Bethel

Photo of Thomas Tom. Courtesy of AST

Photo of Thomas Tom. Courtesy of AST

Alaska State Troopers in the village of Aniak are reporting a death in Aniak, but they say they have not made a positive identification or determined a cause of death.
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An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015. (Photo by Matthew F. Smith/ KNOM)

An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015. (Photo by Matthew F. Smith/ KNOM)

Two Alakanuk men have been arrested on six felony charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and sexual abuse of a minor.
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Bravo Company landing in Bethel on Thursday. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

Bravo Company landing in Bethel on Thursday. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

A new National Guard unit has been established in Bethel days after the Director of the National Guard visited the community and a nearby village last week.

It was the third time national leaders visited the community in the past half-year but the first time in recent that the Director of the National Guard, Timothy Kadavy, was among them.

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The first public meeting for the proposed Donlin Gold mine environmental impact statement period will start in Aniak tomorrow, Jan. 20.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lead agency that produced the EIS will host the meetings.
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Greg Larson of Napaskiak poses with his lead dogs at the finish line after he won the 2016 Akiak Dash sled dog race.  Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK

Greg Larson of Napaskiak poses with his lead dogs at the finish line after he won the 2016 Akiak Dash sled dog race. Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK

Greg Larson, 43, of Nabaskiak has won the Akiak Dash, racing across the finish line at 8:24 Saturday evening. The Dash is the shortest of three race during the Kuskokwim 300. Larson last won the Dash in 2004, and is the cousin of Jackie Larson. Jackie won the Bogus Creek 150 earlier today.
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National Guard members resting at the Tuluksak checkpoint inside the Tuluksak school. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

National Guard members resting at the Tuluksak checkpoint inside the Tuluksak school. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

Throughout the night and into the early morning, dozens of cameo clad men spread across the frozen Tuluksak checkpoint. When a headlamp appeared in the distance, they sprang into action. Read more →

Bogus Creek 150 race start. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Bogus Creek 150 race start. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

After over 30 years of mushing, John George and his team took second in the Bogus Creek 150, crossing the line at 11:29 a.m. He’s a race veteran, taking first in the Bogus in 2002 and first in the Akiak Dash in 2010. This year he finished almost an hour after this year’s champion, Napaskiak’s Jackie Larson.
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Mushers, handlers and organizers attend the Kuskokwim 300 Musher's Hall meeting Jan 14. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Mushers, handlers and organizers attend the Kuskokwim 300 Musher’s Hall meeting Jan 14. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Twenty-five mushers, some local, some international–but all prepared to race this evening along icy river trails—are in Bethel for the Kuskokwim 300. The race starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. It’s the longest of three races that’ll take place over the weekend. 

Videos: Pre Race Interviews with defending champion Pete Kaiser and K300 rookie Brenda Mackey

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Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 7.26.11 AMThe Bethel Warriors boys basketball team claimed third place at the Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational Tournament by defeating the Valdez Lions, 46-40, in overtime on Saturday afternoon.

The Warriors bench kept the lead for much of the game after three Bethel starters got into early foul trouble. The warriors were able use a stingy defense and free throw shooting to secure the win.
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Alaska State Trooper badge. Courtesy of AST.

Alaska State Trooper badge. Courtesy of AST.

The Alaska State Troopers say searchers recovered the remains of 24-year-old Gary Kozevnikoff of Russian Mission were recovered after three travelers were reported overdue on Christmas Day.
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