October 2011

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Bethel's newest councilmember Eric Whitney. Photo by Dean Swope.

The Bethel City Council voted 4-1 at their Tuesday meeting to appoint Eric Whitney to fill a vacant seat. The move is another sign the newly elected council will have a more favorable attitude towards the proposed swimming pool. Whitney was several dozen votes away from being elected during the last municipal election.

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High speed Internet is coming to the Y-K Delta. For residents, it should be available by next Spring, and for some businesses as soon as the end of the year. It’s part of GCI’s federally subsidized Terra Southwest project. To help certify some rural residents as computer experts, GCI has brought AVTEC on board to do some training.

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There wasn’t much fanfare when the Bethel City Council introduced an ordinance to finalize moving swimming pool funds over to its own account. At Tuesday night’s regular meeting, council supported a substitute ordinance that would move money for the Bethel Aquatic Training and Health center (BATH) from the city’s central treasury to an account dedicated just for the pool project. Read more →

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UPDATE: This position was filled as of 11/21/11. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available at the station if you’re still interested in being involved with KYUK public radio. To find out more contact Ryan Shore at 543-0228.

KYUK-AM/FM seeks a Radio Production Coordinator/On-Air Host. Responsibilities include on-air announcing, music selection, and producing entertainment material, public service announcements and station promos, and.

Computer skills, the ability to work with the public, and a flexible schedule are all required. Yup’ik language base and radio experience are both preferred.

This is a full time position with benefits. Salary is DOE. Send your letter of interest and resume to RADIO SEARCH, KYUK-AM/FM, PO Box 468, Bethel, AK 99559 or email to shane@kyuk.org. Deadline to apply is November 7th.

Bethel Broadcasting Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Alaska State Troopers’ drug and alcohol unit confiscated more booze from travelers in the Bethel region who were heading to villages that voted to ban alcohol. Read more →

After three withdrew, just three applicants are left vying for the vacant superior court judgeship at the Bethel Courthouse. The Alaska Judicial Council is holding a public hearing in Bethel, October 31 for people wanting to comment on the applicants before the council decides whether to send any of them to the Governor for final approval. Read more →

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