Charles Enoch, KYUK - Bethel

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Charles Enoch is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

The Lower Kuskokwim School District received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education to enhance language proficiency for Alaska Native students in both English and Yup'ik.

The Alaska Division of Elections is planning on contacting unregistered, but potentially eligible, voters in Alaska to encourage more registration before the October 9 deadline.

The Azachorok Corporation in Mountain Village is working to set up a coalition of communities in order to get a more powerful economic voice for their region.

As fall time rolls in and the air takes on the familiar chill, Kuskokwim residents begin their subsistence activities, and that requires traveling in conditions that can turn hostile.

The Bethel Family Clinic recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of their new building. Board and staff members said that replacing the aging red building has been a long time in coming. Listen now

The Alaska Division of Public Health is investigating salmonella infections in the Bethel area. A team is in Bethel to track down the source of the infection. Listen now

Tribal delegates in Bethel this week tried to hold an emergency meeting of the Association of Village Council Presidents.

An interagency raid surprised a number of people in Bethel Tuesday morning. According to witnesses, Alaska State Troopers and FBI agents raided several trailers at the city's trailer court. Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters says multiple search warrants were being served on those involved in illegal alcohol sales and distribution by local companies in Bethel. Download Audio

The Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission signed a historic memorandum of understanding, or MOU, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agreement is the first formalization of co-management between the Alaska tribes along the Kuskokwim River and the federal government. Download Audio

As the Kuskokwim river ice continues to shift and rot, Search and Rescue volunteers have suspended recovery efforts for the remains of 26-year-old Tuluksak resident Dillon Lamont. Download Audio
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Middle Kuskokwim River villages reported that river ice is beginning to move out in what is expected to be the earliest river breakup on record for those villages. Download Audio

Federal investigators have released their reports on two fatal plane crashes that happened in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta in 2014 and 2013. Both crashes, according to the reports involved pilot errors.

Calista Corporation recently announced their spring dividend for 2016 is a record $5.6 million. Shareholders will receive $4.23 per share, increased 11 percent from last year. Download Audio

A short film starring Toksook Bay high school student Byron Nicholai will air on ESPN’s SportsCenter next month. The film,‘I am Yup’ik’ was filmed in Bethel and Toksook Bay.

After over 50 days of being split between the District Office and Gladys Jung Elementary, Ayaprun Yupik Immersion school students are set to move to the Kipusvik building next month. Principal Sam Crow said he spoke to the project manager and superintendent who hoped that students could start their first day at the new building on Tuesday, March 15 after their spring break.

A Bethel judge sentenced 28-year-old Mark Charlie Jr. of Bethel to serve 20 years for the murder of Leann Berlin, a 26-year-old originally from Kasigluk.

After Alaska Airlines unveiled a new look for their airplanes and website many Alaska Natives took offense to a phrase they with their new marketing campaign. The phrase that sparked a controversy and a new round of conversations about what the word “Eskimo” means to Alaska Natives. Download Audio

Alaska State Troopers in the village of Aniak are reporting a death in Aniak, but they say they have not made a positive identification or determined a cause of death.

Former Bethel police officer Aaron Fedolfi went before a Bethel Judge Tuesday morning for a court appearance.

This year’s field for the Kuskokwim 300 Sled dog race is the biggest in recent history with over 30 competitors already signed up. One of the racers is 25-year-old Rohn Buser from Big Lake. Download Audio