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.

Next week will mark one year since the first person in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta tested positive for the coronavirus. A year later, the region has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country and things are looking up. However, outbreaks are beginning again after a decrease in cases in early March. KYUK's Anna Rose MacArthur talks with Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges about why these outbreaks are occurring, and how to stop them. They also talk about why YKHC is asking parents and guardians to sign up their 12 to 15-year-old children for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

Akiak, Alaska
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The City of Akiak is not changing its alcohol laws following its special election on March 30, and the votes from the election will not be counted.

Kuskokwim king salmon caught near Bethel, Alaska on June 12, 2018.
Katie Basile / KYUK

State and federal fishery managers are waiting on more information to determine which government entity will have the authority to manage king salmon on the lower Kuskokwim River this summer.

The UAF Kuskokwim Campus Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel, Alaska.
Dean Swope / KYUK

Now that over half of Bethel’s eligible population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center will once again begin hosting community events. The first such event will be a community art show on Friday, April 2. Then, the cultural center will host its first Saturday Market in over a year on April 10. KYUK spoke with YPCC Program Manager Teddi Worrock about the details.

Bethel high school junior Landon Smith earned an All-American wrestling title on March 27, 2021 at the USA Wrestling Tournament in Coralville, IA.
Darren Lieb

A Bethel high school junior became an All-American wrestler this past weekend. Landon Smith took 6th place in the 113 lb. weight class at the USA Wrestling National Recruiting Showcase high school tournament in Coralville, Iowa. The top eight from each weight class earned the All-American distinction in the folkstyle tournament.

Earl Atchak

Following a fire that destroyed its old school earlier this month, the City of Chevak has passed a resolution declaring a state of emergency.