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Residents living in Bethel’s City Subdivision can expect interruptions to their water service in the coming weeks as the city begins construction on a new project to expand piped water to a nearby area of town. 

What ordinance 18-21 proposes is that the city require all homes to be numbered according to the City of Bethel Address Map, and on a reflective green background sign with bright white lettering for the numbers.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Can you see the street address numbers on your house at night? If not, it may soon be a violation. The proposed change comes due to growing safety concerns.

The Bethel Warriors placed third at the Western Conference Regional Volleyball Tournament at Bethel Regional High School.
KYUK Staff

The Bethel Regional High School volleyball team will play its first home game this weekend. The Bethel Volleyball Invitational sets up in the Warrior Dome. Four teams will be competing: Bethel, Barrow, Valdez, and Othello High School from Washington state. The games begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and run through Saturday night.

Dean Swope / KYUK

If you need car parts, wood, or other odds and ends from the Bethel landfill, you can now only collect those items on Saturdays. Salvaging at the Bethel landfill has been restricted to one day a week.


College Gate Elementary School opened in Anchorage on August 27, 2018. KTVA was at the Yup’ik immersion school to capture the first day.
KTVA

Yup’ik has become the first Alaska Native language to be taught in an immersion program in the Anchorage School District. This week, College Gate Elementary School opened its doors.

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith treated Bethel residents to an intimate poetry reading on August 28, 2018.
Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Courtesy of Library of Congress

Bethel residents crowded into the town’s Cultural Center on Tuesday night to attend an intimate reading with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.


Bethel's Alcohol Task Force brainstormed solutions to the community's high rates of alcohol-related issues on August 29, 2018.
Christine Trudeau/KYUK

Wednesday night's meeting of the Bethel Alcohol Task Force was well-attended, as a packed room of city council members, political leaders, and public health professionals looked for ways to cope with Bethel’s high rates of alcoholism.


Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

How Donlin Gold will clean up its huge proposed gold mine up, and pay for it, was the subject of a public hearing Tuesday night at the Bethel Cultural Center. 


It took two and a half years of work, but the Lower Kuskokwim School District’s graduation rate is up by 11 percent, according to preliminary data.
Courtesy of the Lower Kuskokwim School District

  

It took two and a half years of work, but the Lower Kuskokwim School District’s graduation rate is up by 11 percent, according to preliminary data.

 

The City of Bethel has signed a proclamation in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, September 9-15.
City of Bethel

The City of Bethel has signed a proclamation in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, September 9-15, including World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. 

 

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