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.

Victor Bee

A long-awaited delivery has rolled off the barge in Bethel. The city unloaded a new, gleaming ambulance on Tuesday. 


Desa Jacobsson is remembered for her weeks long fasts and multiple arrests to call attention to violence against Alaska Native women, Native rights, subsistence, and environmental issues. Today, Tuesday, that work is remembered as family, friends, and supporters gather in Anchorage for her funeral. 

Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department

Bethel Police are asking the community’s help in finding a man who has been missing for more than a week. Richard Parks, age 55, was last seen in Bethel on September 17 wearing a camouflage coat, black pants, and carrying a black and red backpack. He wears a mustache and beard and has a shaved head. 

Dean Swope / KYUK

Following opening ceremonies on Tuesday, Colonel Wayne Don of the Alaska Army National Guard will deliver the keynote address. Vivian Korthius will follow with the CEO’s address and then the afternoon will transition to a series of updates on AVCP’s programs, budgets, and audit and financial reporting.

Aleina Tanabe / KYUK

The man that the McCann Treatment Center in Bethel was named after has died. 

The State of Alaska courthouse in Bethel, Alaska.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Bethel residents charged with bootlegging were due to be arraigned in court on Wednesday.

Lisa Demer, ADN Western Alaska correspondent, in April 2017 outside her Bethel home-office.
Lisa Demer / Alaska Dispatch News

With the recent layoffs at Alaska Dispatch News, the state’s largest newspaper, Western Alaska is losing an important storyteller.

Dean Swope / KYUK

Update: Yup'ik translation of the forum has been added to this story.

Bethel City Council elections are approaching. The election will take place on Tuesday, October 3 and eight candidates are vying for six open seats. To help constituents make their voting decisions, KYUK hosted a candidate forum live from City Hall. Seven of the eight candidates participated: Leif Albertson, Bradon Brink, Mitchell Forbes, Richard Robb, Mark Springer, Naim Shabani, and Thor Williams. Stanley "Tundy" Rodgers chose not to attend. Thank you to everyone who submitted questions.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Join the Tundra Women’s Coalition tonight, Tuesday, September 19, for a screening of The Drum Keeper. The short film, produced by KYUK, tells the story of one young man’s journey of healing and leadership through drumming.

Beginning Friday, kids flying out of the Ravn terminal in Bethel will have books to read while waiting on the ground or flying in a plane. The program is called Read on the Fly and has distributed about 100 donated books a week to kids since starting last year at the Anchorage International Airport.