Lakeidra Chavis, KTOO - Juneau
The Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, has been released for the proposed Donlin Gold mine. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the document, which is more than a thousand pages long, in late November.
Former Bethel police officer Aaron Fedolfi is out on bail in Anchorage, as of Monday, Nov. 30, according to court documents. Bail was reduced from $20,000 to $2,500.
The YK Regional Aquatic Health and Safety Center, more commonly known as the fitness center, is expected to receive more than $20,000 from an endowment fund, by the end of this year.
In a little over a year, the Bethel Police Department has had two high profile cases of police misconduct–one involving police brutality and the other an attempted rape. The department is still working to improve its hiring practices, and its unclear if either of these men still have their police certification. Download Audio
James Slade, the former XS Platinum manager convicted of violating federal Clean Water Act regulations, has agreed to plead guilty to a felony count, according to First Assistant U.S. District Attorney Kevin Feldis.
The Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control hired a new investigator in early October. He’s the first Yup’ik investigator in 15 years, and maybe, the first ever. Download Audio
Authorities arrested fugitive Aaron Fedolfi in Anchorage. The former Bethel police officer is accused of trying to coerce a woman into performing oral sex while in his custody. Download Audio
A new aircraft mechanic school is coming to Bethel. The program’s main goal is to cater to the region’s needs and create jobs that help make that possible. Everything for the program— from the fleet of bush planes to the exams— are ready. All that’s needed is a full classroom. Download Audio
Authorities are still searching for Aaron Fedolfi, the former Bethel police officer charged with attempted sexual assault and official misconduct. Download Audio
A former Bethel Police officer has been charged with attempted sexual assault, according to press release from the Attorney General’s office Thursday.
A new foster care program aimed at helping keep Western children in their communities is in-development. It incorporates therapeutic methods to help fix behavioral issues in the home that might be affecting both the child and parent. But the program is facing problems with one major hiccup -- no one has signed up yet. Download Audio
Two men Chevak men, Cody and Cody, are using social media to celebrate Cup’ik and Yup’ik culture in the form of comedic videos. Their Facebook page, “Can I Borrow,” is home to videos celebrating traditions, customs and cultural quirks with the goal of “healing through laughter.”
The Yukon Kuskokwim Delta has a program that focuses specifically on sex offenders. Unlike any other program in the state, it combines both Western and Yup’ik ways of rehabilitation.
The Dept. of Fish and Game has issued an emergency order, allowing hunting for musk oxen stranded on sea ice. Download Audio
A jury has convicted 57-year-old James Slade of violating the Federal Clean Water Act. U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler made the announcement after a two-week trial.