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Bethel PoliceDue to weather conditions, including freezing rain, the Bethel Police Department urges all drivers on Bethel roads to exercises extreme caution while driving.
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Kuskokwim jam at Coffee's Bend on 11/17. Photo by Mark Leary.

Kuskokwim jam at Coffee’s Bend. Photo by Mark Leary.

The Kuskokwim River continues to break up due to unseasonably warm temperatures, but there’s no flooding expected. Mark Leary with Bethel Search and Rescue flew the river Monday afternoon and reports that the ice has broken up as far down as 10 miles below Kalskag at what’s known as Coffee’s Bend and jammed there. He says as things freeze up, the ice chunks will make travel difficult.
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The 'Shanks Arc' has been stuck in the middle of Steamboat Slough for more than a year.

The ‘Shanks Arc’ has been stuck in the middle of Steamboat Slough for more than a year.

Bethel’s tribe, ONC, has released a statement saying they’re making cleaning up Steamboat Slough and removing sunken barges a priority.
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Photo of the main pool with the yellow slide in the background. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

Photo of the main pool with the yellow slide in the background. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

The City of Bethel says the new pool may open with help from the public.
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