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Seventy-one days from today, you’ll get the chance to vote on six City Council seats and a 3 percent increase in alcohol sales tax.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Seventy-one days from today, you’ll get the chance to vote on six City Council seats and a 3 percent increase in alcohol sales tax. KYUK got the details from Bethel City Clerk, Lori Strickler.

 

 


SBA Administrator Linda McMahon tours Kwethluk school with Ana Hoffman (R) and SBA Alaska District Office Director Nancy Porzio (L).
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

A member of Trump’s Presidential Cabinet visited the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta last week.

Bethel City Clerk Lori Strickler.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Welcome to City Corner, a weekly show on KYUK focusing on Bethel’s City Hall. I’m Christine Trudeau. The guest this week is Bethel City Clerk Lori Strickler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

On City Corner this week: an open seat on Bethel City Council to fill, a new look for to the city website, and the October 3 elections.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On City Corner this week: an open seat on Bethel City Council to fill, a new look for to the city website, and the October 3 elections. KYUK’s municipal reporter Christine Trudeau spoke with Lori Strickler, Bethel’s very busy City Clerk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Vice Mayor Fred Watson is this week's guest on City Corner.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Welcome to City Corner, a weekly show on KYUK focusing on what’s going on in Bethel City Hall. I’m Christine Trudeau. The guest this week is Bethel’s own Vice Mayor, Fred Watson.

 

 


Last Thursday, July 13, the Bethel Planning Commission held its third hearing on Cezary Maczynski (above)'s plans for Kusko Liquor on the waterfront, granting him a Conditional Use Permit.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

801-B Front Street may be the new site of Bethel’s third and final liquor store. At last week's Thursday Bethel City Planning meeting, the Commission decided to grant Kusko Liquor a coveted Conditional Use Permit, pending a few conditions.

 


Vice Mayor, Fred Watson.
Katie Basile / KYUK

On City Corner this week, KYUK’s municipal reporter Christine Trudeau brings us an excerpt from today’s show, airing today at 11 a.m., where she sat down with lifelong resident of Bethel, Vice Mayor Fred Watson.

 

 


The license for Bethel’s remaining liquor store remains undecided.
Dean Swope/KYUK / KYUK

The reason that the state Alcohol Beverage Control Board could not award the final package store license at its meeting this week is that nothing has come out of the city review process with a nod of approval. This week, that left the state ABC board without anything from Bethel to move on.

 

 


Finance Committee Chair Jon Cochrane (center) addresses the Bethel City Council during 'People to be Heard,' on behalf of the work he and the Committee have put into the tax code rewrite over the last year and a half. July 11, 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

After a year and a half of hard work from the City of Bethel Finance Committee, a major tax code rewrite was introduced at last night’s Bethel City Council meeting.  

Burke Waldron was appointed Tuesday, July 11 as interim Chief of Police by the Bethel City Council.
Katie Basile / KYUK

There’s a new Police Chief in Bethel. After some push back on candidate selection from the Vice Mayor during last night’s meeting, Bethel City Council has appointed Burke Waldron as interim Chief of Police.

 

 


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