Zach Fansler

Fili's Pizza. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

Fili’s Pizza. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

Next month, Bethel could hold its first restaurant liquor license in decades. March 6 marks the final day Bethel City Council can protest the Fili’s Pizza liquor license application. The council rejected that action at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting, its final meeting before the protest deadline. Read more →

The Donlin Gold mine draft EIS. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

The Donlin Gold mine draft EIS. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

Bethel City Council is set to introduce a resolution Tuesday that asks the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a minimum six-month extension on the public comment period for the Donlin Gold mine draft environmental impact statement, or EIS.

The comment period currently spans five months for the 5,384-page document. Read more →

Mushing dogs. (Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Mushing dogs. (Chris Pike/ KYUK)

The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race Committee has once again raised its purse, maintaining the race’s money pot as the second highest in the state for sled dog racing behind the Iditarod.

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Kuskokwim 300 Logo. (Courtesy of Kuskokwim 300)

Kuskokwim 300 Logo. (Courtesy of Kuskokwim 300)

Amid river breakup and overflow, two upcoming Kuskokwim 300 events have been postponed—the K300 Holiday Classic and 100-Mile Challenge.
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Bethel City Council discusses the proposed ordinance overhauling the city's alcohol laws. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Bethel City Council discusses the proposed ordinance overhauling the city’s alcohol laws. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

After two months of debating and amending, Bethel has new alcohol laws on the books. The change comes less than a week after legal sales came to town in the form of two liquor licenses. Read more →

Bethel City Council discusses the proposed ordinance overhauling the city's alcohol laws. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Bethel City Council discusses the proposed ordinance overhauling the city’s alcohol laws. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Bethel City Council has dropped its protests against the AC Quickstop and Bethel Native Corp.’s alcohol license applications in two separate 4-3 votes.

Both sides agreed that legal alcohol sales are coming to Bethel. But those still in favor of upholding the protest against BNC said the council is condoning violations of its own municipal laws. Read more →

Screenshot from the National League of Cities' website.

Screenshot from the National League of Cities’ website.

Bethel will soon become the newest member of the advocacy group the National League of Cities. City council unanimously voted to join the group at Tuesday’s meeting.

The league advocates on the federal level for over 19,000 municipalities across the country. City Manager Ann Capela encouraged the council to join the NLC to help Bethel pursue federal funding. Read more →

Council member Chuck Herman, running Tuesday's Bethel City Council meeting. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Council member Chuck Herman facilitating Tuesday’s Bethel City Council meeting. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Bethel City Council continues wrestling with the city’s proposed alcohol laws.

At Tuesday’s regular meeting the council began amending a proposed ordinance that would strike the city’s current four-page code ­­­and replace it with a 22-page document. If enacted, it would change many of the existing rules while also tacking on dozens of penalties with some fines topping $1,000. Read more →

Bethel City Council discusses the proposed ordinance overhauling the city's alcohol laws. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Bethel City Council discusses the proposed ordinance overhauling the city’s alcohol laws at Tuesday’s meeting. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

A proposed ordinance overhauling Bethel’s alcohol laws remains in the works after Tuesday’s special city council meeting.

The proposal reinvents the city’s alcohol laws, striking the current four-page code and replacing it with a 20-page document. Read more →

Council incumbent Rick Robb at the KYUK City Council Candidates Forum. Photo By Geraldine Brink/KYUK

Council incumbent Rick Robb at the KYUK City Council Candidates Forum. Photo By Geraldine Brink/KYUK.

Rick Robb held onto his seat as Bethel’s mayor and council member Byron Maczynski was elected to vice mayor at a special Bethel City Council meeting on Monday to designate the council’s leaders and assign members to various committees and commissions. Read more →