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Bethel City Manager's Last Council Meeting

Sep 14, 2016
Adrian Wagner / KYUK

Bethel City Manager Ann Capela attended her last city council meeting Tuesday night before her early retirement from the position. Capela praised city workers and council members at the end of the meeting.

“I want to thank the many, many, people who work in Bethel and call Bethel their home," Capela said. 

Then Capela thanked Bethel itself.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Women in the Delta are hoping to use their money to change their communities. The idea is to pool funds to create a permanent source of wealth that can be funneled into communities in a way that leaves a lasting impact. The YK Delta Women in Philanthropy launched earlier this month with a kickoff event in Bethel.


Charles Enoch / KYUK

The Calista Corporation is campaigning to get more shareholders to receive their dividends through direct deposit. As an incentive, Calista is offering $250 to 10 people who register for direct deposit by 5 p.m. on September 23.  The winners will be chosen through a drawing the following week. Anyone who has registered for direct deposit this year is eligible.

Bethel City Council Candidates

Sep 9, 2016
Katie Basile / KYUK

On this episode of Delta Affairs Weekly, we speak with the six candidates running for Bethel City Council in the 2016 municipal election: Norman Ayagalria, Fritz Charles, Byron Maczynski, Mary Nanuwak, Fred Watson, and Mary Weiss. 


Bethel City Council Candidate: Fritz Charles

Sep 8, 2016
Katie Basile / KYUK

Continuing our series profiling the candidates running for Bethel City Council in the upcoming municipal election, we spoke with Fritz Charles. Charles grew up down river from Bethel in Tuntutuliak, but has lived in Bethel for the last 15 years. Charles says that he is a candidate for the people. 

To listen to the full interview, please scroll to the bottom of the page. 

Bethel City Council Candidate: Norman Ayagalria

Sep 7, 2016
Katie Basile / KYUK

Six candidates from Bethel are running for three Bethel City Council seats. KYUK is profiling these candidates in the coming days before the Oct. 4 election. Our fourth profile in the series is Norman Ayagalria. Ayagalria has worked as a grant writer for YKHC, lived in Bethel for 15 years, and wants to bring Bethel City Council into the 21st century by collecting consumer data. 

To listen to the full interview go to the bottom of the page. 

Bethel City Council Candidate: Mary Nanuwak

Sep 7, 2016
Katie Basile / KYUK

Six candidates from Bethel are running for three Bethel City Council seats. KYUK is profiling these candidates in the coming days before the Oct. 4 election. Our third profile in the series is Mary Nanuwak. Nanuwak is a former nurse who has been living in Bethel off and on since the 1960's. For the past few years Nanuwak has religiously attended City Council meetings in Bethel, making her options known at the beginning of each meeting. 

To listen to the full interview, go to the bottom of the page. 

Akiak Adds Its Thoughts To AVCP Bylaw Rewrite

Sep 1, 2016
Department of Community and Regional Affairs

The Native Village of Akiak has added its name to a growing number of villages commenting on the Association of Village Council Presidents' proposal to alter its bylaws. AVCP wants to lengthen board member terms and increase the powers of its 12-member Executive Board.

Katie Basile / KYUK

A flood of federal funding is coming to rural Alaska for water and sewer projects, and a big chunk of that is going to the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta.


Adrian Wagner / KYUK

Bethel City Council has decided not to protest a liquor license requested by Snack Shack restaurant. If granted a license, the eatery would become the second restaurant in Bethel to serve alcohol.

Anthony Nelson, a minister at the nearby Bethel Dream Center, pointed out that having a liquor-serving establishment close by could tempt the recovering alcoholics at the Center.

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