Aubrey “Paningayaq” Simon, age 7, of Quinhagak picked these plump and juicy blueberries from Agolik on July 26th, 2019. “She was so eager to pick,” said mom Jessica. “She happily picked two quarts.”
Renee Winnie is enjoying her first picking trip below Russian Mission. “She is picking raspberries along the bank before making her way into the bushes,” said her mom Sherilyn Polty. “Thanks to her Ap’a Joey […]
by BCSF Staff Corey Joseph of Kwigillingok is the recipient of the first annual John Active Memorial Scholarship. A selection committee made the award decision. Joseph will receive $1,000 for college expenses. The scholarship is […]
by Calista Corp. Staff The Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation Board of Directors elected officers following the successful 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Each officer serves a one-year term. Robert Beans is reelected as Board Chair, Margaret […]
by Delta Discovery Staff Lorraine Tom of Chefornak, who is the current reigning Miss Cama-i, was crowned the 2019 Miss World Eskimo Indian Olympics (WEIO) this past weekend in Fairbanks during WEIO. Tom, who is […]
Karen Kaganak captured this lightning as it flashed in the sky near her village of Scammon Bay. The strike occurred on July 11th, 2019 between 2am and 3am.
It is salmon berry season! Marie Smith picked two gallons of fresh atsat from near her village of Quinhagak last week.
3 year old Austin Nick of Tuntutuliak enjoyed tasting and eating the salmonberries from his family’s berry bucket while picking near Nunapitchuk last Saturday. The salmonberries are ready and ripe. Austin is the son of […]
by Ned Rozell The relocation of an Alaska village is happening fast this summer, after many years of planning and work. Observers say Newtok’s transition to Mertarvik is flying along because it has to — […]
Randall Charlie (at left) and Sanky Ulak of Scammon Bay pulled up these barndoor-sized halibut while deep sea fishing 13 miles from the end of the Askinuk Mountains. Randall’s fish measured 75 inches and Sanky’s […]
Leighton Riley-Alexie, age 7, of Napaskiak cut her first king salmon on June 12th, 2019 at her family’s fish camp area.
by Thom Leonard Calista (cha-lis-tah) Corporation is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the annual Calista Shareholder Awards. Nominated by fellow Shareholders, these awards recognize exceptional efforts by Shareholders and Descendants to uphold the […]
Hillary Beebe of Quinhagak helped filled up their family’s fish rack with smelt after a day of dipnetting this past weekend. Photo by Cynthia Beebe
Pledging to support the retrieval and recycling of used vehicle batteries from more than 180 remote communities across Alaska, the U.S.-based nonprofit Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and the Solid Waste Alaska Taskforce (SWAT), which oversees […]
by CVRF Staff Each winter, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) supports elders and provides energy assistance to families in its 20 member communities through the longstanding Elder and Heating Oil Programs. This year, CVRF delivered […]
Photo by Mike Williams U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, welcomed Attorney General William Barr to Alaska, May 30th, along with tribal leaders and community members in Bethel and […]
Gwendolyn David of Bethel caught two halibut while ocean fishing near Kongiganak. She had never fished for halibut before! Gwendolyn is the daughter of Owen and Laverne David.
The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) closed the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River to the harvest of Chinook Salmon by non-Federally qualified subsistence users, and limited the pool of Federally qualified subsistence users eligible […]
by Shareholders for Accountability Directors in charge of operations delay Annual Meeting more than 18 months costing the Corporation substantial expenses in excessive legal fees. It has been more than 18 months since the last […]
The Interim steering Committee of the Yukon Kuskokwim Canine Health Association officially organized on May 22, 2019. The mission statement, bylaws and nonprofit status were adopted to provide and promote needed veterinary service to include […]
Rasmuson Foundation has announced 35 artists in 18 Alaska communities as 2019 Individual Artist Award recipients, including three Project Award recipients and three Fellows from Western and Northern Alaska. These artists were selected by a […]
by Thom Leonard Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation has posted online the 2019 Annual Meeting voting materials. These materials include the Proxy Statement, proxy prizes list, and a sample Proxy Form. Visit www.calistacorp.com/AnnualMeeting to find these materials […]
The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board of Education has issued a proclamation honoring the heroic act of Joseph Joekay, a high school student, who with selfless courage saved the lives of two children who fell […]
Scott Sakar & Jason Steeves of Aniak are spring hunting at the mouth of the Alukaq River above Napaimute. Photo taken on May 1st, 2019 by Mark Leary.
The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board passed Resolution 19-90: Establish a New School in the Village of Mertarvik during their April 18th, 2019 meeting. The resolution states that the village of Newtok is experiencing severe […]
by Marshall School Staff The city of Marshall, Alaska has become very elder-friendly. This is because of the students in Ms. Riste’s 5th/6th grade class. Last school year, the class was searching for ways to […]
Tatiana Vaughn Korthuis of Bethel was selected as an intern for Senator Lisa Murkowski. She will be interning during the second session this summer from July 8th through August 2nd, 2019. Korthuis attends Mount Edgecumbe […]
Congratulations to our Yukon Kuskokwim delta area students for making the honor roll. The Delta Discovery is proud to present this list. The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the students named to the deans’ […]
April 24, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced that it is investing to help the Native Village of Napaimute, Alaska, acquire vital equipment needed to spur economic growth […]
Harmonica Virtuoso Mike Stevens, recent recipient of Canada’s Medal of Honor for his healing work in Canadian villages (20 years), will share healing music and dance events in Alaska’s western, interior and North Slope communities […]
by K.J. Lincoln Fighter in Velvet Gloves is a book written about the life of Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, who is known for her role in helping to fight for civil rights for all Alaskan natives […]
by James Biela Suicide Prevention Advocates with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)- Alaska Chapter traveled to Juneau to meet the legislators and discuss keeping mental health and suicide prevention as a priority for […]
Daniel and Renae Smith of Goodnews Bay cut these Dolly Varden trout that are drying on their fish rack. Renae checked on her fish April 5th when this photo was taken.
Nunapitchuk, AK – Students in the Algebra 1 classes at Anna Tobeluk Memorial School recently participated in an extension activity that saw them breaking into small groups and teaching a math lesson to students in […]
by Senator Lyman Hoffman Hello – Day 81…and this week, the Senate Finance Committee moved a couple of bills. SB 16: Alcohol License Fairs, Theatres, Concerts, Bonds; SB 61: Commercial Fishermen’s Fund/Vessel Owner and SB […]
by ADF&G Staff Bethel -The Alaska Department of Fish and Game plans to capture and collar moose April 11 through April 20 along the Yukon River in Game Management Unit 18. Because sedatives routinely used […]
Sheila Oscar of Marshall caught this very big Northern Pike while fishing at Kiakutaq on March 27th, 2019.photo by Jay Fitka
by Bethel Search & Rescue 3.29.19 Summary: After the warmest February in 95 years for our region, March is working towards setting a new record as well. With weeks of above normal temperatures, rain, and […]
Volunteer searchers from Quinhagak recovered the body of Timothy Beebe from the Kanektok River in shallow water after the tide had gone out on 3/28/2019 at approximately 1105. On 3/27/2019 searchers dragging a net by […]
by K.J. Lincoln The Cama-i Dance Festival opened tonight, Friday, March 29th, 2019 with traditional dancing featuring local, regional, and statewide groups. Cama-i Co-coordinator Linda Curda and Orutsararmiut Traditional Chief Louie Andrew gave the welcome […]
by Thom Leonard Calista Corporation’s Board of Directors voted to approve a spring distribution at $6.49 million, up from $6.17 million last year. The number of Shareholders also increased from about 25,000 last year to […]
The 2019 Andrefski 90 Womens Sled Dog Mushing Champion is Sherilyn Polty of Russian Mission. Sherilyn drove a 7-dog team from Paul Larson’s kennel to win the race in 18 minutes, 25 seconds. “Thanks to […]
by Joshua Cleveland This open letter to Representative Tiffany Zulkosky is dated March 21, 2019. Dear Representative Zulkosky, My friend and representative of the Bethel area. I want to share with you the concern I […]
by Azara Mohammadi The Alaska House of Representatives passed a resolution (37-1) in favor of creating the first Tribal Affairs Committee, chaired by our own Representative Tiffany Zulkosky. This special committee was championed by the […]
by Thom Leonard Calista Corporation introduces the Calista Connect Contest. Shareholders 18 years and older who complete two easy digital options are entered to win. The contest is open now and all entries must be […]
Iditarod musher Peter Kaiser received the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award as the first to reach the Kaltag checkpoint in the 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Kaiser arrived in Kaltag at approximately […]
The Division of Statewide Aviation implemented the Rural Airport Safety Campaign program in 2017 in an effort to keep kids safe and off of runways and to also prevent vandalism. It’s been a team effort […]
Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has made appointments to the 10 Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils including the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The Councils advise the Federal Subsistence Board on subsistence management regulations and policies […]
Each winter, with the support of sponsors like Donlin Gold, the Skiku program sends volunteer coaches to remote villages in Alaska to teach kids the basic techniques of cross-country skiing, a healthy sport fit for […]
by Thom Leonard Subcommittee for the Indigenous Peoples of the United States focused on climate change impact to tribal communities. On February 12, the U.S. House of Representative’s Natural Resource Committee held a hearing on […]
by Senator Lyman F. Hoffman March 1st, 2019 Hello, We are at the half-way mark of the 90-day session. This week the Senate Finance Committee completed the agency budget overviews from the departments of Labor, […]
Local tribal representatives challenging state permits, looking for changes. A group of Kuskokwim regional leaders are visiting Juneau to push for several changes to the existing and pending State of Alaska permits for the Donlin […]
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by Dave Bonanno The Upriver Science Fair was held in Crooked Creek on February 6th and 7th, 2019. Students participated from Stony River, Sleetmute, Crooked Creek and Chuathbaluk. 7 people flew to Crooked Creek from […]
The Bethel Sprint Mushers Club hosted a 12-mile race last Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23rd, 2019. Winning with the fastest elapsed time overall was Greg Larson of Napaskiak. He posted the fastest time on Day […]
February 23, 2019 – Race on the Atmautluak Trail. (Day 2).
Anchorage School District and Lower Yukon School District announce a new, innovative, exciting Career and Technical Education partnership. This partnership is a model of scaling up, not down, and has the potential to be replicated […]
The February 50 Sled Dog Race, sponsored by the Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee has a winner. Willie Larson, racing a team from the Bad River Kennel finished first, crossing the line in Bethel with a […]
Case solved utilizing Genetic Genealogy and years of investigation After nearly 26 years, the Alaska State Troopers is finally able to help an Alaskan family get one step closer to justice. On February 15, 2019, […]
Photos by Jimmie Lincoln Island League games played in Nightmute, Alaska.
Friday evening games in Napaskiak, Alaska.
by Alaska DPS Staff February 15, 2019 (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – After nearly 26 years, the Alaska State Troopers is finally able to help an Alaskan family get one step closer to justice. On February 15, 2019, […]
by Jenny Weis The sitting president of the United States visited Dillingham in 2015 and picked fish, ate traditional foods, and joined local kids for Yup’ik dancing. On Kanakanak beach, President Obama picked a humpy […]
Calista is pleased to announce that the legal disagreements between Wayne Don and Calista have been amicably resolved and the lawsuit titled Calista v. Don has been dismissed. Calista is retracting the public censure and […]
by Leona Long Students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Rural Alaska Honors Institute will have new options to explore teaching careers and Alaska Native languages during the summer 2019 session. The deadline to apply […]
Alaska State Troopers, Bethel Post received a report of a disturbance, occurring on 1/31/19 on board an aircraft operated by Yute Commuter Air Service. A 16 year old boarded the aircraft in Napakiak bound for […]
by Thom Aparuk Leonard Calista Corporation is providing information to Shareholders regarding IRS dividend and distribution reporting. All Calista Corporation Class A, B, C and D dividends are currently non-taxable. Calista Shareholders who received over […]
by Senator Lyman F. Hoffman Friends – In week three, the Senate Finance Committee received Senate Bill 38 and 39, requested by the Governor. SB 38 Supplemental and Disaster Relief, relating to fire suppression activities […]
by Janet Bavilla Villages have always done their best to adapt to a changing world. Many in the present have tried their best to adjust to western civilization while maintaining native cultures. It’s easier for […]
State approves waste management permit, reclamation and closure plan and financial assurance plan. January 18, 2019: Donlin Gold received two permit decisions with the issuance of its Waste Management permit from the Alaska Department of […]
Akiak Dash musher Terrell Andrews of Bethel, age 21, is this year’s race winner. Andrews finished the race at 7:55:04pm on Saturday. Close behind was Joseph Demantle of Tuluksak who arrived at the finish at […]
Terrell Andrews, wearing bib #6, of Bethel is this year’s winner of the Akiak Dash. He crossed the finish line at 7:55:04 PM. His team was led by Cricket and Lightning. Congratulations Terrell!
The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog race is this Friday, January 18th. There are 19 mushers currently signed up for the race. As of Sunday, Matthew Failor, Ramey Smyth, and Nicolas Petit were racing the Copper […]
Friday Evening games. Toksook Bay vs. Bethel Jv, Kalskag vs. Bethel Varsity.
Continuing to combat Alaska’s high rates of alcohol misuse into the new year, Koahnic Broadcast Corporation and Recover Alaska have collaborated to produce a new season of the Emmy-award winning series Day 001. The new […]
by Tanya Clayton Alaska villages facing coastal disasters may be able to use new erosion-monitoring tools as part of their decision-making arsenal, thanks to a pilot study led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Lead […]
Troy Tikhon Gregory holds a marten that he and his family caught around the Kalskag area on New Years Day. His parents are Constantine and Sophia Gregory.