Francisco Martínezcuello, KYUK - Bethel

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the Donlin mine

A case challenging the pipeline right-of-way permit for Donlin Gold gets its day in court

A group of Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta tribes and environmental groups are challenging state permits issued for a pipeline that would power the Donlin Gold mine.
an Alaska State Troopers SUV

Man faces murder, arson charges in Upper Kalskag fire that killed 2

Court records show Levi Levi, 26, facing 11 counts including first-degree murder and arson in the Dec. 30 blaze.
Rebecca Trimble and her family

Rebecca Trimble’s private legislation is now a private law

Trimble’s path to legal immigration has taken more than a decade. And even with the help of an immigration attorney, her unique situation took an act of Congress to resolve.
Bethel Police Department headquarters

Bethel police arrest woman in 2021 cold-case shooting of taxi driver

Maggie James was arrested last week on counts of felony assault, robbery and vehicle theft in the July 2021 shooting which wounded taxi driver Myoung Keun Lee.
Rebecca Trimble and her family

Congress passes bill to help former Bethel resident who faced deportation

If everything goes right, former Bethel resident Rebecca Trimble will be an American soon. But in the end, it took a literal act of Congress to get results.
Leonard "Pete" Hicks

‘We need the community’: Bethel’s new police chief looks for ways to connect

Bethel Police Chief Leonard “Pete” Hicks brings a unique perspective molded by growing up in the Deep South, his time in the Army and a 20-year law enforcement career.
a man mushes a team of dogs on the snow

Kwethluk’s Raymond Alexie wins the first race of the Kuskokwim mushing season

Alexie beat the second place finisher, veteran Pete Kaiser of Bethel, by 14 minutes.
Kuskokwim River snowmachiners

Travelers urged to stay off the Kuskokwim River for now

Bethel Search and Rescue member Mark Leary said that conditions are not safe enough.