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.


  • The K300 and Bogus 150 races will start and finish on the Charles Family Lake, located to the west of H-Marker Lake. Fireworks will follow at 8 p.m. in the Bethel Donut Hole, located between H-Marker Lake and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center.
  • The Akiak Dash has been rescheduled to January 27 at 11 a.m.
  • The Bethel race checkpoint is located at Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat School.

Bethel City Council Member Mitchell Forbes submitted an application on January 15, 2018 for a petition to put local option on October's municipal ballot.
Dean Swope / KYUK

As promised, Bethel City Council member Mitchell Forbes submitted an application for a local option proposition to open and operate a city liquor store. He turned in the petition paperwork with the required 10 signatures on Monday.

For the first time, the K300 race will run two laps to its halfway point and back to complete the 300-mile course.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race has taken an unprecedented turn. For the first time, the race will run two laps to its halfway point and back because of warm weather and open water. Local mushers agree that it’s the safest way to run the race, but say that it could present some challenges. 

Katie Basile / KYUK

The situation is becoming all too familiar. The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race is a week away and the trail is not looking good. This year there is little snow, and the ice is thin and perforated with open holes. But poor conditions have never stopped a race, and the K300 Race Committee is looking at how to stake out a safe trail this year. KYUK talked with Race Manager Madelene Reichard about where those plans are now.

Yuut Elitnaurviat is working to clean up 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled on its campus some time between the evening of January 8 and the morning of January 9, 2018.
Yuut Elitnaurviat

Three-thousand gallons of diesel fuel have spilled on Bethel’s Yuut Elitnaurviat campus, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s adult workforce development center. A contractor is working to mop up the fuel before it sinks deeper into the tundra or reaches a waterway.

Bethel Search and Rescue member Tom Martini, age 35, helped rescue the Kasayulie family when they drove into an open hole on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2017.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

On Sunday, family and friends gathered in Akiachak to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Mark Kasayulie. Kasayulie died on New Year's Eve, when he drove his family of five into an open hole on the Kuskokwim River. The family was able to climb out, but Kasayulie wasn’t. KYUK talked with one of the men who helped get the rest of the family to safety that night. 

Bethel City Council Member Mitchell Forbes submitted an application on January 15, 2018 for a petition to put local option on October's municipal ballot.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Mitchell Forbes is continuing his campaign for a ballot proposition to return Bethel to a local option liquor community and open a city-run liquor store.

Dean Swope / KYUK

Bethel City Council slapped down a proposal to revisit Bethel’s local option alcohol sale situation on Tuesday night. The City Council narrowly voted to oppose the introduction of a ballot proposition revisiting the local option decision and banning all alcohol sales except those from a city-run liquor store. The proposition would have also asked voters whether to stop applying a Class C felony to people who supply alcohol to those under age 21.

It’s been a little over a year since legal sales of alcohol began in Bethel, and City Council member Leif Albertson has now successfully introduced a proposal for the Council to vote on whether or not a 3 percent alcohol sales tax should be added to the O
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

At Tuesday's meeting, Bethel City Council will consider putting two alcohol propositions on the ballot for October’s municipal election.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Eastern Orthodox Christians around the world began celebrating Slaviq on Sunday. The feast day celebrates Christmas according to the old Julian calendar. In the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, the festivities last a week and meld Yup’ik and Orthodox traditions. KYUK joined the morning service in Bethel.