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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 Yukon Delta remains under a blizzard warning through noon on Thursday, November 23. Whiteout conditions with drifting snow up to 12 inches are expected.
National Weather Service

The good news is that the big storm forecasted for the Yukon Delta wasn’t that big after all, but the area isn’t in the clear. A blizzard warning is now in effect until noon on Thursday.

Donlin Gold predicts that it can extract 33 million ounces of gold over the initial 27 years of the proposed mine. The gold is present in microscopic flecks embedded within the extracted sample rock.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Donlin Gold has taken another step toward opening its proposed mine. State regulators have sent Donlin a draft permit for discharging wastewater into Crooked Creek before it flows into the Kuskokwim River. The company has until Wednesday,November 22 to comment before the public weighs in.


Rising water and erosion is predicted for the Yukon Delta area for the night of November 21, 2017.
National Weather Service

The Yukon River Delta could flood Tuesday night, causing major erosion as a storm moves up the Bering Sea coast.


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

It’s been one year this month since the Yukon-Kuskokwim Ayagnirvik Healing Center opened in Bethel. Since then, about 45 people from Bethel, surrounding Yukon-Kuskokwim villages, and even from outside the region have started treatment for opioid addiction.


Natalie Hanson sticks out her tongue after setting a world record in the women's powerlifting squat at 603 pounds in the 185 pound weight class.
International Powerlifting Federation - IPF

Powerlifter Natalie Hanson has broken a world record. Friday morning, the former Bethel resident squatted 603 pounds in the women’s 185 pound weight class at the World Open Powerlifting Championship in the Czech Republic. The record is more than three times Hanson’s body weight.


Ben Charles

Walk into a courtroom, a legislative office, the Governor’s Manson, or any public space in Alaska and you’ll find art: masks, paintings, textiles, sculptures. Each piece was created by Alaska artists, curated by the state, and is held in the Alaska Art Bank. The collection recently acquired a Yup’ik mask from Bethel artist Ben Charles. Charles is 34 years old and only began carving in February. KYUK visited Charles at his home studio in Bethel.


YKHC plans to open the first floor and third floor of its upcoming primary care facility in 2019.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

The Bethel skyline has taken a dramatic turn. Since this summer, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation has added a three-story primary care center next to its hospital. The new building is big, partially constructed, and currently blue, but won’t stay that color for long. KYUK talked with the builders and has this update.


Puppies in Kwethluk await their vaccinations from Alaska Native Rural Veterinary, Inc. and the Humane Society during the group's visit in July 2017.
Teresa Cotsirilos / KYUK

The vets are coming from Alaska Native Rural Veterinary, Inc. and the Humane Society. It’ll be the same group that visited the three villages in July. They’re offering spaying, neutering, vaccinations, de-worming, and nail clipping. They will bandage up injured pets, provide wellness checks, and will answer your pet questions.

Michelle DeWitt, surrounded by family and friends, received an Alaska YWCA Women of Achievement Award on November 8, 2017 at the Alaska Center for Performing Arts in Anchorage.
Courtesy of Michelle DeWitt

The Executive Director of the Bethel Community Services Foundation received a Woman of Achievement distinction at the Alaska YWCA annual awards ceremony last week. Nine other women also received awards. Each was honored for furthering YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women.

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The lights are back on in Newtok. After three days without electricity, power returned to the village Sunday evening.

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