September 2012

A fugitive wanted for kidnapping and rape has been apprehended after eluding Troopers for two and a half days. The incident happened in Sleetmute, a village on the Upper Kuskokwim River.

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It’s been four years since the road that created a loop around Bethel has been closed. Tundra Ridge Road-also known as the Polk Road-closed to the public when the Polk family blocked off their Native allotment. It has forced traffic to maneuver through town via a horse shoe shaped road system. The State has been in negotiations with the family to purchase the right of way, but Alaska Dept. of Transportation representatives say the process has been pushed back another year. Still, the State and the family are hopeful a resolution isn’t too far away.

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With three council seats open, and just three candidates running, the next Bethel City Council is all but set in stone. Gearing up for Tuesday’s Municipal Election, we hear from the candidates.

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Topics of conversation for this week’s show included calls about Calista Corporation, upcoming local and national elections, the Armory in Bethel, hunting stories, and some quality safety tips to keep in mind while traveling this season.

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