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Tundra surrounding Larson Subdivision, and proposed site for Senator Hoffman's "Blue Sky Estates" subdivision.
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State Senator and Bethel resident Lyman Hoffman is reviving his effort to develop a subdivision on his native allotment near the Bethel airport. The proposed “Blue Sky Estates” would wrap around Larson Subdivision.

City Council member Fred Watson has been appointed the new Vice Mayor of Bethel, May 9, 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

City Council member Fred Watson has been appointed the new Vice Mayor of Bethel. The appointment was made at Tuesday's City Council meeting with all Council members in attendance. Watson won the vote five to two, against Council member Leif Albertson.

It just got a lot easier to get rid of your junk vehicles. In a unanimous vote at Tuesday night's Bethel City Council meeting, an ordinance now eliminates fees for disposing of junk vehicles brought to the Dump. Pictured here, the Bethel City Landfill, 20
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It just got a lot easier to get rid of your junk vehicles. In a unanimous vote at Tuesday Bethel City Council meeting, an ordinance now eliminates fees for disposing junk vehicles brought to the dump.

Alaska Federation of Natives

The Alaska Federation of Natives is keeping a close eye on the new administration of President Donald Trump. The Native organization's board is developing ways to negotiate with the current government in Washington, participate in decision making, and advance Alaska Native priorities.


On Tuesday, Bethel City Council is again set to consider a proposed amendment to the Ports and Harbor code. The complex measure looks at re-defining Port Commission and Port Director duties, making major changes to commercial barge traffic, and changing how boats are launched at the harbor.

The Bethel City Council has placed the Tundra Liquor Cache permit application for a liquor store back on the Planning Commission's table, following Thursday night’s appeal hearing. The City Council hasn’t granted Tundra Liquor an appeal, but rather, sought further clarification on its initial denial of a conditional use permit.

Christine Trudeau / KYUK News

Naim Shabani, as of Monday, is the newest appointed City Council member. He is replacing former Vice Mayor Byron Maczynski, who resigned last month.

Katie Basile / KYUK News

Co-Owner of Kusko Cab Naim Shabani is replacing Vice Mayor Byron Maczynski on the Bethel City Council.

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Mayor Rick Robb’s third attempt to lower Bethel’s sales tax rate has failed. At Tuesday’s Bethel City Council meeting, Mayor Robb proposed lowering Bethel’s sales tax from 6 percent, to 5.75 percent.

 

Katie Basile

Mark Springer is replacing Nikki Hoffman as Bethel's newest City Council member. The appointment comes after Hoffman resigned earlier this month after having a baby. Springer has served two terms on Council in the past. On Tuesday night, he was up against long time Bethel resident Mary Nanuwak and local joint owner of Kusko Cab Naim Shabani.

 

 

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