DILLINGHAM: The Volunteer Fire Department was called out to a small grass fire Friday afternoon in Olsonville, off Chuthmok Drive. A handful of volunteers were able to hose down the fire which was spreading quickly through dry grass behind some outbuildings.
The fire was apparently caused by a cigarette.
The City of Dillingham still has a burn ban in effect, and city, state, and federal officials are continuing to warn of a high risk of wild fires in Southwest Alaska right now.
KYUK: The body of Sally Stone, 27, appears to have been found on the Kuskokwim River, not far from where she and two others entered the river last December.
Stone, of Akiak, and two men died when a 4-wheeler they were traveling on went into an open hole near Kwethluk. Stone's remains where found Sunday by local volunteers. Her body was recovered has been sent for an autopsy.
DILLINGHAM: State troopers reported making two seizures over the weekend of alcohol bound for the dry village of Togiak.
Troopers say an unnamed adult female was contacted Saturday in Dillingham prior to traveling to Togiak with six bottles of R&R whiskey. On Sunday troopers contacted another adult female at the Dillingham Airport who was bound for Togiak and allegedly had five containers of alcohol in her possession.
Both women were released on scene and importation charges were forwarded to the District Attorney’s office.