Emmonak

Emmonak in July 2013. (Photo by Adam DuBrowa/FEMA)

Emmonak in July 2013. (Photo by Adam DuBrowa/FEMA)

This story by Emily Russell originally appeared on KNOM.

A fire in the village of Emmonak destroyed five commercial buildings and caused an estimated $3 million in damages over the weekend.

According to a report filed by the Alaska State Troopers, local troopers and the Village Public Safety Officer were called around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Smoke was seen billowing out of the Kwik’Pak Fisheries warehouse. Kwik’Pak is a commercial fisheries business and the village’s largest employer. Read more →

An aerial satellite view of Emmonak on Google Maps. Screenshot by Charles Enoch/KYUK

An aerial satellite view of Emmonak on Google Maps. Screenshot by Charles Enoch/KYUK

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a 16-year-old male in the village of Emmonak.

In an online dispatch, troopers say they received a report about the death on Tuesday, February 15th. A preliminary investigation revealed he had died from an apparent suicide.
Read more →

An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015. (Photo by Matthew F. Smith/ KNOM)

An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015. (Photo by Matthew F. Smith/ KNOM)

Two Alakanuk men have been arrested on six felony charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and sexual abuse of a minor.
Read more →

Alaska State Trooper badge. Courtesy of AST.

Alaska State Trooper badge. Courtesy of AST.

One man has died, and another is injured after a snowmachine crash, Saturday evening.
Read more →

Monique Vondall-Rieke, AVCP Tribal Justice Center Director, with a map of the YK Delta. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Monique Vondall-Rieke, AVCP Tribal Justice Center Director, with a map of the YK Delta. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

An Alaska non-profit wants to do something new—set up courts for about one-fourth of Alaska’s tribes. The Association of Village Council Presidents, or AVCP, is a nonprofit representing 56 villages across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and they want each village to develop its own tribal court. Before they can do that, AVCP has to develop a model for something that has never existed.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Read more →

troopers, alaska state troopersAlaska State Troopers have released the names of two people found dead in Emmonak. 44-year-old Louis Kelly and 38-year-old Mary Aketchunak were found dead in their home Thursday.
Read more →

Courtesy AST.

Courtesy AST.

Remains of a child found Sunday in Kotlik are believed to be that of a boy who went missing there last year, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Read more →

troopers, alaska state troopersTroopers arrested three men in Emmonak after an alleged assault and struggle overnight that injured two people and a trooper.
Read more →

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.

Read more →