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Olivia Ebertz

News Reporter
Olivia Ebertz

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.


When you get off the plane in Bethel, you can get a gift card for a local business and a shot at winning $1,000 in a raffle. The only catch? You have to take a COVID-19 test at the airport.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

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.

  

Greg Kim / KYUK

This week, some Bethel residents received their water delivery a day early. On Jan. 10, the City of Bethel wrote on its Facebook page that this was “due to COVID-19 related issues.” 

For August 7 on City Corner, City Manager Pete Williams.
Katie Basile / KYUK

In their meeting on Jan. 13 meeting, Bethel City Council officially offered the city manager position to Pete Williams.

In their meeting on Jan. 11, Bethel City Council could decide who to hire for the open Bethel City Manager position.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

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.


The Kuskokwim River at Red Devil on May 1, 2018.
National Weather Service, Alaska, River Watch

The former mining town of Red Devil sits far upriver on the Kuskokwim. It’s a tiny town with a lot of big issues to tackle, and no forms of government to do so. 

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