Adrian Wagner, KYUK - Bethel


Emmonak struggles to rebuild water systems following fire

The City of Emmonak remains without its sewer and water after a fire. Efforts are underway to improve the situation. Listen Now 

Alcohol tax revenue higher than expected in Bethel

The city of Bethel has had some trouble collecting taxes in recent months, but one tax they’re not having trouble collecting is the 12% sales tax from alcohol. Since the city sold its first legal alcohol in April, Bethel has collected over a quarter of a million dollars from Bethel’s two alcohol vendors. A third vendor recently opened but those numbers were not included. .

Alaska Court System gets first official Yup’ik interpreter

In the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, where Yup’ik is the primary spoken language, the Alaska Court System has a new Yup’ik interpreter, who happens to be the first official interpreter for the language in the country.

Parole violation sends banished man back to jail

Derek Adams, "The Banished Man" as some have begun to call him, was arrested Wednesday for violating his parole. Law enforcement officials found that he was carrying hundreds of dollars in cash and a large amount of what appears to be heroin.

Armed conflict in Chevak leaves one dead

One person is dead and another is wounded after an armed conflict yesterday in the village of Chevak.

Former Bethel PO Andrew Reid sentenced; victim’s sister speaks up about lasting trauma

Former Bethel Police Officer Andrew Reid has been sentenced by a Bethel judge to the maximum penalty allowed for the two crimes he pled guilty to: one count of first degree assault, and one count of fourth degree official misconduct. Reid will spend a maximum of 120 days in detention. Reid's sentence would have carried a maximum of 180 days in detention, but was reduced under the recently passed Senate Bill 91. Listen now
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After four days, power returns to village of Aniak

After four days without power to half the town, the village of Aniak’s electricity was restored Saturday afternoon.
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Deal for new fish buyer with Kuskokwim villages hits speed bumps

The village of Quinhagak is hoping to sell fish to Seattle based company North West Sea Food Exchange after Costal Villages Region Fund stopped buying fish earlier this year. But the village is running into some unexpected problems that could prevent the partnership.

Electricity costs could be going down for Bethel businesses

The high cost of electricity in Rural Alaska might be getting a little cheaper, as utilities buy their annual fuel supplies with low oil prices. But not all will benefit, because of the formula for state fuel cost assistance.

AVCP reports near bankruptcy to board of directors

The Association of Village Council Presidents has confirmed near bankruptcy, authorless financial investments, and three pending audits. Download Audio

Federal law enforcement search cabs and homes in Bethel alcohol investigation

FBI agents along with State Troopers and Bethel Police conducted searches in at least three subdivisions in Bethel on Tuesday in connection with possible illegal alcohol sales. Download Audio

Bethel alcohol sales spill over into nearby villages

Kuskokwim villages say they’re feeling the effects of Bethel’s new liquor store. The shop opened last week in the Kuskokwim’s hub after decades of banned sales.

Tractor falls in Tuntutuliak River causing oil spill

Glen Daniel, an AVCP Regional Housing Authority mechanic, was walking 50 feet behind a construction vehicle on the frozen river when he saw the excavator suddenly break through the ice. Download Audio