Bethel

City Manager finalist Ann Capela. Photo by Ben Matheson  / KYUK.

City Manager finalist Ann Capela. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council offered the permanent city manager job to Ann Capela Wednesday night.

The Council doesn’t have an answer from Capela, but they will meet again Thursday to continue negotiations. They offered a three year contract at a starting salary of 125-thousand dollars. That’s above what they advertised, but below the 140-thousand Capela asked for.
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Camai 2015 Dates Set

by Daysha Eaton on October 22, 2014

Dancers from Tooksook Bay at the 2010 Camai Festival in Bethel.

Dancers from Tooksook Bay at the 2010 Camai Festival in Bethel.

Camai 2015 will take place in April, nearly one month later than usual.

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Crews work on the CCHRC/AVCP dorms. Photo by Matheson/KYUK.

Crews work on the CCHRC/AVCP dorms. Photo by Ben Matheson/KYUK.

Two new energy efficient duplexes are under construction near the Allanivik Hotel in Bethel. The Association of Village Council Presidents is building the dorms as part of reopening their flight school, with design and technical expertise from the Cold Climate Housing Research Center.
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City Manager finalist Ann Capela. Photo by Ben Matheson  / KYUK.

City Manager finalist Ann Capela. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council flew up a finalist this week who is seeking the permanent city manager job. Ann Capela arrived in Bethel Monday and met with the council Tuesday, after a tour of city facilities and meetings with staff. Capela says she was drawn to Bethel for the chance to make a difference.

“There’s so much opportunity. My goal is if I come to here is to make a difference, do a few things, so you can look back and say ok, these are the things that were accomplished,” said Capela.
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