Tuluksak

Google Earth image - Tuluksak

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Search and Rescue volunteers are attempting to recover the remains of 26-year-old Tuluksak resident, Dillon Lamont.

Troopers say they received a report on the 10th that three people had broken through the Kuskokwim River ice near Tuluksak. A witness assisted two of the passengers but Lamont did not make it out. It is presumed by responders that he had drowned.
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An aerial photo of the Gweek River. Photo courtesy of AST

An aerial photo of the Gweek River. Photo courtesy of AST.

Search and Rescue volunteers and Alaska State Troopers are attempting to recover the remains of a 26-year-old Tuluksak resident whose name has not been released.

Troopers say they received a report on Sunday that three people had broken through the Kuskokwim River ice near Tuluksak. A witness assisted two of the passengers but the third, the male from Tuluksak, did not make it out.
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The truck that fell into an open hole near Tuluksak. Photo by a RAVN Air pilot.

The truck that fell into an open hole near Tuluksak. Photo by a RAVN Air pilot.

Bethel Search and Rescue is warning the public about holes opening up on the Kuskokwim River during this warm spell, and they’re especially concerned about an area where holes are opening on an established trail.

The volunteer organization says two people traveling on the Kuskokwim by truck upriver fell into an open hole earlier this week but they got out safely.

Searchers say on Tuesday the pair was traveling from Kalskag heading downriver and took a shortcut above Macivik Slough by Tuluksak where they fell into an open hole.
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Katherine Garrison holding her check from Code.org inside her Tuluksak classroom. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

Katherine Garrison holding the check from Code.org inside her Tuluksak classroom. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

Last week in President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address, he envisioned a future where all students in the U.S. learned computer science. That future is beginning in Tuluksak where 21 iPads are being shipped to the Kuskokwim school to teach coding.

In December Tuluksak seventh and eighth grade teacher Katherine Garrison saw a Facebook post asking teachers world-wide to include an hour of code in the school day. Read more →

National Guard members resting at the Tuluksak checkpoint inside the Tuluksak school. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

National Guard members resting at the Tuluksak checkpoint inside the Tuluksak school. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

Throughout the night and into the early morning, dozens of cameo clad men spread across the frozen Tuluksak checkpoint. When a headlamp appeared in the distance, they sprang into action. Read more →

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2016 Kuskokwim 300 race start. (Photo by Dean Swope/ KYUK)

Over half the K300 mushers have passed through the Aniak checkpoint, passing the race’s halfway point. According to the K300 live gps tracking, Brent Sass is leading the competition in first position, followed 14 miles behind by last year’s champion Pete Kaiser. Read more →

Bogus Creek 150 race start. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Bogus Creek 150 race start. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

After over 30 years of mushing, John George and his team took second in the Bogus Creek 150, crossing the line at 11:29 a.m. He’s a race veteran, taking first in the Bogus in 2002 and first in the Akiak Dash in 2010. This year he finished almost an hour after this year’s champion, Napaskiak’s Jackie Larson.
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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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The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

According to an online dispatch, the Alaska State Troopers said they’ve received a report of a death in the village of Tuluksak. The death is suspected as a result of suicide.

Troopers identified the remains as 21-year-old Glen Peter of Tuluksak. Authorities say no foul play is suspected. The body was sent to the state medical examiner and next of kin has been notified.

Governor Walker's attorney general filed a brief to continue the state's litigation against tribal trust lands.

Governor Walker’s attorney general filed a brief to continue the state’s litigation against tribal trust lands.

Governor Walker is continuing the legal fight to prevent Alaska tribes from putting land into trust. That status would reshape tribal sovereignty by expanding Indian country in Alaska.

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