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Two perish in car accident

Alaska State Troopers, Mat-Su Central Fire/EMS and Mat-Su Dive and Rescue responded on July 29, 2022 at 4:39 pm to a single vehicle that entered the Matanuska River after leaving the south bound lanes of […]

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Research for Fear of Flying in Alaska

An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Automated, Evidence-based Treatment. Stephanie Richardson: Principal Investigator today (July 7th, 2022) announced a research opportunity related to the effectiveness of automated, evidence-based treatment for the fear of flying. This […]

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Lake Iliamna plane crash

Fairbanks AST dispatch received a report of a plane crash in Lake Illiamna approximately a half mile off shore from the Village of Kokhanok on 6/25/22 at 6:20pm. The plane was reported to be sinking […]

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K9 officers help detain man

A K9 team helped detain a man after he ran away from officers on the Sterling Highway. The Soldotna AST K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on 6-4-2022 at 2022 hours on a 2016 silver Chevrolet […]

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Troopers investigate death in village

Alaska State Troopers received a report from a tribal police officer on May 20, 2022 at 11:24 pm of a death in the village of Kipnuk. The deceased male was identified as John Paul, 30 […]

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State Emergency Operation Center disaster response update

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management released following Kuskokwim River response update last Tuesday, May 10th, 2022. Kuskokwim – Crooked Creek, Red Devil and Sleetmute: • Flood waters receded in Crooked Creek Red […]

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Fish & Game Investigates Bear Attack On JBER

Employees of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) responded to the location of a fatal bear attack that occurred Tuesday, May 10, in Anchorage on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). A U.S. Army Alaska […]

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Youth rescued on trail

Alaska State Troopers (AST) received a report that Tadd Okoomealingok, age 16 of Savoonga, left a note indicating he planned to travel from Savoonga to Gambell on an ATV at approximately 1015 hours. The weather […]

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Administration Announces Additional H-2B Visas

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced 35,000 additional H-2B nonagricultural worker visas for the second […]

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“Alaska’s untold secret” — the dividends paid by Southeast Alaska’s “Seabank”

by Mary Catharine Martin Wild salmon. Clean water. Clean air. Carbon storage. Climate change mitigation. Tourism, commercial fisheries — and billions of dollars in economic benefit. Since 2018, the Alaska Sustainability Fisheries Trust (ASFT) has […]

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Calista Corporation allocates remaining CARES Act Funds

by Calista Corporation Staff Calista (cha-LIS-tah) Corporation has coordinated the remaining CARES Act Tribal Relief funds to provide meaningful impact to Shareholders in the YK Region—through food security, ice roads—and to those experiencing homelessness. In […]

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Bethel Kids Vote results

The City of Bethel asked the youth of our community to help decide where to put playground equipment for 5-8 year olds and during the week of December 13th, 2021 the youth of Bethel voted. […]

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Rep. Don Young names Sweeney 2022 Campaign Co-Chair

Alaska Congressman Don Young today (Dec. 13th, 2021) announced Tara MacLean Sweeney will join his 2022 re-election team as Statewide campaign co-chair alongside Alaska State Senator Josh Revak. Sweeney brings diverse knowledge and experience to […]

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Gladys Jung awarded Community Action Grant

Gladys Jung Elementary is the recipient of the most recent award for the City of Bethel’s Community Action Grant program. The Gladys Jung Elementary Wrestling Program requested $10,602 to cover the cost overrun to purchase […]

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Bus 142 to embark on final journey

by Ned Rozell In a cavernous room within the university’s new engineering building, a bus squats on four flat tires. In this place, the 1946 International Harvester model K-5 looks small, for maybe the first […]

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Human remains found and identified

The Alaska State Troopers received a report of human skeletal remains found on a small uninhabited island near Craig and Klawock on August 2, 2021. AST responded via the PV Gow’tukan to the area where […]

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K9 assists in tracking man

The Alaska State Troopers attempted a traffic stop of an ATV on Geist Road near the Parks Highway in Fairbanks on August 28, 2021, at approximately 1635 hours. The operator, 33-year-old Fairbanks resident Stephen Clark, […]

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Emergency signal heard near St Mary’s

The Alaska State Troopers were notified of an active Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal approximately 38 miles North West of St. Mary’s on August 29, 2021, at approximately 2059 hours. Civil Air Patrol aerial searchers […]

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50 Years of Marriage!

by Seth O’Brien August 28, 2021 Lorin and Bonnie Bradbury celebrated their Golden Anniversary—50 years of marriage! Highschool sweethearts, Lorin and Bonnie tied the knot on August 28, 1971, at 19 and 18 years of […]

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Nenana River Rescue

Nenana Fire Department reported a female had fallen into the Tanana River on 8/13/21, at 1417 hours. The incident occurred at the Port of Nenana. Prior to the FD & VPSO arrival, community members were […]

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Overdue hiker rescued with K9 help

The Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan received a report of an overdue 15 year old, from Ketchikan who had hiked up Settlers Cove trail towards the lake but had not returned before dark on 08/10/2021 […]

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A trip on the Stikine

by Mary Catharine Martin Each year, my partner Bjorn and I take a river trip. Parenthood (we have a two-year-old and a five-month-old) has also meant that we’re also thinking low-key. COVID meant we were […]

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Fisherman rescued from bay

Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to a report of a fisherman in distress who had been swept out into Resurrection Bay from the McDonald’s campground beach in Seward on May 29, 2021, […]

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Man perishes while water skipping snowmachine

Alaska State Troopers received a report that a snow machine had fallen through the ice, near Shishmaref on June 2, 2021, at approximately 1550 hours. After an investigation, it was determined that 32-year-old Shishmaref resident […]

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Old KVNA building demolished

The aged Kuskokwim Valley Native Association building across from Swanson’s in Bethel has been taken down. This historic building was built prior to 1969 and is the last of three related structures from that area. […]

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Donlin Gold reopens camp for 2021 drilling season

by Donlin Gold Staff Donlin Gold has reopened its exploration camp for the 2021 drilling season, with continued implementation of strict COVID-19 safety precautions to protect employees and the people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim (Y-K) region. […]

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Causes of Housing Shortage

by Chris Kolerok A safe home is the foundation of health and economic well-being. With a safe home, children are able to focus on their education, family members can be rested to work and it […]

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Missing remains found

People traveling on the beach in Nikiski located human remains on 4/29/21. AST and AWT responded, and AWT troopers recovered the body. Update 5/6: The State Medical Examiner has positively identified the human remains as […]

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Remains found

A Chitna area resident contacted Alaska State Troopers in Glennallen and reported locating a deceased male on April 19, 2021, at approximately 1015 hours. Troopers and a VPSO responded to the scene. The body was […]

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Mayor DeWitt and City Council commended for considering sugary beverages tax ordinance; future debate encouraged

by the American Heart Association Although Ordinance 20-25 is tabled, working to reduce consumption of sugary beverages and improve community health through a sugary beverages tax should be a long-term goal, notes the American Heart […]

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Remains found

A Chitna area resident contacted Alaska State Troopers in Glennallen and reported locating a deceased male on April 19, 2021, at approximately 1015 hours. Troopers and a VPSO responded to the scene. The body was […]

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Akiak Alcohol Policy

by the Akiak Tribal Court The Village of Akiak is a Dry Community and will remain Dry until a legal vote for Local Option passes, per ordinance: •The sale of alcohol and importation within the […]

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Youth mortality

The Bethel Police Department received a report of a missing 15-year-old juvenile female on 03/15/2021 at approximately 1:00pm. At approximately 6:00pm the family of the missing juvenile believed they had located her body on the […]

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McNeil River Bear Viewing

Feeling those mid-winter pandemic blues? It’s a new year, and time to prepare for new adventures! If you’ve ever wanted to view bears up close in their natural environment, then viewing brown bears at McNeil […]

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Calista Corporation clarifies misunderstandings by YKHC Resolution

by Calista Corporation Staff Calista Corporation is clarifying misunderstandings in the recent resolution passed by YKHC’s executive board opposing a regional tribal government. Calista is merely the most recent organization seeking to support Yukon-Kuskokwim Tribal […]

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2021 Iditarod Ceremonial Start cancelled

Below is a statement from Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach regarding the 2021 Iditarod ceremonial start: While the Iditarod believes the future does not belong to the fainthearted, we take the health and well-being of our […]

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Two perish in aircraft mishap

At approximately 1141 hrs. on February 4, 2021 the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) was notified of a plane crash outside of Chitina near the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park after an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) […]

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Human remains found

Kodiak AST received a report that human remains were located near an area locally known as “Cliff Point” on 1/28/21. AST responded to investigate. With the assistance of the SME, it was determined the bones […]

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Department of Public Safety upgrades fingerprint database

Two year upgrade of Alaska’s Automated Fingerprint System will help solve crimes faster. After years of planning and months of testing, the upgrade to Alaska’s portion of the Western Identification Network (WIN) Automated Biometric Identification […]

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Two lost in open water mishap

Troopers in Bethel were informed by the Bethel Search and Rescue that they were responding to a report of two snowmachiners that had driven into a hole in the ice on the Kuskokwim River downstream […]

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Cranberry Rice Akutaq

by Delta Discovery Staff Cran you please make cranberry akutaq? Who would have known that rice in akutaq would taste so good? The first time we heard about this delectable treat was a few years […]

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Court rules declaring GE salmon unlawful

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement after a US District Court Judge for the Northern District of California ruled yesterday the Food and Drug Administration violated core environmental laws in approving the […]

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Ravens and crows are hard to fool

by Ned Rozell Biologist Stacia Backensto has fooled a raven. When trying to recapture birds on Alaska’s North Slope during her graduate student days at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, she wore a moustache and […]

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Long-distance champions of Alaska

by Ned Rozell A scientist recently wondered which animal travels farthest across the landscape in one year. In doing his research, he found a few Alaska creatures near the top of the list. Kyle Joly […]

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Alaska Minimum Wage will increase in 2021

The Alaska minimum wage will increase from $10.19 to $10.34 effective Jan. 1, 2021. Voters passed a ballot initiative in 2014 to adjust the minimum wage annually for inflation. Alaska Statute 23.10.065(a) requires the Alaska […]

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Census workers to count Homeless in September

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced the new schedule for counting people experiencing homelessness in the 2020 Census. The operation was originally scheduled for March 30, March 31 and April 1, but health and safety […]

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Boy and His Dog

Michael Nicholas of Atmautluak went on his first berry picking trip to Qasqirayaq on July 10, 2020 with his family and their puppy Kona. Michael is the son of Boi and Sydney Nicholas. 

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Bethel resident earns degree from WGU

Mary Devlin of Bethel, Alaska has earned a Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 190,000 students from across the country since its inception in […]

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57 mushers enter Iditarod XLIX on opening day

by Iditarod Team Today, June 28th,2020, the Iditarod announced that 57 mushers have submitted their entries for the 49th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to be held in March of 2021. This […]

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Bankruptcy Court approves a Plan of Liquidation that enables an auction and sales process for RAVN

June 25, 2020—The Honorable Brendan L. Shannon in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware today approved a Plan of Liquidation that also includes a sales process for “going concern” bidders who […]

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GCI awards scholarships to 23 Alaska students

by GCI Staff Students from 15 communities will receive scholarships for the 2020-21 school year. Twenty-three Alaska students from communities across the state will each receive $2,000 for the 2020-21 academic year through the GCI […]