Six candidates from Bethel are running for four Bethel City Council seats in the upcoming municipal election, Oct. 6. KYUK will be profiling these candidates before voting begins. Our next profile in the series is on current Mayor and city council candidate Rick Robb.
Just as it was getting dark Saturday evening, Akiak resident and dog musher Mike Williams Sr. stepped outside to see his dog lot falling into the Kuskokwim River and seven of his sled dogs being pulled into the water.
Six candidates from Bethel are running for four Bethel City Council seats in the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 6, 2015. KYUK is profiling these candidates this week before voting begins. Our third profile in the series is on city council candidate Mark Springer.
Twenty-five-year-old Alisha Welch is running for city council.
“I have lived here for the past 25 years, so all of my life,” Welch said.
She was born and raised in Bethel.
“So I know the community values and what the city would like. I hope to bridge the people of the city and the council, to work together so that we can make a better Bethel,” Welch said.
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The Bethel City Council will discuss a resolution proposing the protest of AC Quickstore’s liquor license application, at its regular meeting Tuesday night.
The council will continue to discuss an ordinance that would amend the Bethel city municipal code. The plan is a part of an ongoing effort to help fix the city’s unfinished streets.
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This year’s 2015 Permanent Fund Dividend will be 2,072 dollars. It is the highest dividend in the fund’s history, and it comes at the lowest point in the state’s oil revenue income. Read more →
This article will be updated as more information develops.
A search and rescue is still underway for 26-year-old George Mute of Kongiganak. The search has expanded to include portions of the Kuskokwim River.
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Residents in the small coastal village of Newtok in Southwest Alaska have been preparing to move as erosion eats away at their village. A dispute over who has tribal authority has slowed the process,but now that dispute has been decided by federal courts and a new set of tribal officials are getting the relocation effort underway again. With climate change accelerating the erosion many are getting anxious that the move can’t happen soon enough. Read more →
A San Francisco-based law firm is now working with two Bethel attorneys who filed a class action lawsuit against GCI for their marketing practices in the YK Delta.
“We’re hoping that we can have some resolution or go to try within the next year,” says Bethel Attorney Dave Henderson. He, and fellow attorney Jim Valcarce, filed the lawsuit.