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Moose attack in Homer

Alaska State Troopers received a report on May 19, 2024, at 11:52 AM, of an adult male who was attacked by a cow moose in Homer. The cow moose charged two men, kicking one of […]

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2024 Kuskokwim Ice Classic

by BCSF Staff The 2024 Kuskokwim Ice Classic is open for guesses! Don’t miss out on the fun and your chance at 50% of the jackpot raised! This year, guesses can be submitted online at […]

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Tribal Communities climate project awards across Alaska

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today (March 20th, 2024) welcomed the announcement of more than $30.4 million for 42 climate resilience projects in tribal communities in […]

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Alaska House Majority passes bill that requires telecom companies to provide location of victims that are at risk

Bill provides law enforcement with tools to protect victims and save lives. The Alaska House Majority passed House Bill 316 (HB 316), a measure requiring telecommunications companies to immediately respond to law enforcement requests for […]

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Investigation of suspicious circumstances

The Alaska State Troopers were notified on March 16, 2024, at 5:43 am, of a death in Nunam Iqua. Troopers responded to the community to investigate the death. A preliminary investigation determined that 30-year-old Nunam […]

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Fugitive arrested

In December 2023, the Fairbanks Criminal Suppression Unit (CSU) became aware that Michael Oakman, 55, of Arizona was residing in the Fairbanks area. Oakman was a fugitive from justice wanted on several full extradition felony […]

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Marine scientist rows across the Atlantic

by Ned Rozell The first days were the hardest days, Noelle Helder said. Imagine being as seasick as you will ever be while surfing waves that look like mountains. You can’t sleep during nights that […]

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Seavey penalized for Iditarod Rule 34 infraction

Iditarod Race Marshal, Warren Palfrey, convened a three-person panel comprised of race officials today (March 6th, 2024) to discuss (bib #7) Dallas Seavey’s encounter with a moose early Monday morning enroute from Skwentna to Finger […]

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Brent Sass disqualified from the 2024 Iditarod

The Iditarod Trail Committee Board convened a special meeting on February 22, 2024, where the Board unanimously voted, pursuant to Rule 53, to disqualify Brent Sass from competing in the 2024 Iditarod following accusations of […]

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Eagle Summit fatalities

The Alaska State Troopers received a report on January 3, 2024, at 5:54 pm, that two adults had not arrived in Circle after departing Fairbanks earlier in the day. The two had reportedly left in […]

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Wildlife Investigation

The Alaska Wildlife Troopers on January 1, 2024, were made aware of videos circulating on social media of a garbage truck driver appearing to chase a moose in their vehicle. Troopers contacted the company and, […]

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Goodnews River Drainage Moose Season open

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces the opening of the Goodnews River drainage winter moose hunt (RM621). The Goodnews River drainage hunt area (that portion that drains into Kuskokwim Bay south of the […]

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Moose attack

Soldotna Dispatch received a report on 12/18/2023 at approximately 1415 hours, of a man who was attacked by a moose on Tsalteshi Trail. Investigation revealed the man was walking the single track from the K-Beach […]

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Cranberry Nut Bread

This bread recipe is from The Alaskan Grub-Box by Sis Laraux who collected and compiled delicious recipes from her friends and relatives. This bread is from Vicky Phipps. Bake and enjoy. Quyana! Cranberry Nut Bread […]

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Goodnews River Drainage Moose Season open

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces the opening of the Goodnews River drainage winter moose hunt (RM621). The Goodnews River drainage hunt area (that portion that drains into Kuskokwim Bay south of the […]

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Man survives bear attack

Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Soldotna responded to a report on November 16, 2023, at 11:45 am, of a bear attack on the Hidden Creek Trail near Skilak Lake. It was determined that a 72-year-old man […]

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Men arrested for illegal moose hunt

AWT Bethel received a report of possible same day airborne moose hunting on September 29, 2023 in GMU 18 near Pilot Station. Further investigation revealed Seth Hunter, age 25 of Tennessee, and Connor Sherwood, age […]

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Fatal boat collision claims lives of two

Alaska State Troopers were notified on October 11, 2023, at 4:40 pm, of a watercraft collision on the Kuskokwim River near the village of Oscarville. Investigation determined that a 285-foot barge was being towed by […]

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Napakiak boating accident

Alaska State Troopers received a report on October 8, 2023, at 2:00 pm, of an overdue boat with two individuals from Napakiak. A hasty search was launched and a VPO located the boat submerged down […]

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Congrats to 2023 Calista Storyknife Contest Winners

Two Shareholders who completed newsletter survey each won $1,000. Calista (cha-LIS-tah) Corporation would like to congratulate the two winners of the 2023 Calista Storyknife Contest: ·Nellie L. Abraham, Chefornak ·Samantha V.E. (Tinker) George, Pilot Station […]

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“Forever chemicals” on Alaskan Army Bases are a Threat to Veterans and Surrounding Communities

by Miguel Levya In the mid-to-late 1960s, the Navy’s research lab partnered with the 3M chemical corporation to develop a firefighting solution that would quickly quell difficult hydrocarbon fuel blazes. The result of this collaboration was […]

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Rafting accident

Alaska State Troopers received a report on July 5, 2023, at 1:06 pm, of an emergency activation of a Garmin device. A party of five rafters in two rafts reported that one of the rafts […]

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Fatal crash near Utqiagvik

A 1996 Bell 206 helicopter, owned by Maritime Helicopters, crashed on July 20, 2023 near Utqiagvik while transporting staff from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources while they conducted fieldwork in the area. The cause of […]

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First detection of rabies in an Alaska moose

Early in the morning of June 2, ADF&G Nome area staff received several reports about a moose that was in and around the community of Teller and acting aggressively towards people. The moose was unbalanced, […]

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Missing woman found

Alaska State Troopers in Bethel received a report on June 16, 2023 that Kimberly Fitka O’Domin, age 40 of Marshall, was missing in Marshall, Alaska. O’Domin was last seen sometime late on June 15, 2023 […]

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Pound for pound, Alaska mosquitoes pack punch

by Ned Rozell In mid-June, while standing deep within the northern boreal forest, it’s possible to feel a sensation similar to one felt in mid-December at the same spot. It’s a sting to exposed skin, […]

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Man sentenced to 23 years

May 25, 2023, Bethel District Court Judge William Montgomery sentenced 31-year-old Daniel Buckingham of Bethel to 30 years with seven years suspended and 23 years to serve for the 2019 sexual assault of a 16-year-old […]

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ASLC admits five more harbor seal pups in June

Over a nine-day period in early June, five harbor seal pups were admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center’s (ASLC) Wildlife Response Program. With these new patients joining four from late May, nine harbor seal pups […]

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ASLC admits four Harbor Seal Pups

May 26, 2023: Over the last week, the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) admitted three harbor seal pups to the Wildlife Response Program from the Copper River area. A female harbor seal pup was admitted on […]

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Charges filed against hospital lifter/transporter

Today (May 8, 2023), the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office filed charges of sexual assault in the first degree and sexual assault in the second degree against 24-year-old Ibrahim Jaama Akal. The charges of sexual assault […]

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Boost your brain

by YKHC Diabetes Prevention and Control Department June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. This month is a great time to learn about healthy lifestyle choices that can help keep your brain or your loved […]

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When river breakup came to Eagle

by Ned Rozell As the late evening sunshine poured in from the northwest, a dozen residents of Alaska’s farthest upstream town on the Yukon River watched their winter race past in floating chunks of ice. […]

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First Lady Jill Biden to travel to Bethel

First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Bethel, Alaska on Wednesday, May 17th to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic investments to expand broadband connectivity in Native American communities, including Alaska Native communities in Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim […]

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Raven roosts shrouded in mystery

by Ned Rozell Last week, while getting ready to climb into a bunk, I heard the yell of a raven outside. And then another, and a few more. I pulled on my boots. Outside, a […]

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Drug overdoses in Mat-Su area

The Alaska State Troopers have responded to several suspected overdoses this week (April 7, 2023) in the Mat-Su area. Law enforcement believe that a lethal batch of illegal drugs is currently circulating in the Mat-Su, […]

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Snowmachines can spark tundra wildfires during spring thaw

by the Alaska Division of Forestry Snowmachiners and off-highway vehicle drivers are encouraged to use caution and spread awareness about the dry conditions in Southwest Alaska. Did you know that snowmobiles have unintentionally sparked spring […]

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Incident at BRHS

Today, March 22, 2023, at approximately 8:30 am BRHS staff was alerted to a student who had brought a weapon to school. By 8:39 AM, the weapon was in the possession of BRHS staff. The […]

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Man found on trail

Bethel Police Dispatch was advised of a deceased individual laying on the tundra between Bethel and Napakiak on 03/16/2023. Bethel Police Department along with Bethel Search and Rescue responded to the area and located the […]

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Residential structure fire

Alaska State Troopers from the Bethel AST Post were in Napaskiak conducting a village visit on March 16, 2023. Shortly after their arrival, they were notified of a residential fire in the village. Troopers responded […]

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Wildlife Violation

Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Fairbanks received information that a Facebook post was made advertising the sale of food items made with moose game meat on 02/28/2023. Investigation revealed the Facebook post belonged to Amy Carroll, […]

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Ancient moose antlers hint of early arrival

by Ned Rozell When a great deal of Earth’s water was locked up within mountains of ice, our ancestors scampered across a dry corridor from what is today Siberia over to Alaska. Those adventurous souls […]

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AST K9 assists in tracking suspect

Alaska State Troopers attempted to stop a black 2015 GMC pick-up for reckless driving on the Parks Highway near Wasilla Lake on 03/10/23 at 2013 hours. The driver of the GMC failed to stop and […]

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Wildlife Violation

Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Fairbanks received information that a Facebook post was made advertising the sale of food items made with moose game meat on 02/28/2023. Investigation revealed the Facebook post belonged to Amy Carroll, […]

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Legislation introduced to assist in reentry

Today (Feb. 1st, 2023), legislation was introduced, sponsored by Rep. Andrew Gray, designed to reduce recidivism by removing a barrier to reentry. Reentry is an essential part of public safety and can be a challenging […]

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K9 officer tracks burglar

AST and WPD responded to a business on Wasilla-Fishhook Road near Seldon Road in Wasilla for the report of a burglary in progress where the suspect fled into the woods on 01/15/23 at 0330 hours. […]

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Fatal polar bear attack in Wales

The Alaska State Troopers received a report of a polar bear attack in Wales on January 17, 2023, at 2:30 pm. Initial reports indicate that a polar bear had entered the community and had chased […]

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Minors skipping school

Nome AST was in Gambell on 12/7/22 and learned of several delinquent minors who had not been in regular school attendance. Investigation continues however it is expected that several parents may be charged with contributing […]

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Bristol Bay Tribes urge EPA to end the threat of Pebble Mine

EPA’s “Recommended Determination” follows extensive public support for durable protections for Bristol Bay and a record-breaking fishing season. Today (December 1st, 2022), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a “Recommended Determination” detailing potential Clean Water […]

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Aircraft Emergency Landing

The Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a report from the U.S Army Air Traffic Control unit located at Fort Wainwright on 09/19/2022 at approximately 1854 hours, of a plane having an inflight emergency. It […]

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Mudflats rescue

The Alaska Wildlife Troopers were notified on October 1, 2022, at 12:51 pm of a juvenile male stuck in the mudflats near the Matanuska River, approximately 1.5 miles downstream from the Glenn Highway bridge. Troopers […]

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Congrats to Winners of 2022 Calista Click Contest

by Calista Staff Two Shareholders Who Signed Up for Digital Services Won iPad minis. Calista (cha-LIS-tah) Corporation would like to congratulate the winners of the 2022 Calista Click Contest: • Maria G. Moses • Timothy […]

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Structure Fire on Fifth Avenue

The Bethel Fire and Police Departments responded to 548 Fifth Avenue for a report of a structure fire at 11:21 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022. Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke and fire emitting from […]

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Clara’s Moose Curry

by Millie Bentley Greetings. It’s that time of year again when calls start coming in for “…that recipe for moose curry. You know, that really good, really simple recipe?” Yes, I know exactly the recipe […]

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Renfro sentenced to 105 years for murder

Palmer resident Bradley Renfro was sentenced today (Aug. 17th, 2022) to 105 years and to serve 75 years for the kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old David Grunwald. Renfro is the last defendant to be sentenced […]

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Search for missing man ends in success

Alaska Wildlife Troopers received report on 8/5/2022 that Connor Beckman, of Nevada, had not returned home from a hike up Mount Roberts and Sheep Mountain on the afternoon on 8/4. Beckman was not prepared to […]