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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.

The Bethel Winter House will open every night at 9 p.m. from December 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018 at the Bethel Evangelical Covenant Church.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Every night since December 1, community members in Bethel have cooked a meal for the Bethel Winter House. Each meal is a donation cooked in the home and brought to the shelter to share with people needing a warm, safe place to spend the night. After two-and-a-half months of hot meals, the Winter House needs help. It’s facing its first gap on the meal calendar on Sunday, and needs people to volunteer to make meals for most of March.

Former KYUK General Manager John McDonald has begun the long process of organizing, cataloguing, and packing the KYUK 5,000-piece video collection for shipment to Anchorage where they'll be preserved. He is pictured here in the KYUK television studio on F
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Inside KYUK, tucked deep in the station, sits the world’s largest collection of videos documenting life in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. No one knows what all 5,000 tapes contain. The cataloguing is inconsistent, and the hours of footage are uncounted. But the station believes that it’s all important and is taking steps to save it.


Bethel musher Matt Scott wins the Holiday Classic Sled Dog Race on February 10, 2018.
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

Bethel musher Matt Scott took home his first win during the Holiday Classic Sled Dog Race this weekend. The 45-mile trail ran overland from Bethel to Nunapitchuk and back.


Carey Gusty Atchak

It’s clickbait, for sure. A recent Facebook video shows two men helping a baby moose cross a frozen river; it was filmed last weekend on the Middle Kuskokwim. The sight is touching, but the incident presents another example of how the warm winter is changing the river.


Bethel resident Joni Beckham poses outside "The Price Is Right" studio on November 13, 2017 after winning $63,000 worth of prizes as a Double Showcase Winner. The game show episode aired on January 29, 2018.
Courtesy of Joni Beckham

The Bethel resident who won big on "The Price Is Right" will not be paying hefty shipping costs after all. In an email to KYUK, the television game show says that it will cover all of the delivery fees.

Bethel Police Office Martin Oulton (right) is accused of repeatedly punching his girlfriend on Wednesday night.
Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department

Bethel Police Officer Martin Oulton returned to full duty on Friday.

Andrea Gusty, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for The Kuskokwim Corporation, testifies in support of Donlin's waste and wastewater draft permits in Anchorage on January 26, 2018.
Victoria Petersen / APRN

The tone of a hearing in Anchorage on two draft permits for the proposed Donlin Gold mine was very different from those held in the region where the mine would be located. In Anchorage last week, those who gave public comments to state regulators expressed trust and support for the proposed project.


The Yukon-Kuskokwim Ayagnirvik Healing Center provides substance abuse treatment for alcohol and opioid addiction in Bethel, Alaska.
Dean Swope / KYUK

On Monday, all smoking areas and ash cans will disappear from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation as the organization goes tobacco free. That means no tobacco use of any kind, including chewing tobacco, will be allowed for employees, patients, or visitors on YKHC grounds throughout the region. 

Bethel resident Joni Beckham poses outside "The Price Is Right" studio on November 13, 2017 after winning $63,000 worth of prizes as a Double Showcase Winner. The game show episode aired on January 29, 2018.
Courtesy of Joni Beckham

If you are from rural Alaska, winning on the television game show "The Price is Right" carries a price tag they don’t tell you about on the show, as a Bethel resident recently learned when she won big on the program.

Bethel Police Office Martin Oulton (right) is accused of repeatedly punching his girlfriend on Wednesday night.
Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department

Domestic violence charges against a Bethel police officer have been dismissed, but Officer Martin Oulton remains off duty while the department conducts its own internal review of the case. 

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