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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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Life after loss

by Greg Lincoln Quyana for sharing your strength and happiness with us. How? When you show us your joy through your smiles, that happiness spreads like osmosis to us, filling us with something other than […]

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Yearning for peace

by Greg Lincoln How nice it is to be in the company of friends. That feeling of trust and love is like a balm for our pain-weary minds, quyana for your thoughts of kindness, your […]

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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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Echoes of grief

by Greg Lincoln People are resilient. What makes them so strong? For one thing, it is their strong faith. We have seen that in you. Please keep holding on to that faith as we journey […]

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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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Grief triggers

by Greg Lincoln I thank you dear friends for allowing us to express our deepest feelings as we mourn the loss of our beautiful daughter. Each day that comes has had its difficulties. When we look […]

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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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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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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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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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Happy 4th of July

by Greg Lincoln We wish all of you a safe and happy 4th of July in your communities and hope that you enjoy your time with family and friends, wherever you may be. For Kelly […]

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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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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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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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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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NYO 2017 highlights

by Greg Lincoln Our delta youth made us proud this past weekend at the Native Youth Olympics state championship in Anchorage. You could see it in how they went about their day at the games […]

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Memorial Thanks

by Greg Lincoln This past week Kelly and I had the opportunity to visit our home in Toksook Bay. We were excited to see our friends and family and to enjoy the wonderful hospitality and […]

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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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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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Island League Champions

by Greg Lincoln This is the 30th anniversary of the 1A Coastal Conference basketball tournament and the Newtok Lady Jaegers and the Chefornak Shamans are the winners. Thirty years ago the coach for the Shaman […]

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UAF names fall 2016 honors students

by Greg Lincoln We have great students here in the YK delta region and many congratulations to the honor rollees, good job, nice work and keep it up! The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced […]

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Kuskokwim Sauna

by Greg Lincoln Alexie Nicholai of Oscarville is the happy owner of a new steambath house or maqivik. Shorty Salzbrun, owner of Shorty’s Shop in Bethel, who is also Alexie’s son-in-law, had the steamhouse custom-built […]

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Musher appreciation

by Greg Lincoln Congratulations to Pete Kaiser and his family and team for a great third time K300 win! And to Lewis Pavilla for his fourth Bogus Creek championship and to Cameron Jackson for his […]

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2017 Kuskokwim 300 Mushers

by Greg Lincoln It is K300 week! Here are your mushers, good luck to all! Ken Anderson, age 44, hails from Fairbanks. He has competed in the K300 seven times, the Yukon Quest five times, […]

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An epic year

by Greg Lincoln As another wonderful year comes to a close, we are honored again to have brought you The Delta Discovery this past year. We could not have done it without your help, kindness, […]

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Yup’ik Bible dedication celebration

by Greg Lincoln The newly published Yup’ik Bible, or Tanqilriit Igat, was celebrated at the Alaska Moravian Church in Bethel on October 18th, 2015. For many years, hardworking translators, proofreaders, editors, type setters, and supporters […]