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.

The Bethel Warriors and Lady Warriors 3A Western Conference Tournament games have been rescheduled to start Friday, March 13. The Lady Warriors play at 11:30 a.m and the Warriors play at 1 p.m.
Lower Kuskokwim School District

The Anchorage School District has canceled the regional basketball tournaments due to concerns about the coronavirus. District Spokesperson Lisa Miller said that all of the gyms in the Anchorage School District are closed for the next week as well.

Becky Trimble and her family in Bethel. Trimble has been ordered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to leave the country by March 14.
Becky Trimble

A Bethel resident is facing deportation. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has ordered Becky Trimble to leave the country by this Saturday, March 14, but Trimble has lived in this country since she was three days old. She didn’t know she wasn’t a U.S. citizen until she was 22. She shared how she’s feeling, and what she plans to do.

Fred Watson
Dean Swope / KYUK

There is an open seat on Bethel City Council, and the city is looking for interested parties to fill it. Former city council member Fred Watson resigned on March 2, citing personal family matters.

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

A Bethel resident came to last night’s city council meeting with a plea. Tom McCallson lives in Bethel’s Haroldson Subdivision, past the city’s dump. McCallson wants the city to plow and maintain a road to the subdivision so that emergency services can access the area.

Bethel City Council has postponed voting on the Uniform Remote Sellers Sales Tax Code, which would enable the city to collect taxes on purchases made by Bethel residents online. Council will revisit the issue on April 14.
City of Bethel

The issue of an online sales tax in Bethel has been postponed. The city council voted to table the proposed Uniform Remote Sellers Sales Tax Code until its April 14 regular meeting. 

The Chefornak Lady Shamans and Shamans each won the LKSD District Basketball Tournament championship game. They will both be headed to the 1A State Basketball Championships March 18.
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The Lower Kuskokwim School District’s Basketball Tournament concluded in nail-biting fashion on March 7. Both championship games came down to one possession, with the girls’ game going into double overtime. In both the boys and girls championship matches, Chefornak matched up against Toksook Bay. Chefornak came out on top in each contest, and the Shamans and Lady Shamans are headed to state. 

Reyne Athanas inside her art classroom at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus. Athanas will be inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame on April 28.
Greg Kim / KYUK

Last month, long-time Bethel educator, artist, and community organizer Reyne Athanas retired from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus. Next month, she will be inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall Of Fame. It’s a good time to look back on everything Athanas has done for the community, after which you may be asking, “What hasn’t she done?” 

The Newtok Lady Jaegers beat their opponents, the Atmautluak Lady Falcons, 52-42 in their first game of the LKSD District Basketball Tournament.
Jimmy Charles Jr. / Ayaprun School

All the players in Bethel for the Lower Kuskokwim School District’s Basketball Tournament love basketball. But how much? Enough to ride 9 miles in a snowmachine sled to get to practice every day? Enough to live in a different village from your family so that you can play ball? Because some of the Newtok Lady Jaegers love basketball that much.

The Toksook Bay Lady Islanders beat the Akiuk Lady Grizzlies 77-53 in Day 1 of LKSD's District Basketball Tournament.
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

With Day 1 of LKSD’s District Basketball Tournament wrapped up, we know which teams are advancing to the semi-finals. For the girls, the Newtok Lady Jaegers will face the Chefornak Lady Shamans, and the Kipnuk Lady Falcons will play the Toksook Bay Lady Islanders. For the boys, the Nunapitchuk Wolves will match up against the Chefornak Shamans, and the Toksook Bay Islanders will square off against the Napaskiak Hawks. Semi-final games start at 3:45 p.m. on March 6.