One of the last remaining video stores in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta closed up shop on Jan. 10 after holding on for a remarkably long time. Most video stores in the U.S. closed over a decade ago. In Bethel, the exorbitant cost of high-speed internet kept the business alive.
The incentives that the City of Bethel offers to encourage people arriving at the airport to be tested for COVID-19 may not be working all that well, but the city council has decided to renew the program anyway.
In their meeting on Jan. 11, Bethel City Council could decide who to hire for the open Bethel City Manager position. They have an executive session scheduled. In their Jan. 5 meeting, they conducted second round interviews with two candidates: Pete Williams and Janette Bower.