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Shane Iverson, KYUK - Bethel

Shane Iverson is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

Customers Suing GCI For Poor Cell And Data Performance

GCI is facing a lawsuit filed by customers in Bethel and along the Kuskokwim. The suit alleges that the communications company has been ripping off customers in the YK Delta.

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April 24, 2014 - 3:09 pm
Raymond McClain at the Akiak Community Hall. Photo by Shane Iverson.

Renowned Musicians Surprise Akiak With Jam Session

The Kuskokwim Village of Akiak got a special treat last week when their community hall became an official venue for the Fairbanks Summer Art Festival. The festival came to Akiak in the form of two world-renowned recording artists. The sound they brought will likely have a lasting impact on the village.

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July 30, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Bethel Native Sets Several US Powerlifting Records

Bethel Regional High School graduate, Natalie Hanson, is now the American powerlifting record holder in three of the sport’s biggest events. At 23-years old, Hanson set the official record for bench press, squat and total weight lifted for her age group and size. As of now, no one in the USA under 23-years old weighing under 75 kilos has ever officially lifted as much weight as she has.

April 27, 2013 - 11:43 am

State Lawmaker’s Son Found After White-Knuckled Search

Charles Herron of Bethel, son of State Representative Bob Herron, was found Wednesday after a search in sub-zero weather. Charles wandered into -35 degree wind chills sometime around 4:00 Wednesday morning.

November 25, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Dance Diva’s Legacy Lives On

Alaska’s “Dance Diva” Maryann Sundown was laid to rest this Saturday in her home village of Scammon Bay. The 93-year-old inspired countless Yup’ik dancers before she died in her house last week from pneumonia.

October 31, 2011 - 5:10 pm
Yuraq Diva Maryann Sundown Dies

Yuraq Diva Maryann Sundown Dies

Renowned elder and Yup’ik culture bearer Maryann Sundown has passed away. The Scammon Bay elder died Wednesday night, surrounded by her family.

October 27, 2011 - 5:22 pm

Bethel Residents Surprised By Brown Bear

Last week police in Bethel received several calls that a bear, a big bear, was spotted walking through parts of the city. While that may not be a big deal in parts of Alaska, residents in the tundra city say it’s never happened before.

October 19, 2011 - 5:13 pm

‘Occupy Tundra’ Photo From Bethel Goes Viral

A picture, taken on the tundra of Western Alaska is generating a lot of interest worldwide. Supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement are enamored with a single protester’s snapshot taken in Bethel.

October 18, 2011 - 5:26 pm

Tobacco Company Headed to Western Alaska Court

The biggest tobacco company in the world will be defending themselves in a courthouse in Western Alaska this week.

October 17, 2011 - 5:29 pm

Searchers Find Missing Boater’s Body

The body of a missing boater from Western Alaska was found after a three-week search effort.

October 10, 2011 - 5:24 pm

Jury Deliberates Bethel Murder Case

The fate of two men accused of torturing and beating a man to death now rests in the hands of a jury. Jeff Hout of Bethel and Harry Williams of Kwethluk are facing first degree murder charges at the Bethel Courthouse for the killing of 19 year old Benjamin Kaiser of Hooper Bay last October.

October 5, 2011 - 9:42 pm

iPhone App Sheds Light on Yup’ik Language

The Yup’ik language is getting some international attention thanks to a new iPhone App. The application is meant to give people, worldwide, a little sampling of life in Rural Alaska.

September 29, 2011 - 5:42 pm

Voters Electing Nearly Entire Bethel City Council

When Bethel voters head to the polls Oct. 4 they will be essentially electing an entire council.

September 27, 2011 - 7:20 pm

Alaska Airlines Execs Field Suggestions from Bethel Residents

An entourage of Alaska Airlines executives and upper managers were in Bethel as part of a rural tour to learn more about the customers in their back yard.

September 26, 2011 - 5:19 pm

Cost to Build Donlin Mine Increases

The price to build the proposed Donlin Gold Mine has shot up by billions of dollars. That’s according to one of the major developers. NovaGold Resources released a new construction estimate for the remote mine site that puts the figure at $7 billion.

September 8, 2011 - 5:43 pm

Bethel Murder Trial Proceedings Off to a Rocky Start

One of the highest profile murder cases in Bethel history is headed to trial soon. Last October, 19-year-old Benjamin Kaiser of Hooper Bay was murdered in a Bethel shop in what seasoned officers called the most brutal killing they have investigated.

August 31, 2011 - 6:01 pm
The steel posts that support White Alice point towards the sky moments after it is toppled. Photo by Shane Iverson.

Bethel Loses a Major Landmark

Residents in Bethel have lost a major landmark. On Friday afternoon the Civil Engineer Corp brought down the White Alice radar. The radar towered over the city and much of the low lying region before it came crashing down.

August 29, 2011 - 6:08 pm

New Bethel Dog Law Authorizes Volunteer Animal Force

There’s a new set of dog control laws in the Western Alaska City of Bethel. It includes the authorization of a new force of animal control volunteers.

August 26, 2011 - 4:45 pm

Yukon Skipper Dies After Fish Tender Capsizes

Alaska State Troopers are reporting the pilot as 23-year-old Gerald Richardson Minock. They say he was the only one on board when the boat turned upside down sometime Tuesday night or, more likely, early Wednesday morning.

August 25, 2011 - 5:43 pm

Yukon Skipper Dies After Fish Tender Capsizes

A Pilot Station man is dead after a 32-foot tender he was piloting flipped over in the Yukon River.Alaska State Troopers are reporting the pilot as 23-year-old Gerald Richardson Minock.

August 25, 2011 - 11:05 am