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Bethel’s varsity basketball teams had a good weekend, beating Nome’s varsity boys and girls teams in two games each.

Bethel Regional High School

This weekend is your final chance to watch the Lady Warriors play in Bethel this basketball season. Games will be happening at Bethel Regional High School on the evenings of Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 is also Senior Night. Bethel's junior high boys and girls teams and the Bethel boys junior varsity team will be playing in town this weekend, as well as guest teams from Napaskiak and Barrow.

Thanks Abound At K300 Mushers Banquet

Jan 21, 2020
Gabby Salgado / KYUK

It starts as people line up for the food at the 2020 Kuskokwim 300 Mushers Banquet. They talk about sled dog racing, and share little tricks and refinements they might use to make the next race better.  A couple of mushers were talking about lining a sled runner with pink plastic.


Lance In Last

Jan 21, 2020
Katie Basile / KYUK

Lance Mackey took the red lantern in the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race on Sunday, Jan. 19. The former Iditarod champion was the last to cross the finish line in Bethel at 10:33 p.m., over six hours after he left Tuluksak. 

Mackey knew he was in for some trouble before the race began. It started just after he got to town on Monday before the race.

“On Tuesday, three of my dogs were kind of sneezing,” he said. “Turned into a little bit of a cough. Turned into not eating for a couple of days before the start of the race.”

Katie Basile / KYUK

Pete Kaiser has won the 41st running of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race. For the fifth time in six years, the Bethel local was crowned champion of what is called the toughest mid-distance mushing race in the world.

Pete Kaiser Wins Fifth Kuskokwim 300 Title

Jan 19, 2020
Katie Basile / KYUK

With the sky still dark at 8:46 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, Bethel’s Pete Kaiser racked up his fifth victory in the Kuskokwim 300, mushing’s marquee mid-distance race.

Greg Larson Wins Third Akiak Dash Title

Jan 18, 2020
Joey Mendolia / KYUK

Greg Larson is the 2020 Akiak Dash champion. The Napaskiak musher earned his third Akiak Dash title when his team cruised into Bethel at 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18. He previously won in 2004 and 2016.


KYUK Staff / KYUK

Thirteen mushers began the 2020 Akiak Dash with a mass start on the frozen Kuskokwim River in Bethel. The sprint race ran upriver to the halfway checkpoint of Akiak before turning downriver to finish in Bethel. Mushers competed for $30,000 in prize money and the title of the fastest team on the Kuskokwim.

Laura Kraegel / KUCB

Bethel musher Pete Kaiser is the first Kuskokwim 300 musher to reach the Aniak checkpoint. Kaiser arrived in Aniak at 12:23 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 with 12 dogs after running the overland trail past Whitefish Lake. Nine minutes later, Richie Diehl made it to his hometown checkpoint.

Gabby Hiestand Salgado / KYUK

There’s a new champion in this year’s Bogus Creek 150 sled dog race. Bethel musher Matt Scott edged out a narrow win on Saturday morning in a small but competitive field that included racers from some of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s mushing dynasties.

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