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For the first time, the K300 race will run two laps to its halfway point and back to complete the 300-mile course.
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Unprecedented Open Water, Warm Weather Causes K300 Route Change

The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race has taken an unprecedented turn. For the first time, the race will run two laps to its halfway point and back because of warm weather and open water. Local mushers agree that it’s the safest way to run the race, but say that it could present some challenges.

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Bethel City Council Member Mitchell Forbes submitted an application on January 15, 2018 for a petition to put local option on October's municipal ballot.
Dean Swope / KYUK

As promised, Bethel City Council member Mitchell Forbes submitted an application for a local option proposition to open and operate a city liquor store. He turned in the petition paperwork with the required 10 signatures on Monday.

A Quinhagak man’s drunken, armed snowmachine ride through town caused the village to go into lockdown Friday morning. Curtis Pleasant, age 30, was arrested and scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon.

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One night last December, D.K.’s husband started drinking. A few drinks in, he started to punch her.


Katie Basile / KYUK

The situation is becoming all too familiar. The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race is a week away and the trail is not looking good. This year there is little snow, and the ice is thin and perforated with open holes. But poor conditions have never stopped a race, and the K300 Race Committee is looking at how to stake out a safe trail this year. KYUK talked with Race Manager Madelene Reichard about where those plans are now.


Yuut Elitnaurviat is working to clean up 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled on its campus some time between the evening of January 8 and the morning of January 9, 2018.
Yuut Elitnaurviat

Three-thousand gallons of diesel fuel have spilled on Bethel’s Yuut Elitnaurviat campus, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s adult workforce development center. A contractor is working to mop up the fuel before it sinks deeper into the tundra or reaches a waterway.


Bethel Search and Rescue member Tom Martini, age 35, helped rescue the Kasayulie family when they drove into an open hole on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2017.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

On Sunday, family and friends gathered in Akiachak to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Mark Kasayulie. Kasayulie died on New Year's Eve, when he drove his family of five into an open hole on the Kuskokwim River. The family was able to climb out, but Kasayulie wasn’t. KYUK talked with one of the men who helped get the rest of the family to safety that night. 


Christine Trudeau/KYUK

Members of Bethel’s city government are meeting on Thursday night to discuss giving money to local community groups. They’re asking the public to weigh in on where that money should go.

Bethel Police Officer Martin Oulton is accused of repeatedly punching his girlfriend last week.
Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department.

A Bethel Police Officer charged with assaulting his girlfriend is taking time off from work.

Wednesday was the first day in the trial of Nathan Agwiak, age 32, who is accused of raping a woman in St. Mary’s in 2015.

Bethel City Council Member Mitchell Forbes submitted an application on January 15, 2018 for a petition to put local option on October's municipal ballot.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Mitchell Forbes is continuing his campaign for a ballot proposition to return Bethel to a local option liquor community and open a city-run liquor store.

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