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Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK - Bethel

Anna Rose MacArthur is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

Tribal, non-tribal voices discuss VAWA across jurisdictions

Tribal, non-tribal voices discuss VAWA across jurisdictions

The first day of the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, training began Monday in Bethel. The three-day session marks the first VAWA training in the state since Alaska’s Attorney General, Craig Richards, issued an opinion last summer that law enforcement must uphold tribal protection orders the same as state orders.
February 9, 2016
Bethel businesses submit new round of liquor license applications

Bethel businesses submit new round of liquor license applications

The Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is considering two liquor license applications for Bethel next week: one for a package liquor store for Bethel Native Corporation’s subsidiary Bethel Spirits LLC and another for Fili’s Pizza restaurant.
February 8, 2016
K300 raises 2017 purse to $150,000

K300 raises 2017 purse to $150,000

The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race Committee has once again raised its purse, maintaining the race’s money pot as the second highest in the state for sled dog racing behind the Iditarod. Download Audio
February 4, 2016
Reports conflict on Donlin Creek Mine’s effects

Reports conflict on Donlin Creek Mine’s effects

Two federal agencies have come to different conclusions on the potential effects the proposed Donlin Creek mine could have on subsistence along the Kuskokwim River. The site sits 10 miles north of the village of Crooked Creek. Donlin estimates it could excavate 34 million ounces of gold over almost three decades. Download Audio
February 1, 2016
School district prepares Kipusvik Building for Ayaprun, plans for KLA at Yuut

School district prepares Kipusvik Building for Ayaprun, plans for KLA at Yuut

The Lower Kuskokwim School District is readying the Kipusvik building for a February move-in by the Ayaprun Yup’ik immersion school.
January 29, 2016
Bethel City Council imposes 6-month hold on marijuana operations

Bethel City Council imposes 6-month hold on marijuana operations

Bethel City Council unanimously passed a six-month moratorium on marijuana license applications on Tuesday. The moratorium places a hold on the city processing any land use, zoning, or licensing approvals for marijuana operations in Bethel.
January 28, 2016
Public Works catches up on services, still lacks workers

Public Works catches up on services, still lacks workers

After a month of backlogs and overtime, Bethel’s water tanks are filled and sewer pipes emptied. Public Works caught up on water deliveries Wednesday and on sewer Saturday after a month of delayed service.
January 27, 2016
Buser dropped to last, dinged with 2 penalties

Buser dropped to last, dinged with 2 penalties

Martin Buser has been dropped to last place and without prize money for this year’s Kuskokwim 300. The race committee made the decision yesterday after reviewing evidence of Buser committing two penalties: leaving the trail and receiving help to feed his dogs. Download Audio
January 22, 2016
Tuluksak school wins national contest, learns computer coding

Tuluksak school wins national contest, learns computer coding

Last week in President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address, he envisioned a future where all students in the U.S. learned computer science. That future is beginning in Tuluksak where 21 iPads are being shipped to the Kuskokwim school to teach coding.
January 22, 2016
Kaiser wins 2nd K300, Bethel crowns hometown champ again

Kaiser wins 2nd K300, Bethel crowns hometown champ again

Bethel’s Pete Kaiser wins the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race for the second year in a row. Last year he became the first local musher to win the race in 29 years. Download Audio
January 18, 2016
Bethel City Council passes 6-month hold on marijuana applications

Bethel City Council passes 6-month hold on marijuana applications

To buy the city time to figure out its marijuana regulations, Bethel City Council has placed a six-month hold on processing any land use, zoning, or licensing approvals for marijuana operations in Bethel. The measure passed unanimously at Tuesday’s council meeting.
January 14, 2016

With gov’s support, Bethel to be seat of new scout battalion

With National Guard recruit numbers at a low in Alaska and concerns for Arctic security at a high, Gov. Walker wants to start a new line of defense across the state. Download Audio
December 28, 2015

Kasigluk students creating winter survival packs

A sad story re-tells itself every winter in rural Alaska—people go out on the tundra and they don’t come back. A group of Kasigluk students are working to change that story by creating affordable winter survival packs for their community. The packs could save lives and win thousands of dollars in prizes for their school. Download Audio
December 24, 2015
Kuskokwim library expecting to shrink staff, hours from budget cuts

Kuskokwim library expecting to shrink staff, hours from budget cuts

With the state budget expected to shrink, the Kuskokwim Consortium Library is preparing for a downturn on its ability to provide services starting this summer.
December 24, 2015
BNC working on alternative location for liquor license, plans to continue cinema

BNC working on alternative location for liquor license, plans to continue cinema

Bethel Native Corporation is working on an alternative location for its liquor license. The corporation received the license from the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in November for its Kipusvik building.
December 21, 2015
Bethel strides toward renewable wind energy

Bethel strides toward renewable wind energy

Energy officials hope two newly constructed towers in Bethel will pave the way to reducing the city’s multi-million gallon dependence on diesel fuel. The Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, or AVEC, raised the towers to collect atmospheric data for future wind turbines.
December 17, 2015
Narcotics worth $24K stolen from Bethel clinic

Narcotics worth $24K stolen from Bethel clinic

The Bethel Family Clinic is cleaning up after a recent break-in. Among the items stolen are about $300 in cash, syringes, and narcotics with a street value around $24,000, according to Latesia Guinn, executive director of the clinic.
December 15, 2015
Bethel weighs organizing as borough with gold mine on horizon

Bethel weighs organizing as borough with gold mine on horizon

With the proposed Donlin Gold Mine appearing like a truer and nearer reality, the City of Bethel is looking at transforming into an organized borough. At Tuesday’s meeting Bethel City Council voted to give City Manager Ann Capela the go-ahead into mapping out the process. Download Audio
December 11, 2015
Bethel considers organizing a borough as proposed Donlin Gold Mine advances

Bethel considers organizing a borough as proposed Donlin Gold Mine advances

With the proposed Donlin Gold Mine appearing like a truer and nearer reality, the City of Bethel is looking at transforming into an organized borough. At Tuesday’s meeting Bethel City Council voted to give City Manager Ann Capela the go-ahead into mapping out the process. Download Audio
December 10, 2015
Bethel hopes housing initiative may help retain city workers

Bethel hopes housing initiative may help retain city workers

Jobs in rural Alaska are often seen as a career stepping stone. Professionals take a job for a year, maybe two, and leave. In doing so, they take career skills and experience with them. How to retain workers in rural Alaska is a vexing puzzle. Bethel thinks it’s got one piece figured out. Download Audio
December 7, 2015