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city of bethelAs of Tuesday, February 24th, the possession and use of up to an ounce of marijuana is legal in Alaska for people over the age of 21. There is no legal sale yet, the state still has nine months to come up with those rules. As municipalities like Bethel grapple with how to respond to and enforce the new law, Police Chief Andre Achee says it will not drastically change how his officers operate.
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Bethel’s boys varsity team played in their last home game of the season on Saturday. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

The night after a thrilling double-overtime victory the Bethel boys varsity team was back on the floor on Saturday night against Dillingham for their final home game of the season. Read more →

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Both Bethel varsity squads played in Western Athletic Conference games on Friday night against Dillingham.

The Bethel Lady Warriors traveled to Bristol Bay to play Dillingham’s Lady Wolverines on Friday night. Read more →

Hugh Short was named by Governor Walker to the AGDC board. Image from AGDC.

Hugh Short was named by Governor Walker to the AGDC board. Image from AGDC

Governor Bill Walker has appointed a Bethel man to serve on the board that oversees a future in-state gas line. If confirmed by the legislature, Hugh Short will serve on the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Board of Directors.

Short was born and raised in Bethel and served as Bethel mayor from 2002 to 2004. He’s the chairman and CEO of Pt Capital, a financial services company in Anchorage.
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Steve Boney will race with Doug Dixon in the 2015 Iron Dog. Photo from irondog,org

Steve Boney will race with Doug Dixon in the 2015 Iron Dog. Photo from irondog,org

Bethel’s Steve Boney will race his Yamaha snowmachine 2,000 miles from Big Lake to Nome and Fairbanks next week in the 2015 Iron Dog. Boney will take to the low-snow trail with a new partner.
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AVEC President and CEO Meera Kohler updated Bethel members on the utility's plans. Photo by Geraldine Brink / KYUK.

AVEC President and CEO Meera Kohler updated Bethel members on the utility’s plans. Photo by Geraldine Brink / KYUK

Bethel customers of the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative or AVEC took their first action as members of the co-op Thursday when they elected delegates. The member-owned nonprofit cooperative held its first Bethel member meeting since taking over last year.
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Kuskokwim at Bethel on 11/17.  Photo by Mark Leary.

Kuskokwim River at Bethel. Photo by Mark Leary.

As the Alaska Legislature wrestles with a 3.5 billion dollar budget deficit due to plummeting oil prices, communities around the state are bracing for the impacts. Upcoming budget cuts could wield a particularly brutal blow to one of the state’s most economically fragile areas, the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta. In Bethel, where the main industries are government and non-profits, the cuts could have a wide reach.
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The late Michael and Eliza Chase stand in front of his race sled at the Fur Rondy sled dog race in Anchorage. Photo courtesy of Chase family.

The late Michael and Eliza Chase in Anchorage. Photo courtesy of Chase family.

A YK Delta elder, Michael Chase, passed away Tuesday. The 88-year-old is being remembered for his leadership, service to his community and his contributions to the region’s health in a difficult period.
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20110329twclogoTundra Women’s Coalition in Bethel had some good news Wednesday, when Governor Bill Walker made his final amendments to the state budget.

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4-month-old Alaskan Malamute, Frosty, struts his stuff with owner Luan Dema. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

4-month-old Alaskan Malamute, Frosty. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

Dogs and their owners competed in the annual Bethel Dog Show at the Cultural Center Sunday. Frosty, an Alaskan malamute was selected as winner in the working breeds category and was also given the Best of Breeds award. His owner, Luan Dema, said the dog was only four months old.

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