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

Climate change may be responsible for pushing Alaska’s gray whales up into estuaries and rivers like the Kuskokwim.

Yellow caution tape surrounds the alleged crime scene on July 30, 2017 at 840 Jacobs Way where Jason Joseph Lupie is accused of murdering his wife Marie Beebe Lupie.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Update: Neither Jason nor Marie Lupie held a protective order on the other that exists on public record at the time this alleged crime was committed.

More information has come out about the alleged murder of Marie Beebe Lupie in Bethel by her husband, Jason Joseph Lupie. Court documents show that that they somehow ended up drinking together, a fight ensued, and she was beaten to death. 

Katie Basile / KYUK

Any whale meat that hasn’t been eaten should be consumed soon. 

Arnold Brower, Executive Director of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission and a whaling captain from Barrow, says that whale meat does not keep for long and should be consumed within a week. 

Silver salmon fills the bottom of a boat during a subsistence opening in August 2016 near Bethel.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Hopes for a commercial fishery on the Kuskokwim river have officially been dashed. 

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

To get out of jail, a Bethel man accused of murdering his wife this weekend will have to come up with $75,000 in bail and a third-party custodian.  

Nunapitchuk Village Police Officer Kyle Wassillie, 26, was shot and killed Sunday in Napaskiak.

Adam Williams, 19, of Napaskiak has been arrested for murder in the first degree. The felony charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 to 99 years in prison.

Dept. of the Interior

Update 9 a.m. August 1, 2017: The FAA has fixed the weather observation system in St. Mary's, and large planes are now able to fly in and out of the airport.  

Original story posted July 31, 2017: The number of fish buyers on the Yukon River remains at one: Kwik’Pak Fisheries based in District 1. That number was set to rise to two on Monday, but problems with air transportation prevented it.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Marie Beebe Lupie, 46, was dead when the police arrived at a Bethel home early Sunday morning. She appeared to have suffered multiple bruises and lacerations, usually associated with a severe beating.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Meat and blubber from the whale killed Thursday evening in the Kuskokwim River is currently being distributed to surrounding villages. Six boats dragged the 37-foot long whale to shallow water between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday. A yellow front end loader then carried the carcass to the Napaskiak shore. 

Courtesy of Paul Smith II

A video posted on Facebook Thursday night shows locals shooting a whale in the Kuskokwim River near Napaskiak. The video may be disturbing for some viewers.