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Kyle Stevens, age 31, was reported missing yesterday.
Courtesy of Anna Kraft Photography.

Update: At 4:35p.m., Trooper Spokesperson Megan Peters confirmed that the plane found in the Yukon River is Kyle Stevens'. Stevens himself has still not been found.

Original story published on Tuesday at 3:00p.m.:

Kyle Stevens’ plane may have just been found, although Stevens himself is still missing.

Kyle Stevens, age 31, was reported missing yesterday.
Courtesy of Sharon Yvonne

 Update: On Tuesday at about 1:36 p.m., Kyle Stevens' family was notified that the wreckage of Stevens' plane has been found. Kyle Stevens himself is still missing. KYUK's reporting on this story is ongoing.

Original article, published on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.:

Local volunteers and law enforcement are searching the area for Kyle Stevens, age 31.

This year’s Alaska Vital Statistics report, released by the State Department of Health and Social Services, paints our region as a place where more children are born to teenage mothers than the state average, and more people die younger from accidents, alcohol, gunshots, and suicide than is normal for the rest of Alaska.

Bethel Wrestlers Pin It

Oct 17, 2017
Courtesy of Regina Lieb

It was a wrestling weekend in Bethel, with students competing from both the YK Delta and the Nome area. Over 700 matches took place between the Gladys Jung Elementary gym and the Bethel Regional High School Warrior Dome during the 2017 Bethel Scramble.

Katie Basile / KYUK

In a special council meeting last night, Bethel’s City Council re-elected Mayor Rick Robb to another term  in office by a narrow 4-3 vote.

Carolyn McLaurin / KYUK

Individual donors provided the YK Delta’s only public media organization with just over $30,000 during this year’s fall fundraiser. The campaign concluded Friday, October 13.

Athletes from around the region are in town on Friday and Saturday for Bethel’s Wrestling Scramble at Gladys Jung and Bethel Regional High School.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Athletes from around the region are in town on Friday and Saturday for Bethel’s Wrestling Scramble at Gladys Jung and Bethel Regional High School.

City Council voted unanimously to receive grant funds from the Alaska Division Of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Tuesday, a $126,055 grant was approved by City Council for updating public safety in Bethel.

Esther Hana performs at Bethel's Cultural Center.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

On a rainy Friday afternoon, Esther Hanviriyapunt - known by her stage name, Esther Hana - sat down at the Cultural Center's piano and warmed up for her Bethel debut. A renowned musician with a brisk, warm smile, she's performed in Zurich, Bangkok, and Chicago. And now, she’s played in Bethel too.

The concert was a benefit for the Bethel Family Clinic, and the brainchild of a clinic dentist who just wanted to help out a friend.


The weather system may bring flooding to low-lying villages.
Courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service.

Another fall storm brewed near the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta yesterday, its strong winds and high tides threatening coastal communities. According to the National Weather Service, gale-force winds from the Southwest may contribute to minor flooding, beach erosion, and rough surf, particularly along the coast from Goodnews Bay to Kipnuk.

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