Tununak

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

The Alaska State Troopers badge. Courtesy of AST

Alaska State Troopers have received a report of an unexpected death in Tununak. According to the online trooper dispatch, the death happened last week on Wed., Jan. 29.
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Alaska State Trooper badge. Courtesy of AST.

Alaska State Trooper badge. Courtesy of AST.

Following a grand jury indictment, authorities arrested a Kipnuk man on an outstanding warrant last Saturday.
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Village of Tununak, home to about 330 residents. (Creative Commons)

Village of Tununak, home to about 330 residents. (Creative Commons)

The state medical examiner’s office has identified the remains of the three-year-old in the Tununak  fire last Friday, as Cameron Luke.

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Village of Tununak, home to about 3330 residents. (Creative Commons)

Village of Tununak, home to about 3330 residents. (Creative Commons)

Authorities have found the remains of a three-year-old child after a house fire in Tununak.
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The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium logo. Courtesy of ANTHC.

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium logo. Courtesy of ANTHC.

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium has received a nearly half a million-dollar grant to help reduce energy costs in some areas of Western Alaska, according to a press release earlier this morning.

The United States Department of Agriculture announced its plan to improve energy efficiency costs in remote rural areas in five states. Alaska is one of them.

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This year brings changes to preschool in the Lower Kuskokwim School District. Image courtesy LKSD.

This year brings changes to preschool in the Lower Kuskokwim School District. Image courtesy LKSD.

Due to changes in funding, the Lower Kuskokwim School District is consolidating its Bethel preschool programs and could reorganize some village preschools.

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A Tununak woman is under arrest after allegedly attempting to transport alcohol to the community. According to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch, members of the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team caught Jessica Post trying to smuggle 12 bottles of R&R Canadian Whisky into the dry village.
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Courtesy AST.

Courtesy AST.

A Tuluksak man shot three people, including a tribal police officer Wednesday evening.
Megan Peters, a spokesperson for the Alaska State Troopers says 20-year-old Gerald Lamont shot a family member in the face with a 20-gauge shotgun containing birdshot. He then walked through the village with the shotgun. Read more →

troopers, alaska state troopersA Bethel man was arrested at the Anchorage airport Monday after allegedly assaulting two investigators from the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team. Troopers say 32 year old Alvin Chief became agitated during an investigation. They say he began to fight with the investigators, leading to minor injuries. Troopers believe Chief was under the influence of narcotics.
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LKSD Superintendent speaks to a gym full of LKSD faculty. Photo courtesy of LKSD

LKSD Superintendent Jacob Jensen speaks to a gym full of LKSD faculty. Photo courtesy of LKSD

The Lower Kuskokwim School District is moving ahead with a student health center. The center would be located in a Bethel school to provide students with easier access to care. The location is yet to be determined. The center would be the first of its kind of rural Alaska. The educators from the around the region that KYUK’s Charles Enoch spoke with about the health center during a recent ‘in-service’ training, largely supported the idea.

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