City of Bethel

Photo by Pat Samson.

Photo by Pat Samson.

Bethel Fire Crews responded to a tundra fire around 8 p.m. Thursday. Fred Watson, the Acting Fire Chief says the grass fire was burning beyond a half-mile northeast of the dump and measured about 75 yards by 50 yards.
Read more →

city of bethelThe Bethel City Council may be closing in on updated water and sewer rates. The long-discussed ordinances is up again at Tuesday’s regular meeting.
Read more →

Rasmuson logoThe Rasmuson Foundation is awarding the City of Bethel $740,549 dollars to purchase furniture, fixtures and equipment for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Regional Aquatic Health and Safety Center. Read more →

Redacted page in the investigation report.

Redacted page in the investigation report.

The Bethel City Council has released a redacted version of its investigation into city contracts, nepotism, and personnel issues. The investigation led to the firing of Bethel’s city manager in May. The investigation reveals improperly awarded contracts, special agreements, and violations of the city’s previous nepotism rule. It chronicles mismanagement by former city manager, Lee Foley. Bethel Mayor Joe Klejka says the case was clean cut.
Read more →