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Inside Bethel News

Bethel community member honored with First Lady Volunteer Award

First Lady Rose Dunleavy announced and recognized six recipients of the First Lady Volunteer of the Year Awards at a ceremony in the Governor’s Residence, May 24th, 2019. The awards recognize volunteers who engage in […]

Inside Bethel News

Bethel City Council’s action memo request for post termination meeting with attorney fails

The action memorandum that would direct the Bethel City Clerk’s office or the City Attorney to reach out to a third party attorney – Michael Gatti, to request to meet with the council at the […]

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Inside Bethel News

Alaska Buds license protest opportunity passes

Six people testified in opposition of the Alaska Buds marijuana store license for Bethel during the May 28th, 2019 city council meeting’s People To Be Heard. However, the opportunity for the City of Bethel to […]

Village Telegraph

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Village Telegraph

Partners to recycle used vehicle batteries from remote Alaskan communities

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 […]

Village Telegraph

CVRF helps Elders and Families weather the high cost of living in Rural Alaska

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 […]

Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind

Can the State of Alaska emit policy over tribal governments?

by Ulric Q. Aloysius Perhaps you’ve heard of tribal governments. In May 2013, Edward Parks – a member of the Stevens Village tribe – assaulted his girlfriend who laid nearly dead from three broken ribs […]

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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; […]

Letters to the Editor

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

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 […]

In our Native Land

In our Native Land

Tularemia found in snowshoe hares in Interior Alaska

by ADF&G Staff In the last few weeks, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks has been receiving calls about sick or dead hares found in the area. Observations during recent necropsies of […]

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In our Native Land

Alaska Airlines and Ravn Air Group announce codeshare agreement

Today (March 28th, 2019) Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”) and Alaska Airlines announced a new and expanded codeshare agreement and frequent flier partnership, which will provide more seamless travel and mileage earning opportunities throughout the state […]

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In our Native Land

Invasive Aquatic Plant Elodea Endangers Planes and Wildlife

by CAP Major Bryan Emerson Pilots landing CAP floatplanes or their personal aircraft on water ways are vigilant to check the surface for boats, logs, sandbars, and other impediments to safety. Now, Southcentral Alaskan lakes […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

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Heard it in the Steam House

RavnAir “Fly Away” Sweepstakes

Alaska’s largest regional airline serving more than 115 destinations is conducting a sweepstakes from June 5th until June 30th offering prizes of $10,000, $2,000, and $1,000 for eligible Alaska residents who are members of RavnAir’s […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Murkowski hosts rural trip to Bethel and Napaskiak

by Senator Murkowski Staff U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) recently welcomed U.S. Attorney General William Barr to Alaska for a visit focusing on law enforcement and public safety issues. During Attorney General Barr’s four-day trip, […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Northwest woodstove supplier settles with EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement agreement with Keller Supply Company to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act. The Seattle-based company sells wood stoves and heaters in Alaska, California, […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

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Delta Fishin’ Report

Fishing opportunities on the Kuskowkim River

by USFWS Staff In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC), the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (YDNWR) in-season manager has announced four fishing opportunities within the YDNWR from the boundary at the […]

Delta lifestyles

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Delta Lifestyles

How many Alaska glaciers? There’s no easy answer

by Ned Rozell Not long ago, a glaciologist wrote that the number of glaciers in Alaska “is estimated at (greater than) 100,000.” That fuzzy number, maybe written in passive voice for a reason, might be […]

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Delta Lifestyles

House passes bill protecting WW2 Unangax cemetery

The House of Representatives on Thursday (May 9th, 2019) passed House Bill 122, protecting the social and historical significance of the Unangax Cemetery in Funter Bay for future generations. Rep. Sara Hannan (D-Juneau) introduced the […]

Delta Lifestyles

‘The Salmon Way’: Author shares Alaska’s salmon stories and ways of life

by Mary Catharine Martin From the fish camps of the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers, to the gillnets of Bristol Bay, to the bear and angler-packed banks of Juneau’s Sweetheart Creek, salmon connect people to the […]

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Sports

Sports

Bethel Wrestling Club ends season at the 2019 Alaska USA state wrestling tournaments

by Tommy Wells Landon Smith finished off the 2019 wrestling season in style this past weekend at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla. He helped power the Bethel Wrestling Club to top 10 finishes at […]

Sports

LKSD All Stars tie for 2nd at State NYO tournament YK Delta region athletes buoy Edgecumbe to top team gold

by K.J. Lincoln Tristan Anaver of the Lower Kuskokwim All Stars helped his team to win the silver trophy at the State Native Youth Olympics tournament held in Anchorage last weekend. He also tied the […]

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Sports

Chefornak wins Junior High NYO title

by Tommy Wells The Chefornak Shamans junior high NYO team took top honors at the Lower Kuskokwim School District Native Youth Olympics meet this past weekend. Coming in second were the Kipnuk Falcons. All Stars […]

Obituaries

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Obituaries

Sophie Olivia Hunt (Kameroff) July 15, 1929 – April 1, 1979

Sophie was born in Chaneliak to the late Jacob and Agnes Kameroff. Her siblings were: Big Unga Frank – D, Auntie Cecelia – D, Uncle Paul – D, Auntie Bernie – D, Uncle Edmond – […]

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Obituaries

Jack Coghill 1925 – 2019

Statement from Sen. Coghill on Passing of his Father, Jack Coghill, Alaska Statesman John Bruce “Jack” Coghill passed away this morning (February 13, 2019) at the age of 93 of natural causes. “Dad was a […]

The Cop Shop

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel May 9 – 24

Judgments Peter Gumlickpuck, 60 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse of Minor 16.5 Yrs., 15 Yrs. Prob. Byron Dock, 19 2nd Degree Burglary 6 Mos. Howard Pavilla, 37 Violate Conditions of Release 3 Days Curtis Elachik, 45 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel May 2 – 10

Judgments Lonny Holley, 25 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Orrin Aloralrea, 41 Resist/Interfere Arrest 10 Days Joshua J.L.H. Pressley, 21 Send/Bring Alcohol to Dry Area $50 Jonathan Joseph Williams, 31 […]

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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