August 2013

Bethel's first Catholic Church burned Aug. 25. Photo by Dean Swope

Bethel’s first Catholic Church burned Aug. 25. Photo by Dean Swope

The original Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bethel was totaled by a fire early Sunday morning. The structure still remains but the inside is blackened. The emergency call came into the police and fire departments at about 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 25. The caller said the outside of the building was burning.
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8.26.13 Engl Even News WEB

BRHS hosts x country meet

by Sophie Evan on August 26, 2013

Varsity X-Country Boys and Girls top five photo by Dean Swope

Varsity X-Country Boys and Girls top five photo by Dean Swope

The Y-K Delta’s varsity cross country runners were in Bethel over the weekend. They ran a 5k course on Saturday at Bethel’s sand pit.

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Friday was the last commercial opener for the season for both the Lower Kuskokwim River and the Kuskokwim Coast. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel announced Sunday that they will not be calling any more commercial fishing periods for the Lower Kuskokwim River and the Kuskokwim Coast at District 4 Quinhagak and District 5 Goodnews Bay.
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Even though there was some uncertainty Friday about whether Bethel’s cross country meet was a go, it did happen on Saturday.The controversy surrounded the use of the sand pit and liability issues with the Sportman’s Club of Bethel which runs the gun range at the sand pit.
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8.23.13 Engl Even News WEB

A young woman in Quinhagak was arrested for allegedly smuggling alcohol into the village.
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The 13th Tribal Leaders Summit, held in Anchorage, ended the first day by drafting a resolution on how the Tribes will tackle the suicide epidemic, which in turn will be presented to Alaska’s Tribal Governments, Elders and Parents. The tribes also heard about what has become known as the Alakanuk Story, and from a panel that asked the question, “what can tribes do to assist their young people liver fuller, more hopeful lives.
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Bethel is to host a junior cross country meet Saturday morning. That is, if the gun club approves the use of their gun range area at the sand pit. The City of Bethel has a leasing agreement with the Sportsman’s Club of Bethel. Lee Foley is the Bethel City Manager.

“As it stands right now, the meet is scheduled to start tomorrow. They need to open the gates at 6 and we still don’t have an answer from the gun club,” Foley says.
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