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Yup’ik language advocate

I wrote a letter to the person who was in charge of the Yup’ik language department in LKSD, Lower Kuskokwim School District. The letter stated that speaking, learning Yup’ik would be contrary to the prominent […]

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Tourists want to see wolves

You see in the News that the tourist are not seeing Denali wolves like they used to. One of the reasons is that the state allows wolves to be hunted/trapped close to the Denali area […]

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Statement on Representative Rauscher’s Return to Juneau

July 23, 2019: Representative George Rauscher (R-Sutton) was previously excused by his peers to undergo a series of planned medical procedures this summer. Complications from those procedures and additional injuries sustained at home prevented him […]

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Environmental matters

It becomes an inspiration to put up an opinion or comment on matters that touch or have some influence over the lives that may be affected, if that would particularly involve the vast locality. Our […]

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Reverse the sweep of the PCE Endowment Fund

Dear Alaska Legislators, It is imperative that the Alaska legislature reverse the sweep of the Power Cost Equalization (PCE) Endowment Fund so Alaskans in rural areas can afford their electricity. The sweep of the endowment, […]

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Protect our culture and lifestyle

The destruction of subsistence food and activity is the destruction an annihilation of a culture and people as will happen with the Pebble Mine and Donlin Creek Mine. The wipeout of the fish with the […]

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The PFD belongs to the People of Alaska

Concerning the legislature in Juneau needing to understand the position of the Governor and the permanent fund amount. It is common sense to realize the true need for the majority of the residents in Alaska; […]

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Support for Sattler, Kanuk, Don

This year, I’ll be supporting Anna Sattler, William Kanuk and Wayne Don for the Calista Corporation Board of Directors. They will ensure the highest ethical and competency standards for the key leaders that are responsible […]

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Support for Paul George Guy and Johnnie Evan

We want experience, transparency and shareholder support. We will vote Option 1 for Paul George Guy, who I call George, and Johnnie Evan for the Calista board. We remember when Calista made $100 million for […]

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A Letter to My Irish Mother

Dear Mom, Today we would have celebrated your eighty-fifth birthday and perhaps as many as ten more if you had not been misled by your surgeon. As much as I am sorry for the unnecessary […]

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Off duty officers respond to gang prison riot

A riot occurred last night (May 8th, 2019) at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, AK. There was extensive damage to a housing unit, but no Officers were injured. Recognized institutional gangs were involved. SORT […]

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Bethel Egg Hunt Thanks

We really appreciate all that helped with the annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt. Thank you LKSD for the use of the M.E. School playground.  Thank you Swanson’s, A.C Store, Sammy’s Market, Bethel Fire Station, […]

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Thank you for your support

Regarding, Charlie Don Spud Sr.: Mr. Spud’s three children, eight grandchildren and three great-grand children would like to thank, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Seebold, Barbara Amos & Children, Mr. & Mrs. James Whitman, Adam Whitman […]

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Praise for the Cama-i Dance Festival

This afternoon, on the eve of Cama-i’s opening festival, reaching out from Berkeley, CA, I renew my sincere enthusiasm for Alaska—especially for the Cama-i Dance Festival. Gazing on line at the listing by the Bethel […]

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NAPG reacts to the devastating cuts in State Budget

TO: Governor Mike Dunleavy Good morning Governor Dunleavy, The March 20, 21, 2019 session of the Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government, a consortium of Tribal Governments in Western Alaska, reviewed your proposed 24% cuts to K-12 […]

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Statewide affordable Pre-K education

As Alaskans, we have a constitutional and moral responsibility to provide the best education possible for our children. Yet we remain one of the only states that do not provide affordable pre-kindergarten on a statewide […]

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Governor’s budget needs to be revamped

Dear Governor Mike Dunleavey, The Unit 4 villages, Akiak, Akiachak, Kwethluk, and Tuluksak are letting you know that we are totally opposed to your budget proposal that cuts deep into essential services without considering raising […]

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Donlin Gold Mine

Our Ancestors taught us to respect the people, Mother Nature, and in this case… the land. Not only will this destroy the animals that roam the waters, and the animals that seek water… it will […]

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Airfare prices

I just checked Bethel-Mekoryuk air passenger flight price $514 round trip for a short flight. It used to be about $60 one way, outrageous pricing but apparently a fact of life in 2019. You can […]

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K300 Kalskag Checkpoint Thanks

Hi there, I’m just writing to thank our Kalskag donators who donated for the K300 this year. To the ANICA Store of Kalskag, they donated $400 worth of goods, they donate every year, which we […]

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Congratulations

Congratulations on receiving the Association of Village Council Presidents’ 2018 Small Business Award. This is a tremendous accomplishment of which I am sure you are very proud. It is no small feat to provide over […]

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Request for Major Disaster Declaration

Dear Mr. President: January 4, 2019 We write to urge your immediate consideration of Governor Michael Dunleavy’s request for a Major Disaster declaration under Section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency […]

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Hello out there,

So this is the 3rd time I am writing this in the last month or so. Guess some of it is because I feel like I am not being heard, so why bother to write […]

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Nominations open for advisory committee

Do you participate in local hunting, trapping or fishing activities? Do you want to get involved in the State’s fish and game regulatory process? Nominations are currently being accepted to serve on the Bethel Fish […]

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Governor-Elect Mike Dunleavy Announces Inaugural Celebration, Co-Chairs, Swearing In Location

Today (Nov. 10th, 2018), Governor-elect Mike Dunleavy announced additional transition team members. ● Co-chair of Inaugural Celebrations: Cynthia Henry of Fairbanks ● Co-chair of Inaugural Celebrations: Rina Salazar of Anchorage Governor-elect Dunleavy said, “Alaskans are […]

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Begich supports protecting education funding

In villages, the school is the heart of activities. Celebrations, sporting events, and funerals take place in the largest facility available, the school. Closing a school is closing a community. Telling families they are no […]

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Mark Begich & Debra Call for Alaska

My husband, Jay Hammond, never compromised his values and that is what made him such a strong and effective Governor of Alaska. Jay always put people over his party affiliation and he understood what it […]

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Gold

It is becoming evident that mining for gold or other metals anywhere on this earth is bringing more destruction to the lands, water, people and nature. This is all coming out into the open and […]

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Toksook Bay Blackberry Festival Thanks

The Toksook Bay 20th Annual Blackberry Festival was a success this year. This success was due to generous contributions by North Star Gas, NYC, Calista Corporation, Donlin Gold, YKHC, AVCP Inc, and AVEC. We would […]

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Thank you for your support

The family of Darlene Margaret “Goosh-Goosh” Cole would like to thank the following people and businesses for the support and donations during our loss of our loved one: BJ Hoffman, Travis Dostert, The Moses family-Floyd […]

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No to Stand For Salmon

I am writing this brief article related to the “Stand for Salmon” ballot initiative that will be voted on this November by ALL ALASKANS. This is my opinion and my opinion only! First, I want […]

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We need every Inuk

On the occasion of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the UN has identified the theme of “Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement.” For Inuit in the Arctic, though we were originally a nomadic people, experiencing migration and movement […]

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Seattle Seahawks visit thanks

Dear Delta Discovery, I wanted to send a big “thank you” to the Bethel community for hosting the Seattle Seahawks in mid-July. It was made possible by the generous contributions from Alaska Airlines, Calista Corporation, […]

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Support for the Donlin Gold Mine Project

The Donlin Gold mine project represents the start of new opportunities for our children and grandchildren. As many of us have seen, the younger generations are denied the opportunity to provide for their families because […]

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Back to Chefornak in 51 years

Last week I returned to Chefornak for the first time in fifty-one years. In 1966/67, when I was 20 years old, I spent seven very formative months in Chefornak. I taught the youngsters before they […]

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Voice your concerns

Dear Readers, When is the Dept. of Fish and Game going to quit letting the native subsistence gatherers and fishers use the same old 6-inch mesh size net even we know for a fact that […]

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Proposed Donlin Mine

Dear Governor Walker, It was nice to visit with you for the short while you were in Bethel for the meet and greet. I was grateful for the opportunity to speak with you personally about […]

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Hello out there

As I sit here and try to get over this traumatic knee replacement surgery that they didn’t tell me they would be putting a tourniquet on the part of the leg I was run over […]

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A volunteer effort

As I read Peter Twitchell’s column in the Delta Discovery I was humbled by the recognition but knew I had to set the record straight. I began drilling graves shortly after I began working at […]

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Condolences

I can imagine how many, many letters of sympathy you may receive honoring John Active in the community life of Bethel. While I do not reside in Bethel, my travels throughout the Delta since the […]

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Support for Col. Wayne Don

To Whom It May Concern: I am a Calista shareholder, writing to express my support for Colonel Wayne Don who, until recently, was Chairman of the Calista Board of Directors. His election into the Chairmanship […]

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AVCP Bethel Head Start Class of 2018 Thanks

The AVCP Bethel Head Start Class of 2018 would like to thank Calista, Alaska Commercial Co., Swanson’s, Bethel Native Corp., YK Delta Lifesavers, Subway, OTNC and everyone for all their donations towards Graduation. Lorli Crow […]

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Support for Loren Peterson

I strongly urge Calista Shareholders to vote for Loren Peterson for Unit 3. He will bring new energy and ideas that will benefit our shareholders. Loren is smart, has a business sense and has integrity. […]

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Bethel Wrestling Club Thanks Sponsors

The 2018 Bethel Wrestling Club regular season has come to an end and we would like to express our thank you’s to the following organizations and volunteers. Prime Sponsor: Donlin Gold Prime Sponsor: Bethel Volunteer […]

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My Mothers Delicious Akutaq

Have you ever watched your mother make akutaq? I have watched my mother make akutaq so much, I have watched what ingredients she puts in a big bowl. When I was a little girl she […]

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What can you do after high school?

Graduation is coming close, and life after high school is much more interesting. Having a high school diploma is a ticket into the world. Mr. Dyment, the KLA Dean of Students and Math teacher, said, […]

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Opinion: Alcohol vs. Bethel

Alcohol has been known to Bethel for far too long. Citizens go to war with it every now and then, but those who stay to fight, are usually the ones making a difference. I, for […]

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A letter about injustice

I am watching 360North.org where Governor Bill Walker is dispensing awards with Elisabeth Qaulluk Cravalho and Benjamin Brown. I’m also listening to KYUK, reading a book, and a newspaper. Like always I cannot help but […]

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Open Letter to Governor Bill Walker, Lt. Governor Byron Mallot, Federal and State Lawmakers, Native Organizations, and their Legal Advisors, Village and Tribal Leaders

I listen to the radio station KYUK at Bethel, AK. The main topic of the Yup’ik and English talk shows is alcohol and the problems and hardship it is causing to Bethel and surrounding Yukon […]

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AC Quick stop liquor store

Support needed! If you believe this location is not the right place to have a liquor store or you have had a bad experience with the store, letters of complaint should be sent to the […]

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Thank you Veterans

Thank you to the Bethel VFW Post 1041 for the generous donation to assist with the funeral expenses for our Grandson Brandon. Words cannot express our gratitude. Many thanks to our Veterans for their kindness […]

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Candle safety

The office of the Alaska State Fire Marshal wants to remind you that a candle is an open flame so keep them at least 12 inches away from anything that burns, never leave them unattended […]

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Quyana for your help during our loss

The family of Alexie Kanrilak, would like to extend our deepest gratitude from the bottom of our hearts to everyone that helped us out during the loss of our beloved Rose Ann Kanrilak. First and […]

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So sorry for your loss

I always read your paper from cover to cover every time it comes out. I then save it, and read certain articles, or again from cover to cover over and over again. Each time I […]

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SJR 1 Resolution

Dear Governor Walker, As you put together the October Special Session call, I’d like to encourage you to include a resolution that I have sponsored for several years, SJR 1. As you know, SJR 1 […]

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Skipping Class

Have you ever skipped an important class or a non-important class in school? About everyone who’s went to school or going to school could say they’ve done it. There’s many different kinds of people. There […]

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Akiak Annual Clean Up Green Up 2017

We would like to recognize the community members of Akiak in their efforts to keep Akiak trash free. The annual clean up green up group commends the households that utilize the Akiak trash hauling and […]

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Problem in My Community

What’s the problem in your community? The problem from where I grew up, which is Bethel, Alaska, is alcoholism and drug abuse. It doesn’t matter what age you are, whether you are legal or illegal […]

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Cell Phones and School

I was once a student who had lost motivation in doing anything involving school related things such as homework, because my electronic device always distracted me. I told my mom I didn’t want a phone […]

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Gray Whale

July 28, 2017 the village of Napaskiak was targeted for, and most likely labeled as well, what most people native and nonnative explicitly will say, you name it. Whatever it is and was, I’ve been […]

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Is The Permanent Fund Dividend Constitutional?

The permanent fund dividend (PFD) appropriations unconditionally give away state assets raising serious constitutional questions whether providing for an annual wealth distribution payment to every eligible adult and child in the state is a proper […]

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Opposing the SAR submission

To: Anthony Christianson, Chairman On July 6, 2017, Mr. Dave Cannon submitted a SAR to the FSB for immediate action on: 1) That the FSB rescind the In-Season Fisheries Management Authority of the YDNWR Manager […]

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4th of July Fire Safety

The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office realizes that Independence Day and fireworks can go hand in hand, but fireworks shouldn’t go in consumers’ hands. Fireworks cause devastating burns, injuries and even death. Knowing the harm […]

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Family ties

My dad had brothers, sisters, and other relatives on Nunivak Island but he had never explained my away-from-the-Island heritage. My grandma Edna Hooper on my mother’s side is originally from Tununak. My dad was born […]

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Save the PFD

The problem our Government in Alaska, with its Obama-era Leftovers still in power, is that they are down there in their own little world, with the Lobbyists and the ever present threat of being PUNISHED […]