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Last week, two inspection officers from the Alaska State Department of Transportation informed the City of Bethel that some water and sewer trucks are overweight. Ashley Jerry (right) is a water truck driver for the city, and averages 30 to 50 deliveries
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Bethel’s water and sewage delivery trucks may have to run partially full because inspection officers from the Alaska Department of Transportation said that the weight of the fully loaded vehicles is risking damage to the highway. How this will affect drivers and the residents who depend on those services is still being worked out.


The site of Swanson's proposed liquor store would be housed where their old furniture store used to be. City Council received the application on June 16, and has 60 days to decide whether or not they want to submit a protest.
Katie Basile / KYUK

At Tuesday’s meeting, Bethel City Council reviewed an application for the Swanson’s Liquor Store License.

 

Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Michael Shantz has been voted in as the new City Councilman, replacing Norman Ayagalria.

 

The City Clerk's office hopes to update the records kept on Ridgecrest Cemetery. Prior to 2002, when a permit system was put in place, records were spotty, leaving some graves unaccounted for.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

The City of Bethel’s cemetery management is looking to update burial records for the Ridgecrest Cemetery. They plan to model the new record system on one already in place for the Memorial Cemetery.

 

 


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 three 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.

 


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