Katie Basile/KYUK

Shortly after the council approved his appointment on Tuesday, Acting Chief Burke Waldron left City Hall, grabbed dinner, and went to the Police Station.

“I was there until midnight,” he said, “trying to meet with as many people as I could.

Dave Cannon / KYUK

The third year of fisheries co-management on the Kuskokwim River has been difficult. This summer’s low king salmon run meant some tough decisions for the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission, the group that manages the fishery in conjunction with the federal government. This year's low run forced the commission to limit drift nets until most of the kings swam by. KYUK sat down with commissioners to discuss this season and their plans for moving ahead.

Accused of Assault, Pius Anthony Joe Turns Himself In

Jul 14, 2017

At 10:30 a.m., Pius Anthony Joe turned himself in.

Darren Lieb

Two Bethel wrestlers are competing for their chance to earn All-American titles.

Bethel Police Search For Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Jul 13, 2017
Courtesy of Bethel Police Department.

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Former Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission Executive Director LaMont Albertson, Executive Director Mary Peltola, and Chairman and Upriver In-season Manager Nick Kameroff discuss the changing management of the Kuskokwim under tribes.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Today on Fish Talk, we’re talking about how tribes are changing king salmon management on the Kuskokwim River.

The license for Bethel’s remaining liquor store remains undecided.
Dean Swope/KYUK / KYUK

The reason that the state Alcohol Beverage Control Board could not award the final package store license at its meeting this week is that nothing has come out of the city review process with a nod of approval. This week, that left the state ABC board without anything from Bethel to move on.



Fresh cut red salmon hangs by the Kuskokwim River in Sleetmute.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Concern and fear over empty smokehouses along the Kuskokwim seem to have subsided. The river was closed most of June, but an abundance of red and chum salmon have filled the river this July. The switch to fishing later in the summer has one resident wondering if regulations are causing a shift in subsistence culture and if tribes should help that along.

Finance Committee Chair Jon Cochrane (center) addresses the Bethel City Council during 'People to be Heard,' on behalf of the work he and the Committee have put into the tax code rewrite over the last year and a half. July 11, 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

After a year and a half of hard work from the City of Bethel Finance Committee, a major tax code rewrite was introduced at last night’s Bethel City Council meeting.  

Burke Waldron was appointed Tuesday, July 11 as interim Chief of Police by the Bethel City Council.
Katie Basile / KYUK

There’s a new Police Chief in Bethel. After some push back on candidate selection from the Vice Mayor during last night’s meeting, Bethel City Council has appointed Burke Waldron as interim Chief of Police.