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Inside Bethel News

Inside Bethel News

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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Inside Bethel News

Missing legislators needed to participate in vote

by Senator Lyman Hoffman Dear Friends and Neighbors: On Monday, July 8th, the Legislature convened for a 2nd Special Session. With 14 Senators and 23 House members present in Juneau, both bodies had a quorum […]

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Inside Bethel News

Bethel residents earn degrees from WGU

Bethel residents have earned degrees from the Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 70th (Orlando, Florida); 71st (Cincinnati, Ohio); and 72nd (Anaheim, California) commencement ceremonies this year to celebrate the graduation […]

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Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind

Alaska Congressional Delegation welcome DOJ Declaration of Law Enforcement Emergency in Rural Alaska

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today (June 28th, 2019) welcomed the Department of Justice’s Announcement that Attorney General Barr will declare a law enforcement emergency in rural Alaska […]

Letters to the Editor

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Letters to the Editor

Include Federal Road and Airport Funding in Special Session Call

Dear Governor Dunleavy, We acknowledge that transportation infrastructure is of critical importance to our state, and that we rely heavily on air and sea transportation for our state’s supply of commodities. As you know, 90 […]

Letters to the Editor

Mat-Su Delegation: Moving Special Session from Wasilla to Juneau Is Violation of Law

June 24, 2019 (Wasilla) The Mat-Su Delegation asserts that the presiding officers’ decision to move the location of the special session from Wasilla to Juneau is in clear violation of the law. Co-Chair of the […]

Letters to the Editor

Support needed for seafood industry embroiled in China trade dispute

A letter to the Honorable Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, dated June 11, 2019. We appreciate and support the Administration’s long-term goal of rebalancing the trade environment and establishing free, fair, […]

In our Native Land

In our Native Land

GCI awards $100,000 in scholarships to 50 Alaska students

Fifty Alaska students from communities across the state will receive $2,000 apiece in the 2019-2020 academic year through the GCI Scholarship Program in partnership with the Alaska Community Foundation. The program, launched more than 20 […]

In our Native Land

Southwest Area Wildfire Update: More new lightning-caused fires; firefighters protecting two gold mines including Donlin, one village, cabins and allotments

by Alaska Division of Forestry July 13, 2019: Eleven new lightning-caused fires were discovered in the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Southwest Area on Friday and more new fires are anticipated as a result of thousands […]

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In our Native Land

Nonprofit RuralCAP’s crucial services to be cut with Gov’s budget

More than 220 children statewide will lose vital early education and more than 500 people will lose supportive housing services currently provided by Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), a statewide nonprofit, as […]

CONTRIBUTORS

Heard it in the Steam House

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Heard it in the Steam House

The thin line between Alaska and Canada

by Ned Rozell Marked by metal cones and a clear-cut swath 20 feet wide, Alaska’s border with Canada is one of the great feats of wilderness surveying. The boundary between Alaska and Canada is 1,538 […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Kotlik to receive grant for airport repairs

The Kotlik airport will receive a $9.3 million grant for repair and expansion projects. The $9.3 million grant to the Kotlik Airport will be used to expand a service road, reconstruct taxiway lighting, repair a […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Calista Corporation announces Certified 2019 Annual Meeting Results 45th Meeting Held in Toksook Bay on July 5

Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation Shareholders reelected three directors to the Board in a strong support of continued operational successes, increased Shareholder benefits, and Board stability. More than 59 percent of all outstanding shares voted, the fourth […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Federal closure for Chinook Salmon expired July 1

Effective 11:59 pm on July 1, 2019, all Federal restrictions on the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River will expire. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will manage fishing openings, closings, and fishing […]

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Delta Fishin’ Report

2016 Gulf of Alaska Pink Salmon fishery disaster relief

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, (all R-Alaska), today (July 2nd, 2019) welcomed an announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that the agency approved $53.8 million to restore […]

Delta lifestyles

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Delta Lifestyles

Qaillun Yaqulget Elpengcarluteng/How Birds Notify Us

The following is an excerpt from: Animal Essays: They say they have ears through the ground by Ann Fienup-Riordan and Alice Rearden. The lowland delta of the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers is home to millions […]

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AFN supports Legislature’s original budget

The Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors announced its support for the restoration of the Alaska Legislature’s FY ’20 operating budget as submitted to the governor prior to his vetoes and pledged to work […]

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Delta Lifestyles

Current construction projects under contract not impacted by FY2020 Capital Budget

In response to recent concerns over construction projects shutting down due to the lack of a capital budget, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Commissioner John MacKinnon issued this statement: “Projects that are in […]

Crime

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Crime

Vehicles damaged and items stolen by vandals at parking service in Anchorage

by Delta Discovery Staff Nine vehicles were damaged by thieves at a long-term parking service in Anchorage this past week. The vehicles sustained smashed windows and items were stolen. One car was also reportedly driven […]

Sports

Sports

Williams named Alaska Scholastic Girls Assistant Coach of the Year

by Tommy Wells Bethel Regional High School assistant wrestling coach Raymond “Thor” Williams received one of the nation’s top honors this past week when he was selected the recipient of the 2019 Scholastic Girls Assistant […]

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Sports

Lieb stars for Team Alaska at Junior Nationals Dual Tournament

by Tommy Wells Hayden Lieb is among the state of Alaska’s top wrestlers. He wrestled for Team Alaska Freestyle dual team at the Junior Nationals Dual Tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Bethel Regional High School […]

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Smith, Lieb shine at USA Western States Championships

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith and Isabel Lieb turned in prime time performances recently at the 2019 USA Western States Championships in Pocatello, Idaho. Facing some of the top wrestlers in the U.S., both wrestled […]

Obituaries

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Obituaries

Wassillie George Assiss’aq “Beep” Keene June 19, 1997 – October 24, 2018

Wassillie George Assiss’aq “Beep” Keene was born on June 19, 1997 to Victor and Lena Keene in Bethel, Alaska. He grew up with is 2 brothers Jackie and Joseph and his one and only Al’a […]

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Hairy Man – Big Foot Stories

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Berry pickers spy Bigfoot

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 […]

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Hairy Man tracks along the Kisaralik River

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 […]

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Hairy Man sighted in Napakiak

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 […]

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