Bethel pool at its November 1, 2014 grand opening. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Bethel pool at its November 1, 2014 grand opening. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

The Bethel pool is closed Friday as maintenance crews wait for a part to arrive. The pool shut down Tuesday after a half day of being open. The fitness center and spa areas are open today, thanks to the work of fire watch volunteers. Those hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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The first full Regional Committee meeting took place in February 2014 in Bethel. Photo by Thom Leonard, Calista.

The first full Regional Committee meeting took place in February 2014 in Bethel. Photo by Thom Leonard, Calista.

A new regional tribal government, new taxes, and a constitutional convention will be considered when the Calista-facilitated Regional Committee meets Monday in Anchorage.

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Mary Pete, director of KUC will co-chair incoming Governor Bill Walker's education committee during the transition weekend.

Mary Pete, director of KUC will co-chair incoming Governor Bill Walker’s education committee during the transition weekend.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus Director Mary Pete will co-chair the education subcommittee during Governor Elect Bill Walker’s transition conference this weekend. She and former Lt. Governor Candidate Bob Williams will lead one of 17 committee meeting this weekend at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
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03122012k3001The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race has announced the first 17 mushers for next January’s race. Lance Mackey is back in Bethel as he begins his next comeback to the sport of mushing. Mackey, who’s best K300 finish is third place, has vowed to return until he wins  first place in the the world’s highest paying mid-distance race, and third highest paying annual race overall.

Repeat champions Martin and Rohn Buser are also in the field, along with 2011 champion Paul Gebhardt. DeeDee Jonrowe returns to the YK Delta, along with Joar Ulsom, Ken Anderson, Aaron Burmeister, and Tony Browning.
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