National Park Service

Moose hunting season opened on Saturday along the Lower Kuskokwim. As of Tuesday afternoon, about 50 moose have been reported harvested. 

Petra Harpak / KYUK

This summer, KYUK’s Petra Harpak headed up the Kuskokwim to learn how fishing upriver differs from the downriver fishing she knows.

It didn’t take her long to find someone taking a unique approach to smoking fish.

“I grew up using the standing live cottonwood, but after living in Holy Cross, they use the standing dry cottonwood and it’s got a really good dry smoke and it makes the fish taste a lot better. So, I think I’m the only person who goes out to get the drift cottonwood without the bark,” said Dorris Allain.

Residents living in Bethel’s City Subdivision can expect interruptions to their water service in the coming weeks as the city begins construction on a new project to expand piped water to a nearby area of town. 

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


Can you see the street address numbers on your house at night? If not, it may soon be a violation. The proposed change comes due to growing safety concerns.

The Bethel Warriors placed third at the Western Conference Regional Volleyball Tournament at Bethel Regional High School.
KYUK Staff

The Bethel Regional High School volleyball team will play its first home game this weekend. The Bethel Volleyball Invitational sets up in the Warrior Dome. Four teams will be competing: Bethel, Barrow, Valdez, and Othello High School from Washington state. The games begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and run through Saturday night.

Dean Swope / KYUK

If you need car parts, wood, or other odds and ends from the Bethel landfill, you can now only collect those items on Saturdays. Salvaging at the Bethel landfill has been restricted to one day a week.

College Gate Elementary School opened in Anchorage on August 27, 2018. KTVA was at the Yup’ik immersion school to capture the first day.

Yup’ik has become the first Alaska Native language to be taught in an immersion program in the Anchorage School District. This week, College Gate Elementary School opened its doors.

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith treated Bethel residents to an intimate poetry reading on August 28, 2018.
Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Courtesy of Library of Congress

Bethel residents crowded into the town’s Cultural Center on Tuesday night to attend an intimate reading with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.

Bethel's Alcohol Task Force brainstormed solutions to the community's high rates of alcohol-related issues on August 29, 2018.
Christine Trudeau/KYUK

Wednesday night's meeting of the Bethel Alcohol Task Force was well-attended, as a packed room of city council members, political leaders, and public health professionals looked for ways to cope with Bethel’s high rates of alcoholism.

Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

How Donlin Gold will clean up its huge proposed gold mine up, and pay for it, was the subject of a public hearing Tuesday night at the Bethel Cultural Center.