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In February, the City of Bethel initiated the process of removing buildings that it has condemned.
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.


Christine Trudeau / KYUK

In last night’s special meeting, Bethel City Council interviewed two candidates for the Bethel City Manager position: Pete Williams and Janette Bower. The council discussed the two applicants in a private session, and have yet to publicly announce who will be hired.

KYUK is gathering the candidates and asking them questions at Bethel City Hall on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

In its meeting on Dec. 8, Bethel City Council made plans to spend the remainder of its CARES Act funding.

On City Corner this week, KYUK’s municipal reporter Christine Trudeau brings us an excerpt from today’s show, which airs Monday, July 3 at 11 a.m., where she sat down with City Manager Pete Williams to get the latest.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The city council has narrowed down its search for a city manager to two final candidates: Janette Bower and Peter Williams.

In February, the City of Bethel initiated the process of removing buildings that it has condemned.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Dec. 7, Bethel City Council will hold a special meeting to interview four candidates for the position of Bethel City Manager. The meeting is open to the public.

Katie Basile / KYUK

On Nov. 24, the Bethel City Council discussed the idea of a lockdown mandate, but only made some minor changes to the existing requirement for COVID-19 testing at the airport.

On City Corner this week, KYUK’s municipal reporter Christine Trudeau brings us an excerpt from today’s show, which airs Monday, July 3 at 11 a.m., where she sat down with City Manager Pete Williams to get the latest.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Before the Bethel City Council on Nov. 24 are minor updates to the city’s airport testing mandate. Some of the language is changed to refer to new state health orders. The existing requirements for testing and quarantining for people arriving in Bethel would remain the same.

Warren Polk, co-owner of the native allotment that the State of Alaska has filed action to take part of by eminent domain. Oct. 3, 2019.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Bethel highway horseshoe may soon become a loop again. The state wants to pave Tundra Ridge Road, also known as Polk Road. That would create a straight shot between the Tundra Ridge Subdivision and the airport, and create a loop around Bethel.


The pool at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center in Bethel.
Dean Swope/KYUK

The City of Bethel is suing a subsidiary of Bethel Native Corporation, Bethel Services, Incorporated (BSI), for what it claims was defective construction of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center. 

In February, the City of Bethel initiated the process of removing buildings that it has condemned.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Nov. 10, the Bethel City Council welcomed a new member, while also expressing frustration at the number of vacancies that remain for some of the city’s most important positions.

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