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Avec 2Alaska Village Electric Cooperative accidentally sent out nearly 2,000 late notices. President and CEO Meera Kohler says about 24 cents a kilowatt hour was being double billed.
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city of bethelThe Bethel City Council passed a new purchasing policy in their regular Tuesday meeting and discussed several potential and current lawsuits.

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Bethel PoliceSeven young people are in custody after allegedly firing a stolen gun in Bethel.
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Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Bethel City Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council Tuesday night in executive session will hear updates on three city lawsuits, including one by former city council candidate Juan Sosa.

They scheduled a separate executive session for a list of seven items of potential litigation, including personal injury claims, thefts against the city, businesses operating without a license, and honey bucket violations.
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Kuskokwim River near Bethel

Kuskokwim River Near Bethel , December 2014.

Bethel Search and Rescue urges caution on the Kuskokwim River. BSAR says much of the Kuskokwim trail remained safe over the weekend though there is more water on the ice.
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Ice jam below Kalskag -Photo Courtesy of BSAR

Ice jam below Kalskag -Photo Courtesy of BSAR

After a strange freeze up and a couple winter thaws, the Kuskokwim 300 will follow the Kuskokwim River exclusively from Bethel to Aniak and back on the same trail.
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The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

Alaska State Troopers are looking for a Kwethluk man, 67-year-old Andrew Andrew, who was last seen traveling on foot in the community Friday afternoon.  Troopers, in a dispatch, write that Andrew has cognitive issues related to old age.
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‘The Den of the Mighty Nanooks’ in Nome. Photo courtesy of Nome Nanooks Boys Basketball on Facebook

Bethel Regional High School’s varsity basketball teams finished off their trip to Seward Peninsula with a pair of games against the home team in the Nome Subway Showdown, the Nome Nanooks. Read more →

Make-up games were iScreen shot 2015-01-10 at 1.09.38 PMn order on Saturday morning in Nome, due to the weather conditions on Thursday that left both Bethel Regional High School varsity basketball teams grounded. Read more →

The view of Bethel from the upriver trail. Photo by Oscar Chaney

The view of Bethel from the upriver trail. Photo by Oscar Chaney

Bethel Search and Rescue officials say the warm weather is melting the frozen Kuskokwim River, and they’re warning travelers to use caution.
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