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On Sept. 23, a house fire in Bethel destroyed or damaged nearly everything inside of it. The five people who were in the house at the time of the fire escaped unharmed. 

Riders drive an ATV along a Bethel road.
Dean Swope / KYUK

In Bethel, the driver of a four-wheeler died after colliding with a power pole near Kasayuli Subdivision. Bethel police said that the collision occurred on Sept. 23 around 3:30 a.m.

Olivia Ebertz / KYUK

KYUK is running a series of profiles on Bethel City Council candidates ahead of the Oct. 5 election. There are six candidates running for four open seats, and each seat is for a two-year term. KYUK municipal reporter Olivia Ebertz spoke to candidate Jess Schroeder about her priorities for the city. 


Matthew Enoch / LKSD

Nunapitchuk’s Matthew Enoch is the first recipient of the annual Victor Kanrilak Memorial School Community Advocate Award. The award was created to recognize the Lower Kuskokwim School District’s School Community Advocates, who play an important role in fostering a positive environment in the district’s schools.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Many people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are eligible for booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine, but only those who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech version. On Sept. 24, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation published its new policy on booster shots on its website.

  

Katie Basile / KYUK

The Lower Kuskokwim School District has received state funds to demolish the Napakiak school building, which sits on the edge of the community’s eroding riverbank. Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed the state budget bill into law on Sept. 15, which includes $3.1 million for the project.

Olivia Ebertz / KYUK

KYUK is running a series of profiles on Bethel City Council candidates ahead of the Oct. 5 election. There are six candidates running for four open seats. Each seat is for a two-year term. KYUK municipal reporter Olivia Ebertz spoke to candidate Eric Whitney about his priorities for the city. 

  

Karen Laubenstein / USFWS

Hunters along the lower Kuskokwim River have harvested fewer moose this fall than in recent years. 

Elyssa Loughlin / KYUK

On Sept. 21, KYUK hosted its annual Bethel City Council candidates forum. It was a chance for the candidates to present their priorities and respond to questions important to Bethel ahead of the Oct. 5 election. The hot button issue during the forum was Bethel's police force. 

Nat Herz / Alaska Public Media

Gov. Mike Dunleavy painted a stark picture of the state’s COVID-19 woes as a surge in cases of the delta variant put hospitals in crisis mode.

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Each weekday, the community is invited to "Coffee@KYUK" to discuss news and information relative to Bethel and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Hosted By S. Grady Deaton
A free form, caller-driven, opinion show about any and all matters. Hosted by Diane McEachern Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
A talkshow about the little things that help make life healthier. With hosts, Esther Green and Diane McEachern.
A Bite Out of Bethel explores the intersection between food and culture as it pertains to the residents of Bethel. Hosted by Tamryn Hodge
Unuakumi Qanemcit Kuigpiim Kusquqviim-llu nuniinek taqellrit KYUK-m qanemcistain Yugtun.
Morning newscasts from and about the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta produced by the KYUK newsroom and aired in English.