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With floating ice sparse in the Chukchi Sea, an estimated 35,000 walruses were found crowded onto a beach Saturday near the Northwest Alaska village of Point Lay, according to federal biologists. Yereth Rosen
A Gambell man who police say was drunk allegedly fired a loaded rifle, threatened VPOs and managed to escape custody last week in the St. Lawrence Island community. Megan Edge
A small, mainly anti-pot crowd on Monday filled the tiny Legislative Information Office here to put on the record fears that legalizing marijuana will only worsen social dysfunction in Western Alaska.Lisa Demer
A meeting in Bethel over the weekend looked to get ahead of the science and policy involved in the state's proposed 2016 adoption of new escapement goals for the Kuskokwim.Lisa Demer
In Anchorage on Monday, U.S. Rep. Don Young took on actor Ted Danson for his views on fisheries waste, advised state leaders to build the King Cove road and let the U.S. marshals stop them, and asked why the state funds the environmental conservation department to just be a "puppet" of the Environmental Protection Agency. Alex DeMarban
Bryce Warnke-Green, 25, suffered spinal injuries in the Sunday accident  and was flown to Seattle for surgery. Authorities wouldn't immediately say what caused the crane to tip.Matthew F. Smith / KNOM
The spunky Torpedo Building is still standing at the airport in Unalaska, and though the state and city wish it were gone already, its status as a National Historic Landmark has delayed removal. Jim Paulin
After more than a week of drifting through Southwest Alaska down the expansive Kuskokwim River, a crew of men from Stony River arrived in Bethel Saturday afternoon with plans to cut up and sell the very raft they'd floated downriver on.Lisa Demer

After more than a week of drifting through Southwest Alaska down the expansive Kuskokwim River, a crew of men from Stony River arrived in Bethel Saturday afternoon with plans to cut up and sell the very raft they'd floated downriver on.

Lisa Demer

Stony River men raft down Kuskokwim River on run to sell firewood

September 28, 2014 - 7:40pm -- benanderson
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After more than a week of drifting through Southwest Alaska down the expansive Kuskokwim River, a crew of men from Stony River arrived in Bethel Saturday afternoon with plans to cut up and sell the very raft they'd floated downriver on.

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