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Six win Best in the West competition

The Best in the West winners of the annual small business competition were announced last week by sponsor UAF Kuskokwim Campus Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center. The Best in the West is an...

City water rates go up

Bethel City Council voted Sept. 9 to raise water rates, according to KYUK. Those getting piped water will see a monthly charge of $166, up from $125. Piped sewage will go to $47, from $33. The council had been working on the issue of water...

City continues city manager search

The City of Bethel continues to look for a permanent city manager after candidate Walt Bratton turned down the job Saturday, according to KYUK. Interim city manager is set to leave next...

Bethel man arrested for beating dog to death

On Sept. 10 a Bethel man was arrested for allegedly beating a dog to death with a flashlight, according to KYUK. James Whitman, 29, 29 was charged with Cruelty to Animals and Resisting Arrest after Bethel Police found the bloodied dog at...

BFK9 moves to Phase 2 of kennel construction

Phase 1 of the Bethel Friends of Canines kennel was completed earlier this month. The outside of the structure is done, except for the boardwalk decking. Phase 1 was two years in the making with a cost of $10,000 for just the topsoil and gravel for...

Winterhouse makes plans

Bethel Winterhouse is set to open in December for its second winter and remain open through much of March. The Lions Club-coordinated shelter aims to cut deaths from freezing in the winter to zero. Before the Winterhouse opened last year, about six...

Trooper Report - Sept. 18, 2014

The following is from the dispatches of the Alaska State Troopers. Those who have been arrested, cited or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in court. On Sept. 3 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Les Krank, 62 of Glendale, Ariz.,...

Minerals meeting set

The Alaska Minerals Commission, which makes recommendations to the governor and the legislature on ways to encourage the development of minerals in the state, will hold the first of its two fall working sessions in Fairbanks from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....

Grant applications to create economic opportunity in rural areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for grants that will be awarded to organizations to provide critical financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing,...

Sullivan back on for fisheries debate

Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide audience was too much to pass up for U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan, who will be at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate at Kodiak after all. Sullivan was able to...

Election: Reading the polls ... so they make sense

Sometimes the practice of journalism drives me crazy. No one wants to look at a poll number, and say, well, the numbers show a candidate with a lead of 51 to 49 – so therefore the race is tied....

The Summer of Our Discontent

Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster featuring a crumbling...

Council works to prevent suicide

Bethel welcomed the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council this past spring. Representatives from the community shared the great work being done to raise suicide prevention awareness and reduce stigma. It was exciting to see all the individuals and...

Kuskokwim Calendar - Sept. 18, 2014

To submit an event for the Kuskokwim Calendar, email editor@thetundradrums.com Bethel City Council - The Bethel City Council discusses and votes on various motions brought before them. Open to the public. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23 at City Hall....

Salmon and Raven auction coming soon

The annual Steel Salmon and Raven Dinner and Auction is set for Saturday, Sept. 27. The Kuskokwim Art Guild event begins at 5:45 p.m. with dinner by chef Tiffany Tony, who is recently back from China and Africa, and serving a dinner of...

 
 
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