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The Bethel Planning Commission approved the Blue Sky Estates Subdivision last week. It's a project that Lyman Hoffman has been working for almost a decade to develop.

“There’s been a crying need in Bethel area for new housing,” said Hoffman. “It’s a positive move, I think, for Bethel and the citizens to see the City of Bethel to continue to grow.” 

Holiday Sweets Sell Out Quickly

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Dillon Crace of the Bethel Warrior Swim Team presents Bev Hoffman with a $50 donation to the YK Delta Lifesavers at the Cookie Extravaganza on Dec. 16, 2018.
Beverly Hoffman

On Sunday, Bethel’s annual Cookie Extravaganza went like clockwork, with 250 pounds of cookies made by the community selling in less than 30 minutes. 

Over $3,000, including donations from individuals and the Bethel Warrior Swim team, were raised for the YK Delta Lifesavers Endowment Fund.

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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. 


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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 (right) got a 2 percent pay raise from the city council following his annual review on Tuesday night.
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.

Col. Wayne Don's $15M Challenge

Dec 13, 2018
Wayne Don

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. 

Bethel’s First Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec 13, 2018
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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.


Local Tourney Readies Bethel Wrestlers For State

Dec 13, 2018

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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In a four to two vote, 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 above map shows where the proposed water and sewer pipes will go.
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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.

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