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Ana Hoffman

Two Bethel wrestlers are in Las Vegas this week, competing in the U.S. Open Wrestling Championships.

Bethel Regional High School junior Thomas Dyment and freshman Hayden Lieb are the first Bethel wrestlers to compete in the tournament.

Michelle DeWitt

The river ice is melting; spring is warming; and the Kuskokwim Ice Classic is doing something new this year.

It’s sold its usual tickets where people guess the exact date and time the ice will break up. Now, it’s selling 60 additional tickets that are separate from the Ice Classic pot. Each ticket represents one minute in an hour. So if you buy minute 10, and the ice breaks at 2:10 p.m., you win.

Katie Basile

Mark Springer is replacing Nikki Hoffman as Bethel's newest City Council member. The appointment comes after Hoffman resigned earlier this month after having a baby. Springer has served two terms on Council in the past. On Tuesday night, he was up against long time Bethel resident Mary Nanuwak and local joint owner of Kusko Cab Naim Shabani.

 

 

A pedestrian who was struck by a car in Bethel over the weekend has died.

Julia Steven, 49, was taken off life support Tuesday night at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage and died Wednesday morning around 7 a.m.

The two houses of the state Legislature have yet to agree on a budget plan. Today, Tuesday, April 25 a Senate committee plans to hear public testimony on the House bill to implement an income tax and re-structure how the earnings of the Permanent Fund are distributed. 

Dean Swope / KYUK Public Media

One Bethel City Council member has left her seat and another is soon to follow.

Council Member Nikki Hoffman resigned from Council on April 13, and the Council is scheduled to choose her replacement at its meeting tonight. Vice Mayor Byron Maczynski is also resigning from the Council as of tomorrow, Wednesday. The Council will discuss how to fill his seat at today's meeting.

Katie Basile / KYUK

If you need a new driver’s license, get it before the end of the week. Starting May 1 the Bethel DMV Office will be closing indefinitely until a new employee is hired.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

If your nearest dumpster in Bethel is overflowing, that should be getting emptied soon. The city’s dump truck is back on the road today, Tuesday, April 24 after being out of commission for more than a week.

Dean Swope / KYUK Public Media

This week the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is offering to test Bethel water tanks for bacteria at no cost.

Courtesy of Joseph Lake

Thirty-nine year old Joseph Lake texted his brother-in-law Friday evening, saying that he, his cousin and nephew were anchored in the Bering Sea. Lake had just ran out of gas, had five-percent battery on his phone, and had just barely drifted into cell phone range.

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