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.

Joseph Wilson, age 32, has been charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor for breaking into Bethel City Hall on October 5, 2018.
Courtesy of the Bethel Police Department

After searching for two days last week, Bethel police finally found the man they wanted at city hall.

Gabby Salgado / KYUK

Association of Village Council Presidents delegates passed only one resolution at this year’s annual convention, and it came from the regional non-profit itself. Seven resolutions submitted by tribes were tabled until next year because they missed the submission deadline, according to Azara Mohammedi,  AVCP's Director of Communications. The deadline was August 20. 

LKSD student Dorothy Jackson from Nightmute shows her Halloween costume design for a salmon strip that looks like bacon.
Patrick Williams / LKSD

In Toksook Bay, the Nelson Island high school seniors will be sponsoring a city league basketball tournament starting on Friday, October 5. Anyone can sign up to play. It will cost $20 per person to compete, and you must sign up with a team. If you would like to attend, it is only $2 to watch one game or $5 to watch all day.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

This time last year, there were eight Village Public Safety Officers across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Now there are nine, and one more is undergoing a background check as part of the application process. The region contains 56 tribes, and many don’t have any law enforcement at all.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Local Option Proposition: Failed

Yes votes: 488 total votes; 46.21% of total votes on the question.

No votes: 564 total votes; 53.41% of total votes on the question.

Unofficial returns from the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board election show incumbent Clarence Daniel holding onto Seat H and Raymond "Thor" Williams replacing Susan Murphy.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

While unofficial election results show the ballot proposition to ban alcohol sales in Bethel has failed, many people living outside of Bethel went into election day hoping the proposition would pass.

The state of Alaska courthouse in Bethel, Alaska.
Dean Swope/KYUK

A man from Massachusetts has pled guilty to what a state prosecutor is calling “one of the worst Fish and Game violations the state has seen this year.” The man is convicted of leaving an entire bull moose in the field and taking only the antlers.

National Park Service

The Facebook post showed gallon-sized bags of moose ribs for $25 each and appeared on the private page "Bethel Bargains." Selling big game meat is illegal in Alaska, and the post's creator, Arnold Lupie, age 36, of Bethel, received a minor offense charge.

The 2018 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race start line in Bethel, Alaska.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Monday marked the first day that mushers could sign up for the 2019 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. 

AVCP Board Chairman Raymond Watson addresses the 53rd annual AVCP convention on September 26, 2017.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Public safety is the top priority for the 56 communities composing the Association of Village Council Presidents, and multiple sections of this year’s convention will be dedicated to this issue.