Bethel residents have the opportunity to chat with their next city manager at 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Bethel City Hall.
City of Bethel

For some, last night was perhaps the final time that they would vote as members of the Bethel City Council. With those votes, they passed two changes to the Bethel Municipal Code: adding formal training for new council members, and giving the city more time to complete its audit. The council voted to postpone an overhaul of the city's ethics code until the next meeting.

Katie Basile / KYUK

The Association of Village Council Presidents no longer supports the proposed Donlin Gold mine. That decision came during its annual convention this week.

The final candidates for the city manager position will visit Bethel next month for their on-site interviews.
Greg Kim / KYUK

The search for Bethel’s new city manager has narrowed to two final candidates. 

Akiak receives funding to move the 6 homes closest to the eroding riverbank.
Greg Kim / KYUK

Sixteen young people from a dozen countries filed a legal complaint about climate change with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. The petitioners range in age from eight to 17. Their complaint alleges that five countries, Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, and Turkey, are violating children’s rights by failing to curb fossil fuel emissions and reduce the effects of the climate crisis. The youth filed their complaint the same week the United Nations is convening for its Climate Action Summit in New York City. One of the petitioners comes from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Bethel residents have the opportunity to chat with their next city manager at 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Bethel City Hall.
City of Bethel

In its final meeting with its current members, this Bethel City Council will consider leaving its mark on the Bethel Municipal Code. Three changes to the code are up for consideration. 

Bethel City Council member Carole Jung-Jordan resigned on Monday afternoon.
Courtesy of Carole Jung Jordan

Another seat has opened up on Bethel City Council. Yesterday afternoon, council member Carole Jung-Jordan resigned her seat. In her resignation letter, she said that she wanted to focus more on her family, her children, and her work. She will not be attending tonight's council meeting.

Gabby Salgado / KYUK

Association of Village Council Presidents’ annual convention kicks off Sept. 24 at the Bethel Cultural Center. It will last until Sept. 25. 

On Jan. 6, 2020, liquor store licenses in Bethel will expire and local option laws will go into effect.
Greg Kim / KYUK

Three propositions involving alcohol and marijuana local option in Bethel will appear on this year’s municipal ballot. Here’s what a “Yes” or “No” vote could mean for Bethel. 

Two more marijuana stores are one step closer to opening in Bethel. Last week, the state’s Marijuana Control Board approved “Kusko Kush” and ”Alaskan Grown Cannabis,” but they had some conditions. 

Proposition 1 on the 2019 Bethel municipal ballot asks voters if they would like to return Bethel to local option status and limit alcohol licenses to restaurants and eating places. Fili's Pizza is the only Bethel restaurant with an alcohol license and wo
Dean Swope / KYUK

KYUK hosted a live call-in show on Monday, Sept. 16 to discuss the three local option propositions that will appear on Bethel's 2019 municipal ballot, and what they could mean for the Bethel community. Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 deal with alcohol local option in Bethel, while Proposition 3 asks about marijuana local option.