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.

Rashah McChesney / Alaska's Energy Desk

Tuntutuliak residents will be receiving a surprise gift to brighten up their Christmas holiday. Because the village’s Moravian Church is not holding an in-person service, treasurer Lucy Lupie said that the church is donating a gift of $100 to each household in Tuntutuliak to purchase groceries.


Loren Holmes / ADN

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation has nearly completed the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations. That included frontline health care workers and residents and staff of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Elder’s home in Bethel. YKHC will now begin to vaccinate Elders ages 65 and older, and frontline essential workers. 

Katie Basile / KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is beginning the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations, which includes Elders and frontline essential workers. To answer questions about the vaccines, YKHC hosted a second informational session last night with Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anne Zink. 


Katie Basile / KYUK

On Dec. 17, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation began COVID-19 vaccinations around the Y-K Delta and in Bethel. On Dec. 21, YKHC hosted an information session about the vaccines, and who will be next in line to receive them. 

Bethel's new police chief, Richard Simmons, will be available for a meet and greet session at Bethel City Hall at 6 p.m. on June 9.
City of Bethel


After two recent police shootings in Bethel, the city's police chief said that his officers made the right decisions. Those shootings are currently being reviewed by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation. Now, the chief has to try to deal with how the shootings will affect a department already plagued by low staffing and chronic turnover. 


Bethel resident Tom McCallson wants the city to maintain a road to  Haroldson Subdivision so that police can drive to his house.
Bethel Police Department

Bethel police officers shot two men in two separate incidents in the span of one week. Prior to that, the last officer-involved shooting in Bethel was in 2014. The city’s police chief shared his reflections on the two incidents.