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Kari McCrea (left) and Michael Franciosi (right) will both be taking their places as Anchorage District Judges.
Courtesy of Governor Bill Walker's Office / Courtesy of Governor Bill Walker's Office

An attorney with connections to Bethel will soon be serving as a District Judge in Anchorage.

Courtesy of YK Delta Women in Philanthropy

On Wednesday this week, the YK Delta Women in Philanthropy group is holding their second annual membership meeting at the Bethel Cultural Center. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to all women.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, KYUK will host the 2017 Bethel City Council Candidate Forum live from Bethel City Hall. Listen live or attend in person.
Katie Basile / KYUK

It’s almost decision time for the Bethel City Council election and tonight is KYUK's candidate forum. What do the candidates have to say about such things as crime, alcohol, and the growth of our town? How will they deal with questions submitted by our listeners? You can see it all in person as seven of the eight candidates face the public at Bethel City Hall tonight, or you can listen on the radio, live at 6:30 p.m., to the 2017 Bethel City Council Candidate Forum. The Yup’ik translation will follow. Hear it all on KYUK, 640 AM.

  

The rewrite was an effort aimed at facilitating better tax collection for the city and clarifying the sales tax code.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Tuesday, after several Bethel City Council meetings full of debate and public comment, the Council passed a major update to the tax code. The effort was aimed at facilitating better tax collection for the city and clarifying the sales tax code.

 


KYUK is gathering the candidates and asking them questions at Bethel City Hall on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Bethel City Council elections are around the corner. KYUK is gathering the candidates and asking them questions at Bethel City Hall on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM. Tune into a live broadcast at that time, on 640 AM. A Yup’ik translation will follow.

All Bethel City Council members were in attendance at the regularly scheduled September 12 meeting.

The Board decided, by a 3-to-2 vote, to table their decision on liquor license applicants Kusko Liquor and the Alaska Commercial Company Liquor Store until their next meeting in October.
Dean Swope / KYUK

There was no decision concerning Bethel's last remaining liquor license at Wednesday's meeting of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The Board decided, by a 3-to-2 vote, to table their decision on liquor license applicants Kusko Liquor and the Alaska Commercial Company Liquor Store until their next meeting in October.

The vote was five to one, with Councilman Mike Shantz in opposition. The much-debated update to the sales tax code will soon take effect.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Heads up Bethelites, a change is coming to the city's sales tax code after a rewrite of the code passed at the Tuesday, September 12th City Council meeting. The vote was five to one, with Councilman Mike Shantz in opposition. The much-debated update to the sales tax code will soon take effect.

Alisha Welch served one term on Bethel's City Council.
Courtesy of Lori Strickler / City of Bethel

Bethel City Councilwoman Alisha Welch has attended her last meeting. Toward the end of last night's Council meeting, Welch announced that it would be the last meeting that she’d be attending in person and that she would not be running in the October 3 election. She took time to thank fellow council members, city administrators, and Bethel residents, as well as to remind everyone of the importance of getting out to vote. With Welch not seeking re-election, there will be no women serving on the Bethel City Council after October 3.

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.  

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