49 Voices: Gary Hanchett of Bettles

Now it’s time for 49 Voices. Gary Hanchett is a do-everything kind of Alaskan — he is the vice mayor of Bettles, the backup postmaster, election chair, tour guide and trapper. He tells us about some of the more notorious residents of Bettles — the mosquitoes.

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Gary Hanchett lives in Bettles, Alaska. 49 voices is AK’s attempt to put every Alaskan on the radio. If you want to tell your story, send an email to news@alaskapublic.org.