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Parents contacted the Lower Kuskokwim School District staff this past September with suspicions that their children might be involved in dealing or buying marijuana edibles.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Several students have been caught selling marijuana edibles at Bethel Regional High School. The incidents took place this past September to early October. Parents contacted the Lower Kuskokwim School District staff with suspicions that their children might be involved.  

 


Bethel Search and Rescue

The ice highway that residents are used to driving this time of year has yet to fully freeze. Bethel Search and Rescue calls the number of open holes on the Kuskokwim River “uncountable” and advises people to use overland trails for winter travel.

Artists Ryan Romer and Jimmy Riordan have received a $10,000 grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum to explore homelessness in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Alaska Humanities Forum

Two artists with roots in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are the first recipients of a new, $10,000 grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum.

It’s another wrestling weekend in Bethel. Teams from across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and the Aleutians are coming to Bethel for the Great Alaska Conference Wrestling Championships. 

Expect delays of water and sewer services through the holidays due to a shortage of truck drivers.
Jeremy Osborne / Yuut Elitnaurviat

Staffing shortages are not an unusual problem for most Bethel employers, and the City is no different. Bethel City Manager Peter Williams says that delays of water and sewer services are expected through the holidays due to a shortage of drivers for the city’s water and sewer trucks.

 


[Back row, left to right] Fire Chief Bill Howell, FF/EMT Kyle Inman, FF/EMT Thomas Haviland, and Fire Captain Daron Solesbee. [Middle row] John Kameroff, Monroe Tyler, Shadi Rabi/EMT, [Bottom row] Jesse Gefroh, Matthew Cochrane/EMT, Steven "Tucker" Burnet
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

If your house or business catches fire in Bethel, you’re in good hands. There are now almost twice the number of firefighters in town than there were a few months ago. The number jumped to 18 on Friday when eight new volunteers received their badges and pins. The event marked the department’s first public commencement. Bethel, meet your newest fire service personnel.


A missing Nunapitchuk resident was found alive and well last weekend, then promptly arrested.

A young Yute Commercial Services passenger watches planes land from the new airline's terminal.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

There’s a new airline in the Y-K Delta, and its name might sound a little familiar.

The Nunapitchuk Police Department has confirmed that Bennett Joseph, age 29, is safe and sound.
Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department

Update December 5 10:29am: Bennett Joseph is in tribal police custody in Nunapitchuk. Click here to read our most recent coverage.

The Nunapitchuk Police Department has confirmed that Bennett Joseph is back home, safe and sound.

Bethel Search and Rescue

It’s early December, and the ice on the river trails around Bethel remains thin for this time of year. Bethel Search and Rescue surveyed the ice conditions on established trails to neighboring villages this weekend.


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