Francisco Martínezcuello, KYUK - Bethel


Scientist warns of heightened PSP toxins’ impact on Yukon salmon

Knik Tribe officials say the toxin which causes paralytic shellfish poisoning can also be found in parts of king salmon.
a tree swallow

Southwest Alaska confirms its first bird flu death of the season

It's the region's first reported bird flu death of the season.
Jill Biden

First Lady Jill Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visit Bethel

The first lady's visit occurred just hours after her husband, President Joe Biden, made a refueling stop in Anchorage aboard Air Force One.
KYUK's AM tower falls

Bethel radio station KYUK takes down old AM tower

After half a century of use, Bethel public radio station KYUK's AM transmitter tower came down on Thursday as part of a planned upgrade.
Bethel Police Department headquarters

Former Bethel mayor arrested on domestic assault, criminal mischief charges

Perry Leroy Barr pleaded not guilty in the Monday incident, during which he allegedly aimed a gun at his partner.

Bethel first responders get first rides in new Black Hawk helicopter

Bethel’s emergency responders took a ride in the helicopter, permanently stationed there to speed up search and rescue operations.

Tuluksak principal ‘very thankful’ as state steps in to help with ongoing water crisis

Staff now have a reliable vehicle to haul water from the local water plant to the school’s tanks, with repairs to the school's broken supply line pending.
Torrence Saxe

Bethel hosts Alaska National Guard head’s promotion, new helicopter

Lt. Gen. Torrence Saxe said the Bethel-based UH-60L Black Hawk will be fitted with a rescue hoist, at locals' request.

Help is on the way for Tuluksak’s school, but it’s not clear when running water will be restored

Repair work on a broken water line has been hindered by freezing and thawing on the ice road between Bethel and Tuluksak.
VA Secretary Denis McDonough

Bethel veterans weigh in on cost of living, health care and suicide rates during VA secretary visit

More than a dozen veterans shared their concerns with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough and U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola.

Tuluksak teachers trying to manage after 2 weeks without running water

The nearly 300 people residing in Tuluksak are still waiting for help for the school, which hasn’t had access to running water since Feb. 9.
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.