Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK - Bethel

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Anna Rose MacArthur is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

49 Voices: Peter Atchak of Bethel

This week we're hearing from Peter Atchak in Bethel. Atchak was the president of the Bethel volunteer Search and Rescue team for years, before retiring 6 years ago.

AK: Hunters sleep in Bethel parking lot to get muskox permits

Muskoxen are prized for their fatty, flavorful meat and soft, warm fur. Every year, thousands of people apply online for less than 200 winter permits to hunt them in Alaska. Or, for the truly devoted, you can travel to Bethel to sign up in person.

Federal government shutdown makes safety on the Kuskokwim more expensive

Usually, Bethel Search and Rescue would be calling a pilot at the local U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office to schedule a survey of Kuskokwim River ice conditions, but the current government shutdown has shuttered that partnership.

Meet the woman who makes sure K300 dogs are ready to race

There’s no physician for the mushers during the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race, but a team of volunteer veterinarians checks each dog before the race, at the checkpoints, and after the teams cross the finish. The program has come together for nearly 30 years largely through of the efforts of one woman.

Napakiak faces accelerating erosion

As the Kuskokwim Riverbank falls away, the community of Napakiak has picked up its homes and buildings and moved them farther from the water.

CVRF hopes tiny homes could serve as big solution for region’s housing crisis

A pilot project of the Coastal Villages Region Fund aims to alleviate the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta's housing crisis with tiny home construction.

Sen. Lyman Hoffman joins Senate majority caucus as lone Democrat

The Senate majority has identified “passing a responsible budget, on-time,” as its top priority.

Ice picks prick through new ice on Lower Kuskokwim River

During freeze-up, travelers are often advised to wear life jackets or float coats when crossing the river and sloughs in case they break through the ice.

Y-K Delta villages see high voter turnout on Election Day

In Kasigluk, poll workers worried that destabilized ice on the Johnson River made it difficult for some voters to reach the ballot booth.

Y-K Delta one of nation’s few areas where federal monitors will oversee voting compliance on Tuesday

There are more than 10,000 voting jurisdictions in the U.S. Of the 35 jurisdictions selected for federal monitoring, two are in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Listen now

Amid growing global demand for aircraft mechanics, local training program opens in Y-K Delta

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has a severe shortage of aircraft mechanics. A new Bethel training program wants to fill the gap with local workers.

Two unprecedented earthquakes shake Y-K Delta coast

Earthquakes are common in Alaska, but they're rare in Southwest Alaska, and quakes have never been recorded anywhere within a hundred miles of where two struck Tuesday night.

Mountain Village VPO to be honored for improving the lives of Alaska Native women and children

One of the first presentations to open AFN this year includes honoring a Mountain Village law enforcement officer. Village Police Officer Anna Bill will receive the 2018 Shirley Demientieff Award. Listen now

Y-K Delta village population growth outpacing Bethel population growth

The population growth trend spreads across Western and Northern Alaska.

Bethel man fined for advertising moose meat for sale on Facebook

A Bethel man was fined 100 dollars yesterday for advertising moose meat for sale on Facebook. Listen now

Bethel man ordered to appear in court for advertising moose meat on Facebook

A Bethel man has been ordered to appear in court for advertising moose meat for sale on Facebook. It’s illegal to sell big game meat in Alaska. Listen now

Bethel’s ‘Yes for Local Option’ campaign begins to mobilize

In less than two weeks, Bethel residents will head to the polls to vote on representatives for Bethel City Council. They’ll also vote on a proposition asking residents whether Bethel should return to local option status. Listen now

Bethel SAR reins in search for missing man while troopers gather more information

Bethel Search and Rescue is scaling back its search efforts for a missing man who’s disappearance is possibly related to a recent boat accident. Listen now

One dead and one missing in suspected boat accident

One body has been recovered and the search continues for a second person involved in a presumed boat accident on the Kuskokwim River last week.

Ongoing power outages spoil summer subsistence harvests in Tuluksak

Generator problems have meant ongoing power outages for Tuluksak over the past month. Listen now