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Gabby Hiestand Salgado

Wellness Programming Producer

Gabby Hiestand Salgado is a second year Jesuit Volunteer and is the Wellness Programming Producer. She was raised in Seattle, Washington and went to school at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she studied Classical Language and Literature along with Film and Media Studies. She is super excited to be in Bethel and serving at KYUK.

Gabby Hiestand Salgado / KYUK

There’s a new champion in this year’s Bogus Creek 150 sled dog race. Bethel musher Matt Scott edged out a narrow win on Saturday morning in a small but competitive field that included racers from some of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s mushing dynasties.

Katie Basile / KYUK

The Kuskokwim 300 and Bogus Creek 150 racers sped upriver on a hard trail from Bethel to Tuluksak on a chilly Friday night. Eight sled dog teams began the Bogus Creek 150 from the start chute near the Bethel small boat harbor before 18 mushers and their teams left in groups of two for the 40th running of the Kuskokwim 300. Defending champion Pete Kaiser is seeking his unprecedented fifth consecutive title, while defending Iditarod champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom and top mushers like Nicolas Petit and Jeff King attempt to dethrone Kaiser.