Greg Kim, KYUK - Bethel


Bethel restaurant owners consider closing down, returning to Korea

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta communities are giving their residents a break on their water and sewer bills to offer financial relief, as well as provide more water for residents to wash their hands and their homes to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

How Y-K Delta villages will enforce travel restrictions

The number of villages in the Y-K Delta that are enacting travel restrictions in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has been growing by the day, but how are these villages enforcing those restrictions?

Homes in Y-K Delta that were unable to pay for running water will be reconnected

Many more people in Y-K Delta villages will soon have access to running water to wash their hands during the coronavirus outbreak. On March 24, the Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC)’s advisory committee voted to reconnect running water to homes that were unable to pay for it.

Bethel woman didn’t know she wasn’t a citizen until she was 22. Now she’s being deported.

On Feb. 10, Becky Trimble received a letter with the potential to upend her and her family’s life.

The Kipnuk Falcons are playing for “Muggie,” No. 21, who died last month in a plane crash

The basketball team brings Muggie’s No. 21 jersey to every game, and it sits with the players on the bench.

Bethel hires city manager Corazza, attorney Bakalar, passes code for online sales tax

Bethel has a new city manager and city attorney. Bethel City Council unanimously voted this week to accept contracts for City Manager Vincenzo “Vinny” Corazza, and City Attorney Elizabeth “Libby” Bakalar.

Pilot in fatal Yute plane crash began training with the airline the month before, NTSB report says

The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report on the accident says that pilot Tony Matthews began training with the airline on Jan. 7, 2020, a month before the crash.

Owner of Bethel’s Tundra Suites hotel pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

Chin Kim and Mi Ae Young have pled guilty to defrauding Alaska's Medicaid program in 2017 by billing for Medicaid recipients who were not actually staying at the hotel.

How did the Nunam Iqua boys get lost on the snowy tundra? They were chasing a fox.

The boys had been riding their snowmachine around town for four or five hours. Just as they were about to head back inside, something appeared and lured them away from home.

Nunam Iqua boys who were lost in the snow have reunited with family

All four boys who were found huddled in the snow near Nunam Iqua have reunited with their family. The condition of the most severely injured of the brothers has improved since a day earlier.

Nunam Iqua brothers who survived night alone on the tundra will make a full recovery, mother says

The four Nunam Iqua brothers who were found in the snow on Tuesday, Feb. 4, will make a full recovery according to the boys’ mother, Karen Camille.

Rescuers found lost Nunam Iqua children in a hole in the snow, huddled around the youngest child

When the searchers arrived, all four children were able to verbally respond to their questions. The searchers said they looked bad, and would not comment further on the children’s physical condition.

Children who went missing in a storm in Nunam Iqua found alive but severely hypothermic

The four children who went missing Sunday in Nunam Iqua have been found, but are fighting severe hypothermia, according to an Alaska State Trooper.

Four young siblings, the youngest a toddler, lost in a storm in Nunam Iqua

The group went missing around 1 p.m. Feb. 2, when they drove towards the dump on snowmachine and never came back, according to Nunam Iqua Tribal Council president Edward Adams Sr.

Bethel residents may soon have to pay taxes on online purchases

Bethel City Council unanimously voted to join the Alaska Remote Sales Tax Commission, a state-wide organization that will help Alaskan cities collect sales tax on online purchases by their residents.

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.