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Sen. Lyman Hoffman Looks Ahead

Dec 26, 2018
Lyman Hoffman's staff.

As the year 2018 ends and 2019 begins, KYUK's Johanna Eurich took a moment with Sen. Lyman Hoffman to look ahead at the challenges the region will be facing.  

Sen. Lyman Hoffman: "It’s always good to be speaking to the people of the Y-K Delta."

Johanna Eurich: "It is before the new year, and the time we focus ahead. What’s up? We’ve got a lot of changes in the political landscape in the last year, and you’re the guy who rides it for us in the Senate."

In Bethel, No Public Transit Funds In Place For FY2020

Dec 21, 2018
At last week's meeting, nobody on the Bethel City Council made a motion to submit a $310,378 grant application to the state to fund public transportation. The grant would have an $80,580 match from the city.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

So far, funds have yet to be secured, or applied for, to continue public transportation in Bethel come 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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
At their December 11 meeting, the Bethel City Council will reconsider the Avenues piped water and sewer project. The above map shows where the proposed water and sewer pipes would go.
Courtesy of the 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.

 

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