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Katie Basile/KYUK

Last week, KYUK reported that Alaska Airlines might cut some of its flights between Bethel and Anchorage, right before the winter holidays. The company has now determined which of its flights will be eliminated.

Alaska Airlines Might Reduce Flights To Bethel This Winter

Jul 18, 2017
Katie Basile / KYUK

Alaska Airlines might cut some of its flights between Bethel and Anchorage, just in time for the holidays. Management confirmed that their flight schedule will change a few weeks before Thanksgiving and remain in effect until a few days after New Year's, but it’s still unclear what those changes will be.

Courtesy of Ravn Alaska

Ravn Alaska has appointed a new President and CEO. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau reports that the hire may be the beginning of an attempt to step up their game.



Silver Salmon Buyer Coming to Kuskokwim Bay

Jul 6, 2017
Silver salmon fills the bottom of a boat during a subsistence opening in August 2016 near Bethel.
Katie Basile / KYUK

It looks like there will be a commercial fishery for silver salmon on the Kuskokwim coast this year. A buyer is coming to Kuskokwim Bay next month with his floating processor vessel, Akutan. It’s 180 feet long, can process up to 100-gross-weight pounds of salmon a day. That's 100,000 pounds of salmon. The ship will anchor in either Eek or Quinhagak. Its owner, Larry Lang, is looking for locals to buy cohos from.

2017 LKSD Film Academy Students

Alaska Native villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are getting Federal funds to help improve energy efficiency. The effort is also a way for villages to start reducing energy costs.



Dean Swope / KYUK Public Media

Bethel Spirits on Front Street has reopened its doors after being closed all year. The liquor store, owned by Bethel Native Corporation, began doing business again on Tuesday and will remain open for the next 30 days, operating Tuesday through Saturday.

Bethel Will Experience Power Outage At Midnight Tonight

Jun 29, 2017

There’s a cooling system leak at the Bethel Power Plant, and officials are shutting down the system in order to repair it. Bethel residents will experience a power outage tonight, from midnight until 3 a.m.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK Public Media

For nearly a year, the Bethel Fire and EMT Department has been raising money to buy a new ambulance. Everything from t-shirts to bratwurst to Bingo nights have been sold to fund the effort. This week, the campaign received a boost: $25,000 from the Rasmuson Foundation. The influx means that the Fire Department has almost reached its goal.

Dean Swope / KYUK

This week, KYUK received a $25,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. We are very proud of this award and are grateful to the Rasmuson Foundation for believing in our mission. In this short interview, KYUK General Manager Shane Iverson explains how we will use the money to secure our building so that we can continue bringing you the news, programs, and music you've come to expect. Thank you, Rasmuson, from KYUK, your public radio station for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section

More than $3 million in federal money is coming to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in federal PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) funds. The funding is intended to offset the maintenance of road construction, public schools, public safety, and other community services on non-taxable federal lands.