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.

City Planner Ted Meyer returns to his former role with the City of Bethel.
Greg Kim / KYUK

Bethel's new planning director is a familiar face. Ted Meyer will return to the position he left in 2017. He served from 2015 to 2017 before resigning, and Wednesday was his first day back.

Katie Basile / KYUK

This school year, some students in Newtok will leave behind most of their friends. In October, 21 families from Newtok will relocate to their new village, Mertarvik, and kids in those families will have to transfer schools. 

Six candidates are running for four open seats on Bethel City Council.
City of Bethel

The City of Bethel released its budget for Fiscal Year 2020, and there are a few things that stand out. The city has allocated $1.5 million for a new roof on city hall. Acting City Manager Bill Howell says that the issue is simple: “The roof is leaking and we need to repair it.”

Katie Basile / KYUK

Newtok is the nation’s first community to relocate due to climate change, and the military is lending a hand. U.S. troops are working side by side with Newtok residents to build new homes. 

A Kusko Cab vehicle in a ditch next to AC.

Early yesterday morning, Bethel residents saw a Kusko Cab which had crashed into a ditch in front of AC. Bethel police say that they found the driver attempting to leave the scene. After resisting arrest, he was booked for driving under the influence. 

Katie Basile / KYUK

The village of Newtok has been waiting over two decades to move to its new home in Mertarvik. As they’ve waited, their public health infrastructure has eroded like the ground beneath the village.