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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 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 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 is a Transom Story Workshop alumni and a certified Zumba instructor.

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (in yellow), the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (in blue/pink) cultured in a lab.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation has announced the 27th case of COVID-19 related to the region. YKHC has now announced more cases in July than in all the preceding months. 

Proposition 1 on the 2019 Bethel municipal ballot asks voters if they would like to return Bethel to local option status and limit alcohol licenses to restaurants and eating places. Fili's Pizza is the only Bethel restaurant with an alcohol license and wo
Dean Swope / KYUK

The days of going to Fili’s Pizza in Bethel and walking away with a case of beer or wine are gone. Fili’s will continue selling beer and wine curbside and with home deliveries, but will impose tighter restrictions.


National Park Service

Moose hunting in Zone 2 of the RM 615 hunt in Game Management Unit 18 will have a longer season this year. 


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories

How to manage the city's coronavirus response dominated much of the Bethel City Council meeting on July 14.

The Wall of Honor at the Alaska Territorial Guard Park in Bethel, which David Trantham Jr. was instrumental in creating.
Ben Matheson / KYUK

Bethel City Council recognized two men whose work over the years made a positive difference in the community and the region: David Berlin and David Trantham Jr.

The Kuskokwim River salmon run has not been what state data suggested it would be. The kings arrived low and late, and now concerns are turning to chum, which are also arriving in low numbers and could also be late. The person crunching and tracking these Kuskokwim salmon numbers for the state is Sean Larson with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, who joins us on Coffee@KYUK.


A junk vehicle in Bethel.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Bethel residents can apply online for the city to remove two junk vehicles from their yards for free. Applicants must have a current utility account with the city to qualify.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Bethel is working on a new location for its homeless shelter.


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