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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.

Danny Nelson

Hunters along the lower Kuskokwim River have been reporting an abundance of ptarmigan this year, after a relative dearth of the birds in years prior. But whether that’s because there are actually more ptarmigan or if people are just seeing more of them is unclear. 


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COVID-19 vaccine passports are gaining some traction within the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Around the same time that the Bethel fitness center reopened to fully vaccinated individuals, Kongiganak started allowing only fully vaccinated people into stores and businesses. 

  

Kuskokwim king salmon caught near Bethel, Alaska on June 12, 2018.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The size of king salmon returning to Western Alaska rivers to spawn has been decreasing over the past few decades. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks think that they’re closer to understanding why. 

The State of Alaska courthouse in Bethel, Alaska.
Dean Swope/KYUK

One-hundred and ten days after a Bethel woman reported that she was sexually assaulted, Bethel Police arrested her alleged rapist.

The number and size of Chinook salmon, also known as king salmon, returning to rivers in Western Alaska have been decreasing over decades. Fisheries scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Peter Westley and Andrew Seitz, talk about why that decline is happening.

  


Christopher Egalaaq Liu

Two Yup'ik engineers are trying to push the Yugtun language into the future, using technology. Their latest project opens the door for Yugtun autocorrect, grammar checkers, and automatic subtitles on Yup'ik videos. 

  


The Lower Kuskokwim School District announced Bethel students would start school remotely on Aug. 24.
Katie Basile / KYUK

An increase in COVID-19 numbers in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta this spring has led to some schools, which had recently reopened, to return to remote learning. Lower Kuskokwim School District Superintendent Kimberly Hankins said that initially there were only four schools which remained closed when schools reopened last month.

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