hunting season is here in GMU 18. Here is a message to all hunters from the ADFG: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game would like to remind hunters to get […]

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UAF names spring 2017 honors students

by Greg Lincoln Congratulations to our students for making the honor roll! We love hearing about your success so keep it up! The University of Alaska Fairbanks released the list of the students named to […]

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Mertarvik ribbon cutting ceremony

by Greg Lincoln The community of Newtok hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mertarvik and celebrated with Yup’ik dancing, a feast, and a tour of the Mertarvik site. Mertarvik is where the village is planning on […]

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AVCP to host another E-Waste Drive

by Greg Lincoln Here is another free opportunity to recycle your old batteries and electronic waste! AVCP is holding an E-waste drive on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 12pm until 4pm and on Saturday, August […]

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Video recaps community’s 4th of July celebration, thank yous

by Greg Lincoln The community of Kongiganak celebrated the 4th of July with events including a kids kayak race, intramural basketball, indoor and outdoor activities, adult night games, and raffles. There is a video on […]

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The Golden Heart City gets ready for annual WEIO

by Greg Lincoln It is time for the celebration of art, athleticism, dance and song, and cultural traditions in Fairbanks at the annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games. WEIO will take place at the Carlson Center […]

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Calista Election and annual Shareholders Meeting Results

by Greg Lincoln The 2017 Calista Annual Meeting of Shareholders took place last Saturday, July 7th in the village of Sleetmute at the Jack Egnaty Sr. School. All incumbents who were running again won their […]

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Let’s celebrate the 4th of July

by Greg Lincoln Folks, it’s time to celebrate our nation’s holiday with festivities, food, and fun in Bethel. The annual 4th of July Celebration is kicked off with the annual parade through town followed by […]

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Flag Day observed in honor of our nation’s colors

by Greg Lincoln On June 14, 2017 flags across the nation that were ready for retirement, including here in Bethel, were honorably decommissioned through flame in a Flag retirement ceremony. June 14 is designated as […]

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Local officers graduate from Public Safety Training Academy

by Greg Lincoln Congratulations to the class of 31, including William Charles of the Bethel Police Department and Owen Martin of Kipnuk for the Association of Village Council Presidents who graduated from the Public Safety […]

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Once Our Way

  by Greg Lincoln The earliest known film about a Yup’ik community made by a Yup’ik filmmaker has been saved and digitally restored. “Once Our Way” was directed, produced, and photographed by Andrew J. Chikoyak […]

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Memorial Day gathering draws loved ones to Ridgecrest Cemetery

by Greg Lincoln The Memorial Day Ceremony in Bethel was held at the resting place of dearly departed Captain Charlie Guinn. Captain Guinn served in the Alaska Territorial Guard. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post […]

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KLA sends off Class of 2017

by Greg Lincoln The staff and students at the Kuskokwim Learning Academy (KLA) celebrated a memorable commencement program on May 13th, 2017, with the conferring of 21 diplomas. The students hail from Scammon Bay to […]

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Promotion is a milestone for middle school students

by Greg Lincoln The Ayaprun Elitnaurvik School celebrated the promotion of their 15 sixth graders. This promotion marked the end of their schooling at Ayaprun which took place last Wednesday and the beginning of their […]

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Thank you for supporting preschool and headstart

by Greg Lincoln The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board of Education has passed Resolution 17-04 at their last meeting in April. This resolution declares support for mandatory Pre-K in Alaska’s public schools. Quyana! Headstart or […]

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You can be the first to win the next Artistic License Plate Competition

by Greg Lincoln Alaska is known for inspiring beautiful art. Art can be found wherever you want to find it. In nature, at home, in the sky, or even close up. With all this inspiration […]

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Spring is NYO season

by Greg Lincoln Each spring brings another season of Native Youth Olympics and this past weekend the BRHS NYO team hosted their annual meet. It was great to see all the coaches and athletes coming […]

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Cama-i honors given to beloved elders, volunteers

by Greg Lincoln The 2017 Cama-i Festival shall live on in our memories as another wonderful page in the history of our great land. Thank you Linda Curda, for this great gift you have given […]

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Coastal Conference 1A boys win state Sportsmanship Award

by Greg Lincoln Congratulations to Coaches Robert and Eva Panruk and to their team, the Chefornak Shamans for winning the 2017 State 1A Basketball Sportsmanship Award for the boys. This award is given to the […]

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Kaiser and Diehl finish 2017 Iditarod

Above is Pete Kaiser with fans getting photos of the finish! Congratulations to Team Kaiser and Team Diehl for crossing the Iditarod finish line last Wednesday! In top photo is Richie Diehl coming up the chute. […]

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State basketball opens with 1A/2A finals

by Greg Lincoln This week is the exciting 1A/2A State Basketball finals in Anchorage to be held at the Alaska Airlines Center. For the girls it will be the top seeded Scammon Bay Eagles who […]