It was the perfect day for the Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee’s first local sled dog race: sunny, no wind, and a chilly negative 15 degrees Fahrenheit. It was hard to believe that the K300 Season Opener had been pushed back a week because of warmer-than-normal temperatures that created unsafe trail conditions.
On December 8, a young man in Nunapitchuk stabbed a family member in the rear of the shoulder with an ulu, strangled another family member, and then assaulted a third, according to the Alaska State Troopers. The troopers responded to the attack from Bethel and say that alcohol played a role.
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.
The colder temperatures have paid off. The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee will forge ahead with plans to kick off the season with its first local sled dog race this Saturday, December 15. The Season Opener race was delayed a week when last weekend's warmer temperatures led to unsafe trail conditions.
One of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s ranking National Guard officers is working for a national cause: raising funds for a National Native American Veterans Memorial. Col. Wayne Don, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at the Alaska National Guard, is working with the Smithsonian Institution to promote the project.
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. If you missed it, just close your eyes and imagine being there while listening to this audio snapshot.
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.
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Water and sewer lines are coming to the Avenues after all. In a four to two vote Tuesday night, the Bethel City Council reversed its rejection of a grant to extend the piped system after council member Fritz Charles moved to put the vote back on the agenda. The project failed in a tied vote at last month's meeting, with Charles out sick.