Alaska State Troopers report an on-scene investigation identified alcohol as a factor in the incident.
Friday night, 20 teams will depart from the Kuskokwim 300 starting line in Bethel, vying for the champion’s share of the largest K-300 purse to date: $150,000 in total.
Two stories this month, both about finding what was lost. Bethel elder Esther Green recounts her childhood, and the White Mountain Dance Group shares some of their newly-learned songs.
The race from Bethel to Aniak and back starts at 6:30pm on January 20th.
Just before 2am Saturday, the Bethel Fire Department responded to a blaze at trailer 29. After extinguishing the fire, responders found the remains of two bodies inside.
The countdown is on for the start of the 2017 Iditarod Sled-dog race on March 4th.
“Tribal healing has to coexist with modern medicine,” Eva Menadelook, a tribal healer, stated. Norton Sound Health Corporation’s regional hospital in Nome has two Tribal Healers and one trainee to provide an alternative medical service to modern practices, such as prescribing opioids.
After an initial investigation, Troopers contacted 33-year-old Glen Morgan at his Aniak residence, where he was arrested on two counts of Assault in the Third Degree and one count of Robbery in the First Degree.
38-year-old Travis Siekert was hunting an estimated 35 miles northwest of St. Mary’s when he began suffering from serious medical issues.
There are no survivors after a mid-air plane collision Wednesday morning near Russian Mission. On Thursday, State Troopers and the NTSB continued their investigations.