KYUK AM

News

Dean Swope/KYUK

Ambulance fees in Bethel will not go up after a proposed increase was defeated Tuesday night on a three to one vote by Bethel City Council with only four of the seven members present. 

Katie Basile / KYUK

Twelve area businesses have received startup funds from the Bethel Cultural Center's annual Best in the West competition.

Dean Swope/KYUK

A sewage leak discovered in Bethel last Friday has been repaired and cleaned up. The leak was located in a building off Ridgecrest Drive which houses Alba’s Coffee Shop and Subway. The building's owner, Shpetim Dema, says that the leak was due to an equipment malfunction of their lift station pump, which connects to the city’s main sewage line.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will close the entire Kuskokwim River drainage, including all tributaries, to sport fishing for king salmon from May 1 through July 25.

Mike Riley / Bethel Search and Rescue

Conditions are deteriorating rapidly on the ice road, and Bethel Search and Rescue is asking residents to be careful and exercise sound judgment when traveling. BSAR President Mike Riley reports that, as of Tuesday evening, from the Bethel sandpit to Nick O Nick's fish camp, standing water lines the sides of the river, slushy snow covers the ice, and at some points, water sits beneath the snow. Across the island in front of Bethel, on the main river channel, deep water is covering the ice, and where there’s snow, water lies beneath.

Google Maps

Searchers continue to look for a seal hunter who went missing off the coast of Newtok last month.


An overdue snowmachiner who’d run out of gas was found in a safety cabin by search crews this weekend. Nineteen-year-old Clinton Paul had left Tuntutuliak Saturday evening, bound for Kipnuk. When he didn’t arrive, search and rescue teams deployed from Tuntutuliak, Kipnuk, Kwigillingok, and Kongiganak to look for the teen. Meanwhile, State Troopers launched an aerial search with a Bethel Search and Rescue volunteer on board as a spotter. Late Sunday night, after approximately 18 hours of searching, crews found the overdue teenager in a safety cabin between Kwigillingok and Kipnuk.

Chinook King Salmon
Craig Springer, UFWS / Flickr Creative Commons

Kuskokwim river subsistence fishermen should receive more fishing openings for chinook salmon this summer than they had last year.


Tommy Bayayok / LKSD

Kwigillingok won the Native Youth Olympics Invitational tournament held at Gladys Jung Elementary in Bethel over the weekend with 62 points. Kipnuk placed second with 52 points and Bethel Regional High School was third with 39 points.

Michelle DeWitt

There one week left to buy tickets and guess the time that the spring ice will carry the Ice Classic tripod down the Kuskokwim.

Pages