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Anna Rose MacArthur

News Director

Anna Rose MacArthur serves as 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 2015. She leads an award-winning newsroom and has launched statewide reporting collaborations. Her journalism has received regional 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. She is a Transom Story Workshop alumni and a certified Zumba instructor.

Of all the roles John Active played: journalist, comedian, radio host, translator, and culture bearer, he identified himself most as a storyteller.
Katie Basile / KYUK

It's been one year since John Active died on June 4, 2018. Of his many roles in broadcasting, John identified most as a storyteller, a craft he learned from his grandmother, Maggie Lind. KYUK is remembering John this week by listening to his stories. Here is a selection of some of our favorites. Quyana, John.


Harvest numbers are in from the June 1 set net fishing opening on the Kuskokwim River. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service estimates that 190 king salmon were taken, along with 250 non-salmon species: sheefish and other whitefish. No other salmon species, like reds or chums, were harvested.

A subsistence fishermen harvests a king salmon from the lower Kuskokwim River during a gillnet opening on June 12, 2018.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Subsistence families along the Kuskokwim River can mark their calendars for upcoming fishing openings in June.



YKHC's laboratory shutdown temporarily on May 31, 2019 after a pipe attached to the hospital's sprinkler system flooded the area.
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation

The laboratory at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation closed down today and will possibly reopen this evening, May 31. A water pipe that’s part of the hospital’s sprinkler system malfunctioned and flooded the lab. 

Daniel Smith of Hooper Bay was 61 years old when he went missing in October. Local search and rescue volunteers recovered his body near Bethel’s Crowley barge landing last Tuesday, May 21. Bethel Police report that no foul play is suspected, and that coroners in Anchorage identified Smith’s body using dental records.


A gillnet soaks in the Kuskokwim River during a subsistence fishing opener on June 12, 2018.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Federal managers have announced a set gillnet opportunity for Saturday, June 1 to give subsistence users a taste of king salmon. The 12-hour opening runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. within the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, from the Kuskokwim River mouth upstream to the refuge boundary at Aniak.

Federally qualified subsistence users can fish the lower Kuskokwim River with 6-inch mesh gillnets until Saturday, June 1. On that date, federal managers will take control of the Kuskokwim from the river mouth upstream to the Yukon National Wildlife Refuge boundary at Aniak, closing this area of the main-stem to gillnets, except during pre-announced fishing openings.

The Bethel City Council will vote on approving the budget for Fiscal Year 2020 at the next regular meeting.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The budget, legal issues, search for a new city manager, and demolition of an old building are among the issues before the Bethel City Council on Tuesday.

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