Nina Kravinsky, KYUK - Bethel
‘It was a real joy’: Alaska National Guard brings Santa to Scammon Bay
Kids in Scammon Bay welcomed a special guest a little bit early this year when Santa and Mrs. Claus visited the Bering Sea community of around 600 in late November.
No injuries in Yute Commuter Service crash near Bethel
Alaska State Troopers report that no one was injured in a Yute Commuter Service plane crash about 10 miles south of Bethel on Sunday.
‘Honestly, where are they gonna go?’: Bethel’s only low-barrier emergency shelter may close early this year
After sheltering hundreds from the cold last winter, Bethel Winter House is grappling with the possibility of closing its doors early this season due to lack of funding.
Alaska is getting a new sled dog competition: the Delta Championship
The Delta Championship will be based on points awarded to the top 10 finishers in most Kuskokwim 300 season races, depending on their finishing positions.
Kipnuk students shift to remote learning after council banishes school principal
The Kipnuk Traditional Council wrote a formal banishment letter to the school’s principal, LaDorothy Lightfoot, calling for her to leave the village on the noon flight on Friday.
Y-K Delta subsistence council talks fishing and low salmon runs: ‘These restrictions are killing our culture’
Myron Naneng said that overregulation of subsistence fishing left fish racks and smoke houses empty.
Bethel City Council approves waiving penalties and fees on unpaid sales taxes for some businesses
The new council voted 4-3 to create an amnesty program for certain business owners who owe the city unpaid sales taxes. The program will only apply to penalties and interest.
Bethel votes to prohibit city council from enacting future mask mandates
The vote passed by only a 22-vote margin.
‘Like night and day’: Fiber-optic cables aim to make Y-K Delta internet faster, cheaper
Two subsea cables being deployed with $100 million in federal funding will bring fiber-optic internet service to Bethel and many other Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta communities.
U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka talks fish during Bethel visit
U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka stopped in Bethel Thursday as part of her campaign vying for Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s seat.
Bethel voters decide to keep the city’s alcohol laws as they are
“Alcohol has destroyed a lot of families, continues to do so,” said Nick Thompson. “So we don’t need more of it.”
Swiss paddlers arrive in Bethel after 700-mile journey down the Kuskokwim
Thomas and Tomi Isenschmid's journey got off to a rocky start.
NTSB finds bad communication, weather in fatal 2020 Yute Commuter crash near Tuntutuliak
The board found that “inadequate operational control procedures” were to blame for a 2020 Yute Commuter Services plane crash that killed five people near Tuntutuliak.
National Guard troops land in Bethel to join storm relief effort
About 75 Guardsmen landed in Bethel on Wednesday, with more than 100 people deployed to Bethel and Nome to help with storm relief.
Alaska National Guard begins to mobilize in wake of Western Alaska storm
Guardsmen will help with debris removal and damage assessment from Western Alaska's historic storm, with more being sent to Hooper Bay, Nome and Bethel.
Mary Peltola visits friends, family and supporters in Bethel ahead of her historic swearing-in
Peltola on Tuesday will become the first Alaska Native person to serve in Congress and the first woman to hold Alaska's sole U.S. House seat.
Congresswoman-elect Peltola lands in Bethel before heading to Washington D.C.
“I am so excited that we have actually elected a U.S. representative who is from here and she’s a woman," said Kathy Hanson.
Y-K Delta leaders celebrate Peltola’s congressional victory
Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta leaders are hailing congresswoman-elect Mary Peltola's rural knowledge and aptitude for consensus-building.
Mary Peltola talks salmon, bipartisanship and winning Alaska’s U.S. House race
KYUK’s Nina Kravinsky spoke with Mary Peltola by phone shortly after the election results were announced on Wednesday.