Akiak

basketballThe 2016 Greater Kuskokwim Conference Championships, a 1A classification tournament, took place on March 4th & 5th in Aniak.

Two total berths exist coming out of this tournament for the state tournament- one for the girls champion and one for the boys champion.
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The first public meeting for the proposed Donlin Gold mine environmental impact statement period will start in Aniak tomorrow, Jan. 20.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lead agency that produced the EIS will host the meetings.
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Greg Larson of Napaskiak poses with his lead dogs at the finish line after he won the 2016 Akiak Dash sled dog race.  Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK

Greg Larson of Napaskiak poses with his lead dogs at the finish line after he won the 2016 Akiak Dash sled dog race. Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK

Greg Larson, 43, of Nabaskiak has won the Akiak Dash, racing across the finish line at 8:24 Saturday evening. The Dash is the shortest of three race during the Kuskokwim 300. Larson last won the Dash in 2004, and is the cousin of Jackie Larson. Jackie won the Bogus Creek 150 earlier today.
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Mushers, handlers and organizers attend the Kuskokwim 300 Musher's Hall meeting Jan 14. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Mushers, handlers and organizers attend the Kuskokwim 300 Musher’s Hall meeting Jan 14. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Twenty-five mushers, some local, some international–but all prepared to race this evening along icy river trails—are in Bethel for the Kuskokwim 300. The race starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. It’s the longest of three races that’ll take place over the weekend. 

Videos: Pre Race Interviews with defending champion Pete Kaiser and K300 rookie Brenda Mackey

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"Welcome to Akiak" sign. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/ KYUK)

“Welcome to Akiak” sign. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/ KYUK)

Officials are still investigating the cause of the Akiak school fire, which happened earlier this month. But in its aftermath, some things are still being worked out.

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Approximately 50 feet of land that eroded from Mike Williams' backyard. (Photo courtesy of Mike Williams)

Approximately 50 feet of land that eroded from Mike Williams’ backyard. (Photo courtesy of Mike Williams)

Just as it was getting dark Saturday evening, Akiak resident and dog musher Mike Williams Sr. stepped outside to see his dog lot falling into the Kuskokwim River and seven of his sled dogs being pulled into the water.

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Akiak Tribal Policeman Ryan Jackson staffed a checkpoint this winter intended to intercept alcohol before it entered the community. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Akiak Tribal Policeman Ryan Jackson staffed a checkpoint this winter intended to intercept alcohol before it entered the community. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Citizens in Bethel are weighing a decision on a proposal for the for the first liquor store in decades. In the shadow of the debate is a powerful and elaborate bootlegging economy across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

The region’s three Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Taskforce investigators can’t be everywhere at once. Some villages are trying to fill in gaps where bootlegged alcohol reaches dry option communities. In the second of a three-part series on the law enforcements efforts to stem the flow of alcohol to the region KYUK’s Ben Matheson reports on Akiak’s tribal approach.

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Fire Destroys Home in Akiak

by Ben Matheson on February 10, 2015

A fire destroyed a home in Akiak. Photo by Sammy Jackson II.

A fire destroyed a home in Akiak. Photo by Sammy Jackson II.

State troopers say a fire that destroyed a house Monday in Akiak likely started in the chimney. Troopers responded Monday after the fire completely destroyed the home. Both people inside the house escaped without harm. The trooper’s investigation found the fire was not intentionally set.

troopers, alaska state troopersAlaska State Troopers have made an arrest in an Akiak sexual assault case. Troopers were notified of the alleged incident Sunday.
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Bethel Search and Rescue building, Bethel, AK. - Photo by Daysha Eaton

Bethel Search and Rescue building, Bethel, AK. – Photo by Daysha Eaton

Bethel Search and Rescue reports they’ve found a body of a man that went missing in December near Kwethluk. The body is believed to be that of 26-year-old George Evan of Akiak. Evan was one of three people that went missing while traveling on a four-wheeler during a storm on December 12th.
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