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After 50 years at Dillingham Elementary, Sophie Woods retires

Sophie Woods has worked at Dillingham Elementary longer than anyone else at the school. Over her 50 years as a teacher’s aide, she has taught students a variety of skills, from reading to native dancing. Now, she’s retiring.

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William Savo is ASAA Region One Coach of the Year

Dillingham wrestling coach William Savo received the Region One Coach of the Year award on Monday.

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Thirty percent of the Togiak sac roe herring quota is allocated to the gillnet fleet. This year, the F/V Wave Ryder was the fishery’s gillnet fleet of one.

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Bristol Bay area schools wrapped up the final round of commencement ceremonies over the weekend.

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The road into the Nerka subdivision, coming from Lake Road, was closed Friday for repairs. Dillingham Public Works anticipates that it will take a few days to fix a couple of large, muddy holes.

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It’s the last Friday of the school year, and this morning, it was also the last music Friday at Dillingham Elementary. Teresa Duncan runs these weekly musical mornings for elementary students. This year, she’s retiring. 

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Dillingham wrestling coach William Savo received the Region One Coach of the Year award on Monday.

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Sophie Woods has worked at Dillingham Elementary longer than anyone else at the school. Over her 50 years as a teacher’s aide, she has taught students a variety of skills, from reading to native dancing. Now, she’s retiring.

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A fire last week devastated the home of two Newhalen elders. There were no injuries, but the flames substantially damaged the building and their belongings.

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The UAF Bristol Bay campus commencement ceremony focused on rural campuses as key to providing opportunities for local people to work in their communities.  

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The Bristol Bay Science and Research Institute will begin a study on mesh selectivity in early June.

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It will take about three weeks for dredgers to remove 110,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Dillingham small boat harbor this year. 

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