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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.

Second grade teacher Jenna Nadine works in her empty classroom on the first day of school at Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on the last school year, the Lower Kuskokwim School District has fewer teachers leaving this year than in the recent past.

Kuskokwim Ice Classic

The river ice has broken in Bethel. The clock on the Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod stopped on May 6 at 10:05 p.m.


KYUK

Our hearts are heavy at KYUK. Longtime KYUK colleague Lillian Atmak Michael died May 2. Michael served as a translator, reporter, and storyteller at KYUK for decades, and was known for her enthusiastic coverage of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race. 

James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage

A Yup’ik college student has won an international award for finding a way to extract rare earth metals without hurting the environment. Michael Martinez is a University of Alaska Anchorage science student, whose mother’s family hails from Kotlik.

Kwik'Pak Fisheries in Emmonak, Alaska on July 15, 2019.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Kwik’pak Fisheries in Emmonak, the only fish buyer on the Yukon River mouth, is requiring its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

 


On April 29, 18 parents, teachers, and students, nearly all from Bethel, called into the Lower Kuskokwim School District board meeting. They pleaded with the district to allow students to return to in-person school five days a week, and for sports to resume. LKSD Superintendent Kimberly Hankins provides her response to those calls.


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