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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.

Virginia Lozano and Mary Horgan prepare Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations on December 16, 2020 at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.
Katie Basile / KYUK

It was a welcome surprise when the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation received nearly three times as many COVID-19 vaccine doses as it had expected.

K300 Races Delayed

Dec 11, 2020
A musher leaves the starting chute during the 2018 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race in Bethel, Alaska.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race has been postponed due to COVID-19 induced lockdowns throughout the Y-K Delta. The K300 was originally scheduled to begin on Friday, Jan. 15, with the Bogus Creek 150 and the Akiak Dash also on the same weekend. All three races have now been rescheduled for the weekend of Feb. 12.



Matt Rourke / AP Photo

The controversial sugary beverage tax prompted hours of discussion by Bethel residents, advocacy organizations, and city council members in last night’s meeting. The council voted to introduce the ordinance, but tabled the public hearing and final vote until April 2021.

KYUK is gathering the candidates and asking them questions at Bethel City Hall on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

In its meeting on Dec. 8, Bethel City Council made plans to spend the remainder of its CARES Act funding.

A COVID-19 testing sample at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The COVID-19 outbreak at the Bethel jail continues to grow larger. As of Dec. 8, there were 65 active cases at the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center. That’s well over a quarter of the inmate population at the facility, and an increase of 26 cases within five days.

On City Corner this week, KYUK’s municipal reporter Christine Trudeau brings us an excerpt from today’s show, which airs Monday, July 3 at 11 a.m., where she sat down with City Manager Pete Williams to get the latest.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The city council has narrowed down its search for a city manager to two final candidates: Janette Bower and Peter Williams.

Bethel Elder Esther Green reflects on past pandemics, and lessons learned through stories passed down in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Green stands outside her home during the coronavirus pandemic on April 30, 2020 in Bethel, Alaska.
Katie Basile / KYUK

It can be tough getting medevaced to Anchorage for COVID-19, but getting back home can be even more difficult. Here is a story of how it went for one family.

Diane McEachern

As of Dec. 7, 15 people with the virus have been medevaced out of the Y-K Delta for serious illness related to COVID-19. But what happens after? Wilson Green talks about taking care of his mother, Bethel Elder Esther Green, after she was medevaced from Bethel due to COVID-19.


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