Anna Rose MacArthur

News Director

Anna Rose MacArthur is KYUK’s English Language News Reporter. 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.

Sen. Lyman Hoffman during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on March 29, 2016. Credit Skip Gray / 360 North
Skip Gray / 360 North

Climate change, Uber and its impacts on Bethel's taxi companies, and co-management of fisheries on the Kuskokwim were among the topics on Friday's call-in talk show with Senator Lyman Hoffman on KYUK.

Eighteen packs of beer lined a shelf at the opening of Bethel Native Corporation's Bethel Spirits Liquor Store on on Sept. 27, 2016. The store has only operated for 30 days since its opening.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Alcohol protests once again top the Bethel City Council meeting agenda. On Tuesday, the Council will consider protesting two liquor store applications: one for the Tundra Liquor Cache submitted by Steve Chung to turn his auto shop on Hoffman Road into a liquor store, and the other from the Alaska Commercial Company to add a liquor store by Brown’s Slough on Bridge Avenue. 

Bethel City Council voted to protest a liquor license application for a package liquor store at Fili's Pizza Restaurant on February 28, 2017. The eatery already holds a restaurant liquor license to serve wine and beer and was the first establishment to se
Dean Swope / KYUK

Fili’s Pizza has dropped its application to turn its restaurant into a liquor store.

Seventh-grader Justin Stewart of Chuathbaulk shakes hands with Representative Zach Fansler before being introduced on the House floor during the 2017 Action Civics and Conservation Summit in Juneau.
Alaska Youth for Environmental Action

Two teenagers from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta recently returned from an environmental summit in Juneau. Over four days, the teens met with state legislators and advocated for measures to address climate change and to protect salmon habitats from the consequences of mining.

Greg Lincoln / The Delta Discovery

As the Junior Classic mushers crossed the finish line on Wednesday, the 2017 Kuskokwim 300 mushing season came to an end.

Seven young mushers competed in the 17-and-under race that took teams from the Bethel boat harbor, up Straight Slough to the Hoffman Fish Camp, and back to the finish in Bethel. Mushers could take up to five dogs and accept any amount of help along the trail.

Emperor Goose in Gibson Cove
Lisa Hupp / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The subsistence emperor goose hunt expected to open April 2 will bring more than meat and a resumed tradition to the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta. In some communities, it will also bring jobs.

Eric Taylor with the USFWS Division of Migratory Bird Management addresses the AVCP Waterfowl Conservation Committee on March 20, 2017 on the coming Emperor Goose hunt.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

After 30 years of waiting and conserving, residents of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta will be able to hunt emperor geese again next month. Wildlife managers and hunters are standing by for the federal government to release the official notice. Then residents will continue a tradition that’s skipped a generation.

A Ravn Alaska flight attendant handles a pet snake a passenger left on a Ravn plane flying from Aniak to Anchorage on March 19, 2017.
Anna McConnaughy

Snakes aren’t native to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, but one made it’s way on a Ravn Alaska plane from Aniak to Anchorage on Sunday.

The proposed Donlin Gold mine site in 2014
Dean Swope / KYUK

When Donlin Gold brings up barging, residents of the Kuskokwim bring up subsistence. As fish feed the people on the river, the barges would feed the proposed mining operation. To find a way for increased barge traffic to coexist with subsistence activities, Donlin laid out a plan for how communication between Kuskokwim River users and the operators of the large mining vessels would work.

Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The best basketball players from the state’s smallest communities will be hitting the courts this week in Anchorage. It’s March Madness and KYUK will be bringing you the games live.