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Katie Basile

Multimedia Producer/Director

Katie Basile is a photographer and multimedia storyteller from Bethel, Alaska. 

After graduating with a degree in Photojournalism from the University of Montana, Katie lived in Prague and interned with Spectrum Pictures. Eventually she settled in Brooklyn, New York where she lived and worked for six-years.

Katie recently returned home to Bethel, Alaska where she continues to focus on documentary work and explores multimedia storytelling with rural Alaskan youth.

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10:00 a.m. The reported tundra fire off Bethel’s Wildlife Lane on Thursday morning turned out not to be a tundra fire at all. Instead, Bethel firefighters extinguished a burning pickup truck and bicycle in the Old Crow sandpit. The flames did not spread beyond the vehicle.

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The Scammon Bay dancers returned to the Cama-i stage for the first time since their Elder, Maryann Sundown, passed away in 2011.

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Watch as 18 mushers face off for the 40th running of the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog race. 

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The Kuskokwim 300 and Bogus Creek 150 racers sped upriver on a hard trail from Bethel to Tuluksak on a chilly Friday night. Eight sled dog teams began the Bogus Creek 150 from the start chute near the Bethel small boat harbor before 18 mushers and their teams left in groups of two for the 40th running of the Kuskokwim 300. Defending champion Pete Kaiser is seeking his unprecedented fifth consecutive title, while defending Iditarod champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom and top mushers like Nicolas Petit and Jeff King attempt to dethrone Kaiser.

 

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If you missed the Facebook Live stream of the 2019 Kuskokwim 300 musher drawing you can watch it here.

Bethel smells like fried smelt. The small fish started swimming past the town this week during their annual run up the Kuskokwim River. Hundreds of people flocked to the seawall with dip nets to fill their buckets and get a taste of fresh fish. KYUK joined them at the river front.


Bethel High School Junior Amara Freeman and Senior Kelly O'Brien join the hundreds of thousands across the nation who marched for stricter gun regulation in the "March for Our Lives" on March 24, 2018.
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Hundreds of thousands of Americans across the nation marched for more gun regulation this Saturday. In Bethel, about 30 people joined the movement, carrying signs and walking the slushy shoulder of Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. Most of those who took to the Bethel streets were students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and grandparents. Some remembered the school shooting in Bethel more than 20 years ago; the teenage students in the march have grown up amid the threat of mass shootings. KYUK brings you the voices of those marching in Bethel.

  

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The river always throws challenges at mushers in the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race, but this year the river was simply too dangerous.

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After roughly 150-miles of racing, Pete Kaiser returned home to Bethel for a short rest, only to turn around and repeat the loop to Bogus Creek. The three-time defending K300 champion led the field of 18 mushers into the Bethel checkpoint.

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Fifteen mushers are on the Bogus Creek 150 trail after pulling the snow hook in Bethel to kick off this year's Kuskokwim 300 race weekend. 

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