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Alaska State Troopers arrested an Emmonak man yesterday for allegedly going after another resident with an ax.

Jacques Peter Smart and other KuC students found hundreds of dead blackfish in one of Arthur Dull Lake's many tributaries.
Courtesy of Jacques Peter Smart.

Last Monday, Jacques Peter Smart walked through the snow to a creek in downtown Bethel, a shallow tributary from Arthur Dull Lake that runs aboveground between Sixth and Seventh Avenue. Hundreds of dead fish were curled together at the bottom of the rust-colored creek bed, each small enough to fit in your hand.


The Yukon Delta remains under a blizzard warning through noon on Thursday, November 23. Whiteout conditions with drifting snow up to 12 inches are expected.
National Weather Service

The good news is that the big storm forecasted for the Yukon Delta wasn’t that big after all, but the area isn’t in the clear. A blizzard warning is now in effect until noon on Thursday.

Robert Nick, age 25, last seen wearing all black and headed on foot to Napakiak. If you have any information about the missing man, please contact the Bethel Police Department at 907-543-3781.
Courtesy of Lucille Nick

Bethel Search and Rescue efforts continue today in the search to find Robert Nick, last known to be traveling the seven to 10 miles from Bethel to Napakiak on foot.

Donlin Gold predicts that it can extract 33 million ounces of gold over the initial 27 years of the proposed mine. The gold is present in microscopic flecks embedded within the extracted sample rock.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Donlin Gold has taken another step toward opening its proposed mine. State regulators have sent Donlin a draft permit for discharging wastewater into Crooked Creek before it flows into the Kuskokwim River. The company has until Wednesday,November 22 to comment before the public weighs in.


Rising water and erosion is predicted for the Yukon Delta area for the night of November 21, 2017.
National Weather Service

The Yukon River Delta could flood Tuesday night, causing major erosion as a storm moves up the Bering Sea coast.


State Troopers arrested Russell Cornelius in St. Mary’s on Friday after looking for him for almost three weeks.

Robert Nick, age 25, was last seen wearing all black and traveling on foot to Napakiak. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Bethel Police Department at 907-543-3781.
Courtesy of Juanita Sosa

He set out for Napakiak, roughly a seven to 10 mile trek from Bethel, but has not been seen since. The Bethel Police Department has put out a missing persons report for Robert Nick, age 25, last known to be traveling on foot from Bethel to Napakiak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Ayagnirvik Healing Center provides substance abuse treatment for alcohol and opioid addiction in Bethel, Alaska.
Dean Swope / KYUK

It’s been one year this month since the Yukon-Kuskokwim Ayagnirvik Healing Center opened in Bethel. Since then, about 45 people from Bethel, surrounding Yukon-Kuskokwim villages, and even from outside the region have started treatment for opioid addiction.


The Bethel Police Department has put out a missing persons report for Robert Nick, age 25, last known to be traveling on foot from Bethel to Napakiak.
Courtesy of Lucille Nick

He set out for Napakiak, a seven to 10 mile hike, but has not been seen since. The Bethel Police Department has put out a missing persons report for Robert Nick, age 25, last known to be traveling on foot from Bethel to Napakiak.

 

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