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.

Artists Ryan Romer and Jimmy Riordan have received a $10,000 grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum to explore homelessness in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Alaska Humanities Forum

Two artists with roots in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are the first recipients of a new, $10,000 grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum.

It’s another wrestling weekend in Bethel. Teams from across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and the Aleutians are coming to Bethel for the Great Alaska Conference Wrestling Championships. 

[Back row, left to right] Fire Chief Bill Howell, FF/EMT Kyle Inman, FF/EMT Thomas Haviland, and Fire Captain Daron Solesbee. [Middle row] John Kameroff, Monroe Tyler, Shadi Rabi/EMT, [Bottom row] Jesse Gefroh, Matthew Cochrane/EMT, Steven "Tucker" Burnet
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

If your house or business catches fire in Bethel, you’re in good hands. There are now almost twice the number of firefighters in town than there were a few months ago. The number jumped to 18 on Friday when eight new volunteers received their badges and pins. The event marked the department’s first public commencement. Bethel, meet your newest fire service personnel.

Bethel Search and Rescue

It’s early December, and the ice on the river trails around Bethel remains thin for this time of year. Bethel Search and Rescue surveyed the ice conditions on established trails to neighboring villages this weekend.

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

A Bethel winter tradition provides a place to get out of the cold. Friday, December 1, the Bethel Winter House opens its doors for the season. This year, the homeless shelter is located at the Bethel Evangelical Covenant Church. 

Ice on H-Marker Lake, a popular shortcut from Tundra Ridge Subdivision to the Bethel airport, averaged nine inches on Wednesday, November 29.
Google Maps

Ice is forming on the tundra lakes and people are beginning to drive across popular trails, but Bethel resident Fritz Charles warns that H-Marker Lake is not yet thick enough for cars or trucks.

Bethel Search and Rescue members scan the tundra looking for signs of animals scavenging on November 28, 2017, hours before Robert Nick was found. The Bethel runway lies in the background.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

The communities of Napakiak and Bethel are trying to come to grips with the circumstances surrounding the death of Robert Nick, age 25, after an extended search that ended when his body was found near the Bethel airport runway.

Search and rescue members from Napakiak and Bethel recovered Robert Nick, age 25, of Napakiak near the Bethel runway on November 28, 2017 after searching for 10 days.
Courtesy of Lucille Nick

After 10 days of searching, the body of Robert Nick has been found. Search and Rescue members from Napakiak and Bethel located Nick around 3:20 p.m. on on Tuesday near the Bethel runway. He was found in a restricted area behind Federal Aviation Administration fencing. 

Richard Parks, age 55, was last seen in Bethel on September 17, 2017.
Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department

Update: On November 27, Bethel Police confirmed the identity of the body to be Richard Parks. No foul play is suspected.

Richard Parks, age 55, went missing in mid-September. Now Bethel police suspect that his body has been found. 

James Charles of Tuntutuliak (left) and Ray Oney of Alakanuk (right) receive the ADF&G Excellence in Service Award at the Alaska Board of Game meeting in November 2017.
Sherry Wright / Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Every year the Alaska Department of Fish and Game awards five people serving on their advisory committees an “Excellence in Service” certificate to honor their dedication, advocacy, and leadership. This year, three of those five people are from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Ray Oney of Alakanuk, James Charles of Tuntutuliak, and Barbara Carlson of Sleetmute.