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A bottle of R&R Whiskey found lying in a Bethel parking lot.
Dean Swope / KYUK

How Bethel votes on alcohol has a big effect on both the community and its emergency service providers. That’s the takeaway from a study looking at more than a decade of data from law enforcement, health providers, state agencies, and non-profits.


Cece Franko is running for Bethel City Council.
Cece Franko

KYUK is continuing its series profiling candidates for Bethel City Council. Today, KYUK’s Greg Kim brings us Cece Franko. You can listen to Bethel City Council candidate Cece Franko’s full “Coffee@KYUK” interview online.


A silver Dodge truck, allegedly driven by an intoxicated driver, collided with a Kusko Cab on September 10, 2019 on Tower Drive in Bethel, Alaska, sending all five people involved to the emergency room.
Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

The driver of a pickup truck crashed into a Kusko Cab, injuring everyone involved on Tuesday. The truck driver, Jerry David, age 53, of Bethel has been arrested and charged with a DUI and four counts of assault in the third degree. 


Katie Basile / KYUK

It took a little longer than planned, but a window of clear weather allowed the old Napakiak school fuel tanks to be moved to Bethel. The U.S. Coast Guard ordered the Lower Kuskokwim School District to empty the tanks to prevent an environmental disaster as the eroding Kuskokwim riverbank advanced towards the fuel site. Wednesday's forecasted storm could cause more erosion at Napakiak. 

Bethel City Council greenlighted signing a $975,800 contract with DOWL for the engineering design of the Avenues Piped Water and Sewer Project.
City of Bethel

Three modifications to the Bethel Municipal Code passed introduction last night, but not without debate.

Bethel City Council greenlighted signing a $975,800 contract with DOWL for the engineering design of the Avenues Piped Water and Sewer Project.
City of Bethel

On Tuesday night, Bethel City Council gave the city manager permission to sign the first contract for the Avenues Piped Water and Sewer Project. DOWL Engineering submitted a draft of the contract that totals almost a million dollars. The engineering firm has laid out seven phases that will go into developing the design.

Alyssa Gustafson-Leary is running for Bethel City Council.
Greg Kim / KYUK

KYUK is continuing its series of profiles on candidates for Bethel City Council. Today, KYUK’s Greg Kim brings us Alyssa Gustafson-Leary. You can listen to Gustafson-Leary’s full "Coffee@KYUK" interview online.


Three out of the six candidates running for Bethel City Council this year are women.
Greg Kim / KYUK

Three out of the six candidates running for Bethel City Council this year are women. That’s the second time since at least 2006 that three women have run, and the first time that half the candidates have been female. KYUK’s Greg Kim asked some former council members what they thought about that.


Screen shot from the National Weather Service Anchorage Office on September 10, 2019 showing current hazards. Purple means storm warning.
National Weather Service

A fall storm forming over the Bering Sea is expected to hit the coasts of the Kuskokwim Delta and Bristol Bay on Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicts that the storm will strike hardest on Wednesday with driving winds and heavy rainfall, and taper into showers and breezes by Thursday.

The search for a Tuntutuliak man who went missing last week continues. Patrick Nick, age 29, went missing on Wednesday, Sept. 4 while boating alone from Bethel to Tunutuliak in storm conditions. His boat was found empty. Since then, heavy rain and high winds have delayed local searchers for two days.  The weather cleared on Sept. 9, and six boats from Tunutuliak Search and Rescue and two from Nunapitchuk Search and Rescue went looking for him.

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