Tag: Bethel

Jury Deliberates Bethel Murder Case

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The fate of two men accused of torturing and beating a man to death now rests in the hands of a jury. Jeff Hout of Bethel and Harry Williams of Kwethluk are facing first degree murder charges at the Bethel Courthouse for the killing of 19 year old Benjamin Kaiser of Hooper Bay last October.

Alaska News Nightly: October 5, 2011

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Palin Won't Run for President, Congress Considers Hearings on EyakTek Investigation, Jury Deliberates Bethel Murder Case, Poll Finds Support for Mid Level Dental Providers, Statewide Election Results, Fairbanks Voters Reject Air Quality Proposition, Crab Fleet Won't Have as Much to Catch This Year, Biomass Heat Catches on in Southeast, Video Contest Highlights Bristol Bay.

Some Key Races Still Lack Clear Results

With the exception of Anchorage, it was municipal election day Tuesday across Alaska. One high profile race was for the North Slope Borough mayor.

Voters Electing Nearly Entire Bethel City Council

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When Bethel voters head to the polls Oct. 4 they will be essentially electing an entire council.

Alaska Airlines Execs Field Suggestions from Bethel Residents

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An entourage of Alaska Airlines executives and upper managers were in Bethel as part of a rural tour to learn more about the customers in their back yard.

Search for Young Man Missing on Kuskokwim

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A man has been missing since Saturday after his boat capsized on the Kuskokwim river near Napakaik. Walter Springer, age 25, is from Bethel. Arrested at the boat and charged with bootlegging and violating terms of release was Michael Treat, age 27, also of Bethel.

Cost to Build Donlin Mine Increases

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The price to build the proposed Donlin Gold Mine has shot up by billions of dollars. That’s according to one of the major developers. NovaGold Resources released a new construction estimate for the remote mine site that puts the figure at $7 billion.

Bethel Murder Trial Proceedings Off to a Rocky Start

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One of the highest profile murder cases in Bethel history is headed to trial soon. Last October, 19-year-old Benjamin Kaiser of Hooper Bay was murdered in a Bethel shop in what seasoned officers called the most brutal killing they have investigated.

Alaska News Nightly: August 31, 2011

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Pollock Fleet Asks, "Where Are The Fish?" Bethel Murder Trial Proceedings Off to a Rocky Start. Fire Claims Dot Lake Utility Building. Secretary Sebelius Visits the Alaska Native Health Center. Ester Residents Raise Money for a Library. Chum Run is Strong on the Yukon. Southeast's Pink Salmon Fleet Logs Record Year. Federal Government offers Help for Alaskan's Facing Foreclosure. NANA Opens New Hotel in Kotzebue

Bethel Loses a Major Landmark

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Residents in Bethel have lost a major landmark. On Friday afternoon the Civil Engineer Corp brought down the White Alice radar. The radar towered over the city and much of the low lying region before it came crashing down.

New Bethel Dog Law Authorizes Volunteer Animal Force

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There’s a new set of dog control laws in the Western Alaska City of Bethel. It includes the authorization of a new force of animal control volunteers.

Groundbreaking Celebrates New Home for Disabled Elderly

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The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony for a care facility in Bethel this week.

Millions in Illegal Drugs, Alcohol Seized in Western Alaska

Over a million dollars in illegal drugs and over $330,000 worth of alcohol was seized last year in Western Alaska.

Airport Safety Project to Resume Following FAA Reauthorization

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On Thursday, congress was finally able to end a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Alaska News Nightly: August 5, 2011

State Intervenes in Pebble Mine Case, Murkowski Unaware for Months of Aide’s Plea Deal, Airport Safety Project to Resume Following FAA Reauthorization, Boycott, Protests Continue Outside of Hilton Anchorage, and more...

Rural Alaska Program’s Success Attract Outside Dentists

When it comes to dental care in Rural Alaska, the need far outweighs available care.

Bethel Residents React to Newspaper Shutdown

The Parent company that owned Alaska News Incorporated, Calista, is the regional Alaska Native corporation for the YK Delta.

Alaska News Nightly: July 26, 2011

36 Alaska Post Offices In Danger of Posting, Rural Alaska Program’s Success Attract Outside Dentists, Men in Juneau Earn Significantly More than Women, Bethel Residents React to Newspaper Shutdown, and more...

Officials Issue Warning on Fraudulent Food Inspectors

Officials with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s food safety program are warning restaurant and processor owner/operators about fraudulent food inspectors.

Alaska News Nightly: July 18, 2011

Rep. Young Missing from Washington as Congress Nears Debt Limit Deadline, Two Fort Wainwright-based Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan, BP Cleaning Up Oil Spill on North Slope, Convicted Poacher Sentenced on Probation Violation, and more...