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Katie Basile / KYUK

Bethel resident and owner of a local auto-body shop, Cezary Maczynski, is in the process of applying for a package store liquor license. Before that happens, he has to make sure he is in compliance with city code. Then it's up to the state alcohol board. 

A Night At The Winter House

Dec 2, 2016
Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel's homeless shelter Bethel Winter House opened earlier this week, providing relief from the cold to Bethel’s many in need.  This is what it was like on Wednesday night:

Adrian Wagner / KYUK

As the temperature drops this week, Bethel’s homeless shelter, Bethel Winter House, is opening its doors early to service one of the most vulnerable segments of our population.

Dean Swope / KYUK

Ron Hoffman is the new executive director of Bethel’s Orutsararmuit Native Council. Tuesday was his fourth day on the job, and when asked why the tribe should have confidence in his leadership his answer was simple:

BCSF to Launch The First Annual #bethelgives Campaign

Nov 21, 2016

The Bethel Community Services Foundation is sponsoring the first ever #bethelgives campaign. It began on Nov. 18 and runs through Nov. 29. Nine organizations are participating in the campaign and are awaiting donations: Bethel Search and Rescue, Yuut Elitnaurviat, TWC, KYUK, Bethel Family Clinic, Bethel Council on the Arts, YK Delta Lifesavers, Bethel Friends of Canines and the Winter House Shelter.

Possible Shutdown For Bethel Buses. Who's Riding?

Nov 21, 2016
Adrian Wagner / KYUK

The city of Bethel is taking a look at ending its public transportation program due to low ridership and high expenses. However, the bus system serves some of Bethel’s most marginalized communities, who depend on it for basic needs. 

On a cold and snowy Thursday afternoon, riders on one of Bethel’s city buses stare out the windows while sitting in warm seats and listening to country music on the radio.

Dean Swope / KYUK

Donlin Gold has hired a new general manager. Andy Cole, Executive Director of parent company Barrick Gold, is taking over for Stan Foo. The transition will occur over the next few months and extend into the new year. 

Emmonak Works To Fix Sewer Before Pipes Freeze

Nov 17, 2016
Adrian Wagner / KYUK

The Emmonak City Council Tuesday night approved a proposal to start repairs on its crippled sewage treatment plant, which caught fire Monday.

State of Alaska

Nunapitchuk recently received a grant for $7,390 from the Rasmuson Foundation. The village's mayor, Noah Wise, says they have now spent the money on a brand new 500cc Honda ATV for their police and emergency responders to use.  

Lenny Welch / AVEC

A few minutes after 6 a.m. Wednesday, Bethel, Oscarville, and Napakiak went dark. For the third time in two weeks, an electrical brownout cut power to the communities. The culprit was same. The generator engine that's failed each time did so again.