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The Bethel City Council met Tuesday night in a regular meeting. Photo by Dean Swope /KYUK.

Photo by Dean Swope /KYUK.

The Bethel City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday during their regular meeting on the potential of a package liquor store application to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
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Alaska State Troopers logo. Courtesy of AST

Alaska State Troopers logo. Courtesy of AST

Investigators with the Bethel Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team made two arrests Monday and seized thousands of dollars worth of alcohol.

After hearing about a bag that was leaking alcohol, WAANT investigators contacted Chevak man, 59-year-old Michael Smolnik. They say he was trying to travel with over three gallons of liquor, but about a gallon leaked out.
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Walter Pickett, Vice President of Operations, Alaska Commercial Company

Walter Pickett, Vice President of Operations, Alaska Commercial Company

Daysha Eaton, KYUK News Director, interviewed Walter Pickett, Vice President of Operations for the Alaska Commercial Company Monday, March 23rd about the company’s plans to apply for a liquor license.

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Nora Guinn Justice Complex, Bethel, AK. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Nora Guinn Justice Complex, Bethel, AK. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

An Aniak man was convicted Friday of multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor. A Bethel jury found 31-year-old Golga Kelila III guilty of first degree sexual abuse of a minor as well as a second degree count and first degree harassment. The abuse happened in July of 2013.
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Image courtesy of Alaska Department of Law.

Image courtesy of Alaska Department of Law.

The Alaska Department of Law has named a replacement for prosecutor Chris Carpeneti, the attorney who filled in for former District Attorney June Stein after she was fired.

Sean Skillingstad will move to join the Bethel office from Fairbanks.
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Mike Bialy, a member of Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) serving guests at the Yukegtaaq Celebration at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel Saturday, March 21st. - Photo Courtesy of TWC

Mike Bialy, serving guests at the Yukegtaaq Celebration. – Photo Courtesy of TWC

The Tundra Women’s Coalition held their annual Yukegtaaq Celebration honoring two Yukon Kuskokwim Delta community members. Yukegtaaq means “genuine person.”

This year they honored Mike Williams Sr. of Akiak and Ina Nicholai from Atmautluak for their work in practicing, advocating, and preserving traditional subsistence activities in the Y-K Delta.
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K300 Logo. Courtesy of K300

K300 Logo. Courtesy of K300

Kwethluk’s Cukayuk Olick won the 2015 Camp Out sled dog race Sunday and took home the $2,000 winners’ prize. 10 teams traveled upriver from Bethel to the Gweek River Saturday, camped out, and raced back 45 miles on the Kuskokwim river Sunday morning.
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The Federal Subsistence Board will look at special actions requests to federalize salmon fisheries. Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

The Federal Subsistence Board will look at special action requests to federalize salmon fisheries. Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

The Federal Subsistence Board will be considering federalizing the Yukon and Kuskokwim salmon fisheries this summer.

Officials with the Office of Subsistence Management have received six special action requests asking the board to limit the fishery to federally qualified users and manage salmon stocks. They also ask for an analysis to determine eligible users and develop an allocation strategy.
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The Lady Warriors look on from the bench as the game comes to a close. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK

The Bethel Lady Warriors were matched up against the Nikiski Lady Bulldogs in the state tournament consolation semifinals on Friday. Read more →

The boys team from Bethel played Cordova on Friday morning, and much like their opening-round game they started off sluggish.

Freshman Klevon Constantine provided a spark for the Warriors in the 2nd quarter. Photo by KYUK / Dean Swope

Bethel has 4 Seniors on the team. Young players like Jayvin Williams will become the stars of the team next season. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK

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