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.

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

Senator Lyman Hoffman’s proposal to create a new type of energy borough will have to wait until next year’s Legislative Session.


The Association of Village Council Presidents is calling for the reinstatement of the Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area.

Dean Swope / KYUK Public Media

The Bethel retail business Swanson’s has announced it’s applying for the city’s final liquor store license. The business is owned by the Sea Lion Corporation, the Native corporation for the dry village of Hooper Bay.

Swanson's has announced that it's applying to turn its old furniture store in Bethel into a liquor store.
Dean Swope / KYUK Public Media

Swanson’s has announced that it’s joining the race for Bethel’s third and final liquor store license. As of Friday, the state says that they have not received an application from the business to turn the old furniture store into a liquor shop. If they do, Swanson’s will join Kusko Liquor, Tundra Liquor Cache, and Alaska Commercial Company in the competition.

Cliff Linderoth is a manager at Swanson’s. He’s also a member of the Bethel Planning Commission and he thinks that Swanson’s has a good shot at getting the final license.

Courtesy of the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program

Teenagers from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are making a big showing this week in Anchorage. Twenty of the 50 middle school students attending the statewide Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, or ANSEP, are from the Delta. 

King salmon
Craig Springer, UFWS / Flickr Creative Commons

Beginning June 12, management of king salmon on the lower and middle Kuskokwim River will switch from state to federal control. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hand over management to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Fish from the Bethel Test Fishery bound for the Elder's Home in 2014.
Ben Matheson / KYUK Public Media

Today on Fish Talk we’re talking about the state and federal regulations that have come down on the Kuskokwim recently and what fishermen can expect for the season ahead.

Swanson's has announced that it's applying to turn its old furniture store in Bethel into a liquor store.
Dean Swope / KYUK Public Media

Over the next three weeks, you’re going to hear this on KYUK: “Swanson’s Liquor Store, LLC is making an application for a new package store AS.04.11.150 liquor license.”

Shane Iverson / KYUK Public Media

You can get those gillnets ready, because the first Kuskokwim fishing opening of the season has been announced.

Doug Molyneaux

Greg Roczicka died Sunday night at his home in Bethel at the age of 61. His death is a loss for the community. Roczicka grew up on the Kuskokwim, living a subsistence lifestyle and dedicating his career to championing and preserving the way of life that he loved and knew the region depended on.