New district attorney named for Fairbanks area

...appointment of Greggory Olson this week.Richards' office says Olson will replace Michael Gray, who recently took over as the Bethel district attorney. Olson plans to transfer to his new position June 1.As Fairbanks district attorney, Olson also will supervise...
Plaintiffs decide against appeal in Alaska fishing case

...of the fishermen pleading guilty to the lesser counts and ordered to pay $250 fines.About two dozen fishermen were found guilty after trials before a Bethel judge in 2013. One fisherman was fined $500 and the others were fined $250.
State | AK legislature
NTSB releases documents in fatal Alaska crash investigation

...pilot Terry Hansen, 68, passengers Rose Polty, 57, Richard Polty, 65, and 5-month-old Wyatt Coffee.The airplane left Bethel for Mountain Village and began icing up when it ran into thick, cold fog. The pilot tried diverting to St. Mary's, overflew...
State | AK legislature
University of Alaska president retirement date extended

...original mid-May deadline was not enough time for selecting the next UA president.Heckman first made the announcement in Bethel at a recent board meeting.The retirement date extension was announced in a UA press release.Officials say Gamble also will...
UAF chancellor announces summer retirement plans

...University of Alaska Board of Regents, said high stress in the university system was evident last week at the Regents' meeting in Bethel. That's where the board heard reports from UAF and other chancellors on the status of their program reviews."It is palpable...
Bethel residents urge council to protest liquor store plans

BETHEL - Bethel residents packed a City Council meeting to voice their opposition to plans...with the disproportionate effects of alcohol abuse and ensuing violence, Bethel radio station KYUK reported.Corporation subsidiary Bethel Spirits LLC...
Bethel Native Corp. subsidiary plans local liquor store

BETHEL - A Bethel Native Corp. subsidiary is seeking to open a local liquor store, using part of a new supermarket that just closed.Bethel Spirits LLC is in the process of applying for a license to put a liquor...
New grocery superstore in Bethel to close

BETHEL - Bethel's new super grocery store is closing, less than one year after opening...close Friday, displacing about 80 full-time and part-time workers, Bethel radio station KYUK (reported. The store opened last summer in a new...
State sends team to Bethel to help displaced workers

BETHEL - A state team was in Bethel to meet with workers losing their jobs at the town's new supermarket...which is set to close Friday less than one year after opening.Bethel radio station KYUK reported the Alaska Department of Labor sent...
State recorder plans closures in Kodiak, 5 other towns

...recorders' offices, most of which are staffed by one person.The other expected recorder's office closures are targeted for Bethel, Homer, Ketchikan, Sitka and Valdez.Five locations to remain open are Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai and Palmer...
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