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The Village is a Daily News blog about life and politics in rural Alaska. Its main author is ADN reporter Kyle Hopkins. Come here for breaking news on village issues, plus interviews, videos and photos. But that's just part of the story. We want to feature your pictures, videos and stories, too. Think of The Village as your bulletin board. E-mail us anything you’d like to share with the rest of Alaska -- your letters to the editor, the photos of your latest hunt or video of your latest potlatch. (We love video.)

Pumpkin recycling service - 11/8/2012 11:00 am

Pressed for change, leaders promise a 'new, modern AFN' - 10/20/2012 1:29 pm

Should Alaska Native elders be exempt from fishing bans? - 10/18/2012 3:27 pm

Make way for AFN - 10/9/2012 3:02 pm

Bathtime at 220°F - 10/1/2012 10:09 pm

Where the jobs will be: Mining, health care - 10/1/2012 2:07 pm

First, some advice: Don't cook angry - 9/28/2012 8:55 pm

In Bethel? Say hello - 9/24/2012 12:28 am



Reckless Endangerment/MIW
On 12-15-2010, approximately 1753 hours, Isaac James Helmericks 32 y.o.a. of Adak reported he was setting out his duck decoys in the water off Sweeper Cove, Adak Island when a white SUV pulled up on Finger Bay Road approximately 300 yards away. An unknown person(s) used a rifle to shoot at his decoys that were tied up to his boat. Helmericks reported that he stood up on the boat and waved his arms to get their attention and the person in the SUV continued to shoot a couple more rounds. Helmericks then discharged a round from his shotgun into the air. The SUV then left driving off towards the town of Adak. On 12-16-10, AST identified the suspect SUV and the occupants. AST contacted all the occupants of the suspect SUV after they landed in Anchorage. The investigation revealed Tyler J. Andersen 20 y.o.a. of Anchorage had used his rifle to shoot from inside the vehicle at the duck decoys. He initially did not realize they were decoys and that Helmericks
was nearby.Andersen's rifle was seized. Fish and Wildlife Troopers collaborated on the case and charges will be forwarded to the DA for prosecution.

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