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.

A man is under medical care in Anchorage after being medevacked from Bethel following an ATV crash over the weekend.

A man found dead in a Bethel home late Monday night is believed to have died of natural causes.

In a press release, police report no evidence of foul play in the death of Michael Charles, 62, who was found not breathing in a house in the 100 block of Atsaq Street.

Mark Leary

The River Watch team has launched and is flying over the Kuskokwim, surveying ice conditions and monitoring break up. On Monday the team flew from Kalskag to Stony River. 

Katie Basile / KYUK

Mushers can mark their calendars for next winter's K300. The 2018 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race will once again fall the weekend after Martin Luther King day.

Mark Leary

The Kuskokwim River break up is beginning.

River observer for the National Weather Service, Mark Leary, reports the ice in the north and middle channels above Napaimute have been clearing out and slowly causing shifting in the main channel.

Chinook King Salmon
Craig Springer, UFWS / Flickr Creative Commons

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting a similar Chinook run size in the Kuskokwim as last year.

Part of that prediction is based on a recent report from the Department measuring how many Chinook returned to the Kuskokwim last summer.

Katie Basile / KYUK

KYUK is very proud to announce that we recently received seven statewide journalism awards from the Alaska Press Club. The annual contest selects from various categories the best stories produced in the state over the past year.

Dean Swope / KYUK Public Media

The Napaskiak Tribal Council has closed river travel around its community. Tribal Administrator Sharon Williams says the ice is deteriorating fast. It’s turned to needles, and the slough ice near the village’s airport has shifted.

Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The Native Youth Olympic Games begin Thursday in Anchorage. Organizers report more than 500 students from over 100 communities across the state are competing in the three-day tournament.

A dozen students from Bethel and even more from across the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta are competing.  

Ana Hoffman

Two Bethel wrestlers are in Las Vegas this week, competing in the U.S. Open Wrestling Championships.

Bethel Regional High School junior Thomas Dyment and freshman Hayden Lieb are the first Bethel wrestlers to compete in the tournament.