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Greg Kim

News Reporter

Greg Kim is a news reporter for KYUK. In his past life, he worked as a software engineer in Seattle, WA. He visited Bethel in 2019 for the Kuskokwim 300, and decided he wanted to tell the stories of the people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.



The playground at the Gladys Jung Elementary School.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Former Bethel elementary school principal Chris Carmichael is scheduled to be sentenced by a federal judge on June 1.



Chris Carmichael worked as principal of Gladys Jung Elementary School until his arrest in December 2019.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation now supports a return to in-person learning for all elementary students whose schools meet certain COVID-19 mitigation measures. YKHC updated its recommendations for reopening schools on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in response to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s new guidance for schools.

Photo from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
AHFC

There are $200 million in federal funds set aside to help Alaskans who are behind on their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stacy Barnes, Director of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, which administers the program, said that people can apply for help on paying their rent by applying on line at alaskahousingrelief.org.

Bethel Search and Rescue

On Friday, Feb. 12, a snowmachine accident in Bethel left one man dead; another was medevaced to Anchorage. 


Richie Diehl (right) of Aniak is the 2021 Kuskokwim 300 Champion. This is Diehl's 12th K300 and his first win. Pete Kaiser (left) of Bethel is a five-time K300 champion, and the two are best friends. February 14, 2021 in Bethel, Alaska.
Katie Basile / KYUK

It was a year of many firsts for the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. It was the first year that checkpoints were set up outside of villages to avoid spreading COVID-19, which led to a modified, slightly shorter race course. It was also the first year that a musher won both the Kuskokwim 300 and the Bogus Creek 150. 

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