Charles Enoch

BRHS logo, courtesy of BRHS.

BRHS logo, courtesy of BRHS.

Athletes across the Lower Kuskokwim School District completed in the Native Youth Olympics District Tournament in Kwigillingok over the weekend.
Read more →

River clear in Kwethluk River. Photo by Earl Samuelson

River clear in Kwethluk River. Photo by Earl Samuelson

As the Kuskokwim river ice continues to shift and rot, Search and Rescue volunteers have suspended recovery efforts for the remains of 26-year-old Tuluksak resident Dillon Lamont.

Bethel Search and Rescue Chief Mike Riley says recovery efforts for Lamont just below Tuluksak have been suspended sue to deteriorating river conditions at the search site.

“They have kinda suspended their search for Mr. Lamont maybe a week or so until conditions get better. They have pulled their equipment from there because of safety reasons, getting there. The biggest factor there, the safety part for the searchers,” Riley said.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Read more →

Caribou in Denali. Photo courtesy of ADF&G

Caribou in Denali. Photo courtesy of ADF&G

Alaska State Troopers say 32-year-old Bethel resident Kenlynn Nicholai was arrested in Bethel after allegedly stealing and selling antlers.

Wildlife Troopers in Bethel say they received a call from a Bethel resident on Wednesday around 4pm, saying someone had stolen a pair of caribou antlers from their back deck earlier that day.
Read more →

An aerial view of the search area below Tuluksak. Photo by Fritz Charles

An aerial view of the search area below Tuluksak. Photo by Fritz Charles

As the Kuskokwim river ice continues to shift and rot Search and Rescue volunteers have suspended recovery efforts for the remains of 26-year-old Tuluksak resident, Dillon Lamont.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Read more →

Google Earth image - Tuluksak

Google Earth image – Tuluksak

Search and Rescue volunteers are attempting to recover the remains of 26-year-old Tuluksak resident, Dillon Lamont.

Troopers say they received a report on the 10th that three people had broken through the Kuskokwim River ice near Tuluksak. A witness assisted two of the passengers but Lamont did not make it out. It is presumed by responders that he had drowned.
Read more →

An aerial photo of the Gweek River. Photo courtesy of AST

An aerial photo of the Gweek River. Photo courtesy of AST.

Search and Rescue volunteers and Alaska State Troopers are attempting to recover the remains of a 26-year-old Tuluksak resident whose name has not been released.

Troopers say they received a report on Sunday that three people had broken through the Kuskokwim River ice near Tuluksak. A witness assisted two of the passengers but the third, the male from Tuluksak, did not make it out.
Read more →

Ashley Mute of Bethel, HS girls Alaskan One Foot High Kick Winner. Photo by Tommy Bayayok.

Ashley Mute of Bethel, HS girls Alaskan One Foot High Kick Winner. Photo by Tommy Bayayok.

Bethel Regional High School team placed first in the BRHS Native Youth Olympics meet last weekend. Bethel scored 156 team points, scoring over 50 points above the second place Kwigillingok team.

For the high schoolers in the scissor broad jump event, Clevon Constantine of Bethel scored first for the boys, reaching 32’ and 11″. For the girls, Rachelle Forbes came in first for Toksook Bay with 26’ and 4 1/8”.

For the one-foot high kick event, Clevon Constantine of Bethel scored first for the boys, kicking at 102” high. Kaye Gumera of Unalaska placed first for the girls at 87”.

For the kneel jump, Walter Snyder of Kwigillingok scored first for the boys, jumping 56”. Jobeth Stuart of Bethel scored first for the girls at 41 and 5/8”.

The 2016 NYO Lower Kuskokwim School District tournament will be held at Kwigillingok this weekend. For a link to the full results click here. For team results click here.

King salmon and red salmon, chum fish. (Photo by Shane Iverson/ KYUK)

King salmon and red salmon, chum fish. (Photo by Shane Iverson/ KYUK)

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says 2015 was a better year for king salmon escapement and subsistence harvests compared to the previous year.
Read more →

Kuskokwim ice rotting upriver from Bethel.

Kuskokwim ice rotting upriver from Bethel. Photo by John Wassilie

Bethel Search and rescue cautioning people not to take cars or trucks on the Kuskokwim River. They say the situation is also dangerous enough and that snowmachines should also stay off the river as much as possible.
Read more →

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

Alaska State Troopers and members of the Bethel Search and Rescue recovered the remains of 28-year-old David George Paul of Napaskiak on Friday.
Read more →