Angela Denning, CoastAlaska
Some Key Races Still Lack Clear Results
With the exception of Anchorage, it was municipal election day Tuesday across Alaska. One high profile race was for the North Slope Borough mayor.
Young Mountain Village Man Dies in Pickup Crash
There was a fatal vehicle rollover last Thursday in Mountain Village. Dead is driver Keith DelaRosa, age 21 of Mountain Village. His pickup overturned numerous times when it left Airport Road, and he died when he was thrown from it.
Search for Young Man Missing on Kuskokwim
A man has been missing since Saturday after his boat capsized on the Kuskokwim river near Napakaik. Walter Springer, age 25, is from Bethel. Arrested at the boat and charged with bootlegging and violating terms of release was Michael Treat, age 27, also of Bethel.
State Looks to Expand Information Gathering on Firearm Injuries
The State Epidemiology office is looking to expand the way it gathers information on firearm injuries throughout the state.
USDA Under Secretary Promotes Tribal Conservation Districts
Besides visiting the Tongass in Southeast, the head of the U.S. Forest Service and National Resource Conservation Service – Harris Sherman – also spent three days in Western Alaska.
25 Alaska Post Offices Taken Off Possible Closure List
25 Alaska post offices have been pulled off a nationwide list of nearly 3,700 facing possible closure or consolidation.
Millions in Illegal Drugs, Alcohol Seized in Western Alaska
Over a million dollars in illegal drugs and over $330,000 worth of alcohol was seized last year in Western Alaska.
Blatchford Buys Seward Phoenix Log, Tundra Drums Newspapers
Calista Corporation announced late Wednesday that its last two weeklies–the Tundra Drums newspaper and the Seward Phoenix Log– have been purchased.
Wind Power Cuts State Subsidy, Not Residents’ Bills
Powering Rural Alaska is nothing if not complicated. You might think that wind energy would lower bills to residents who live in villages with turbines. But that’s not entirely the case. The alternative energy that many communities are pursuing is more about stabilizing costs for the long term future.
‘Connect Alaska’ To Map Internet Connectivity in Southwest Alaska
Broadband internet is coming to Southwest Alaska, but how is that going to help homes that don’t even have computers? A government-funded project is looking into that by mapping internet connections in rural Alaska.
K-300 Sled Dog Race Will Happen After All
There will be a K-300 sled dog race next year after all. The Bethel-based mushing organization has hired a new race manager.
Rural Alaska Program’s Success Attract Outside Dentists
When it comes to dental care in Rural Alaska, the need far outweighs available care.
Village Public Safety Officer Shot in Napakiak
A Village Public Safety Officer was shot in Napakiak over the weekend, but he survived.
2012 Kuskokwim 300 Race Could be Called Off
John Baker, Martin Buser, and Jeff King may have to look elsewhere for their January Iditarod training. The Bethel-based Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race may be a thing of the past.
Fuel Prices to Rise in Bethel
While fuel prices have gone up for months on the road system, prices in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have been frozen since last September when the last barge made it in.
Bethel Musician Awarded $5,000 to Pursue Passion
A Bethel musician has been awarded 5,000 dollars from the Rasmuson Foundation to pursue his music.