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JBER Soldier Dead; Alaska Flags Go Down

May 2, 2018

Flags are at half-staff in honor of a 22-year-old soldier based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson who died fighting in Afghanistan on Monday.

Governor Walker ordered flags at half-staff starting today, May 2, to recognize the death of Specialist Gabriel David Conde, who was a member of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. Conde joined the Army in August 2015 in Loveland, Colorado, where his parents live.

The flags will remain at half-staff till sunset on Friday, May 4. 

Alaska Army National Guard Col. Wayne Don pledges the Oath of Office after being promoted to full colonel on July 14, 2017.
SGT. DAVID BEDARD / COURTESY OF U.S. ARMY

The Calista Regional Native Corporation is trying to get rid of its former chairman, and it’s not entirely clear why.


At the Bethel City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 24, Council voted to trim down the number of volunteer committees it uses, combining the Energy and Public Works Committees into one.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

On Tuesday, the Bethel City Council trimmed down the number of volunteer committees by combining the Energy Committee and the Public Works Committee into one. This was done to hopefully solve the problem of getting a quorum for meetings. It’s still unknown whether the change will be permanent, but for the Council it’s a much-needed fix.

 

 


The office of Sen. Dan Sullivan

Join KYUK for a live, call-in show with U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan on Tuesday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to noon. We'll have a Yup'ik translator on board. There’s a lot happening in our nation’s capital, and you have a chance to ask questions to someone who is there to represent you. So call in with your questions for the Senator. Or email your questions to news@kyuk.org or to KYUK's Facebook messenger. Thanks for participating!

On Wednesday, District 38 State Representative Tiffany Zulkosky released a survey to obtain public input on upcoming legislative priorities.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

On Wednesday, District 38 State Representative Tiffany Zulkosky released a survey to obtain public input on upcoming legislative priorities.  

Colonel Wayne Don of Mekoryuk was publicly censured by Calista's Board of Directors on April 24, 2018.
Courtesy of Calista Corporation.

The Calista Regional Native Corporation’s Board of Directors has voted to publicly censure one of its own after he refused to resign his post.

Bethel City Council Member Naim Shabani has resigned.
Courtesy of Naim Shabani

  

Bethel City Council member Naim Shabani has resigned. Bethel City Clerk Lori Strickler told the Council on Tuesday night that Shabani has submitted a formal resignation letter to the city.

 

Eighteen-packs of canned beer line the shelves at the opening of BNC's liquor store, Bethel Spirits, on Sept. 27, 2016.
Dean Swope / KYUK

The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will hold a special meeting at the Bethel Cultural Center on May 22 to discuss Bethel-related items.

Last night, Bethel City Council heard the latest highway plans from State Department of Transportation Maintenance and Operations Chief Bob Anderson.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

    

Last night, Bethel City Council heard the latest highway plans from Alaska Department of Transportation Maintenance and Operations Chief Bob Anderson.

 

The city's first Alcohol Task Force in recent history met on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Bethel City Hall. Municipal, tribal, and business leaders were there to come up with ideas for addressing alcohol-related problems.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

The city's first Alcohol Task Force in recent history met Tuesday night at Bethel City Hall. Municipal, tribal, and business leaders were there to come up with ideas for addressing alcohol-related problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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