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.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

A muskox is stranded on Triangle Island, a small piece of land about three miles north of Nunivak Island. There’s little food and no fresh water on the small island. And the state doesn’t expect the animal to survive for long.

National Weather Service

The Kuskokwim breakup front sits about 15 miles upstream of Tuluksak at Coffee’s Bend. Now, it’s the only front on the Middle and Upper Kuskokwim, instead of multiple minor fronts scattered along the river.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK Public Media

The Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod in front of Bethel has fallen, but the clock is still ticking. Dozens of people rushed to the river once word got out.

National Weather Service

The Kuskokwim River breakup front has shifted downstream to somewhere between Kalskag and Tuluksak. The River Watch team is flying this afternoon to locate the jam and report on river conditions.

Katie Basile / KYUK Public Media

Bethel’s Public Health Center now carries Naloxone. The drug comes in a nasal spray and reverses opioid overdoses. Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson delivered the kits on Wednesday.

Chinook King Salmon
Craig Springer, UFWS / Flickr Creative Commons

By federal emergency order, a large portion of the Kuskokwim River will be closed to gillnets this summer to conserve King salmon.

An off-duty Bethel police officer was the driver in a car accident last month that left one pedestrian injured and another dead.

Darren Lieb

The Bethel wresting season has ended with two final tournaments this past weekend and the first appearance by Bethel wrestlers at a major national tournament in Las Vegas.

National Weather Service

The main break up front on the Kuskokwim remains jammed halfway between Crooked Creek and Georgetown. That’s according to an aerial survey from the Kuskokwim River Watch team, which flew from Crooked Creek to below Akiak on Tuesday.

Salmon drying on a Kuskokwim fish rack.
Shane Iverson / KYUK

The Yukon River salmon forecast for the summer is out.

State and federal managers predict the Chinook run size will be similar to last year, remaining below the historic average. The summer and fall Chum run size is predicted to be above average. And Silvers could hit an above average run size this summer.