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Dean Swope / KYUK

Another organization in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta came out against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget cuts this week. The board of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation passed a resolution saying that cuts to state funding for Medicaid expansion "will not save Alaska any money.”

ANTHC crews prepare to bury water lines in Eek on February 20, 2019.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

What’s it like to go from hauling all your water and sewer to one day being able to turn on the faucet and flush a toilet? KYUK traveled to Eek to find out, where a multi-year project is wrapping up bringing running water to the community for the first time.

What ordinance 18-21 proposes is that the city require all homes to be numbered according to the City of Bethel Address Map, and on a reflective green background sign with bright white lettering for the numbers.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Bethel Mayor Fred Watson has drafted a resolution opposing Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed budget following a town hall meeting last week. During the meeting, representatives of Bethel organizations outlined how funding cuts could reduce or even eliminate their services.

Bethel Police Department

Update: The Bethel Police Department arrested 27-year old Kyle Kilongak of Bethel on Thursday for the murder of David Carl. Kilongak is charged with murder in the second degree. Bail is set at $250,000. 

A musher takes off during the 2018 Kuskokwim 300 in Bethel, Alaska.
Katie Basile / KYUK

As sled dog fans and mushers wind down from the Iditarod, they can mark their calendar for one of next year's big mid-distance races.

Skip Gray / 360 North

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed 2020 budget is unpopular with some leaders and organizations in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The Association of Village Council Presidents passed a resolution at the beginning of March that condemns his proposed cuts.

A pack of wild dogs take down a yearling muskox outside Toksook Bay on March 19, 2019.
Jimmie Lincoln

Jimmie Lincoln wanted to get out of town, so he jumped on his snowmachine and took off. Less than two miles later, he came upon something he calls “unbelievable.”


Gabby Salgado / KYUK

Bethel welcomed home its own Iditarod champion in grand fashion Monday night. Musher Pete Kaiser returned to Bethel on the evening jet after winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. KYUK was at the airport as the town celebrated.


Joey Mendolia / Alaska's Energy Desk/Alaska Public Media

Two people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have died in the past two weeks from falling into water on their snowmachines. These are the first deaths related to travelers falling into open water in the Lower Kuskokwim area this winter.

Bethel Musher Takes Home Iditarod Red Lantern

Mar 19, 2019
Red Lantern Award winner Victoria Hardwick of Bethel finishes her rookie Iditarod run on March 18, 2019.
Davis Hovey / KNOM

It was a long last leg, but Bethel rookie Victoria Hardwick crossed the Iditarod finish line in Nome on Monday afternoon. Davis Hovey with KNOM was there when Hardwick earned the race’s Red Lantern Award for finishing last.


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