March 2014

We’re please to introduce Daysha Eaton as KYUK’s news director,  taking over new room management and news reporting from Angela Denning-Barnes who moved to KFSK public radio in Petersburg in February. Daysha joined the news team of Ben Matheson, Charles Enoch and Julia Jimmie on March 24th. Regular news listeners have already heard her reporting on our noon news.

Daysha hails from the Port Townsend area of Washington State.  She had news broadcasting experience in the Pacific Northwest and then spent one year as a news reporter at KDLG Dillingham and two years as a reporter for KSKA and the Alaska Public Radio Network  (APRN) in Anchorage.  We’re excited to have her here to bring her reporting experience to the issues and topics of interest to all our listeners throughout the YK Delta.

We also want to welcome Charles Enoch to our news team.  Charles is from Tuntutuliak and started work as Yup’ik news reporter in mid February.  He’s quickly learning the skills and techniques of news reporting in both Yup’ik and English languages.  He’s already had two stories go statewide on APRN, one on the Bethel Winter House and one on the Manakotok VPSPO memorial.

Welcome to both Daysha and Charles.

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This morning at 10:15, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA and its emergency management affiliates, will conduct a tsunami-warning test. The test will fall on the anniversary of the “Great Alaska Earthquake” of 1964.
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People will gather at TWC Thursday, March 27th at noon for a Choose Respect March.

People will gather at TWC Thursday, March 27th at noon for a Choose Respect March.

Thursday, communities across Alaska are hosting marches and rallies as part of Governor Sean Parnell’s Choose Respect initiative, including in Bethel. Bethel’s event will take place at noon, Thursday at Tundra Women’s Coalition, or TWC, located on 6th Avenue. Susan Taylor with TWC, says she’s hoping for a large group. Read more →

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A Quyana Cab Suburu sits in the ditch on March 25, 2014. Photo by Charles Enoch, KYUK.

A Quyana Cab Suburu sits in the ditch on March 25, 2014. Photo by Charles Enoch, KYUK.

Bethel police and EMTs responded to a two-vehicle accident Tuesday that sent two people to the hospital. The noon accident was on the Eddie Hoffman Highway, involving a Quyana cab Suburu and a GMC pickup truck.
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Senator Lyman Hoffman. Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska

Senator Lyman Hoffman. Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska

With 30 days remaining in the legislative session, the Alaska house is considering gasline legislation that would advance a line from the North Slope to an LNG export facility in Nikiski. The dream of cheap natural gas for Alaskans is one step closer. And for rural Alaska, the bill includes funding that could send gas to communities hundreds of miles from the pipeline.

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The Bethel City Council on Tuesday night approved modified water and sewer rules requiring every house to be connected to water and sewer service, while allowing for exceptions for homes with other dependable water sources. Read more →

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