Charles Enoch, KYUK - Bethel

Charles Enoch, KYUK - Bethel
Charles Enoch is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

Priceless Yupik Art Stolen From YKHC

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is offering a reward for information that helps find thirteen pieces of Yup’ik artwork that were stolen from display cases. Download Audio

Path Cleared Through Kuskokwim Ice Jam For K300

After a strange freeze up and a couple winter thaws, the Kuskokwim 300 will follow the Kuskokwim River exclusively from Bethel to Aniak and back on the same trail. Download Audio

Eek Fisherman Catches Silver Salmon in December

Most fisherman have at least one story of, ‘the one that got away.’ Eek resident Floyd Roehl has a story with a different outcome from a recent trip up the Eek River. Download Audio

Toksook Bay Teen’s Yup’ik Music Videos Gain Popularity

Attracting an audience of over 10,000 Facebook followers, a Toksook Bay teenager is creating his own version of Yup’ik songs and sharing them with an international audience. Download Audio

Calista Shareholders Reconsider Enrolling Descendants

Representatives from the Calista Corporation met at the Cultural Center in Bethel earlier this month with shareholders and descendants, to discuss the details of an upcoming vote on whether to issue shares to “afterborns,” those born after December 1971 when newly formed Alaska Native Corporations enrolled their shareholders. Download Audio

Bethel Winter House Faces Difficulties As Board Members Prepare For the Second Season

The Bethel Winter House underwent its pilot project last winter, providing overnight shelter and hot meals to the homeless living in Bethel, possibly saving lives. Board members want to open the homeless shelter at the beginning of December, but have some challenges to overcome in order for that happen. Download Audio

Yup’ik Language Assistance Available For Early Voting In Bethel

Early or absentee voting begins Monday, October 20th for those who want to cast their ballots before the General Elections on November 4th. Download Audio

Village Shows Teamwork Breaking Up A Frozen River For Fuel Delivery

Residents from the coastal village of Kongiginak, in Southwest Alaska, rallied against nature to clear the way for a barge, carrying a load of heating fuel and gasoline earlier this week. Freeze-up has already started along the coast. Download Audio

It’s Cold Out, But Bethel Shelter Won’t Open Until Dec.

The Bethel Winter House, a nonprofit homeless shelter, won’t open its doors again until December. But winter’s come early this year and that leaves the community’s homeless population, out in the cold. Download Audio:

A Sneak Peak Of Bethel’s New Fitness Center

The Fitness center, which includes a swimming pool, is set to open in Bethel in November. The project has been in the works for decades and anticipation is building in the community, where no other such facility exists. Download Audio

Closing Date Looms For The Senior Center In Bethel As ONC Looks For New Venue

ONC, Bethel’s Tribe, recently announced they are closing the Senior Center at the end of the month and moving to a temporary location. Download Audio

Archaeological Dig Near Quinhagak Provides a Look Into Ancient Yup’ik Culture

At the site of an ancient village near Quinhagak, Archeologists race against erosion to uncover Yup’ik artifacts. What they find not only provides a look into the daily lives of Yupi’k ancestors, but also sheds light on a brutal period in the region’s history. Download Audio

Begich Campaign Initiates Callouts in Alaska Native Languages

Well-funded U.S. Senate campaigns are reaching out to villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in what’s expected to be a hard fought and extremely expensive race. In a year with many firsts for campaigning in Alaska.

Yup’ik Voters Give Ballot Translation Mixed Reviews

Alaska Native voters in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region of Western Alaska give the Yup’ik language primary ballot translations mixed reviews. All eight of the Yup’ik voters that KYUK talked with said they needed help understanding what they were voting on. Listen now:

Fairbanks Filmmaker Rolls Forward on Yup’ik Movie

A Fairbanks resident has a movie in the works featuring Alaska Native characters. She’s looking to cast Yup’ik, or Alaska Native people. Listen now:

VA Stand Down Brings Benefits To Kuskokwim Veterans

This weekend, several hundred veterans turned out for the first ever ‘VA Stand Down’ in Bethel. The event, put on by the Veteran’s Administration, helps connect veterans with services and benefits. Download Audio

Wounded Warriors Go Fishing With Bethel Guide Company

Papa Bear Adventures in the Kuskokwim hub community of Bethel recently took six veterans on a rafting trip. The guiding company brought them down the Kanektok River near Quinhagak, a village about seventy miles southwest of Bethel, as part of the Wounded Warriors program. The group found relief from injuries on one of the premier fishing rivers in the world. Download Audio

VA, Metlakatla Tribe Reach Housing Agreement

Alaska Native Veterans in Metlakatla will soon be able to get a direct loan from the Department of Veterans Affairs for housing.

New App Out for Cup’ik Language

The Cup'ik language is about to get its biggest audience yet. A new app has been developed to help Cup'ik students learn their language and show it off to the world.

‘Finding Bigfoot’ in the Y-K Delta in Search of Miluquyuliq

The cast and crew of the Animal Planet TV show Finding Bigfoot is in Bethel to record eyewitness accounts of the creature known locally as “Hairy Man.” Download Audio