Patrick Sergie.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has the highest rate of airport runway vandalism in the state, and the village of Kasigluk is the latest community to suffer from it. This time the consequences are severe: medevacs weren’t able to land in the village at night this week. 

Alaska’s U.S. senators have signed onto a bipartisan bill that would require states to include Native tribes and tribal organizations in suicide intervention and prevention planning.

Courtesy of Tim Leach

Colleen Fisk works for the Renewable Energy Alaska Project. She travels all over the state to talk about electricity to students, and she visited Bethel last week.

"So the main purpose was visiting the schools," Fisk said. "Part of my job is teaching about energy efficiency and wind energy." 

Dean Swope / KYUK

The Association of Village Council Presidents has joined the Alaska Federation of Natives and Tribal groups across the nation in opposing the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

A small group of Bethel citizens are organizing a campaign to rally support for a "yes" vote on the October 2, 2018 local option proposition.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

In less than two weeks, Bethel residents will head to the polls to vote on representatives for Bethel City Council. They’ll also vote on a proposition asking residents whether Bethel should return to local option status. The change would end legal alcohol sales in Bethel but would still allow for limited alcohol importation. With voting day approaching, local option supporters have begun to mobilize their campaign. KYUK attended their first public meeting on Wednesday.

Bethel Regional High School sophomore Thomas Phelan takes first in the BRHS Cross-Country Invitational on September 8, 2018.
Kaylee King / KYUK Intern

“Here’s What It Is At LKSD” is a weekly round-up of upcoming events happening across the Lower Kuskokwim School District. This week’s segment is brought to us from students in the district’s Critical Media Literacy Class.

Petra Harpak / KYUK

Fall means hunting and berry picking on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. KYUK’s Petra Harpak talked to Esther Green, one of the oldest ladies out picking on the tundra.

Along with KYUK, the City of Bethel is hosting a one-hour call-in with state officials on Local Option starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018.
Courtesy of the City of Bethel


Local elections are on October 2, just two weeks away. Do you know where you stand yet on Local Option?



The underwater camera BSAR is using to search the Kuskokwim River for Stacey Hoagland, who has been missing since September 13, 2018.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Bethel Search and Rescue is scaling back its search efforts for a missing man who’s disappearance is possibly related to a recent boat accident. The group is waiting for Alaska State Troopers to gather more information on the case.

Anna Rose MacArthur

If you’ve been putting off a trip to the Bethel DMV office, this is a good week to cross that errand off the to-do list. The office will be closed after Friday for more than a month, possibly two.