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A man is facing charges after hitting a six-year-old with a vehicle in a Bethel neighborhood and fleeing the scene.

Bethel City Council member, Leif Albertson, visits the site of a proposed Air Quality Monitoring System behind AC on May 10, 2017. Albertson believes the monitoring system could eventually lead to better air quality for Bethel citizens.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is looking to establish a lease agreement with the City of Bethel to set up an air quality monitoring system.The state funded project is part of an effort to collect better data on what’s in our air.

 


Courtesy of Jon Cochrane

Wells Fargo has named Bethel Branch Manager Jon Cochrane as its 2016 Alaska Volunteer of the Year.

Bethel resident and Calista shareholder Elias Venes (left) talks with Donlin Gold General Manager Andy Cole (right) at a Donlin open house at the Bethel Cultural Center on May 10, 2017.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK Public Media

The State has issued a preliminary air quality permit for the Donlin Gold project.  The 30-day opportunity for the public to submit comments on that permit closes this Friday at 4:30 p.m. The preliminary permit is the first the proposed mining project has received.

Tundra surrounding Larson Subdivision, and proposed site for Senator Hoffman's "Blue Sky Estates" subdivision.
Dean Swope / KYUK

State Senator and Bethel resident Lyman Hoffman is reviving his effort to develop a subdivision on his native allotment near the Bethel airport. The proposed “Blue Sky Estates” would wrap around Larson Subdivision.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The lone muskox stranded on Triangle Island has been harvested and the meat taken to Mekoryuk.

YK Delta Firefighters Attending Fire Leadership Training

May 10, 2017
Mike Simon, of Hooper Bay, works on a computer during a class titled S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017. The class is part of the Alaska Crew Boss Academy at the Alaska Fire Service on Fort Wainwright, in Fairbanks.
Tim Mowry / Alaska Division of Forestry

State and Federal fire agencies have teamed up to sponsor leadership training for firefighters from the YK Delta this month. The training is the Alaska Interagency Crew Boss Academy and is held once every two years. During a two-week intensive session, firefighters hone skills in leadership, radio, weather, risk assessment, safety, structure protection and using GPS and maps.

Fred Watson Appointed Bethel Vice Mayor

May 10, 2017
City Council member Fred Watson has been appointed the new Vice Mayor of Bethel, May 9, 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

City Council member Fred Watson has been appointed the new Vice Mayor of Bethel. The appointment was made at Tuesday's City Council meeting with all Council members in attendance. Watson won the vote five to two, against Council member Leif Albertson.

Dumping Your Junk Vehicles Just Got Easier

May 10, 2017
It just got a lot easier to get rid of your junk vehicles. In a unanimous vote at Tuesday night's Bethel City Council meeting, an ordinance now eliminates fees for disposing of junk vehicles brought to the Dump. Pictured here, the Bethel City Landfill, 20
Dean Swope / KYUK

It just got a lot easier to get rid of your junk vehicles. In a unanimous vote at Tuesday Bethel City Council meeting, an ordinance now eliminates fees for disposing junk vehicles brought to the dump.

Subsistence hunter Martin Moore Jr. died in a snowmachine accident on March 6, 2017. He's pictured here on a seal hunting trip three weeks before his death. His sister Dora Christine Moore says this image is how the family will remember him, providing for
Courtesy of Dora Christine Moore

An Emmonak man died this weekend following a snowmachine accident on the Yukon River. Martin Moore Jr., 53, left his house Saturday morning to hunt geese. That evening, he was pronounced dead at the Nome hospital. KYUK talked with the man who stayed by Moore’s side throughout that long day.


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