Kyle Clayton

The Pinky's Park ball field is closed for maintenance through the end of the week. /Photo by Kyle Clayton

The Pinky’s Park ball field is closed for maintenance through the end of the week. /Photo by Kyle Clayton

The City of Bethel’s mandate for sport’s leagues to provide proof of insurance ruffled some Pinky Park field user’s feathers this week. But as it turns out, the concern is the result of a miscommunication between the city and its residents.

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Samuel Berlin's fish camp downriver of Bethel. Photo by Kyle Clayton

Samuel Berlin’s fish camp downriver of Bethel. Photo by Kyle Clayton

Larger harvests and a greater variety of salmon are being reported from Bethel fish camps compared to last summer at this time during an unprecedented 12-day closure.

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Erin Amos, Miranda Johnson and Isaiah Sage take a plaster cast of a footprint during crime scene investigation training. Photo courtesy of Alaska Youth Academy

Erin Amos, Miranda Johnson and Isaiah Sage take a plaster cast of a footprint during crime scene investigation training. Photo courtesy of Alaska Youth Academy

More than 20 kids will graduate from the Alaska Youth Academy’s summer camp this afternoon. The teenagers have spent the last week waking up before 6 a.m., doing physical training and learning about the various roles public safety plays in rural Alaska.

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Kids will be free to spray silly string and hair coloring spray during July 4 festivities after the Bethel City Council failed to vote Tuesday night on an ordinance that would have banned their sale between June 15 through July 15.
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