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Bethel City Manager Gets A Raise After A Public Annual Review
Bethel City Manager Peter Williams got a 2 percent pay raise from the city council following his annual review on Tuesday night. KYUK was in the council chambers for a long and heated debate, which capped off a tense meeting that went into the late hours.
Bethel’s First Christmas Tree Lighting
If you were driving by the Bethel courthouse Wednesday evening, you may have noticed a crowd. If you were lucky, you may have caught sight of the first lighting of the city Christmas tree.
Alaska has climate solutions
Alaska, the state warming twice as fast as the rest of the nation, is a canary in the coal mine for climate disruption. Across the state, the effects of climate change are being experienced – in some areas much more poignantly and life-altering than others.
2018 ASAA State Wrestling Championship Photos
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State of Alaska District Court in Bethel November 28 – December 7
Thomas Heckman, 22 2nd Degree Theft, Coercion, 4th 1 Yr., 80 Days,. Degree Assault 3 Yrs. Prob. Jonathan Adrian Chase, 37 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, 1 Yr. Prob.
Local Tourney Readies Bethel Wrestlers For State
It was a winning weekend of wrestling in Bethel, and at least 16 Bethel Warriors are headed to state competition. The top two finishers in any weight class won an automatic place in the state tournament. Six Lady Warriors earned that honor on the mat, as did 10 Warrior boys.
Unalaska wrestlers take 2nd at Great Alaska tournament
The Unalaska High School wrestling team nailed down a second-place finish in the Great Alaska Conference this past weekend in Bethel. Eleven Unalaska grapplers rolled up 166 points in the tournament, which was held in the WarriorDome at Bethel Regional High School.
Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending December 7
• On 11-30-18 5:43 p.m. Firefighters responded to the small boat harbor for the report of a vehicle lock out. Vehicle was unlocked and turned over to owner. Firefighters cleared scene and returned to quarters.
Bethel To Hold First Christmas Tree Lighting Wednesday
Bethel residents get a special treat today: the town’s first Christmas Tree lighting. The event will be held in front of the Bethel courthouse starting at 5:45 p.m. It’s expected to last until 6:30 p.m.
Derina Harvery Band rocks Bethel
December 6th was a night for rocking Celtic music with a band from east coast of Canada that has deep Irish roots. Derina Harvey leads the Celtic Rock sensation, the Derina Harvey Band (dHb), recent winners of the coveted People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards. Their show offered a
Alaska: The Last Frontier exclusive — Atz Lee makes a portable smoker in the backcountry
On Sunday night’s Alaska: The Last Frontier, Atz Lee Kilcher is taking us into the backcountry and teaching everyone how easy it is to build a portable wilderness smoker from three tall straight branches, some tarp, chicken wire and clever use of twigs and branches from Alderwood for the smoke flavo
A Trip Inside Alaska’s Frozen Caves Is Positively Surreal
Inside one of Alaska’s incredible glaciers is a magical place that looks like it’s from a dream. The Mendenhall Ice Caves are absolutely beautiful, glittering with an unearthly blue and shimmering in the cool light. You’ll adore a visit to the ice caves in Alaska for a winter adventure you’ll never
Warriors roll to Great Alaska Conference crown
The Bethel Regional High School Warriors retained their hold on the Great Alaska Conference title this past weekend with an impressive showing in the WarriorDome. The Warriors wrestled their way to 13 first-place finishes and easily rolled to the conference wrestling crown.
City Council to consider Code of Conduct resolution
The Bethel City Council has a resolution on their upcoming agenda that calls for them to consider whether or not to adopt a proposed Code of Conduct for members of the council. The item is on the consent agenda for the December 11th, 2018 regular meeting under New Business.
Bethel City Council To Reconsider Avenues Water Project
Tonight the Bethel City Council will reconsider the Avenues piped water and sewer project to build lines from 3rd to 7th Avenue along Main Street. The project failed in a tie vote at last month's meeting, but council member Fritz Charles, who was absent for that vote, filed a motion to put it back o
25th Christmas Cookie Extravaganza December 16
The 25th annual YK Lifesaver Christmas Cookie Extravaganza will be Sunday, December 16th at 2pm at the YK Fitness Center. Don’t miss this wonderful event! Cookies disappear quickly.
Fenumiai to again head Alaska Division of Elections
Alaska’s newest elections director under Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration is a returning official who served under two previous governors. Gail Fenumiai’s return to the state Division of Elections’ top job was announced Friday by Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer’s office. Her appointment, succeeding Josie Ba
Report names Alaska No. 1 in protecting kids from tobacco
A report issued Dec. 14 by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association and Truth Initiative, among other public health groups, ranked Alaska No. 1 in the nation for funding programs that protect high-school aged kids against tobacco use and help current smokers quit.
Winter at Last! BSAR Kuskokwim River Update*
With temperatures up to 20 degrees cooler travel conditions in the Bethel area have been greatly improving. BSAR teams have been out every day monitoring conditions and checking the growing number of established trails This is what they observed.
Nunapitchuk Man Arrested on Multiple Assault Charges after Violent Saturday Alcohol-Related Incident
A violent, alcohol-fueled incident in Nunapitchuk on Saturday night netted a 21-year-old man in that community seven criminal counts, troopers reported on Tuesday. After a report of a stabbing and strangulation in the small community of Nunapitchuk in southwest Alaska at 7:12 pm on Saturday evening,