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Dean Swope / KYUK

The competition continues to increase for Bethel’s third and final liquor store license. Three businesses are now submitting applications, the most recent being the Alaska Commercial Company's main store. The other two businesses are Bethel Liquor Store LLC, which would replace Fili’s Pizza Restaurant, and Kusko Liquor, which would replace Cezary’s Auto Body and Paint Shop.

State of Alaska Community and Regional Affairs

Four Yukon Kuskokwim Delta communities should now have faster mobile data after a 3G upgrade by GCI. Mountain Village, Quinhagak, Tununak, and St. Mary’s join 22 other YK Delta villages that GCI has connected to the faster data service since 2015. The telecommunications company finalized the updates for the most recent villages last week.

Bethel Warrior Wrestlers Win State Championship

Dec 19, 2016
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The Bethel Warriors brought home a win from this weekend's Class 1-2-3A  State Wrestling Championships.

Adrian Wagner / KYUK

Food and culture go hand in hand in Western Alaska, and a new restaurant in Bethel is bringing new food and new culture to the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta. Mexkimo, which sells classic Mexican dishes, opened its doors last month.


Calista Corporation

The number of Calista Regional Native Corporation shareholders is expected to balloon next year from 13,000 shareholders to 40,000 as descendants and other qualified applicants enroll. To prepare, Calista is hiring temporary workers to handle the influx and getting the word out on how to sign up as a shareholder.


Dean Swope / KYUK

The state Alcohol Beverage Control Board has received another application for a package liquor store in Bethel.

Dean Swope / KYUK

The contractor overseeing the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s $300 million hospital expansion is now accepting applications for local workers. Construction won’t begin for six months, but the native-owned contractor ASKW-Davis wants to get as many native and regional hires lined up as possible.


Adrian Wagner / KYUK

Tribal leaders from across the Delta gathered in Bethel Monday by invitation of Association of Village Council Presidents to attend a workshop on placing lands into federal trust.


The Calista Regional Native Corporation has announced that original elder shareholders will receive $325.  This is under a program known as the Elder Benefit Dividend.

#bethelgives Raises Over $24,000 In Two Weeks

Dec 8, 2016
BCSF

Organizers are calling the first annual #bethelgives campaign a success, and say there’s still time to donate more than just money.  

The first ever #bethelgives raised over $24,000 in its two-week campaign.

The Bethel Community Services Foundation organized the donation drive for nine Bethel nonprofits, including KYUK. Executive Director of the Foundation, Michelle DeWitt, says the money is giving those organizations a substantial boost.

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