Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK - Bethel

Anna Rose MacArthur is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

The Kuskokwim River now has its longest ice road ever in a year when people thought there might not be any ice road at all. The graded, marked road stretches 200 miles from Bethel upstream to Crooked Creek. Listen now

The Trump administration has awarded a major grant to a small community on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Listen now

The Alaska Mental Health Trust is considering handing over control of nearly 2,000 acres of Cook Inlet land to Donlin Gold. Listen now

On Wednesday afternoon, students walked out of class at Bethel Regional High School to raise awareness about school shootings and to demand stricter gun laws. Listen now

The Bethel resident who won big on "The Price Is Right" will not be paying hefty shipping costs after all. Listen now

The tone of a hearing in Anchorage on two draft permits for the proposed Donlin Gold mine was very different from those held in the region where the mine would be located. Listen now

If you are from rural Alaska, winning on the television game show "The Price is Right" carries a price tag they don’t tell you about on the show, as a Bethel resident recently learned when she won big on the program. Listen now

Despite warm weather, open holes, and a new trail, the 39th annual Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race is set to begin this evening. Listen now

The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race has taken an unprecedented turn: For the first time, the race will run two laps to its halfway point and back because of warm weather and open water. Listen now

Both Platinum and Quinhagak are applying for aid following a high-speed wind storm that ripped through the communities days before Christmas. Listen now

Sled dog racing season officially began on the Kuskokwim this weekend. Listen now

A father’s body has been recovered from the Kuskokwim River after he and his family fell through a marked, open hole the night of New Year’s Eve. Bethel Search and Rescue says that the five survivors are okay and urges everyone to use overland trails to travel upriver. Listen now

It’s the second winter since Bethel opened a liquor store, and the demand on Bethel Search and Rescue to help people who’ve been drinking has more than doubled since last year. It's been a challenge for the all-volunteer organization to keep up with demand. They are looking for more members and hoping that some of the surrounding villages will help. Listen now

Bethel Search and Rescue needs help. On a nearly nightly basis this winter, the all-volunteer group has been called to assist people who are intoxicated and have lost their way on the surrounding trails. The group says that about 70 percent of their calls come from the Bethel Police Department. Now Bethel Search and Rescue wants BPD to match its resources with the organization's services. Listen now

More and more programs have sprung up locally to familiarize students with trades and professions in the hopes of getting more Alaska Natives employed. That’s what the University of Alaska Anchorage did 20 years ago for Alaska Native nurses. The program is called RRANN: Recruiting and Retaining Alaska Natives into Nursing. Listen now

Donlin Gold has taken another step toward opening its proposed mine. State regulators have sent Donlin a draft permit for discharging wastewater into Crooked Creek before it flows into the Kuskokwim River. Listen now

A big storm forecasted for the Yukon Delta wasn’t that big after all, but the area isn’t in the clear. A blizzard warning is now in effect until noon on Thursday.

Walk into a courtroom, a legislative office, the Governor’s Mansion, or any public space in Alaska and you’ll find art. Masks, paintings, textiles, sculptures. Each piece created by Alaska artists, curated by the state, and held in the Alaska Art Bank. A Yup’ik mask from Bethel artist Ben Charles is one of its recent acquisitions. Listen now

Bethel’s Native Youth Olympic Invitational went on as scheduled. Teams arrived by boat and small planes through thick fog to compete in the traditional games of strength and endurance at Bethel’s Gladys Jung Elementary School. Listen now

Powerlifter Natalie Hanson has broken a world record. Friday morning, the former Bethel resident squatted 603 pounds in the women’s 185 pound weight class at the World Open Powerlifting Championship in the Czech Republic. The record is more than three times Hanson’s body weight. Listen now