Greg Kim, KYUK - Bethel


Elizabeth Bakalar wins praise from Bethel city council

The Bethel City Council was impressed by City Attorney candidate Elizabeth “Libby” Bakalar. Bakalar will be invited for an on-site interview, scheduled the same day that the three candidates for city manager make their visit.

Bethel City Council considering Libby Bakalar for city attorney

Bakalar, who wrote comments critical of Donald Trump on her blog and was fired from her legal job with the state, is suing Gov. Mike Dunleavy over her termination.

A new principal hired for Bethel elementary after former principal’s arrest for sex crimes

Former LKSD Director of Personnel and Student Services Josh Gill will serve as principal permanently for Gladys Jung Elementary School. (LOWER KUSKOKWIM SCHOOL DISTRICT) Lower Kuskokwim School District's Director...

Extreme cold temps in Bethel region mean more ice road, but river hazards remain

The crew experienced no issues while they plowed the 50 miles from Tuluksak to Kalskag in a wind chill of negative 45 degrees fahrenheit.

Frozen pipes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta means going back to honey buckets and packing water

Across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, temperatures have reached far below zero for weeks, freezing pipes in homes and businesses across the region.

Alaska Hovercraft grades ice road between Napaskiak and Kwethluk

Drivers on the frozen Kuskokwim River may experience a smoother ride this winter.

Bethel just re-entered “damp” status. Here’s how that changes the rules for alcohol.

Under this new status, residents must follow certain rules to avoid breaking the law.
Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

Two men arrested and charged for child pornography in Bethel

A state grand jury indicted Joseph Kashatok, 63, on five counts of possession of child pornography, while another state grand jury indicted Gabriel Stone, 28, with five counts of child pornography possession and six counts of producing pornography featuring a minor.

Cold snap closes Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center indefinitely

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center has been closed since Christmas after a few frozen pipes snowballed into a medley of other mechanical problems.

Bethel principal raised suspicions after girl reported he touched her in secret, federal affidavit says

Christopher Carmichael, the Bethel principal who was charged last week with sending graphic text messages to an FBI agent posing as minor, came to the attention of local police in June, after a former student reported being inappropriately touched by him, according to a court affidavit.

FBI Child Exploitation Task Force arrests Bethel elementary school principal

Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael was arrested and released into federal custody on Dec. 11. Photo credit Petra Harpak / KYUK Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal...

Dunleavy pursuing educational compact with Alaska tribes

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration plans to introduce legislation during the next session that will create the possibility of an educational compact between the Alaska Board of Education, tribes and local school districts.

A new English-Yup’ik preschool may soon open in Bethel

Bethel parents may have another daycare option soon. This January, the Lower Kuskokwim School District is hoping to pilot a dual language preschool in Bethel.

Quyana Cab Company pleads guilty to bootlegging alcohol

This decision comes several months after former Quyana Cab Company co-owner Min Sook Cha was sentenced to 10 days in jail and another year on probation for illegal alcohol sales.

Kuskokwim River freeze-up is looking closer to normal than last year, but still not safe for travelers

Despite a late freeze-up again this year, the Kuskokwim River looks different than it did at this time last year - in a good way. But Bethel Search and Rescue doesn’t think people should be revving up their snowmachines just yet.

Bethel sees spike in stolen vehicle reports

In the past month, reports of stolen vehicles in Bethel have more than doubled — despite the fact the community's off the road system, and there are only so many places for drivers to go.

Bethel’s only dog groomer is overwhelmed with four-legged clients

Bethel Dog Groomer Raeann Grantham holds KoKo giving her a quick trim. For the first time in a long time, Bethel has a dog groomer. Raeann Grantham started...

City Of Bethel sets price for sale of property to Kusko Kush

For the past six months, the city has been leasing the land to a local cannabis business — a situation that can no longer continue, the city says, because selling marijuana remains federally illegal.

Kuskokwim River freeze-up causes complications for Bethel barge service

Last month, one boat belonging to Alaska Logistics spilled oil and another got stuck, both due to ice.

Alaskan developer releases Bethel-based video game

Developed and set in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, the game ThreeStep is available via the distribution platform Steam.