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Lance Mackey was one of the feautred mushers in LKSD's eJournalism video projects. Image courtesy LKSD.

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Students from all over the YK Delta produced several videos about the 2015 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. KYUK provided a few pointers to the students at the start of their eJournalism intensive. The intensive course is aimed at training and preparing students for careers in media and information technologies.

Check out their projects below.

K300: Start to Finish

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Photos: 2015 Akiak Dash

by Shane Iverson on January 18, 2015

Johnnie Evan of Tuntutuliak won this year’s Akiak Dash.  The 65-mile sprint race is always a thriller for race fans who enjoy the mass start at the beginning to the close finishes.

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The start of the 2015 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race and Bogus Creek 150 was notable this year as race officials asked race fans to keep their vehicles off the river because of concerns the combined weight could pose a danger on the thin river ice.  Soon after the start racers endured rain most of their trip up to the Bogus Creek checkpoint.

Enjoying the ride from Paul Gebhardt's sled

Paul Gebhardt’s sled dog crosses the finish line in the sled in the 2012 K300. Photo by Mike Martz

You can experience the entire Kuskokwim 300, Bogus Creek 150 and Akiak Dash unfold from start to finish  and all checkpoints in-between this weekend on KYUK 640 AM and here at kyuk.org. As race fans know, our coverage times will be dependent on the conditions on the trail.  One thing that won’t change is our hourly updates near the top of every hour.

 

KYUK K300 Weekend Race Coverage Schedule

 

Friday, January 16

4:40 P.M.

Bogus Creek 150: Pre-race coverage live from the starting line.

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Warriors Stevie Glasheen and Cory LePore hit the floor. Photo by Dean Swope.

Warriors Stevie Glasheen and Cory LePore hit the floor. Photo by Dean Swope.

The Warrior boys took third place at the Anchorage Christian School Pepsi/Lime Solar Invitational Tournament with a win over the Sitka Wolves 78-69.

The Warriors trailed for most of the first quarter and fell behind 8 points in the second quarter, until a scoring flurry in the final moments of the first half earned Bethel a lead they would hold throughout the game. Read more →

The Bethel Lady Warriors finished the Anchorage Christian School Invitational with a 43-19 victory over the Nome Lady Nanooks on Saturday morning. Read more →

Warriors Stevie Glasheen and Cory LePore hit the floor. Photo by Dean Swope.

Warriors Stevie Glasheen and Cory LePore hit the floor. Photo by Dean Swope.

Both Bethel varsity basketball teams lost in competitive games at the Anchorage the Anchorage Christian School Pepsi/Lime Solar Invitational on Friday.

The Warriors fell in the semi-final to host team, the ACS Lions, 67-59 in a game that was within 1 point for the Warriors with about 4 minutes left. Read more →

20141031Scary John3234Join John Active for an unhealthy dose of terrifying and true stories he’s collected from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.  There are plenty of frightening characters to give you the chills, like the Hairy Man recently encountered on 7th Avenue in Bethel, or the Cannibal Woman, and whatever it is that knocks down the pots and pans in the Senior Center.

English Stories

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Yup’ik Stories

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king1Kwethluk has once again won KYUK’s Village Showdown in the total giving category while Atmautluak has claimed victory in the first ever inclusion of the per person village giving category.  With their generous pledging both villages have won live broadcast’s of their boys and girls high school basketball this season.

“We can’t wait to get out to Atmautluak and Kwethluk this season,” says KYUK’s Director of Operations Shane Iverson.” Or they may choose to send us to an away game so all the fans back home can catch the games.”
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Doug Molyneaux’s promise to match the dollar amount pledged by new KYUK members helped generate $3,740 in new membership pledges this fall.  Molyneaux , an independent fisheries biologist and devoted KYUK listener, says his goal was to generate a larger pool of donors for the only public radio station broadcasting throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

“KYUK is a tremendous asset to the YK Delta, ” says Molyneaux. “I particularly appreciate the news programing and the forum KYUK provides to discuss the fish and wildlife issues so important to the people of the YK. Read more →