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Johanna Eurich

Managing Editor

Johanna Eurich's vivid broadcast productions have been widely heard on National Public Radio since 1978. She spent her childhood speaking Thai, then learned English as a teenager and was educated at a dance academy, boarding schools and with leading intellectuals at her grandparents' dinner table in Philadelphia.

Eurich learned broadcasting in 1974 and helped advocate for the work of independent radio producers and stations. She moved to Alaska to be News Director of KSKA in Anchorage after helping put WVMR on the air - a solar heated radio station in one of the poorest parts of Appalachia. 

She has worked for the Alaska Public Radio Network, KTNA in Talkeetna, KDLG in Dillingham, as well as periods at KCUK, in Chevak and KBRW in Barrow. She was at KYUK in 1996 and returned as Managing Editor in 2016.

Johanna Eurich / KYUK

Natalie Hanson, a former Bethel resident, is in Europe to compete in the World Powerlifting Championships, which start Friday. Hanson is an Olympic level athlete who got her Powerlifting start in in a tiny gym in South Anchorage called “Southside Strength and Fitness.” That’s where she was working out last week, just days before  flying off to Pilsen, in the Czech Republic, to compete against the top athletes in the world.


Darren Lieb / KYUK

This weekend, the Bethel Warrior Boys came home with the wrestling championship from the Anchorage Christian Schools Tournament after holding off a tough Homer Mariners team to do so. The difference between first and second place was only 14.5 points.

The Bethel Girls team wrestled their way to fourth place in the team standings.

he Walk For Life was an idea with roots in Gladys Jung Elementary School’s kindness campaign last year, when children were encouraged to be kind to each other.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

A small crowd gathered at the Bethel library Saturday morning to fight suicide by celebrating life. The Walk For Life was an idea with roots in Gladys Jung Elementary School’s kindness campaign last year, when children were encouraged to be kind to each other.

Calista Corporation

The average age of Calista Corporation's shareholders is going down, and the regional native corporation is working to meet its new, younger stockholders' desire to communicate via the internet.

This year’s Alaska Vital Statistics report, released by the State Department of Health and Social Services, paints our region as a place where more children are born to teenage mothers than the state average, and more people die younger from accidents, alcohol, gunshots, and suicide than is normal for the rest of Alaska.

One of the sites in Kasayuli subdivision that the Parks, Recreation, Aquatic Health and Safety Center Committee is currently discussing for the a new park. Photo taken June, 6, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The first step toward building a park in Bethel’s Kasayuli subdivision may happen in October. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau met with Michelle DeWitt, who chairs the Parks, Recreation, Aquatic Health and Safety Center Committee, to discuss a meeting that the group had on Monday when they toured two potential sites for a new playground and park in the subdivision. DeWitt says that the discussion ranged from the benefits of a park, to some of the problems.

 

 

 


Though this is Naim Shabani's first time on the ballot, he has been doing the job for five months after he was appointed to fill a vacancy.
Katie Basile / KYUK

A co-owner of Kusko Cab, Naim Shabani is no stranger to Bethel city government. He had been serving on Bethel’s Public Safety and Transportation Commission for five years before he was appointed to the City Council earlier this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Before being appointed by the Council mid-term to his present seat, Mark Springer had served two previous terms on Bethel’s City Council. It’s his third time on the ballot.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Mark Springer is an old Council hand. Before being appointed by the Council mid-term to his present seat, Springer had served two previous terms on Bethel’s City Council. It’s his third time on the ballot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


There is an all-out alert for a young man from Bethel who was last heard from over two weeks ago.

Interns spent ten weeks working with CVRF in a range of different locations this summer.
Courtesy of CVRF.

Kids are heading home from a summer learning experience with Coastal Villages Region Fund, the offshore fisheries Community Development Quota recipient for this area of the Bering Sea coast. The internship program hired 18 interns from Hooper Bay, Chefornak, Scammon Bay, Tununak, Quinhagak, Chevak, Toksook Bay, Napaskiak, Kipnuk, and Napakiak.

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