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The Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center plans to start its first free women’s self-defense classes on April 28th.
Courtesy of the Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center

  

The Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center plans to start its first free women’s self-defense classes on April 28th. Fitness Center Manager Stacy Reardon thanked the city and the Community Action Grant Committee Tuesday evening for the $1,300 awarded for the self-defense training.

 

Jill Yordy Leads AKPIRG

Apr 10, 2018

She used to work as a legislative aide to former Bethel Representative Zack Fansler before he resigned following assault allegations. Now Jill Yordy is taking over the helm of the Alaska Public Interest Research Group or AKPIRG.  

Bethel City Council to consider compost Toilets, the new Owl Park playground, and talking with AC on liquor store issues.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

This Tuesday the Bethel City Council will look at whether to allow city officials to meet with Alaska Commercial about the company's handling of liquor store issues in Bethel.

 

After over a year at the organization, ONC Executive Director Ron Hoffman has decided to resign.
Dean Swope/KYUK

In a call with KYUK Friday afternoon, Orutsararmiut Native Council’s Executive Director, Ron Hoffman, confirmed that he has resigned from his position.

ONC started publicly advertising for a new executive director several weeks ago, but the organization will not confirm that their current director is leaving.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

Update April 6, 2018: In an interview with KYUK, Executive Director Ron Hoffman confirmed that he has tendered his resignation. After years of public service, he plans to go back into retirement.

The Orutsararmiut Native Council is looking to hire a new Executive Director, but the organization won’t answer any questions about why, or even whether, their current director is leaving.

Representative Dan Ortiz, an Independent from Ketchikan, introduced a resolution last week calling for Governor Bill Walker to “issue an administrative order recognizing a ‘linguistic emergency” for Alaska Native languages.
KRBD

 

Update: The Community & Regional Affairs Committee meeting has been canceled today. But discussion of the "linguistic emergency" is likely to get picked back up at next Tuesday’s meeting.  

 

The Alaska Native Linguistic Emergency resolution is ready to move through committee in the state Senate. It has already passed the House.

 

AVCP's Chief Operating Officer, Liz Pederson, has decided to resign.
Courtesy of the Association of Village COuncil Presidents

There’s been a small shakeup in the Association of Village Council Presidents’ upper leadership. Liz Pederson, the nonprofit’s Chief Operating Officer, has resigned. Her last day of work will be April 11.

Ruth Evon speaks at a Listening Session at Bethel Regional High School on March 17, 2018. The meeting was organized by Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky in response to resolutions issued by Napaskiak and Marshall.
CREDIT COURTESY OF CLAIRE RICHARDSON.

 

No question about it, Bethel issues were a significant part of Tuesday's packed agenda at the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board meeting. The Board eventually decided to table all decisions on liquor licenses in Bethel until a special meeting at a later date.

 

 


Tuesday March 27, 2018, Bethel City Council voted to postpone a meeting between the city administration and Alaska Commercial Company until after the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board meeting on April 3.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Make no mistake, a majority of the Bethel City Council wants their message to be clear to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board next week: they protest the renewal of Alaska Commercial Company's liquor license. On Tuesday night, the Council voted to postpone a meeting between the city administration and AC until after the ABC Board meeting next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bethel City Council member Mark Springer has been appointed to serve on the Association of Village Council Presidents Yupiit Piciryarait Museum Advisory Committee.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

 

Bethel City Council member Mark Springer has been appointed to serve on the Association of Village Council Presidents' Yupiit Piciryarait Museum Advisory Committee. The non-profit has not been able to afford the environmental controls that the museum building needs to properly care for its artifacts.

 

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