U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy traveled last week to Napaskiak, a town of 500, located 7 miles down the Kuskokwim river from Bethel, to learn how the opioid epidemic is affecting the small Alaska village, but Larson has other issues on his mind.
After four days without power to half the town, the village of Aniak’s electricity was restored Saturday afternoon. Power back within hours of the initial outage for half of the town, but the other half was left to deal with freezers full of thawing food.
Nine applications for a position as Bethel’s next city manager have arrived since the job notice went public last month. Bethel City Council members are meeting every Friday at noon until they fill the position. Last Friday marked the first of these meetings. The search that brought us departing city manager Ann Capela took six months.…
The City of Bethel has gotten an extension on it’s regional general permit from the Army Corps of Engineers that will allow the city to review permits for citizens building in a wetland, a designation which encompasses much of Bethel.
The search continues for a man who walked away from the village of Tuluksak 15 days ago.
They want the AVCP administration and executive board to provide answers on financial matters and respond to what some delegates see as a mismanagement of power and lack of transparency.
Marshall’s Maserculiq Native Corp. owns the machine but has made no effort to fix it since the compressor quit working.
Trust status would fulfill generations of desire for greater tribal sovereignty, said Akiachak Native Community Council chairman Phillip Peter Sr.
BRHS does not have a cafeteria. At lunch, some students sit at tables in the gym while they eat, and others wander the halls.
Starting Aug. 1 the city of Bethel will begin enforcing sales taxes on nonprofits unless the nonprofit gets an exemption. But no one can get an exemption, because one of the legal requirements is impossible to fulfill.