Kalskag Man Arrested On Multiple Charges

Feb 7, 2017
Dean Swope

Kenneth Morgan Jr., age 30, was arrested Saturday morning in Lower Kalskag for domestic violence assault, reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child, and assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest.

Taking Aim
Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK

Story by Rafe Johnson, Gladys Jung Middle School.


        The Bethel Archers competed on Friday, January 27 against the Tri-County North Schools of Lewisburg, Ohio in a virtual tournament. This was the first tournament of the year, and the Bethel Warrior Archers did well. Come and join us on February 17 for the next tournament at Gladys Jung Gymnasium.

Results of January 27 match:

Elementary Boys

1st Place        Ellis Johnson, Bethel        278/300

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Thursday is the deadline for submitting proposals to receive funding from the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Sustainable Salmon Research Initiative. Since the Initiative began in 2003, the effort has provided more than $25 million to scientists studying why salmon runs in the Arctic and YK Delta region have been declining, and what managers and fisheries can do about it. For the past six years, the Initiative has focused on Chinook, or King salmon.

Bethel water and sewer pipes.
Adrian Wagner / KYUK

An Anchorage environmental consulting firm wants to connect Alaska villages with federal and state solid waste and wastewater programs more effectively by conducting its training session entirely in the Yup'ik language. 

Immigrants In The YK Delta: A Cab Ride With Lincoln

Feb 6, 2017
Katie Basile / KYUK

As immigrants across the country wonder what a future in the United States will look like under an administration seeking to bar their entry, we’re taking a look at some of our neighbors in Western Alaska who have immigrated here. In Bethel, there is a small community of a hundred or so who have come to Alaska from various Eastern European countries and are colloquially and collectively known as "Albanians." They came to Bethel for many reasons: economic opportunity, family, and to escape war and persecution. We start our series about local immigrants by talking with one of them. This episode is entitled: “A cab ride with Lincoln.”

YKHC To Ban Tobacco In February 2018

Feb 6, 2017

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation has pledged to become tobacco-free next year. This means smoking, dipping, and chewing will not be allowed in any YKHC rented or owned buildings, both in Bethel and the villages. 

Bethel Search and Rescue President Mike Riley and Vice President Fritz Charles address BSAR members at a regular meeting on February 2, 2017.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

It’s the first winter in Bethel since a liquor store opened after almost 40 years of illegal sales. Alcohol is easier than ever to get, and Bethel Search and Rescue says the number of calls they receive, almost all alcohol-related, has spiked. KYUK reports that volunteers are getting worn out, resources are depleting, and the organization is asking the community for help.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Less than half a minute separated the winner from the runner-up in this year’s February 50 Sled Dog Race.

Mike Williams Jr. of Akiak placed first in Saturday’s sprint race, crossing the finish line outside Bethel in 4 hours, 8 minutes and 15 seconds and taking home $2,500.

Wood Bison No. 124, seen here from the air, was illegally shot and killed January 27, 2017 near Quinhagak. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is calling the animal's death a setback for the Alaska Wood Bison Restoration Project.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game

The Association of Village Council Presidents is urging compliance with the hunting ban on wood bison in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

On Thursday at the Bethel Courthouse, Dale Thomas Fancyboy was sentenced to five years in prison for theft and assault after being convicted of breaking into a jail, holding guards at gunpoint, and then stealing a snowmobile to escape. This sentence comes after the presiding judge rejected a deal that would have let Fancyboy out with half the time and more probation. The judge has also taken a dim view of earlier plea deals.