Mark Arehart, KYUK - Bethel
The Native Youth Olympics season is in full swing across Alaska. Recently Bethel Regional High School's NYO team faced off with 20 other teams from across western Alaska. The meet was the first contest...
This past weekend in Bethel, hundreds of people flooded the high school for the Cama-i Dance Festival. The annual festival brings in dance groups from around the region, state and the country. Concessions stands served plenty of nachos, candy and soda, but for those who wanted a little more homemade flavor there was the free Cama-i Potluck.
Lower Kuskokwim School District buildings in Bethel have had trouble with an outdated water and sewer system all winter. January saw the coldest average temperature on record and left many pipes frozen. But, a new bill in the legislature may help the district get a new system quicker than expected.
For almost a week students at a Bethel elementary school have had to brave the cold and walk outside to a separate building just to use the restroom. That changed this week when the School finally got enough running water to flush the toilets.
The region’s largest employer, the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation has been hit hard by the cold. It’s Community Health Services building was shut down Tuesday because of a power surge over the weekend.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is interested in researching Bethel resident’s big game subsistence practices.