Mountain Village Opts to Remain Dry

Ben Matheson, KNOM – Nome & Angela Denning- Barnes, KYUK – Bethel

Mountain Village will remain a dry community, according to the unofficial tally from yesterday’s special election. The ballot question was whether or not the community should go damp—allowing the possession of alcohol in the village, but not allowing local sales.

City Manager Anita Andrews says that 118 voted to remain dry with 61 voting to go damp.

There are still 32 question and absentee ballots left to be counted, but they’re not enough to change the outcome.

The local canvass board still has to meet to make the election results official.

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