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Pete Kaiser(right) and Lucas Salzbrun(left) at the Denali Doubles musher banquet. Photo by Carrie Skinner.

Pete Kaiser (right) and Lucas Salzbrun (left) at the Denali Doubles musher banquet. Photo by Carrie Skinner.

Kuskokwim 300 Champion Pete Kaiser and Lucas Salzbrun, both of Bethel, won first place at the 2016 Denali Doubles Sled Dog Race in what was described as a photo finish. The pair crossed the finish Saturday morning at 7:55, followed a half-second later by second place winners Nicholas Petit and Emily Maxwell.
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The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

Alaska State Troopers arrested 23-year-old Anissum Henry of Oscarville for multiple assault charges stemming from an incident in Tuntutuliak.
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An aerial view of Pilot Station on Google Maps. Screenshot by Charles Enoch/KYUK

An aerial view of Pilot Station on Google Maps. Screenshot by Charles Enoch/KYUK

Alaska State Troopers have rescued two overdue travelers who had abandoned their vehicle on their way to Pilot Station.
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Fish and Wildlife Service logo. Courtesy of U.S. FWS

Fish and Wildlife Service logo. Courtesy of U.S. FWS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service held a public hearing in Bethel on Monday to gather public testimony on proposed changes to federal predator controls in Alaska refuges. The hearing was one of nine scheduled hearings throughout the state. Only Fish and Wildlife and other wildlife officials attended, most likely because few hunters target predators in the Bethel area.

The proposed changes would affect all refuge lands in the state including Unit 18. They would not affect any laws regarding subsistence harvests.
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Mark Charlie Junior was arraigned on a murder charge in Bethel court. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Mark Charlie Junior was arraigned on a murder charge in Bethel court. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

A Bethel judge sentenced 28-year-old Mark Charlie Jr. of Bethel to serve 20 years for the murder of Leann Berlin, a 26-year-old originally from Kasigluk.

Berlin’s body was found in the BNC apartments and had been there for days after she died, Charlie later admitted to strangling her.
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Screenshot of the Alaska Airlines redesigned greeting page before it was changed. Photo by Blossom Twitchell.

Screenshot of the Alaska Airlines redesigned greeting page before it was changed. Photo by Blossom Twitchell.

After Alaska Airlines unveiled a new look for their airplanes and website many Alaska Natives took offense to a phrase in their new marketing campaign. The phrase has sparked a controversy and a new round of conversations about what the word “Eskimo” means to Alaska Natives.

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One of the Bogus Creek 150 mushing dogs before the start. Photo by Chris Pike.

One of the Bogus Creek 150 mushing dogs before the start. Photo by Chris Pike.

The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee has postponed the February 50 sled dog race scheduled for this Saturday due to rough and icy trail conditions and inclement weather forecasts.
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A screenshot of Quinhagak on Google Maps. Screenshot by Charles Enoch/KYUK

A screenshot of Quinhagak on Google Maps. Screenshot by Charles Enoch/KYUK

Quinhagak searchers have rescued a missing person from their village with little time to spare.

According to the Alaska State Troopers online dispatch, Bethel based troopers received a call Wednesday around noon saying 21-year-old Michael Matthew of Quinhagak had walked away from his residence. He was not carrying warm weather gear.
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The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

Alaska State Troopers have received a report of an unexpected death in Tununak. According to the online trooper dispatch, the death happened last week on Wed., Jan. 29.
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Tom Crossman trains BSAR members to use the ROV at the swimming pool. Photo courtesy of BSAR

Tom Crossman trains BSAR members to use the ROV at the swimming pool. Photo courtesy of BSAR

Bethel Search and Rescue has a new tool they hope will help increase their chances of bringing missing bodies home. They also hope it will help them do it with much less effort and cost.

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