Teresa Cotsirilos, KYUK - Bethel


Zulkosky organizes meeting to discuss alcohol’s impact on villages

Representative Tiffany Zulkosky is flying back to Bethel for the Cama-i Festival this weekend, and she’s bringing staffers from the governor’s office with her. The group will discuss alcohol’s impact on Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta villages. Listen now

Following alcohol complaints, governor’s office proposes meeting with Napaskiak leaders

The governor’s office plans to meet with leaders from Bethel and Napaskiak to discuss the impact of legal alcohol sales on Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta communities. Listen now

Tiffany Zulkosky appointed by governor to Rep. Fansler’s seat

Governor Walker has appointed Tiffany Zulkosky to serve as House District 38’s new state Representative. Listen now

District 38 Democrats select 3 candidates for Fansler seat

Alaska House District 38 Democrats selected three potential nominees Sunday night to replace state Rep. Zach Fansler, who resigned earlier this month following assault allegations. Listen now

Last day for Y-K Delta residents to apply for Fansler’s seat

Today is the filing deadline for potential candidates who hope to replace Zach Fansler as House District 38's State Representative. Fansler resigned after being accused of domestic violence related to alcohol. Listen now

Ben Anderson-Agimuk resigns from legislative position

On Thursday, Ben Anderson-Agimuk resigned from his position as a House District 38 legislative aide in order to dedicate more time to filling former Representative Zach Fansler's seat. Listen now

25-year-old Bethel man picked to lead replacement of state Rep. Fansler

House District 38 Democrats selected Ben Anderson-Agimuk, 25, from Tununak and Bethel, and Fansler’s former aide, to chair their local party. It’s the caucus’ first step toward replacing Rep. Zach Fansler, who resigned last week amidst assault allegations. Listen now

Amid assault allegations, Rep. Zach Fansler resigns

District 38 Representative Zach Fansler has resigned. Listen now

Y-K Delta Democrats discuss Fansler’s potential replacement

Representative Zach Fansler refuses to resign from the House, but his constituents are already planning to replace him. Listen now

From Aniak to Bethel, Y-K Delta residents discuss the risks of Donlin Gold Mine

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has released two draft permits that tackle one of the mine’s thorniest issues: how the company plans to dispose of chemicals like arsenic next to a river of subsistence fishermen.

Following assault allegations, House Majority Coalition calls for Rep. Zach Fansler to resign

The leader of the Alaska House Majority Coalition, Rep. Bryce Edgmon, is asking House District 38 Rep. Zach Fansler to resign following accusations of assault. Listen now

Bethel police unable to trace cellphone calls to 911

More than 70 percent of 911 calls are made through cell phones, but if you call 911 in Bethel, the Police Department won’t be able to trace that call. Listen now

Bingo hall theft: Man in Halloween mask grabbed money and ran

On Tuesday night, a man in a Halloween mask walked into Bethel’s VFW Bingo hall, grabbed a fistful of money from the cash drawer and ran out the door. The Bethel PD have yet to make an arrest. Listen now

In Kongiganak, a groundbreaking microgrid cuts heating costs in half

In the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, staying warm through the winter can cost you. Families spend hundreds of dollars a month on heating fuel, and communities like Kongiganak, colloquially known as Kong, are trying to change that. Listen now

Citing safety concerns, airlines refuse to fly to Tununak Airport

About a year ago, Tununak opened a $19 million, state-of-the-art airport. But now, local airlines are refusing to fly there. The village’s shifting permafrost is buckling the runway, and both Ravn Alaska and Grant Aviation say that it’s too dangerous for pilots to land on it safely. Listen now

As permafrost thaws, village cemeteries sink into swamp

Climate change is thawing the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta’s permafrost—and it’s doing more than cracking foundations, sinking roads and accelerating erosion. In some villages, it is turning cemeteries into swamps. Listen now

Community members and archaeologists race against time at Nunalleq

It’s been eight years since a small team began excavating an ancient village outside of Quinhagak. Now archaeologists and tribal leaders are saving what they can before the site washes away. Listen now

In Aniak, community works to recover after shooting spree

The community of Aniak is struggling to recover from a recent shooting spree that saw bullets flying though town and left one resident dead and several wounded. Listen now

Two escapees from Bethel prison recaptured

Two inmates escaped from the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel Saturday, but not for long. The two got out by wriggling their way through a storm grate. They were found at a homeless camp and taken back to custody on Sunday after a manhunt that involved six different agencies. Both were considered dangerous. Listen now
Aniak. (Google Maps screenshot)

One dead, one wounded in Aniak crime spree

In Aniak, one person is dead and another wounded in what appears to have been a violent crime spree that started at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Listen now