When Alaska Vocational Technical Center, or AVTEC, closed its Allied Health Program in Anchorage this year, it was forced to end relationships with some rural communities that used AVTEC’s professors for their certified nurse’s assistant, or CNA, programs.
Federal and state authorities followed up Wednesday’s sentencing of former Bethel Police office Andrew Reid with a news conference in Anchorage.
Police Chief Andre Achee presented an update to Bethel City Council on the department’s recruiting efforts since the city gave it the ability to raise its salary budget by more than 25 percent.
The chief reported that the department is still only at 50 percent capacity, with many of the officers working two weeks on, two weeks off.
Two school district pickup trucks were stolen Thursday morning from the Lower Kuskokwim School District office parking lot. Vandals hotwired one truck about 5:30 a.m. Thursday and rammed it into the side of a school van before speeding away, Superintendent Dan Walker said.
The deadline to file as a candidate for the Bethel City Council election is this noon Monday, Aug. 22. Three council seats sit open, and so far only one person has filed for candidacy: Mary Weiss, who already serves on council after taking Chuck Herman’s spot following his resignation earlier this year.
Troopers Seize 19 Bottles Of Vodka From Entering Alakanuk
One of the men from Quinhagak’s four apparent heroin overdoses earlier this week has returned to the village. The other man has not yet returned. The third person, a woman, is dead. The fourth person was treated on site.
Villages in southwest Alaska now have access to help from more health care workers following the certification of dozens of community health aides.
Troopers report that Brenton W. White, 21, of Quinhagak slipped out of his restraints at about 8:25 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Bethel courthouse. A search ensued, and about an hour later, he was spotted running across the highway and trying to hide in an abandoned home.
Boil water notice lifted from Bethel neighborhood after an E. coli contamination was traced back to a single home.