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Crews work on the CCHRC/AVCP dorms. Photo by Matheson/KYUK.

Crews work on the CCHRC/AVCP dorms. Photo by Ben Matheson/KYUK.

Two new energy efficient duplexes are under construction near the Allanivik Hotel in Bethel. The Association of Village Council Presidents is building the dorms as part of reopening their flight school, with design and technical expertise from the Cold Climate Housing Research Center.
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City Manager finalist Ann Capela. Photo by Ben Matheson  / KYUK.

City Manager finalist Ann Capela. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council flew up a finalist this week who is seeking the permanent city manager job. Ann Capela arrived in Bethel Monday and met with the council Tuesday, after a tour of city facilities and meetings with staff. Capela says she was drawn to Bethel for the chance to make a difference.

“There’s so much opportunity. My goal is if I come to here is to make a difference, do a few things, so you can look back and say ok, these are the things that were accomplished,” said Capela.
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Theresa Prince, a Yup'ik teacher from Kotlik opening a box of freshly delivered Yup'ik books. Photo by Sabine Siekmann.

Theresa Prince, a Yup’ik teacher from Kotlik opening a box of freshly delivered Yup’ik books. Photo by Sabine Siekmann.

Students at the Ayaprun Elitnaurvik Yup’ik language immersion school in Bethel are using books recently released from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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The Bethel City Council met October 20 to vote for a mayor and vice mayor. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council met October 20 to vote for a mayor and vice mayor. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Rick Robb is Bethel’s new Mayor. The Bethel city council Monday night unanimously voted the previous Vice Mayor to the top position.

They then elected Leif Albertson the new Vice Mayor. Albertson won, 4 votes to 2, over councilmember Mark Springer. Rick Robb joined council in 2009 and has served as Vice Mayor for a year. He replaces Joe Klejka, who didn’t run for council this fall.
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