Wrestlers from across the state competed in the Bethel Wrestling Invitational over the weekend. 278 wrestlers from 22 teams participated in this year’s bracketed-individual and team-scoring tournament at Bethel Regional High School. Read more →
Bethel resident Dave Trantham received an award during a Veterans’ Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
He was awarded the 2015 Governor’s Veterans Advocacy Award.
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Bethel’s new Marijuana Advisory Committee held their first meeting last Thursday, at the Bethel City chambers.
Bethel City Council set its list of 2017 fiscal priorities. With the state’s budget deficit, capital funding across Alaska is tight with no indication of loosening.
The council is requesting over $20 million for five projects: to rehabilitate the sewer lagoon, complete the Institutional Corridor, build a road around H Marker Lake, get a new fleet of water and sewer trucks, and improve the small boat harbor. Read more →
On Tuesday Bethel City Council dropped its protests against the Bethel Native Corporation and AC Quickstop liquor license applications in two separate 4-3 votes.
Both applications aim to open a liquor store in Bethel.
The council’s decisions reverse last week’s vote to uphold the protests until after the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board reviews the applications on Nov. 19 when the Board could issue licenses for Bethel’s first liquor stores in decades.
Council members Chuck Herman and Byron Maczynski voted on either side of the protests and join host Anna Rose MacArthur to discuss what the changes mean for Bethel moving forward.
Bethel City Council has dropped its protests against the AC Quickstop and Bethel Native Corp.’s alcohol license applications in two separate 4-3 votes.
Both sides agreed that legal alcohol sales are coming to Bethel. But those still in favor of upholding the protest against BNC said the council is condoning violations of its own municipal laws. Read more →
The Lower Kuskokwim Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting is taking place in Bethel. In their topics for discussion are 15 proposals, most of which, if passed, could introduce significant changes to the Kuskokwim salmon fishery in the coming year.
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A new aircraft mechanic school is coming to Bethel. The program’s main goal is to cater to the region’s needs and create jobs that help make that possible.
Everything for the program— from the fleet of bush planes to the exams— are ready. All that’s needed is a full classroom.
Authorities are still searching for former Bethel Police Officer Aaron Fedolfi, who is on the run after being charged with third degree attempted sexual assault and third degree official misconduct.
The Fugitive Task Force has joined the search as well. Read more →