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Washers at Q2’s laundromat.
Dean Swope / KYUK

A new laundromat is being constructed in Bethel. The Swanson’s Quick Food Center, better known as Q2, broke ground on the new addition last fall and expects to open to the public June 1.

The laundromat holds six standard washers and dryers along with one super washer and dryer for bulk items like blankets and sleeping bags. Cliff Linderoth, facilities manager, says the machines are quarter operated with a quarter dispenser available in the laundry area.

The price per load, Linderoth says, is still being worked out.

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Bethel City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday to authorize reimbursements to Bethel property owners who the city overcharged on real estate taxes for more than a decade, following a typo in the city’s tax code.

Bethel City Council discusses the proposed ordinance overhauling the city’s alcohol laws.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Bethel City Council introduced an ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting to cap council meeting times. The proposal, introduced by Council Member Nikki Hoffman, would stop regularly scheduled meetings at 11:00 p.m. with the option to recess until the following day with a two-thirds majority vote.

June McAtee, vice president of Land and Shareholder Services at Calista, with Greg Lang, NOVAGOLD president and CEO. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)
Dean Swope / KYUK

Donlin Gold leaders are meeting with key entities along the Kuskokwim this week.

NOVAGOLD President and CEO Greg Lang, Barrick Executive Director Andy Cole, and Donlin Gold General Manager Stan Foo arrived in Bethel Monday to meet with community members and leaders on the proposed Donlin Gold mine.

The group, joined by partners and consultants, held a community forum to answer questions and present information on the project.

Search Suspended for Tuluksak Man, River Melts

Apr 15, 2016

As the Kuskokwim River ice continues to shift and rot Search and Rescue volunteers have suspended recovery efforts for the remains of 26-year-old Tuluksak resident, Dillon Lamont.


Bethel Woman Arrested For Stealing Antlers

Apr 15, 2016

Alaska State Troopers say 32-year-old Bethel resident Kenlynn Nicholai was arrested in Bethel after allegedly stealing and selling antlers.

Wildlife Troopers in Bethel say they received a call from a Bethel resident on Wednesday around 4pm, saying someone had stolen a pair of caribou antlers from their back deck earlier that day.

Steve Lindbeck Runs For Congress

Apr 11, 2016

Steve Lindbeck, former CEO and General Manager for Alaska Public Media has announced his congressional campaign against republican congressman Don Young.

BSAR Advises No More Cars On The Kuskokwim

Apr 8, 2016
John Wassilie

Bethel Search and rescue is cautioning people not to take cars, trucks, or ATV’s on the Kuskokwim River. They say the situation is dangerous enough and that snow machines should also stay off the river as much as possible.

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