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Kristin Baker credits her 2016 K300 Red Lantern finish to her leader, Felon. Photo by Jacki Klejka.

Kristin Baker credits her 2016 K300 Red Lantern finish to her leader, Felon. Photo by Jacki Klejka.

Kristin Bacon of Big Lake is this year’s Kuskokwim 300 Red Lantern winner. The last finisher in this year’s icy sled dog race, Bacon Crossed the finish line Monday at 8:40 AM with an elapsed time of 62 hours and 10 minutes.

“I must have seen 5 different kinds of terrain on the race that I had never imagined a dog sled being in,” said Bacon as she nursed an injured foot at a host house in Bethel. “Sand crossings, gravel, glare ice, over flow and tussak jumping.”
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Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 7.26.11 AMThe Bethel Warriors boys basketball team claimed third place at the Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational Tournament by defeating the Valdez Lions, 46-40, in overtime on Saturday afternoon.

The Warriors bench kept the lead for much of the game after three Bethel starters got into early foul trouble. The warriors were able use a stingy defense and free throw shooting to secure the win.
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The remains of the Yup'ik immersion school on Wednesday after the Kilbuck campus fire. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

The remains of the Yup’ik immersion school on Wednesday after the Kilbuck campus fire. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

The Lower Kuskokwim School District has found temporary spaces to hold classes for both Ayaprun Elitnaurvik and the Kuskokwim Learning Academy students, the two schools housed in the Kilbuck building that was largely destroyed by Tuesday’s fire. The move will split both schools into different sites.
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Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 1.20.39 PMKYUK Bethel Broadcasting Incorporated began its fall fundraiser Wednesday with the goal of raising $28,000 from individual charitable contributions.

The goal is 12-percent above what the non-profit was asking of its members from the previous year and is meant to help offset at least a portion of the funds that were cut by the State of Alaska. Read more →

As a public radio station and television provider KYUK relies on community donations to stay on-air, so we are deeply appreciative of any donation you can make. No matter the amount, we want to show our gratitude, and give you something you can be proud to own. This fall our incentive gifts to you are high quality items that will show that you support KYUK. Plus, local businesses and organizations have made our weekly drawings, hot prize drawings and grand prize drawings some of the most valuable drawings in our 40+ year history.
Thanks for supporting KYUK.

MEMBERSHIP BREAKDOWN:

1) KYUK Basic Member
Annual Giving: $5
– KYUK bumper stickerScan 1

 

2) KYUK Full Member
Annual Giving: $25
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– Entry in grand prize drawing
– KYUK bumper sticker
– KYUK berry bucket



3) KYUK Supporter Member

Annual giving $65
Monthly giving: $5.42
(Daily: $0.16)

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 5.16.41 PM- KYUK drawstring backpack
– Entry in grand prize drawing
– KYUK bumper sticker
– KYUK berry bucket

 

4) KYUK Maintainer Member
Annual $125
Monthly minimum: $10.42
(Daily: $ 0.35)

IMG_9187- KYUK coffee mug (Limited Edition)
– KYUK drawstring backpack
– Entry in grand prize drawing
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– KYUK berry bucket

 

5) KYUK Partner Member
Annual Giving: $250
Monthly Giving: $20.85
(Daily: $0.68)

IMG_9186- Entry in grand prize drawing
– Two (2) KYUK coffee mugs
– KYUK drawstring backpack
Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 5.16.41 PM- KYUK bumper sticker
– KYUK berry bucket

 

6) KYUK Provider Member
Annual giving: $365
Monthly Giving: $30.40
(Daily: $1)

Screen shot 2013-09-30 at 10.38.44 AM- Double chances in grand prize drawing
– Two (2) KYUK coffee mugs
Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 5.16.41 PM- KYUK drawstring backpack
Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 5.16.25 PM- KYUK bumper sticker

 

 

7) KYUK Ultimate Provider
Annual Giving $540 and above
Monthly Giving: $45
(Daily: $1.50)

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– KYUK Stanley thermos (Limited Edition)
– KYUK drawstring backpack
– Two KYUK coffee mugs (Limited Edition)
Double chances in grand prize drawing
– KYUK bumper sticker
– KYUK berry bucket

 

 

 

Click here to donate to KYUK.
Questions? Call 543-3131.

Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 2.53.31 PM Editor’s note: This story is being updated. 

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is cautioning local residents about a scam they’ve been informed about. YKHC’s Compliance Administrator and Privacy Officer Shailee Nelson says the health corporation has received reports about suspicious calls.

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KYUK “Talk Line” host, and contributor to this story, Diane McEachern. Photo via Facebook.

Bethel resident, and KYUK Talk Line host, Diane McEachern was in the audience when President Barrack Obama delivered a speech in Kotzebue as part of his Alaskan tour.

McEachern says the people of Kotzebue gave him a warm welcome, but some attendees questioned his decisions on oil-drilling in Alaska- which contradicts his reasons for touring Alaska.

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the-hand-of-rybo-photo-by-Dean-SwopeThe future of alcohol sales in Bethel takes center stage in this episode of Talk Line with some callers upset the Bethel City Council is considering a move to put local option on the ballot this fall, while others are concerned commercial alcohol sales could have devastating impacts without the control provided by local option.
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The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will host a community meeting in Bethel Monday, August 6, about proposed alcohol sales. KYUK 640 AM and kyuk.org will air the event live starting at 5:30 P.M.

Director Cynthia Franklin will present on how the license process works, what laws the board follows, and how it takes community input. No board members will be present.
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Major topics include alcohol sales in Bethel and the recent controversy surrounding the publication of a video showing a former police officer slamming a local resident.

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