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.

Entrepreneur Tiffany Phillips is suing the Calista Corporation in an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

The Calista Regional Native Corporation has denied any wrongdoing in an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit against the company.

Despite a low turnout of the candidates vying for a seat on the Bethel City Council, contenders enjoyed a civil, yet lively public forum on Monday, September 17. [Left to right] Anny Cochrane, Shadi Rabi, Mark Springer, and Vice Mayor Fred Watson.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Despite a low turnout of the candidates vying for a seat on the Bethel City Council, contenders enjoyed a civil, yet lively public forum on Monday night.

Former Mountain Village Police Officers Anna Bill and Joseph Rivers discuss their work at the Mountain Village police station. On September 14, 2018, Bill interviewed Department of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan about the state's support for rura
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

Last week, KYUK ran a four-part series on the experiences of Anna Bill, a former village police officer in Mountain Village who reluctantly quit her job after helping to save dozens of lives. While her community supported her, Anna still responded to calls without adequate equipment or reinforcements. So last Friday, she sat down with Department of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan and asked him what the state could do support officers like her. This interview was moderated by KYUK's Teresa Cotsirilos and has been condensed for time.

KYUK is gathering the candidates and asking them questions at Bethel City Hall on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Bethel City Council elections are two weeks away, and seven candidates are vying for four open seats. To help Bethel residents learn more about the candidates and make their decision on who to vote for, KYUK hosted a candidate live forum on Monday night at Bethel City Hall.

Update 11:45 p.m. Sept. 17, 2018: One body has been recovered and the search continues for a second person involved in a presumed boat accident on the Kuskokwim River last week.

Search and rescue volunteers are dragging the river on the south end of the island across from Bethel, hoping to recover the body of 28-year-old Stacey Hoagland of Akiak. Hoagland is missing and is believed to have been involved in a recent boat accident.