Anna Rose MacArthur

News Director

Anna Rose MacArthur catching a four-wheeler ride in Napakiak, Alaska.
Credit Katie Basile / KYUK

Anna Rose MacArthur serves as KYUK's News Director. She got her start reporting at KNOM in Nome, Alaska and then traveled south to report with KRTS in Marfa, Texas. Anna Rose soon missed rural Alaska and returned to join KYUK in 2015. She leads an award-winning newsroom and has launched statewide public radio reporting collaborations. Her journalism has received a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and statewide awards for coverage on climate change, health, business, education, and mushing. Anna Rose’s favorite stories to tell include a muskox, salmon, or sled dog. Her work has appeared on NPR, 99 Percent Invisible, HowSound, and Transom. She was a 2020 fellow in the Editorial Integrity and Leadership Initiative, a partnership between the CPB and Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism. Anna Rose is a Transom Story Workshop alumni.

A fleet of Cessna 207 airplanes owned by Ravn Air sit grounded on the tarmac after the airline announced they were cutting 90% of their service on April 2, 2020.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Ravn Alaska will begin flying to St. Mary’s on May 6. Ravn will fly direct, roundtrip flights between Anchorage and St. Mary’s each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

A red fox kit runs in the snow outside of Toolik Field Station, Alaska.
National Science Foundation

Three foxes from three Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta communities have tested positive for rabies in recent weeks. 

Gabby Salgado / KYUK

It’s spring. Temperatures are warming, and breakup on the Kuskokwim River is approaching. Here's a look at ice and snow conditions along the river, and how to prepare for potential flooding.

On Coffee at KYUK we’re talking about last summer’s Kuskokwim salmon harvest. The Orutsararmiut Native Council in Bethel and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have released their preliminary report on how many salmon were harvested from the Kuskokwim River in 2020. Here to share those numbers and what we can learn from them are ONC Fishery Biologists Katie Russel and Danielle Lowrey.


Agnew::Beck Consulting

It’s spring, and fishery managers want to hear from Kuskokwim River subsistence fishermen and fisherwomen about their concerns for the coming fishing season.

Kuskokwim Ice Classic Board Member Eric Whitney designed and constructed the 25-foot-tall 2021 Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod.
Shane Iverson / KYUK

A sign of spring has emerged in Bethel. The Kuskokwim River Ice Classic tripod has sprouted and bloomed on the river ice.

YKHC Mekoryuk health aides Linda Davis (left) and Shara Davis (right) have helped vaccinate possibly 100% of their community's eligible population against COVID-19.

The Nunivak Island community of Mekoryuk has reached a tremendous vaccination milestone. It has reached as close to 100% vaccination of its eligible population against COVID-19 as the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation can confirm. Mekoryuk is the first community in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to possibly reach total vaccination for everyone aged 16 and older. 

Max Dan

It’s been 10 years since the first Statewide Yup’ik Spelling Bee was held, and it will expand to include Inupiat spellers on April 17. Freda Dan, who organized the first Yup’ik Spelling Bee, said that the Inupiaq competition is the result of the efforts of one community: Brevig Mission.

The proposed Donlin Gold mine site in 2014. The site is located north of Crooked Creek, which sits on the Kuskokwim River in Alaska.
Dean Swope / KYUK

On April 12, an administrative law judge issued a recommendation that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation rescind a state water quality certificate that was issued to the Donlin Gold mine in 2018. The certificate is required under the Clean Water Act. Here's what rescinding the certificate could mean for the proposed mine, and how the parties involved in the decision have responded to the judge’s recommendation.