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Peter Evon, age 35, will take over as Executive Director of the Bethel Orutsararmiut Native Council on May 29, 2018. He's pictured here with his five children, ages 10 to one year old.
Courtesy of Peter Evon

Bethel resident Peter Evon, age 35, has been selected to take over as Executive Director of the Bethel Orutsararmiut Native Council. Evon begins the position on May 29. He’ll replace current Executive Director Ron Hoffman, who’s retiring after a year and a half on the job.

With National Trails Day coming up, the City's Parks and Recreation Committee will be hosting "Friends of Pinky’s Park" at Pinky’s Park on June 2. Food and refreshments will be served as volunteers pick up trash and identify items needing to be fixed.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

    

Work on the new Owl Park playground is already a week ahead of schedule.

 

Bethel City Council member Leif Albertson [left] has proposed an ordinance to ban hard liquor sales in Bethel. Council member Mitchell Forbes [right] proposes that instead of banning hard liquor, to set a price floor of $40 per bottle.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

In a two to four vote at their last meeting, Bethel City Council decided to move forward on an ordinance to end hard liquor sales in the city. The ordinance would exclude liquor orders by freight.  

 

Bethel’s Police Chief says that the Police Department needs dispatchers badly.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Bethel’s Police Chief says that the Police Department needs dispatchers badly. Hearing concerns about slow police response time to calls, City Council member Leif Albertson invited Chief Burke Waldron to give an update on staffing needs at last week’s meeting.  

 

 Bethel City Council unanimously voted last week to stop requiring cabs to have Global Positioning System equipment.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

The Bethel City Council unanimously voted last week to stop requiring cabs to have Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment.  

 

Governor Walker has ordered state flags lowered in memory of former state Attorney General Avrum Gross, who died in Southeast Alaska at the age of 82. 

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Bethel City Council will consider ending hard liquor sales in Bethel, removing requirements to have GPS technology in cabs, and waiving requirements for sales tax collection at Cama-i.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Tuesday at City Hall, Bethel City Council will consider ending hard liquor sales in Bethel, removing requirements to have GPS technology in cabs, and waiving requirements for sales tax collection at Cama-i.

Top executives at the Calista Regional Native Corporation are accusing each other of misconduct, and it’s not clear who’s telling the truth.
Calista Corporation.

Senior personnel at the Calista Regional Native Corporation are accusing each other of misconduct, and it’s not clear who’s telling the truth.


The Calista Board of Directors voted to remove Col. Wayne Don of Mekoryuk from his position as Calista Board Chair on March 9, 2018.
Courtesy of Calista Corporation.

The Calista Regional Corporation is denying that its CEO mishandled a sexual harassment complaint. In a press release Friday afternoon, the corporation’s Board of Directors alleged that its ousted chairman, Wayne Don, is deliberately spreading misinformation about the company.


District 38 Representative Zach Fansler speaking with Bethel resident Mary Nanuwak at the December 12, 2017. Fansler resigned following assault allegations in February, 2018.
Christine Trudeau/KYUK

The Office of Special Prosecutions is still reviewing charges against former Representative Zach Fansler and may have an update on the case next week.

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