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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.

Napakiak Search and Rescue has marked an ice road between Oscarville and Napakiak, pictured here on January 6, 2018.
Bethel Search and Rescue

The warm winter has made traveling on the river ice more hazardous than Bethel Search and Rescue ever remembers.

The truck trail from Bethel to Napaskiak on January 4, 2017.
Bethel Search and Rescue

Trucks have begun traveling the Kuskokwim River, and with Slaviq this weekend, that traffic is expected to increase. Bethel Search and Rescue is urging everyone to drive safely.

Quinhagak is applying for aid to repair damage after 85-mile-per-hour winds ripped through the community days before Christmas. The storm tore away the porch and wall from this house.
Stephan Jones / Native Village of Kwinhagak

Both Platinum and Quinhagak are applying for aid following a high speed wind storm that ripped through the communities days before Christmas.


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A Quinhagak man is in jail after allegedly escaping jail, stealing a four-wheeler, and assaulting a Tribal Police Officer, among other charges.

Ninety willows with blue reflectors stretch across the lower end of Kuskokuak Slough, making a thin line between travelers and three open holes. Bethel Search and Rescue staked the willows on December 22, 2017.
Mark Leary / Bethel Search and Rescue

Update 5:30 p.m.: Kwethluk Search and Rescue is working to mark open holes before Slaviq travel.

Sled dog racing season officially began on the Kuskokwim this weekend. After two weeks of delays due to warm weather and poor trails, temperatures plunged, ice hardened, a little snow fell, and on Saturday the Kuskokwim 300 Season Opener kicked off. Teams from Bethel and surrounding villages competed along the 35-mile trail. KYUK was there on the windy ice of Hangar Lake and brings us this audio postcard.


Bethel Search and Rescue releases Mark Kasayulie’s body to the Alaska State Troopers near Bethel's Hangar Lake on the afternoon of January 1, 2018.
Perry Barr / Bethel Search and Rescue

A father’s body has been recovered from the Kuskokwim River after he and his family fell through a marked, open hole the night of New Year’s Eve. Bethel Search and Rescue says that the five survivors are okay and urges everyone to use overland trails to travel upriver.


The gray whale killed in the Kuskokwim River is butchered and the meat and blubber distributed to people from up and down the river on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Katie Basile/KYUK

We’ve come to the end of another year in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and through it all, KYUK has covered the region’s joys, tragedies, institutional development, daily living, and so much in between. Before this year comes to a close, KYUK looks back on the stories that defined 2017.


Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Bethany Harbison has been appointed as Presiding Judge of the Fourth Judicial District for 2018.
Alaska Court System

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has a new Presiding Judge. 

Strong winds knocked a partially constructed house off its foundation and sent it skating across an icy road in Quinhagak on December 22, 2017.
Derek Kusiak

The communities of Quinhagak and Platinum are working to rebuild after high winds tore along the coast of Kuskokwim Bay in the days before Christmas. The 85-mile-per-hour winds howled from the Southeast on Thursday and Friday, ripping apart buildings, but leaving the towns’ Christmas spirit untouched.


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