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Dean Swope / KYUK

The decision on whether to grant Kusko Liquor a city permit needed to secure a liquor store license in Bethel has been delayed.

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board did not grant a liquor license on Thursday to any of the three Bethel businesses competing for the town’s final liquor store license.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Twelve area businesses have received startup funds from the Bethel Cultural Center's annual Best in the West competition.

Dean Swope/KYUK

A sewage leak discovered in Bethel last Friday has been repaired and cleaned up. The leak was located in a building off Ridgecrest Drive which houses Alba’s Coffee Shop and Subway. The building's owner, Shpetim Dema, says that the leak was due to an equipment malfunction of their lift station pump, which connects to the city’s main sewage line.

Michelle DeWitt

There one week left to buy tickets and guess the time that the spring ice will carry the Ice Classic tripod down the Kuskokwim.

Eighteen packs of beer lined a shelf at the opening of Bethel Native Corporation's Bethel Spirits Liquor Store on on Sept. 27, 2016. The store has only operated for 30 days since its opening.
Dean Swope / KYUK

On Thursday, the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will consider three applications from Bethel businesses vying for Bethel’s third and final liquor store license.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Commercial fishing could be returning to the Lower Kuskokwim this summer. Washington state fish buyer Pacific Harvest Seafood is working to anchor a fish processing vessel along the Bethel seawall from late July through August to buy silver salmon from Quinhagak to Bethel.

CVRF Partners With Honda For ATV Maintenance Training

Apr 4, 2017


 ATV and snowmachine owners will soon be able to fix machines locally, instead of shipping vehicles as far away as Anchorage. Christine Trudeau reports that last week, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF), the area's CDQ Fisheries organization, teamed up with a Honda dealership in Homer to give this area's mechanics training on the latest repairs.

Calista Corporation

The Calista Corporation is offering an incentive for descendants and other qualified applicants to enroll in the corporation. Calista is offering $1,000 cash to five applicants who apply by June 2. The names will be chosen in drawings, and those who apply earlier will also be eligible for smaller drawings of $100 and $50.

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A major KYUK funding source is under threat by a proposed budget cut from the Trump Administration.