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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.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Moose season began the first day of the month, and many hunters have already harvested their quota of one antlered bull moose.

Officials from all eight Arctic nations will attend a meeting in Bethel on September 6 and 7, which will focus on conserving and managing Arctic plants and animals.
U.S. Arctic Research Commission

Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 6 and 7, Bethel will be the site of an international gathering of wildlife managers, scientists, and indigenous groups talking about the changing plants and animals of the circumpolar Arctic and what the Arctic Council can do to help manage them. 

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Bethel’s shooting range provides a place for hunters to sight in their rifles before moose hunting, for kids to learn gun safety, and for law enforcement to practice gun training. It’s also a place where Bethel Sportsman’s Club members compete for trophies. In late August the club held a .22 rifle shooting competition where Travis Burks took first place.


Courtesy of First Alaskans Institute

The First Alaskans Institute has selected Bethel resident Alissa Nadine Rogers as a 2017 First Nations Futures Fellow.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Increased control over natural resources, like fish, is a top priority for Kuskokwim tribes. One way to move in that direction is through collecting harvest data during fishing season, which helps with the difficult job of in-season management. KYUK met with the river’s newest data recruits to talk about this crucial job.


ADF&G Kuskokwim Area Management Biologist Aaron Tiernan flies an aerial king salmon survey over the Arolik River.
Aaron Tiernan

The Kuskokwim has a new Area Management Biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. You’ve heard his name a lot this summer on KYUK: Aaron Tiernan.

Salmon caught during the June 24, 2017 gillnet opening on the Kuskokwim.
Teresa Cotsirilos / KYUK Public Media

The Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission has passed a resolution to support creating a salmon production plan for the Kuskokwim.

Governor Bill Walker signs HB 141 at Bethel's Yuut Elitnaurviat surrounded by high school students from the Kuskokwim Learning Academy on August 29, 2017.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Alaskans across the state will continue developing technical skills, like welding and dental therapy, with the signing of House Bill 141. On Tuesday in Bethel, local high school students surrounded Governor Bill Walker as he penned the legislation into law at the YK Delta’s workforce development center, Yuut Elitnaurviat.


Gillnet fishing on the Kuskokwim River near Aniak.
Dave Cannon

On Wednesday, the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission is leading a review of the fishing season behind us, and preparing for the one coming next summer.

Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center
Aleina Tanabe / KYUK

A succession of state corrections officials have filed through Bethel, investigating what led to the escape of two inmates from the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center this weekend. The duo fled through a storm grate and were apprehended after less than 24 hours. KYUK spoke with Commissioner of Corrections Dean Williams on Tuesday about the response to the jailbreak, and what’s being done to secure the prison.


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