March 2013

A pond was created on the tundra from a broken water pipe near Bethel High School, March 29. Photo by Dean Swope

A pond was created on the tundra from a broken water pipe near Bethel High School, March 29. Photo by Dean Swope

When Grace Lieb of Bethel woke up this morning, she didn’t have any water running in her house. She says she got up at 6:30 and started the coffee pot with water from a pitcher. She didn’t notice anything was wrong until she tried to take a shower. “Water was just trickling out of the pipe,” Lieb said.

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Peter Atchak and DMVA Commissioner Katkus pose with Atchak's award.

Peter Atchak and DMVA Commissioner Katkus pose with Atchak’s award.

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs honored longtime river watch and search and rescue volunteer, Peter Atchak, at a recent Bethel ceremony. Atchak has retired after a decade of service.

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