kuskokwim river

Bethel PoliceBethel police are investigating an ATV crash on the Kuskokwim river that killed one man, Kenneth Nicori, and injured another person.

In the evening of November 26th police got a call from the YKHC emergency room. They responded and found 20-year-old Kenneth Nicori Jr. of Kwethluk had been declared dead. He suffered injuries including head trauma in an accident. Bethel Police Chief Andre Achee said the way the case came to their attention was “kind of” suspicious.
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Kuskokwim jam at Coffee's Bend on 11/17. Photo by Mark Leary.

Kuskokwim jam at Coffee’s Bend. Photo by Mark Leary.

The Kuskokwim River continues to break up due to unseasonably warm temperatures, but there’s no flooding expected. Mark Leary with Bethel Search and Rescue flew the river Monday afternoon and reports that the ice has broken up as far down as 10 miles below Kalskag at what’s known as Coffee’s Bend and jammed there. He says as things freeze up, the ice chunks will make travel difficult.
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A rare November Breakup on the Kuskokwim River near Napaimute. Photo Courtesy of Mark Leary

A rare November Breakup on the Kuskokwim River near Napaimute. Photo Courtesy of Mark Leary

The Kuskokwim River in Southwest Alaska is experiencing a rare November breakup. Temperatures were cold in early November but over the past several days, temperatures have reached into the 40s and even the 50s in some places along the river.

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troopers, alaska state troopersAlaska State Troopers say two men were found dead in separate incidents this week in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region. Both appear to be boating-related accidents.
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