Anna Rose MacArthur

News Director

Anna Rose MacArthur is the KYUK News Director. She got her start reporting in Alaska at KNOM in Nome and then traveled South to report with KRTS in Marfa, Texas. Anna Rose soon missed rural Alaska and returned to the bush to join KYUK in September 2015. Anna Rose is a Transom Story Workshop graduate.

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.

Middle school students complete ANSEP's middle school career exploration academy in Bethel during the week of July 23-27, 2018. It was ANSEP's first middle school career exploration academy held outside of Anchorage.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

It’s a question we’ve all been asked: what do you want to be when you grow up? To have an answer, you often have to know the possibilities. For the first time, Alaska Native students were able to see the range of possibilities within fisheries and wildlife in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta through a decades old science, technology, engineering, and math program.

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Generator problems have meant ongoing power outages for Tuluksak over the past month. Lack of electricity to operate freezers means that many people have already lost their summer subsistence harvest, and the problem is expected to continue into early next week.

More than 60,000 artifacts arrived home in Quinhagak on July 31, 2018 after being preserved in Scotland. The artifacts were recovered from Nunalleq, an ancient village along the coast outside of Quinhagak.
Teresa Cotsirilos / KYUK

The world’s largest collection of Yup’ik artifacts has finally returned home to Quinhagak on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta coast. After shipping delays in Europe, the Nunalleq artifacts have returned in time for the community’s museum opening next week.

Gabe Colombo / KNOM

Across Alaska, dozens of mostly small, simple buildings have been sitting vacant for about a decade. They are Alaska Army National Guard armories, built during the Cold War years to monitor any suspicious activity from the nearby Soviet Union. Half of these armories sit in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. These relics have become liabilities to the military, and the state government wants to hand them over to local communities.

Calista Corporation

Robert Beans of Mountain Village has been elected as the new Board Chair for the Calista Regional Native Corporation. Shareholders elected board members earlier this month at the corporation’s annual meeting in Bethel. The board has since selected its officers.

Bethel City Council meeting wrap-up for November 28, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Under City of Bethel regulations, underage drinking is a minor offense. Now, the City of Bethel can prosecute it like it does all other minor offenses, and with less cost to the city.

A fisherman pulls a king salmon from the Kuskokwim River during a subsistence fishing opening on June 12, 2018.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Healthy numbers of salmon are reaching their Kuskokwim spawning grounds this season, according to state standards. Across salmon species, state-issued escapement goals are being met. These goals are set to help ensure sustainable runs and future subsistence harvests.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Silver salmon are now arriving in the lower Kuskokwim River. The state-operated Bethel Test Fishery began catching silvers on Sunday of this week.