Elyssa Loughlin, KYUK - Bethel

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a student dances in a cap and gown

Bethel high school graduates reflect on how the pandemic shaped them

This year’s seniors had a unique high school experience: They left school as sophomores in March of 2020 and did not return to their classrooms for almost a year.
traditional dancers perform

22 photos of the Cama-i Dance Festival’s return to Bethel

After two years of COVID-related cancellations, the much-celebrated Cama-i Dance Festival is back.
A portrait of a man standing outside in a parka

Bethel-raised Yup’ik artist Qacung Blanchett receives two big national awards

Bethel-raised musician and Pamyua frontman Stephen Qacung Blanchett has been creating music for almost three decades, but 2022 may be his biggest year yet.
A colorful shed with the words "be healthy, Bethel" painted on it

COVID cases in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are soaring as Alaska’s cases fall

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta case rate remains higher than both that of the state and the nation.