Leif Albertson

Part of the DOT's design for changes to Ridgecrest Drive. Courtesy of DOT.

Part of the DOT’s design for changes to Ridgecrest Drive. Courtesy of DOT.

Bethel City Council approved almost $5,000 to get right-of-ways for a road project at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

This is a project the city has already spent almost $50,000 on and could spend about $250,000 more on. And as Council Member Leif Albertson said when addressing the Dept. of Transportation at the meeting, it’s a project the city doesn’t see reaping any benefits. Read more →

Bethel City Council discusses the proposed ordinance overhauling the city's alcohol laws. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Bethel City Council discusses the proposed ordinance overhauling the city’s alcohol laws. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Bethel City Council has dropped its protests against the AC Quickstop and Bethel Native Corp.’s alcohol license applications in two separate 4-3 votes.

Both sides agreed that legal alcohol sales are coming to Bethel. But those still in favor of upholding the protest against BNC said the council is condoning violations of its own municipal laws. Read more →

Council member Nikki Hoffman at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Council member Nikki Hoffman at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Bethel City Council is debating whether members should move to city-issued laptops or tablets to conduct city business.

Council member Nikki Hoffman brought the issue to the council after refusing to use her personal devices to conduct council business like checking emails and writing amendments for proposed ordinances–in case those devices were ever confiscated and searched for public documents. Read more →

Council member Chuck Herman, running Tuesday's Bethel City Council meeting. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Council member Chuck Herman facilitating Tuesday’s Bethel City Council meeting. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Bethel City Council continues wrestling with the city’s proposed alcohol laws.

At Tuesday’s regular meeting the council began amending a proposed ordinance that would strike the city’s current four-page code ­­­and replace it with a 22-page document. If enacted, it would change many of the existing rules while also tacking on dozens of penalties with some fines topping $1,000. Read more →

Bethel City Council discusses the proposed ordinance overhauling the city's alcohol laws. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Bethel City Council discusses the proposed ordinance overhauling the city’s alcohol laws at Tuesday’s meeting. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

A proposed ordinance overhauling Bethel’s alcohol laws remains in the works after Tuesday’s special city council meeting.

The proposal reinvents the city’s alcohol laws, striking the current four-page code and replacing it with a 20-page document. Read more →

Council incumbent Rick Robb at the KYUK City Council Candidates Forum. Photo By Geraldine Brink/KYUK

Council incumbent Rick Robb at the KYUK City Council Candidates Forum. Photo By Geraldine Brink/KYUK.

Rick Robb held onto his seat as Bethel’s mayor and council member Byron Maczynski was elected to vice mayor at a special Bethel City Council meeting on Monday to designate the council’s leaders and assign members to various committees and commissions. Read more →

Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Bethel City Council is approaching a changing of the guard.

Following last week’s municipal election the council will gain two new members and lose two former members at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Read more →

Yup'ik and English"I Voted" stickers from Bethel's municipal election. Photo courtesy of Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Yup’ik and English”I Voted” stickers from Bethel’s municipal election. Photo courtesy of Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

The majority of voters have cast their support for a liquor store license in Bethel, according to the canvassed results from Bethel’s Municipal Election.

The majority, at 57 percent, voted yes to a liquor store license on the ballot’s advisory questions.

The masses voted to not support licenses for bars, clubs, restaurants or eating establishments. Read more →

Yup'ik and English"I Voted" stickers from Bethel's municipal election. Photo courtesy of Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Yup’ik and English”I Voted” stickers from Bethel’s municipal election. Photo courtesy of Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Based on Tuesday’s unofficial election results, the most likely top contenders for Bethel City Council are mayor Rick Robb, vice mayor Leif Albertson and newcomers Nikki Hoffman and Alisha Welch. Read more →

Yup'ik and English"I Voted" stickers from Bethel's municipal election. Photo courtesy of Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Yup’ik and English”I Voted” stickers from Bethel’s municipal election. Photo courtesy of Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Unofficial results for Bethel’s municipal election have arrived.

The likely candidates to fill the four vacant city council seats are Rick Robb at 56.4 percent of total votes, Leif Albertson at 51.8 percent, Nikki Hoffman at 50.4 percent, and Alisha Welch at 49.5 percent. Read more →