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Hayden Lieb pinning opponent Jacob Shack. Photo courtesy of BSAR

Hayden Lieb pinning opponent Jacob Shack. Photo courtesy of BSAR

The Bethel Wrestling Club participated in the 2016 Alaska USA State Wrestling Tournament in Wasilla over the weekend. Three Warriors came home with a triple-crown title after coming out first in all three wrestling styles: folkstyle, Greco-Roman and freestyle.
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The Kuskokwim Campus of University of Alaska Fairbanks in Bethel will face budget cuts in FY 16.

The Kuskokwim Campus of University of Alaska Fairbanks.

How can the University of Alaska Fairbanks system better respond to sexual assault cases on its rural campuses? That’s what a group of men from UAF came to the Kuskokwim University Campus in Bethel last week to answer. KuC is the third rural campus the men have visited with this questions. The trip occurred just days after an external review called the UAF’s handling of five sexual assault cases between 2011 and 2014 failures. The University of Alaska system requested the review be conducted.

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Kuskokwim Consortium Library. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

Bethel’s only library will be closing for renovations this Saturday for at least three months. The Kuskokwim University Campus runs the library, but it’s used more as a public space than as a university resource. Members of that public who rely on the library for computers and entertainment will have to go elsewhere this summer.

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Opening day of AC Quickstop liquor store. (Photo by Geraldine Brink / KYUK.)

Opening day of AC Quickstop liquor store. (Photo by Geraldine Brink / KYUK.)

AC Quickstop opened Bethel’s first liquor store since the city banned alcohol sales in 1977. The store opened at 11 a.m. Tuesday. KYUK reporter Anna Rose MacArthur showed up around a quarter till to find a line of around 10 people, waiting for the historic doors to open.

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Bethel City Council began its five-day series of special meetings Tuesday night to craft the city’s budget. But a gaping unknown stands in the way of balancing the numbers: the new revenue from alcohol sales.
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Moth seen near YKHC in Bethel. Photo by Mike Martz / KYUK.

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Gypsy Moth 2034, Flickr, Creative Commons. Photo by Will George.

If you’ve been walking through Bethel in the evening or night lately you might have noticed a number of unusual furry moths. There’s rumors that the creatures are an invasive and highly destructive species called the Gypsy Moth. They aren’t.  Read more →

The Bethel AC Quickstop. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

The Bethel AC Quickstop. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

Weather conditions have delayed the opening of Bethel’s liquor store. Fog prevented Walter Pickett, AC general manager, from landing in Bethel this morning to give AC Quickstop its final compliance check before it opens what would be Bethel’s first liquor store in over 40 years.

That opening was set for this morning. Pickett plans to return to Bethel later today and hopes to open the store Tuesday at 11 a.m. Read more →

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Following the first sighting of  wild-born wood bison calves near the Yukon River, on this episode of Delta Affairs Weekly, KYUK’s Adrian Wagner speaks with Tom Seaton, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, on the wood bison reintroduction in Western Alaska.

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The Bethel AC Quickstop. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

The Bethel AC Quickstop. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

Bethel’s first liquor store in over 40 years is set to open next week. AC Quickstop received the town’s first liquor license last fall after decades of restricted alcohol sales, and Walter Pickett, AC general manager, says the store could open as early as Monday.

A few details still have to be worked out: wiring security cameras, hooking up a phone, and installing a bulletproof front door. Pickett says they’re also waiting for the beer to arrive. The wine and spirits, he says, are already in stock. Read more →

13063206_1026207080779597_4143309282961091683_oWood bison, recently reintroduced by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game into Western Alaska, have begun to rome throughout the region and have even been spotted near Bethel. We could be seeing a lot more of them with the first wild born animals just documented.

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