Ben Matheson

YKHC consists of a regional hospital in Bethel, nine regional facilities and 47 village clinics. The corporation employs around 1,500 people and has an annual payroll of 70 million dollars.

YKHC Hospital – Bethel, AK.

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation received good news this week for the prospect of building a new clinic and renovating the hospital. Last year YKHC submitted a proposal to the Indian Health Service for their joint venture construction program to build a new outpatient clinic and renovate the hospital.
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Bethel musher Pete Kaiser. Photo by KYUK

KYUK is profiling local mushers leading up to this year’s Kuskokwim 300. Bethel’s Pete Kaiser has been prepping for the Kuskokwim 300 in Nenana for the last two months, where he said he was able to have uninterrupted training.

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2014 saw the first dipnetting on the Kuskokwim river. Photo by Ben Matheson/KYUK.

2014 saw the first dipnetting on the Kuskokwim river. Photo by Ben Matheson/KYUK.

2014 saw a king salmon crisis, tumultuous city politics, strange weather, and a very busy year up and down the Kuskokwim river.  KYUK news looks back at some of the top stories we covered in 2014.

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21062012protestfishThe Kuskokwim Salmon Working Group met this week to set summer conservation measures. Representatives from villages along the Kuskokwim River talked with state and federal officials, discussing a management plan for subsistence salmon fishing. KYUK reporters Ben Matheson and Charles Enoch attended the meeting which took place Thursday and Friday in Anchorage. Daysha Eaton interviewed them to find out what fishers can expect.

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Friday, April 4, 2014 Newscast