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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.

On Coffee at KYUK, we’re joined by Indigenous language statewide spelling bee organizer Freda Dan. The ninth annual statewide Yup’ik spelling bee championship and the first annual statewide Iñupiaq spelling bee championship will occur April 17 at the Arctic Rec Center in Anchorage. The Iñupiaq spelling bee will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the Yup’ik spelling bee will be from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students in third to eighth grades are eligible to compete.


Update: Bethel Police Chief Richard Simmmons said that Madison McMillen of Bethel, age 14, was found on April 17 and returned to her family.

Public comments for the water quality certification permit for the Donlin gold mine are due July 13.
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On April 12, an Administrative Law judge issued a recommendation that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation not uphold a water certificate issued to the Donlin Gold mine.

A health care provider places a band-aid on the injection site of a patient who just received a flu vaccine.
Lauren Bishop / CDC

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is putting a hold on administering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. On April 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a joint statement recommending health care providers pause administering the vaccine “out of an abundance of caution.”

Lime Village, Alaska is located about 185 miles west of Anchorage.
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The Alaska Air National Guard rescued the pilot of a crashed Cessna airplane near Lime Village on April 7.

The Native Village of Napaimute crew maintaining the Kuskokwim Ice Road 5 miles downriver of Kalskag, Alaska on Feb. 27, 2021.
Mark Leary / Native Village of Napaimute

The Native Village of Napaimute has announced that the lower Kuskokwim Ice Road has closed. The ice road crew stopped plowing this week due to heavy snow and overflow. The crew will not plow or maintain the ice road any more this season.


The Hooper Bay Lady Warriors made history this past weekend when they won the state 2A basketball championship, becoming the first girls team from Hooper Bay to do so. The Lady Warriors took the state title after defeating Talkeetna's Susitna Valley Rams 36 to 32 on April 3. On Coffee at KYUK, Hooper Bay coach Brandi Hale and seniors Zoey Lake, Mary Long, and Benise Tall reflect on their victory.

  

The Hooper Bay Lady Warriors won the Alaska 2A state basketball championship on April 3, 2021 at Palmer High School.
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The Hooper Bay Lady Warriors made history this past weekend when they won the state 2A basketball championship, becoming the first girls team from Hooper Bay to do so. The Lady Warriors took the state title after defeating Talkeetna's Susitna Valley Rams 36 to 32 on April 3. After returning to Hooper Bay, the team reflected on their victory.


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