Ben Matheson

Surveillance video shows the arrest on July 12, 2014. Screenshot from AC surveillance video.

Surveillance video shows the arrest on July 12, 2014. Screenshot from AC surveillance video.

Wassillie Gregory and the City of Bethel have settled out of court related to an incident in which the man was roughly arrested by a former Bethel police officer in the AC parking lot.

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Yukon gold potatoes. Photo courtesy flickr user Chiot's Run, creative commons license.

Yukon gold potatoes. Photo courtesy flickr user Chiot’s Run, creative commons license.

1,200 pounds of seed potatoes are available for free at ONC’s offices in Bethel. ONC shipped in 400 pounds each of Yukon gold, russets, and norkotah red seed potatoes.

Due to high demand, households are limited to 12 of each type. They are free and available on a first-come first-serve basis. Read more →

ONC crews in 2014 distribute fish to local elders. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

ONC crews in 2014 distribute fish to local elders. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The first fishing closures go into effect on the lower Kuskokwim River Thursday. A few days later, on May 25th, the state will put nets in the water. Those nets are one of the Department of Fish and Game’s main research tools for gauging the king salmon run, the Bethel Test Fishery. Read more →

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Public Health Nurse Mary Berliner distributes medication at the dispensing exercise. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Public Health Nurse Mary Berliner distributes medication at the dispensing exercise. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

First responders are testing their emergency management execution this week in Bethel and across the state. The exercise is designed to simulate the complexity and difficulty of responding to a community-wide incident.

A team of professionals from health care, law enforcement, local government, and others have been meeting for months to coordinate what their agencies do in the event of a large community crisis. Read more →

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Emergency responders are testing operations this week in Bethel. Photo courtesy Unit Company.

Emergency responders are testing operations this week in Bethel. Photo courtesy Unit Company.

First responders are testing their emergency management plans this week in Bethel and across the state.

A team of health, police, fire, and city officials, among others, have been meeting for months to plan how to respond effectively to a large emergency.
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Salmon on drying racks, Kuskokwim River. Photo by Shane Iverson, KYUK.

Salmon on drying racks, Kuskokwim River. Photo by Shane Iverson, KYUK.

Expecting another poor king salmon run, the first fishing restrictions are expected to go into effect on May 21st. With the lessons learned from 2014, managers hope to bring enough king salmon to spawning grounds and allow for limited fishing along the way.
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