November 2011

Charles Herron of Bethel, son of State Representative Bob Herron, was found after a half day search in sub-zero weather. Charles Herron wandered into -35 degree wind chills sometime around 4 o’clock Wednesday morning. Bethel Search and Rescue volunteers went into high alert after they learned he left without a coat or shoes.

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An Aniak pilot and his passenger escaped death and harm Monday afternoon. Read more →

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The Warriors were bested by two large schools at the Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament in Palmer last weekend, but they decimated several 4a schools behind the strength of their middleweights. Mario Kuqo was voted by coaches as the tournament’s outstanding wrestler after he went 5-0 to win the 145 pound weight class.

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Marcsanda Frank, age 30 of Quinhagak, was sentenced at the Bethel courthouse to 30 years in prison for killing her 3-year-old son in November of 2010. “Parents are the protectors,” said Judge Doug Blankenship as he handed down the sentence. “There is no more tragic situation that comes before the court than a situation like this.”

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Much of the ice on the Kuskokwim River is at least eight inches thick, making it safe for snowmachine travel, but there are some sections where it’s still much thinner, and there are still lots of unmarked holes. Bethel Search and Rescue is still not recommending general travel on the Kuskokwim

Freezing death in Aniak

by Sophie Evan on November 21, 2011

The Alaska State Troopers in Aniak report that 22-year old Candi Nickolie froze to death sometime during the early morning hours Sunday. Troopers say Nickolie had been drinking with friends and even walked several of them home. Nickolie’s body was found about 150-feet from her home. Troopers say next of kin have been notified and that her body was sent to the state’s medical examiners office for an autopsy. Alcohol is considered a contributing factor in Nickolie’s death.

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Forty-five Y-K Delta National Guard soldiers are set to deploy to the War in Afghanistan. They leave the day after Thanksgiving to continue their training in Indiana. Read more →