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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.

Bethel musher Matt Scott wins the Holiday Classic Sled Dog Race on February 10, 2018.
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The Kuskokwim 300’s second race of the season, The Holiday Classic, has been postponed for a second straight week. A weather forecast reaching negative 20 degrees Farenheit this weekend caused the delay. The 50-mile race is rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11.

The State of Alaska courthouse in Bethel, Alaska.
Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK

Two men have been arrested and charged for child pornography in Bethel. A state grand jury indicted Joseph Kashatok, age 63, on five counts of possession of child pornography. A state grand jury also indicted Gabriel Stone, age 28, with five counts of child pornography possession and six counts of producing pornography featuring a minor.


A musher races to the finish of the Kuskokwim 300 sponsored Holiday Classic Sled Dog Race in Bethel on  January 8, 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Dangerous wind-chills postponed this year's Holiday Classic, the second race of the season sponsored by the Kuskokwim 300. Race Manager Paul Basile talked about how he's navigating unaccommodating weather, and how this year he's connecting the K300 to mushing fans beyond the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.   


The pool at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center in Bethel.
Dean Swope/KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center has been closed since Christmas. What started as a few frozen pipes has turned into a medley of mechanical problems, all triggered by the recent cold snap.


The Bethel Fire Department will put on the annual fireworks show on Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. in front of the fire station. The New Year's Eve show was delayed due to high winds.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Bethel’s New Years Fireworks were postponed on Tuesday and have been tentatively rescheduled for Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. in front of the Bethel Fire Station. The Bethel Fire Department delayed the original show due to high winds.


Former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been released from jail to The Norris House, a transitional living facility in Anchorage.
Lower Kuskokwim School District

Former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been released from jail to a transitional living facility in Anchorage. United States Magistrate Judge Matthew Scoble signed the release order, which states Carmichael would be transported from jail to the Norris House on Dec. 31 at 10 a.m.

Pete Kaiser wins the 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska on March 13 at 3:49 a.m.
Zachariah Hughes / APRN

We’re about to start a new year and a new decade in 2020. But before we move forward, we're looking back on the past year inthe Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta through KYUK’s top stories.


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