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.

Alaska Troopers searched homes and cabs in Bethel's Trailer Court on June 7, 2016 to find evidence of illegal alcohol sales.
KYUK Staff

Another chapter in the Bethel cab drivers bootlegging scandal ended this week. On Tuesday, Quyana Cab pled guilty to selling alcohol without a license and agreed to pay a fine of $25,000. 

On the left is a picture of Kuskokwak Slough on Nov. 19, 2018. On the right is a picture of the same area on Nov. 18, 2019.
Mark Leary / Bethel Search and Rescue

Despite a late freeze-up again this year, the Kuskokwim River looks different than it did at this time last year - in a good way. But Bethel Search and Rescue doesn’t think people should be revving up their snowmachines just yet. 

Dan Mullins and Chelsea Hoffman both had their cars stolen on Oct. 28. They both found their vehicles the next day.
Courtesy of Dan Mullins and Chelsea Hoffman

In the past month, reports of stolen vehicles in Bethel have more than doubled. Twice, multiple thefts have occurred on the same day. What makes this strange is that Bethel is off the road system. With the river still unfrozen, there are not many places to go. 

The Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center celebrated its five-year anniversary last Friday.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center celebrated its five-year anniversary last Friday. Cake, games, and speeches from the people who helped bring the Bethel fitness center to life marked the occasion. 

National Weather Service Screenshot

A blizzard warning has been issued for the Kuskokwim Delta. Beginning around 6:00 a.m. on Nov. 19, winds of 35 to 45 miles per hour are expected, with gusts as high as 60 miles per hour. 

Bethel City Council authorized the city manager to negotiate and execute the sale of the property on 3rd Avenue to the marijuana store Kusko Kush's parent company, Essenkay, LLC.
Greg Kim / KYUK

The state’s Marijuana Control Board is currently in a holding pattern, waiting to see what the City of Bethel does with two marijuana stores. 

Bethel Dog Groomer Raeann Grantham holds KoKo giving her a quick trim.
Greg Kim / KYUK

For the first time in a long time, Bethel has a dog groomer. Raeann Grantham started seeing her first four-legged clients two weeks ago, and she says that business is booming. 

The City of Bethel's Public Works building has a rotting floor that could cost millions of dollars to fix.
City of Bethel

The council approved adding $10,000 to the budget for recruiting for the positions of City Manager and City Attorney. The money will go toward additional advertising and travel.