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From The Editor

From The Editor

Aftershocks

December 5, 2018 0

by Greg Lincoln When an earthquake hits, it happens unexpectedly without any forewarning. It occurs without any regard to what you may be doing or feeling, and without any consideration to how you will react […]

From The Editor

Heat Therapy

November 21, 2018 0

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Inside Bethel News

City authorizes transfer of fire engine to local tribe

December 5, 2018 0

by K.J. Lincoln The Bethel City Council authorized the transfer of ownership of fire engine, Engine-28, to the Native Village of Napaimute honoring the request of the tribal organization. Council voted to adopt Action Memorandum […]

Inside Bethel News

Election volunteer Guinn honored by City Council

December 5, 2018 0

The Bethel City Council recognized and honored Margaret “Tootsie” Guinn for her 40 years of service as an election official during last Tuesday’s regular meeting, and commended her for her grace, professionalism, and dedication. “It […]

Inside Bethel News

Akiuk competes at Mixed Six state tournament

December 5, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells The Akiuk Grizzlies are bringing home to the YK Delta the 2018 State Mixed 6 Sportsmanship Award. Akiuk was among the 12 teams from through the state that competed in the Mixed […]

Village Telegraph

Village Telegraph

Coastal Villages tests ‘Tiny House’ solution to rural housing crisis

December 5, 2018 0

by CVRF Staff In response to the results of a community survey, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is testing an alternative approach to addressing the critical need for housing in rural Alaska – with a […]

Village Telegraph

Students enjoy Thanksgiving literacy success activities

December 5, 2018 0

by Lonny Cruff Nunapitchuk, AK – A new Migrant Ed coordinator, Malcolm Enoch, in Nunapitchuk has organized a variety of activities for pre-school and school-aged children to help them prepare for school, or help the […]

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Village Telegraph

Sen. Hoffman joins Senate Majority team

December 5, 2018 0

The Alaska Senate Majority today (Nov. 26th, 2018) announced its complete team for the 31st Alaska Legislature, which begins Jan. 15. The majority also announced a caucus agreement reflecting Alaskans’ desire for more engagement in […]

Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind

New report on missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

November 27, 2018 0

by Senator Murkowski Staff A report prepared by the Seattle-based Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) and released today (Nov. 14th,2018) by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) indicates the epidemic of violence against Missing and Murdered […]

Speak Your Mind

Our Lt. Governor inspires greatness

November 21, 2018 0

by Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky Public service is not for the faint of heart. When I was considering putting my name forward to represent my home region, House District 38 in the YK Delta, something Lt. […]

In our Native Land

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In our Native Land

Governor Walker issues disaster declaration

December 5, 2018 0

Governor Walker issued a verbal disaster declaration in response to yesterday’s 7.0 earthquake that shook southcentral Alaska at 8:29am. At Governor Walker’s request, President Trump issued a Federal Emergency Declaration to assist local, state, and […]

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In our Native Land

AIDEA Board approves dividend

December 5, 2018 0

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board at its meeting Wednesday in Anchorage approved a dividend of $10,285,000 to the state general fund for Fiscal Year 2020. “We are very happy to announce […]

In our Native Land

Short-lived salmon play a role in long-term survival

November 27, 2018 0

by Mary Catharine Martin If you’ve fished around Frazer Lake on Kodiak Island over the last 20 years, odds are you’re familiar with jack salmon — a salmon, usually sockeye or a king, that returns […]

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor

Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for home cooking fires

November 27, 2018 0

Thanksgiving is a day that is meant to commemorate all the things that we’re thankful for in life. Sadly, the holiday also marks the peak day of the year for fires that cooking is the […]

Letters to the Editor

Nominations open for advisory committee

November 21, 2018 0

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 […]

CONTRIBUTORS

Contributors

Be a part of an Elder organization

December 5, 2018 0

by Peter Twitchell I had the great pleasure, first of all, to play my bass guitar in David Chanar’s “Pilot Bread” Fiddle Band, then on top of that to perform for the Elder’s of Wasilla’s […]

Contributors

Holiday Breakfast Casserole

December 5, 2018 0

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is a holiday breakfast recipe for December. It was originally published as a recipe to make for Easter morning, but I thought it could also be used for Christmas. I […]

Contributors

Marijuana and Creativity

December 5, 2018 0

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I have friends who have almost convinced me that there are many benefits, besides pleasure, in using marijuana. One of the things they stress is the creativity that results, particularly […]

Contributors

Does the 7.0 Anchorage Earthquake Mean the End is Near?

December 5, 2018 0

by Tad Lindley Everyone who was there will never forget what they were doing when it hit. My family member was attending a training seminar in a tall hotel. As people poured out of the […]

Heard it in the Steam House

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Heard it in the Steam House

Anchorage man convicted

November 27, 2018 0

On October 31, 2018, an Anchorage jury convicted Nicholas Philemonoff of first degree vehicle theft. According to the evidence presented at trial, around 11:00 p.m. on October 11, 2017, Philemonoff was caught driving a vehicle […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Alaska’s first commercial drone company receives first overhead waiver

November 27, 2018 0

Alaska Aerial Media (AAM) in collaboration with Advanced Aerial Education (AAE) is the first small unmanned aircraft service company in Alaska to obtain a certificate of waiver (COW) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee endorses Dunleavy

October 24, 2018 0

Yukon Kuskokwim Infrastructure and Donlin Gold Support, and opposition against Ballot Measure 1 remain pivotal issues. The non-partisan Calista Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee (PAEC) has updated its gubernatorial candidate endorsement. “The PAEC members appreciates […]

Delta lifestyles

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Delta Lifestyles

Fairbanks International Airport designated as smokefree

November 27, 2018 0

The State of Alaska adopted a law prohibiting smoking in all workplaces effective Oct. 1, 2018. In order to comply with the new law, Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) has been designated a smokefree campus, and […]

Delta Lifestyles

Air Guardsman returns home to western Alaska for retirement celebration

November 21, 2018 0

by Sgt. 1st Class Balinda O’Neal Dresel In an isolated village nestled in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Region of Alaska and only accessible by boat or plane, Air National Guard Master Sgt. Ella Doak was honored […]

Delta Lifestyles

Public Safety Training Academy graduates 37 Law Enforcement Officers

November 21, 2018 0

by Dept. of Public Safety Staff Class includes 15 State Troopers and four Wildlife Troopers. A class of 37 law enforcement officers graduated from the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka on Friday, November 16, […]

Sports

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Sports

Bethel grapplers win GJE Invite

December 5, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells Anna Avalos, Mason Fitka, Trinity Geerdts, Brianna Henry, Tyler Laraux, Isabel Lieb, Axel Madson, and Sheldon Smith all came away from the Gladys Jung Elementary/Junior High Invitational meet with first-place finishes, and […]

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Sports

Bethel to host GAC tournament on Dec. 7-8

December 5, 2018 0

Some of the state’s top wrestlers will converge on Bethel this weekend for the 2018 Great Alaska Conference wrestling tournament. The two-day meet will be held on Dec. 7-8 in the WarriorDome at Bethel Regional […]

Sports

Smith leads Warriors to 5th at Grizzly Grappler

December 5, 2018 0

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith powered his way to the 103-pound championship on Saturday and led the Bethel Regional High School Warriors to a fifth-place finish at the earthquake-shortened Grizzly Grappler at Grace Christian School […]

Obituaries

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Obituaries

Timothy Theodore Oosterman July 10, 1953 – August 1, 2018

November 27, 2018 0

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, resided in Bethel, Alaska. “His soul was like a star and dwelt apart…” Wordsworth Although not written about Tim Oosterman, these words of old describe him well. Tim was his own […]

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Obituaries

Darlene Margaret Cole Aug. 12, 1964 – Aug. 16, 2018

October 3, 2018 0

Darlene “Goosh-Goosh” Margaret Cole, born August 12, 1964 in Bethel, Alaska passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family on August 16, 2018. Darlene was the oldest of four daughters born to Alex and Maybelle […]

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Obituaries

Lucy Smith Kiunya “Neviller” Jan. 16, 1935 – September 18, 2018

October 3, 2018 0

Lucy Smith Kiunya was born January 16, 1935 to James and Amelia Smith in Cecing. She was united in marriage to Paul Kiunya Sr. in August 1953 in Bethel, AK. She was blessed with 9 […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Delta Fishin’ Report

Kuskokwim salmon fishing update

August 1, 2018 0

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. This subsistence fishery announcement was supported by the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Group at […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Kuskokwim Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Report

July 26, 2018 0

by Mary Peltola July 16, 2018 The 2018 customary fishing season in the lower portion of the Kuskokwim is winding down for most fish camps. While many families are waiting for the Silver Salmon (Coho) […]

Hairy Man – Big Foot Stories

Hairy Man

Berry pickers spy Bigfoot

July 26, 2018 0

by K.J. Lincoln On Saturday, August 3rd, 2013, a family from Bethel witnessed a very tall, black colored creature walking upright while they were out picking berries. The family of three – the dad and […]

Hairy Man

Hairy Man tracks along the Kisaralik River

July 26, 2018 0

by Delta Discovery staff The Kisaralik and Kasigluk rivers snake through the tundra together from the Kuskokwim River and make their way to the Kuskokwim and Kilbuck mountains. Hairy Man people, or Bigfoots, and/or their […]

Hairy Man

Hairy Man sighted in Napakiak

July 25, 2018 0

by Delta Discovery staff In late April 2013, a worker at the Napakiak village corporation was just taking a look outside the 2nd story window of the building during the early afternoon hours, when she […]

Spring and Fall time in Bethel

Bethel, Alaska

Newtok vs. Chefornak