KYUK Public Radio

English Newscast for Friday, August 14th, 2015

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troopers, alaska state troopersAlaska State Troopers are investigating the death of an 18-year-old man found unresponsive in a shipping container full of propane in the western Alaska village of Alakanuk.

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troopers, alaska state troopersA 19-year-old Emmonak man is charged with 1st Degree Assault/Leaving the scene of an injury accident after he struck a woman with his ATV on the Yukon River near Emmonak, according to Alaska State Troopers.

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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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An Ice Yacht on the Hudson River. Photo Courtesy of Isaac Kestenbaum

An Ice Yacht on the Hudson River. Photo Courtesy of Isaac Kestenbaum

Multimedia producers are in Alaska gathering audio for a project called ‘Winters Past’. Their first stop was in Bethel where they’re talking with elders about how they’ve seen the climate change in their lifetime.

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Julien Jacobs talks with early arrivals at a meeting about how to get rid of drug dealers and bootleggers in Bethel at the ONC Multipurpose Building on Friday, September 26th.

Julien Jacobs talks with early arrivals at a meeting about how to get rid of drug dealers and bootleggers in Bethel at the ONC Multipurpose Building on Friday, September 26th.

About two-dozen Bethel residents gathered at the ONC Multipurpose Building, also known as the Old Bowling Alley, Friday evening to discuss how to get rid of illegal drug dealers and bootleggers.

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