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Thirteen entrepreneurs from the Yukon-Kuskokwim region have received cash awards to help grow their businesses in this year’s Best in the West Small Business Competition.

Washers at Q2’s laundromat.
Dean Swope / KYUK

A new laundromat is being constructed in Bethel. The Swanson’s Quick Food Center, better known as Q2, broke ground on the new addition last fall and expects to open to the public June 1.

The laundromat holds six standard washers and dryers along with one super washer and dryer for bulk items like blankets and sleeping bags. Cliff Linderoth, facilities manager, says the machines are quarter operated with a quarter dispenser available in the laundry area.

The price per load, Linderoth says, is still being worked out.