Anna Rose MacArthur

News Director

Anna Rose MacArthur is the KYUK News Director. She got her start reporting in Alaska at KNOM in Nome and then traveled South to report with KRTS in Marfa, Texas. Anna Rose soon missed rural Alaska and returned to the bush to join KYUK in September 2015. Anna Rose is a Transom Story Workshop graduate.

Katie Basile / KYUK

KYUK is very proud to announce that we recently received seven statewide journalism awards from the Alaska Press Club. The annual contest selects from various categories the best stories produced in the state over the past year.

Dean Swope / KYUK Public Media

The Napaskiak Tribal Council has closed river travel around its community. Tribal Administrator Sharon Williams says the ice is deteriorating fast. It’s turned to needles, and the slough ice near the village’s airport has shifted.

Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The Native Youth Olympic Games begin Thursday in Anchorage. Organizers report more than 500 students from over 100 communities across the state are competing in the three-day tournament.

A dozen students from Bethel and even more from across the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta are competing.  

Ana Hoffman

Two Bethel wrestlers are in Las Vegas this week, competing in the U.S. Open Wrestling Championships.

Bethel Regional High School junior Thomas Dyment and freshman Hayden Lieb are the first Bethel wrestlers to compete in the tournament.

Dean Swope / KYUK Public Media

The river ice is melting; spring is warming; and the Kuskokwim Ice Classic is doing something new this year.

It’s sold its usual tickets where people guess the exact date and time the ice will break up. Now, it’s selling 60 additional tickets that are separate from the Ice Classic pot. Each ticket represents one minute in an hour. So if you buy minute 10, and the ice breaks at 2:10 p.m., you win.

A pedestrian who was struck by a car in Bethel over the weekend has died.

Julia Steven, 49, was taken off life support Tuesday night at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage and died Wednesday morning around 7 a.m.

The two houses of the state Legislature have yet to agree on a budget plan. Today, Tuesday, April 25 a Senate committee plans to hear public testimony on the House bill to implement an income tax and re-structure how the earnings of the Permanent Fund are distributed. 

Dean Swope / KYUK Public Media

One Bethel City Council member has left her seat and another is soon to follow.

Council Member Nikki Hoffman resigned from Council on April 13, and the Council is scheduled to choose her replacement at its meeting tonight. Vice Mayor Byron Maczynski is also resigning from the Council as of tomorrow, Wednesday. The Council will discuss how to fill his seat at today's meeting.

Katie Basile / KYUK

If you need a new driver’s license, get it before the end of the week. Starting May 1 the Bethel DMV Office will be closing indefinitely until a new employee is hired.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

If your nearest dumpster in Bethel is overflowing, that should be getting emptied soon. The city’s dump truck is back on the road today, Tuesday, April 24 after being out of commission for more than a week.