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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

Bethel’s long-awaited new pool will host a grand opening Saturday. Raunicka Ray, the facility director, says staff have been making final adjustments after a soft opening last Saturday.

“We’ve had people inside the pool, inside the fitness center, getting all the staff trained and ready for this upcoming Saturday. We expect a big crowd, starting at two and going all the way up until 9 o’clock,” said Ray.
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NWS_Logo National Weather ServiceAugust in Bethel will go down as warmer and drier than normal. The National Weather Service reports rain on 23 days last month, but the two inches of precipitation they measured was well below the three-and-a quarter inches Bethel receives on average.
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A Kwigillingok man is facing charges for allegedly sexually abusing a girl under the age of 16 for two years. 47-year-old Ronnie John Jones was arrested and charged with two unclassified felonies for first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and first-degree sexual assault.
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Megan Leary is the 2014 first runner up of the Miss Indian World competition, which concluded Saturday night at the Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque. The contest brings together young, indigenous culture bearers from all over North America. Leary won the competition for best speech and best talent for her skin sewing.

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