Katie Basile / KYUK

The Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race was born in Myron Angstman’s living room in 1979, almost 40 years ago. If there’s one word that can describe the sled dog race, it’s scrappy.

Matt Faubian

The late and beloved John Active has joined the ranks of the Alaska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. John worked with KYUK for more than 40 years in both radio and television as a journalist, Yup’ik translator, storyteller, talk show host, and radio personality. The Alaska Broadcasters Association inducted John on Friday at the Association’s annual awards ceremony in Anchorage. KTVA "Frontiers" host and former KYUK News Director Rhonda McBride, along with KYUK General Manager Shane Iverson, nominated John and presented the award. John’s cousin Marie Meade, a professor of Alaska Native Studies at UAA, accepted the award on behalf of John’s family. Below are their speeches in full. John, congratulations. We wish you could have been there.

Warriors Go To The Mat In Anchorage

Nov 12, 2018

Bethel wrestlers brought home some ribbons from a competition in Anchorage this past weekend. Competing in the 2018 Anchorage Christian School’s Denali Auto Glass Invite, the Warrior boys brought home two first place and two second place ribbons. The Lady Warriors took two second place and two third place ribbons from their work on the mats. 

A vital voice of KYUK's programming, John Active has retired from KYUK.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The late, beloved John Active will be inducted into the Alaska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame on Friday evening. John worked with KYUK for more than 40 years in both radio and television as a journalist, Yup’ik translator, storyteller, talk show host, and radio personality.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Unofficial election results show that Alaska is a little redder this year. Republican Mike Dunleavy will be the next Governor of Alaska, and Don Young, another Republican, will hold onto his seat at the U.S. House of Representatives, adding another two years to the more than four decades he's served. 

BRHS wrestler Hayden Lieb pins his opponent and is later voted Outstanding Male Wrestler of the 145 lb. to 285 lb. weight classes  at the 2018 Bethel Wrestling Invitational on Nov. 3, 2018.
Gabrielle Fredericks / LKSD

Now for another episode of “What It Is At LKSD,” a weekly roundup of events happening throughout the Lower Kuskokwim School District. This week’s episode is brought to you by LKSD Media Ready student and KYUK intern Kaylee King of Mekoryuk.

Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Tiffany Zulkosky will keep her House District 38 seat, according to unofficial election results. She defeated her GOP challenger, Darren Deacon, by a big margin: Zulkosky got 55 percent of the vote, while Deacon only received 44 percent.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Many communities across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are reporting a higher than usual voter turnout this Election Day, even where dicey river conditions are making getting to the polls dangerous. 

Unofficial returns from the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board election show incumbent Clarence Daniel holding onto Seat H and Raymond "Thor" Williams replacing Susan Murphy.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Federal officials will be monitoring voting compliance in select jurisdictions across the nation on Tuesday, including some in areas of rural Alaska with large Native populations.

Representative Don Young (right) visited and took questions from Bethel based organizations on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The organizations included the Association of Village Council Presidents, Yuut Elitnaurviat, the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center, and
Christine Trudeau / KYUK



On the weekend before the election, incumbent U.S. Rep. Don Young stopped through Bethel to meet with local leadership and speak with KYUK.
















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