Beginning Friday morning, the City of Bethel has a new tax on tobacco products. The tax will raise the price of cigarettes by $2.21 per pack and raise the prices for other tobacco products by 45% of the wholesale price. Read more →
A Yute Air Cessna 207 crashed Wednesday near the village of Tuluksak. Little is known about the incident other than there were no injuries. Read more →
The Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team, or WAANT, found over eight (8) pounds of marijuana last week
The Lower Kuskokwim School District, or L-K-S-D, is closer to selecting a new superintendent. The current superintendent, Gary Baldwin will be retiring at the end of this academic year after 30-years with L-K-S-D.
A National Service Officer with the Military Order of the Purple Heart was at the Bethel Veterans of Foreign Wars Tuesday and Wednesday helping veterans and their families to file claims related to Veterans Affairs Claims or entitlements from the V.A.
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By Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN Juneau Correspondent
Last year, Chinook salmon runs were so weak that the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers, along with Cook Inlet, were designated federal disaster zones. Now, a group of legislators from those regions want to create a permanent endowment that would fund research on the fish. Representative Bob Herron of Bethel is the lead sponsor of the endowment bill.
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The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended the federal caribou hunt in unit 18 to match the state hunt: they both close on March 15th.