133 votes were cast in favor of, and 122 against, changing the local option law to allow the City of Emmonak to sell alcoholic beverages under a liquor store license. 34 of those votes were found to be ineligible, however, and the election results have been deemed invalid.
Late Monday night, Derek Sipary, Noel Tinker, and Thaddeus Riley were on a moose hunting trip when their boat struck a submerged log, causing them to be thrown from the boat. Riley was pulled under the water by the current and did not resurface.
A third pulse of salmon is currently passing through Pilot Station. Their runs are expected to meet pre-season estimates of 130,000–175,000 kings and 1.3–1.8 million summer chum.
Jay Leroy Levan has a pre-indictment hearing on Thursday. He faces three felony charges of third-degree assault and one misdemeanor charge of official misconduct.
Jay Leroy Levan, 68, has been charged with three counts of third-degree assault and one count of official misconduct.
Legal alcohol sales began in Bethel last week. Some community leaders are concerned about how sales may affect dry villages.
After Disaster Declaration, Emmonak Seeks Aid to Rebuild Commercial Fishery and Public Safety Infrastructure
Beyond rebuilding five structures, the emergency funding would help Emmonak buy a new fire truck and construct a water line booster station.
Emmonak’s city manager has sent the disaster declaration to Gov. Bill Walker and the Alaska State Legislature, requesting $750,000.
The fire ruined structures owned by Kwik’Pak Fisheries and Yukon Marine Manufacturing. The damage is estimated at $3 million.
A fire in the village of Emmonak destroyed five commercial buildings and caused an estimated $3 million in damages over the weekend.