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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.

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Searchers continue to look for a seal hunter who went missing off the coast of Newtok last month.


An overdue snowmachiner who’d run out of gas was found in a safety cabin by search crews this weekend. Nineteen-year-old Clinton Paul had left Tuntutuliak Saturday evening, bound for Kipnuk. When he didn’t arrive, search and rescue teams deployed from Tuntutuliak, Kipnuk, Kwigillingok, and Kongiganak to look for the teen. Meanwhile, State Troopers launched an aerial search with a Bethel Search and Rescue volunteer on board as a spotter. Late Sunday night, after approximately 18 hours of searching, crews found the overdue teenager in a safety cabin between Kwigillingok and Kipnuk.

Chinook King Salmon
Craig Springer, UFWS / Flickr Creative Commons

Kuskokwim river subsistence fishermen should receive more fishing openings for chinook salmon this summer than they had last year.


Tommy Bayayok / LKSD

Kwigillingok won the Native Youth Olympics Invitational tournament held at Gladys Jung Elementary in Bethel over the weekend with 62 points. Kipnuk placed second with 52 points and Bethel Regional High School was third with 39 points.

Michelle DeWitt

There one week left to buy tickets and guess the time that the spring ice will carry the Ice Classic tripod down the Kuskokwim.

A Kipnuk student has been charged with terroristic threatening and assault after threatening teachers and students during an afterschool study session that sent the school into lockdown last Tuesday.

Dean Swope / KYUK

The melting Kuskokwim ice road is becoming increasingly hazardous to drive on, and conditions are changing rapidly.

Dean Swope / KYUK

The Kuskokwim ice road's days are numbered. Though the ice is thick, the snow is melting fast.  

Salmon drying on a Kuskokwim fish rack
Shane Iverson / KYUK

Last week the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group unanimously passed recommendations to state and federal managers for the 2017 summer fishing season.


National Parks Service

Two muskox have been poached near Bethel, and Alaska Wildlife Troopers are searching for whoever is responsible. The Troopers found the two animals near a snowmachine trail between the Bethel dump and Akiachak on Sunday.


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