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  1. At 45 below, Kusko 300 mushers defrost in KalskagRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    At 3 a.m. Saturday, Willie Pitka sat on a folding chair in front of a desktop computer here, battling with a slow internet connection and waiting for the Kuskokwim 300 website to update. Pitka, 58, stayed overnight at the tribal office next to the village airstrip and the location of a checkpoint for the fast-paced, sleepless Kusko 300 that started Friday evening, sending 19 mushers and their sled dog teams into temperatures that dropped to 45 degrees below zero.


  2. So cold at Kusko that 9-time champ King busts out new floor-length parkaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    The pressure is on Bethel musher Pete Kaiser, the back-to-back winner of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race. He thought the tension on the hometown hero would let up once he won, but this year he is feeling it more than ever.


  3. Never mind the blizzard and sub-zero cold -- $150,000 is on the line in Kusko 300Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Twenty mushers and most of their sled dog teams are set to race into below-zero temperatures on a wind-scoured trail Friday evening as the lucrative Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race gets going amid wind chills that could reach 45 below. Kusko 300 rookie Roger Lee and veteran Paul Gebhardt weren't sure their animals would make it to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta's biggest city.


  4. Man snowmachining on Bethel road dies after crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    A snowmachine operator who crashed in Bethel over the weekend died a short time after being hospitalized for his injuries, police reported. The crash remains under investigation.


  5. Village mushers ready for their toughest race: The Kusko 300Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Two mushers in their 30s from the Kuskokwim River village of Aniak live maybe a mile apart by road and keep an eye out for each other during training runs across the tundra and on old mining trails. But mostly, it is a sport they do alone, running ever harder into the frosted wild country.


  6. In Aniak, Slaviq brings a week of starring and songs for Orthodox ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    The star boys gather on a bright cold January afternoon in the biggest store in the village for what most everyone says is one of the best times of the year. It's Orthodox Christmas, or Slaviq, and in Aniak it is celebrated in three languages with song and prayer and sometimes in other languages too.


  7. Feds propose to dismiss pollution case against defunct mining companyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    Two mining executives from Australia accused of polluting a salmon stream in far Western Alaska remain fugitives and only they know what, if anything, remains of the platinum mining company they once headed, federal prosecutors say in a new court filing. The government is proposing to dismiss criminal charges against the company, XS Platinum Inc., while extradition proceedings continue against the executives, Bruce Butcher and Mark Balfour.


  8. Pebble, EPA want to freeze lawsuit and push settlement - until well after Trump is in officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | Anchorage Daily News

    The developer of the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine and the federal agency seeking to block it are asking a federal judge to halt their court battle over the project until March. Both sides say they want the court case to be put on hold so that they can pursue settlement talks.


  9. Bethel Warriors back on top of Class 1-2-3A wrestlingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Blunka Blunka Jr. of New Stuyahok and Avery Hoffman of Bethel compete in the 113-pound championship final. After settling for second place the last two seasons, the Warriors returned to the top of Alaska's Class 1-2-3A wrestling world Saturday night at the Alaska Airlines Center.


  10. The town formerly known as Barrow already in court over new name of Utqia vikRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The town formerly known as Barrow woke up Thursday to its standard December darkness and to something old-yet-new, its name: UtqiaA vik. The Native corporation for the community, UkpeaA vik IA upiat Corp., filed a case in Barrow Superior Court late Wednesday seeking to halt the changeover.


  11. Copper Basin tribal group gets new power over wildlifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    An Alaska tribal group has new powers that will allow it to manage wildlife - including moose and caribou hunts - for tribal members on federal lands in a region that includes the Copper River basin and parts of two national parks. The U.S. Department of the Interior this week signed a management agreement with the Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission, a five-year-old consortium of eight tribes that aims to manage and develop fish, wildlife and plant resources in the region.


  12. Trump's election bad; overturning it would be worseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein speaks at a campaign rally in Chicago, Ill., on Sept. 8. REUTERS/Jim Young There are, to my mind, only two reasons to re-examine ballots in a presidential campaign, as Green Party candidate Jill Stein has raised money to do.


  13. Bethel jury in tobacco fraud case adjourns for holiday weekend without reaching verdictRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Bethel Superior Court jury considering a fraud case against tobacco company Philip Morris USA didn't reach a verdict in its first day of deliberations and was sent home Thursday afternoon for the long weekend. Jurors will return Monday morning to consider allegations of fraud and conspiracy brought by Dolores Hunter on behalf of the estate of her late common-law husband Benjamin Francis.


  14. Bethel court case against tobacco giant Philip Morris goes to the juryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Bethel jury on Thursday will begin deliberating in the case of Dolores Hunter vs. Philip Morris USA over whether the tobacco giant's messages, advertisements or packaging tricked her life partner into smoking and hurt his efforts to quit. Lawyers made their closing arguments Wednesday, a day later than planned, after one of Philip Morris' lawyers suffered a health issue and was medevaced to Anchorage.


  15. Actions of tobacco giant Philip Morris on trial in Bethel over death of lifelong Marlboro smokerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A dozen years after a Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta man died of lung cancer, the question of whether tobacco company misrepresentations contributed to his death is playing out once again in Bethel Superior Court. The civil case alleging fraud by Philip Morris was brought in 2006 by the family of Benjamin Francis, a Yup'ik man from St. Marys who spent his adult years in the Yukon River village of Marshall.


  16. Barrow's new name is its old one, Utqia vik. But how do you pronounce it?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    The new-old name for Barrow may take some practice to pronounce, and it's time to start: UtqiaA vik won the nod from a slim majority of city voters earlier this month and now has the state's stamp of approval to take effect Dec. 1. Say it this way, with guttural back-of-the-throat sounds for the representative "k" and hard "g" in the middle: oot - kay-ahg - vik. State officials say they know of just two other rural communities that changed their names in modern times: Nunapitchuk, formerly Akolmiut, which did so in 1983, and Nunam Iqua, which changed from Sheldon Point in 2000.


  17. Kongiganak tribal police officer accused of stealing alcohol from evidence, injuring man in fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Kongiganak tribal police officer was arrested Thursday after Alaska State Troopers say he injured a man while the two were drinking alcohol that had been taken from the village's public safety building, where it was being held as evidence in another case. At 5 p.m. Thursday, troopers received a report that Derek Black, 26, of Kongiganak was at a Bethel hospital with injuries received in a fight with Scott Hill, 25, also of Kongiganak, troopers wrote in an online dispatch.


  18. North Slope leader, honored at AFN, responds with stories of unconventional political maneuversRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A longtime Alaska Native leader from Barrow told stories Friday of how he slyly worked his will with politicians, oil developers and anyone else in fighting for subsistence, the ability to tax oil field infrastructure and other causes over the years. Oliver Leavitt, former chairman of Arctic Slope Regional Corp. and a leader of the Inupiaq people, was honored Friday by the Alaska Federation of Natives as its first citizen of the decade.


  19. Troopers arrest 7, seize cocaine and heroin in Bethel drug bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    A roughly two-month-long investigation into the Bethel drug trade ended Thursday with Alaska State Troopers making more than half a dozen arrests, after seizing over $350,000 in drugs and money at a single home. A Friday trooper dispatch said that troopers' Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit began investigating Bethel sales of cocaine and heroin in late August.


  20. Interior secretary to announce directive at AFN to federal land managers: Make tribes a partnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will appear at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention on Friday to announce a new direction in working with tribes. The secretarial order, in the last months of the Obama administration, directs federal land managers to work with tribes on every front.


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