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Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

Bethel’s Children’s Advocacy Center reached a major milestone last week: an agreement with the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation to allow medical examiners to be part of the multidisciplinary team dealing with children who have been victims of sexual abuse. This big step will help the center achieve national accreditation.  

Jackie Klejka wears her signature K300 hat while holding her indoor dog Jersey inside her Bethel home, which is heavily decorated with sled dog paraphernalia. Klejka has been coordinating the K300 veterinary program since 1993.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

In sled dog racing, dog care is key. There’s no physician for the mushers during the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race, but there is a team of volunteer veterinarians flying up to ensure the dogs are safe to run. A vet checks each dog before the race, at the checkpoints, and after the teams cross the finish. This essential program has come together for nearly 30 years largely through of the efforts of one woman.

Jackie Klejka loves dogs. Currently, she owns the least number of dogs that her family has had in decades: only six.

On Thursday, January 10, 2019, the Bethel Planning Commission granted ALASKAbuds a conditional use permit despite community members like Kuskokwim Learning Academy teacher Danielle Craven (right), speaking against allowing the store a permit.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

ALASKAbuds has cleared the first hurdle on its way to becoming Bethel’s first cannabis stop. The Bethel Planning Commission granted the store a conditional use permit last night, saying that it met with the city's land use requirements, despite many community members speaking against allowing the store to have a permit. KYUK Municipal Reporter Christine Trudeau has the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Trial Date Set For Calista Case

Jan 10, 2019
Col Wayne Don

Legal maneuvering continues in the suit filed by the Calista Regional Native Corporation against its former board chairman, Col. Wayne Don. Both sides have now agreed to go into mediation, scheduled for Friday, January 18 before former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe. Don’s attorney, Sam Fortier, says that he has little hope that both sides will come to an agreement.

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Bundle up out there.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Donlin Gold is still waiting on the state to approve its financial bonding and draft reclamation plan for its gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Dean Swope / KYUK

There’s a new liquor store in Bethel trying to make sure that they don’t repeat the mistakes experienced with the former AC Quickstop Liquor store. Caribou Traders Liquor has opened at the same place where Bethel Spirits used to operate.


Petra Harpak / KYUK

  

The Bethel City Council says no more stationary cycling in the YK Fitness Center Studio until floor repairs get made.

 

A local Kuskokwim sled dog team prepares to race in December 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Kuskokwim 300 mushers will be racing for three new prizes this year. 

The City of Bethel will apply for a state public transit grant after all, but there is the little problem of a missed deadline. The application was due at the Alaska Department of Transportation on December 17, but the city is still willing to apply.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

The City of Bethel will apply for a state public transit grant after all, but there is the little problem of a missed deadline. The application was due at the Alaska Department of Transportation on December 17, but the city is still willing to take a shot at it.

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