Lt. Governor Valerie Davidson speaking at an assembly at Gladys Jung Elementary in Bethel on Thursday, November 15, 2018.
Berett Wilber / Lt. Governor Valerie Davidson's Office


Alaska’s recently appointed Lt. Gov. Valerie Narr’araaluk Davidson took her first trip back to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta earlier this week, and KYUK’s Christine Trudeau sat down in the studio with her to find out what’s next for the state's first female Alaska Native lieutenant governor.



LKSD Director of Personnel and Student Services Josh Gill hands Jakob Sipary of Napaskiak his first place trophy for English Expository Speaking on December 13, 2017.
Patrick Williams / LKSD

This weekend is the 2018 Mixed Six Conference Volleyball Tournament at Bethel Regional High School. Akiuk, Akula, Atmautluak, Kipnuk, Kwethluk, Newtok, Napakiak, Nunapitchuk, Quinhagak, Toksook Bay, Tuntutuliak, and Tununak will be competing for their chance to go to the state Mixed Six Tournament in Anchorage. 

Former state senator and gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy talks to the audience during a Juneau Chamber of Commerce forum on Thursday, September 6, 2018, in Juneau, Alaska.
Rashah McChesney / Alaska’s Energy Desk


As Governor-elect Mike Dunleavy prepares to take office on December 3, there are still a lot of unknowns about how he’ll approach his campaign priorities, a big one being education. What a Dunleavy administration might do on the issue of public education is a big question looming over not only the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, but rural schools across the state.


An ice pick easily pokes through the thin ice on the Kuskokwim River in front of Bethel on November 15, 2018.
Mark Leary / Bethel Search and Rescue

Ice has formed irregularly on the Kuskokwim River in front of Bethel, and Bethel Search and Rescue warns that the ice is not safe for motorized vehicles at this time. The group advises anybody walking on the ice to manaq, ice fish, or set-net to stay away from snow drifts and keep an ice pick in front of your feet.

KYUK Interns Document Youth Conference

Nov 15, 2018
Dorothy Jackson / KYUK

For the 10th year in a row, organizers with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault's Stand Up Speak Up Alaska program have put together a youth engagement and leadership conference known as Lead On.  


Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

Crooked Creek, located on the Upper Kuskokwim River, is the closest village to the proposed Donlin mine. The signs of Donlin Gold are everywhere in town, but the local community is conflicted about the mine. Some residents see the potential for much needed economic development, while others see the possible disruption of their subsistence lifestyle.

Two men who grew up in Crooked Creek worked for Donlin Gold in the past. Both see its development as inevitable, but disagree on whether the mine should happen at all. 

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.


Yup'ik Word of the Week

Alexie Isaac Memorial Scholarship

A talkshow about the little things that help make life healthier. With hosts, Esther Green and Diane McEachern.