City asks state to keep armory open for community use
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Following Bethel City Council discussion, City Manager Lee Foley wrote a letter to Govenor Sean Parnell on Sept. 19 asking the governor to help keep the old National Guard Armory open for community use. In the letter the city manager describes the uses of the facility for recreation in the gym and for local events. He cites the agreement between the Guard and Lower Kuskokwim School District for use of the building. The manager expresses concern that the mothballing process could be irreversible and detrimental to the welfare and well-being of the entire Bethel community, and asks that the governor help facilitate keeping the building open while formal resolutions are prepared for a long-term solution.