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A Provisional Government was formed last Thursday at the Bethel Cultural Center. Over the last three days, and many long discussions, a treaty was signed to form the Provisional Nunavut Alaska Government to unite the 56 village tribes.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

A Provisional Government was formed last Thursday at the Bethel Cultural Center. Over the last three days, and many long discussions, a treaty was signed to form the Provisional Nunavut Alaska Government to unite the 56 village tribes in the region.

 

For August 7 on City Corner, City Manager Pete Williams.
Katie Basile / KYUK

On City Corner this week, we are joined by City Manager Pete Williams and Public Works Director Bill Arnold. We discussed updates to the Sewer Lagoon Jetty Project, the City’s water and sewer trucks, and the Institutional Corridor Project.

 

 


 The Bethel DMV is back to its regular business hours: Monday through Friday 9 - 11:30 a.m, and 1-5 p.m.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Bethel’s Department of Motor Vehicles, or DMV, is back in action. Over the weekend, Bethel DMV Customer Service Representative Wade Long informed KYUK that the DMV reopened on July 17. It is back to its regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 9 - 11:30 a.m, and 1 - 5 p.m. He added that the office is “closed for road tests on Tuesday from 9 - 11:30 a.m.,” and advises checking for regular updates on the “It’s Going On In Bethel” Facebook page.

The Bethel City Council met at noon last Wednesday for a special Council meeting to approve the contracts for dredging the Bethel Sewage Lagoon. According to City Manager Pete Williams, they will begin using a dry press method to remove some of the solid waste from the upper cell of the lagoon.

 

On Wednesday, August 2 Chariton Epchook (far left) was voted in as chairman of the Nunavut Alaska Constitutional Convention, replacing Ivan Ivan.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On day two of the Nunavut Alaska Constitutional Convention, village representatives from across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta selected their officials to move through the development of a treaty. One oversight: not having a Yugtun/English translator present.

 

 


The Bethel City Council approved contracts for the Sewer Lagoon Dredging project.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Bethel City Council met at noon on Wednesday for a special Council meeting to approve the contracts for dredging the Bethel Sewage Lagoon. According to City Manager Pete Williams, they will begin using a dry press method to remove some of the solid waste from the upper cell of the lagoon.

Representatives from Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages aim to create a regional tribal government with the authority to issue mandates, not just suggest actions to the member tribes. They met yesterday, pictured here at the Bethel Cultural Center on August 1
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Representatives from Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages are working to form a single tribal governing body to unite them all.

 

Starting August 1 at the Bethel Cultural Center, Yup’ik and Athabaskan Tribes of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta will gather for a three day convention to discuss the creation of a regional tribal government for the YK Delta.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Starting Tuesday, August 1 at the Bethel Cultural Center, Yup’ik and Athabascan Tribes of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta will gather for a three day convention.

City Corner spoke this week with Bethel’s Finance Committee Chair, Jon Cochrane.
Courtesy of Jon Cochrane

On City Corner this week, we cover a discussion on the tax code rewrite currently on the City Council agenda. City Corner spoke with Bethel’s Finance Committee Chair, Jon Cochrane.

 

 


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.


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