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Bethel’s two liquor license holders, Kusko Liquor and Caribou Traders Liquor, met this week with the city's Alcohol Task Force to talk about what's going to happen when alcoholic beverages start being sold again in stores.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Bethel’s two liquor license holders met with the city's Alcohol Task Force this week to talk about what's going to happen when alcoholic beverages start being sold again in stores, which is going to happen pretty soon.

 


New Holiday Hours For YK Fitness Center

Dec 19, 2018
For those planning to hit the gym this holiday season, be advised that new holiday hours are going into effect.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

For those planning to hit the gym this holiday season, be advised that new holiday hours are going into effect.

 

Bethel Issues Fourth Round Of Community Action Grants

Dec 19, 2018
Senior bus passes, a teen-run coffee house, and an adult service coordinator position will all be funded this quarter through the City of Bethel’s Community Action Grant program.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Senior bus passes, a teen-run coffee house, and an adult service coordinator position will all be funded by this quarter's City of Bethel Community Action Grant program.

 

State Approves Liquor License Transfer To Caribou Traders

Dec 19, 2018
BNC's Bethel Spirits on Bethel's Front Street on opening day Sept. 27, 2016. Though Bethel Spirits is now closed, Sea Lion Corporation's Caribou Traders will be moving into the same location.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has approved a liquor license transfer from Bethel Native Corporation's Bethel Spirits to the Sea Lion Corporation’s Caribou Traders Liquor.

 


Bethel City Manager Peter Williams (right) got a 2 percent pay raise from the city council following his annual review on Tuesday night.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Bethel City Manager Peter Williams got a 2 percent pay raise from the city council following his annual review on Tuesday night. KYUK was in the council chambers for a long and heated debate, which capped off a tense meeting that went into the late hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Avenues Will Get Piped Water After All

Dec 12, 2018
In a four to two vote, the Bethel City Council reversed its rejection of a grant to extend the piped system after council member Fritz Charles moved to put the vote back on the agenda. The above map shows where the proposed water and sewer pipes will go.
Courtesy of the City of Bethel

  

Water and sewer lines are coming to the Avenues after all. In a four to two vote Tuesday night, the Bethel City Council reversed its rejection of a grant to extend the piped system after council member Fritz Charles moved to put the vote back on the agenda. The project failed in a tied vote at last month's meeting, with Charles out sick.

City Council Proclamation Honors The Late Mary Ciuniq Pete

Dec 12, 2018
Hubert Angaiak, Mary Pete’s husband, accepting the proclamation in Pete's honor from the Bethel City Council on December 11, 2018.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Bethel City Council honored the memory of educator and advocate Mary Ciuniq Pete in a proclamation. They praised her as a “strong leader with a caring heart, who dedicated her entire life to serving the region she loved.”

 

Bethel City Council To Reconsider Avenues Water Project

Dec 12, 2018
Financing for the Avenues Piped Water and Sewer Project was approved. The above map shows where the water and sewer pipes will go.
City of Bethel

  

Tonight the Bethel City Council will reconsider the Avenues piped water and sewer project to build lines from 3rd to 7th Avenue along Main Street.

 

Bethel Spirits To Close This Weekend

Dec 6, 2018
BNC's Bethel Spirits on Bethel's Front Street on opening day Sept. 27, 2016.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

After this weekend, the Bethel Spirits beverage store will be voluntarily closing. But if the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board approves, the same property will be used for a different liquor store. Bethel Spirits is owned by the Bethel Native Corporation, whose President, Ana Hoffman, confirmed that they will be closing in “anticipation of the upcoming license transfer to Caribou Traders.”

On Tuesday, November 27, Margaret "Tootsie" Guinn received special proclamation recognition from the Bethel City Council for four decades of dedicated service at the polls.
Katie Basile / KYUK

  

Over the years, Margaret “Tootsie” Guinn has worn many hats. Those have included Senior Vice Chair for the Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars, wife of Vietnam War veteran John Guinn, and mother of their four children. She has most recently worked as a tribal court judge for the Orutsararmuit Native Council. But year in and year out, she has worked as City of Bethel Election Day worker for the past 40 years. KYUK Municipal Reporter Christine Trudeau sat down in the studio with Guinn this week after she received special proclamation recognition by the Bethel City Council for four decades of dedicated service at the polls.

 

 


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