Aug 12, 2009
Waiting game: AVCP Regional Housing President Ron Hoffman tells a dissapointed crowd that the Obama team hasn’t left Anchorage — as of about 10 a.m. I’m told the meeting won’t begin until about noon, meaning the Bethel visit is going to be razor thin. — Kyle Hopkins
Kyle Hopkins of the Anchorage Daily news is in Bethel waiting for Senator Mark Begich and members of President Obama’s Rural Tour to make a stop there.
Foggy weather and a mechanical problem has delayed their arrival but the plane has now been fixed and they are on their way – officials in a smaller plane, staff in the repaired one.
Kyle sent this disappointing tweet:
ADN Village The Obama cabinet members probably won’t hit the stage here in Bethel until noon. Lot of disappointment. they’ll have to leave right away.
He’s written more about the atmosphere in Bethel on ADN’s Rural Blog including this important piece of information:
Nick Tucker, the Emmonak man who became a regional spokesman last winter during a food and fuel crisis, wants to talk to the secretaries about the lack king salmon fishing on the Yukon River.
Kyle Hopkins is also posting updates on The Village.