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The park will remain closed for the time being, but will be restored, according to a Tuesday press release announcing an agreement between the City of Bethel and the Association of Village Council Presidents, Regional Housing Authority.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

There has been a deal made on Owl Park. The park will remain closed for the time being, but will be restored, according to a Tuesday press release announcing an agreement between the City of Bethel and the Association of Village Council Presidents, Regional Housing Authority. The eviction suit has been settled and AVCP RHA has agreed to pay the city $83,000 within 30 days. For the time being, control of Owl Park rests with the City of Bethel.  

The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is set to consider the last remaining liquor license of the three allotted to Bethel on Wednesday morning. The issue is likely to come up at about 10:30 a.m. There are four applicants, but only one of them, Kusko Liquor, is not being protested by the City. Tundra Liquor Cache and ACC Liquor Store will also be considered under the same agenda item as "mutually exclusive and competing" applications.

Dean Swope / KYUK

The City of Bethel says that no action is required from the city at this time in response to the indictment of multiple Bethel taxi drivers on bootlegging charges. 

Tune in Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. for KYUK’s live coverage of the Bethel City Council meeting.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Discussion of the City’s tax code rewrite will continue at Tuesday’s Bethel City Council Meeting. City Attorney Patty Burley has included a detailed summary of the pros and cons of the rewrite in the agenda packet.

 

Also on the meeting agenda:

 

The city cleared overgrown trees and weeds from the old sandpit in an effort to cut down on partying in the area.
Dean Swope/KYUK

The City of Bethel bulldozed a brushy area yesterday in an effort to maintain public safety.

Governor Bill Walker signs HB 141 at Bethel's Yuut Elitnaurviat surrounded by high school students from the Kuskokwim Learning Academy on August 29, 2017.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Alaskans across the state will continue developing technical skills, like welding and dental therapy, with the signing of House Bill 141. On Tuesday in Bethel, local high school students surrounded Governor Bill Walker as he penned the legislation into law at the YK Delta’s workforce development center, Yuut Elitnaurviat.


Katie Basile / KYUK

The State of Alaska is under a court order to provide the translation of election materials into Native languages to Yup'ik communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, the Bristol Bay region, and Gwich’in country in the Interior. On Thursday, the Alaska Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing in Anchorage to review the state’s work and to look at the implications of a plan to shift the state to voting by mail.


Katie Basile / KYUK

The State of Alaska is on target to provide election materials in Alaska’s Native languages in order to meet a court-ordered deadline in a voting rights case.

Katie Basile / KYUK

How will Alaska Native citizens whose primary language is not English and who have limited ability to read and write be able to use mail-in ballots? That’s one of the question being delved into today, Thursday, August 24, when the Alaska Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights meets in Anchorage.

Eight people have filed as candidates for the six open seats on the Bethel City Council.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Eight people have filed as candidates for the six open seats on the Bethel City Council.

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