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Christine Trudeau

Reporter

Christine Trudeau is a radio and multimedia reporter, covering government and education.

 

She is a citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, in Mayetta, Kansas, and holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

Trudeau is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is a former intern at NPR’s headquarters, for their Diversity Department. She has also freelanced with NPR, National Native News, Yes! Magazine and Native Peoples Magazine, and was also intern with NPR member station, KUNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For August 7 on City Corner, City Manager Pete Williams.
Katie Basile / KYUK

On City Corner this week, we are joined by City Manager Pete Williams and Public Works Director Bill Arnold. We discussed updates to the Sewer Lagoon Jetty Project, the City’s water and sewer trucks, and the Institutional Corridor Project.

 

 


 The Bethel DMV is back to its regular business hours: Monday through Friday 9 - 11:30 a.m, and 1-5 p.m.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Bethel’s Department of Motor Vehicles, or DMV, is back in action. Over the weekend, Bethel DMV Customer Service Representative Wade Long informed KYUK that the DMV reopened on July 17. It is back to its regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 9 - 11:30 a.m, and 1 - 5 p.m. He added that the office is “closed for road tests on Tuesday from 9 - 11:30 a.m.,” and advises checking for regular updates on the “It’s Going On In Bethel” Facebook page.

The Bethel City Council met at noon last Wednesday for a special Council meeting to approve the contracts for dredging the Bethel Sewage Lagoon. According to City Manager Pete Williams, they will begin using a dry press method to remove some of the solid waste from the upper cell of the lagoon.

 

On Wednesday, August 2 Chariton Epchook (far left) was voted in as chairman of the Nunavut Alaska Constitutional Convention, replacing Ivan Ivan.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On day two of the Nunavut Alaska Constitutional Convention, village representatives from across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta selected their officials to move through the development of a treaty. One oversight: not having a Yugtun/English translator present.

 

 


The Bethel City Council approved contracts for the Sewer Lagoon Dredging project.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Bethel City Council met at noon on Wednesday for a special Council meeting to approve the contracts for dredging the Bethel Sewage Lagoon. According to City Manager Pete Williams, they will begin using a dry press method to remove some of the solid waste from the upper cell of the lagoon.

Representatives from Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages aim to create a regional tribal government with the authority to issue mandates, not just suggest actions to the member tribes. They met yesterday, pictured here at the Bethel Cultural Center on August 1
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Representatives from Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages are working to form a single tribal governing body to unite them all.

 

Ashley Jerry is a hard working water delivery driver for the city. Most days Jerry is saddled with 30 to 50 deliveries. Sometimes that means that she has to skip her lunch break to make sure the people of Bethel get their water.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Over the coming months and the next year, Bethel will be facing some tough choices on how to cut down on the weight of its water and sewer trucks. Last month, KYUK rode along on a typical day, pre-weight restrictions, with one of the city's water delivery drivers.

 

 


Starting August 1 at the Bethel Cultural Center, Yup’ik and Athabaskan Tribes of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta will gather for a three day convention to discuss the creation of a regional tribal government for the YK Delta.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Starting Tuesday, August 1 at the Bethel Cultural Center, Yup’ik and Athabascan Tribes of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta will gather for a three day convention.

Katie Basile / KYUK

On Saturday night, a tired crew of volunteers dragged a large gray whale carcass onto shore near the Napaskiak airport. The whale was gray, bloody, and barnacled, and the men who set to work butchering it said that it was at least 37-feet long. Residents are still distributing its blubber and meat, saying that it will feed families throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta for months.


City Corner spoke this week with Bethel’s Finance Committee Chair, Jon Cochrane.
Courtesy of Jon Cochrane

On City Corner this week, we cover a discussion on the tax code rewrite currently on the City Council agenda. City Corner spoke with Bethel’s Finance Committee Chair, Jon Cochrane.

 

 


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