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Board of Game proposal to allow hunters to position game with snow machines generates local interest

The Alaska Board of Game held a lunch hour meeting to solicit public opinion on a proposal to allow hunters to use snow machines to position caribou, wolf or wolverine for harvest on the west side of Bristol Bay.

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Jeff Fonkert

Memorial for Tyler McWilliams to be held Saturday in Dillingham

Tyler McWilliams, 37, died unexpectedly in Dillingham on Valentine’s Day. The cause of death is not known.

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The Alaska Board of Game held a lunch hour meeting to solicit public opinion on a proposal to allow hunters to use snow machines to position caribou, wolf or wolverine for harvest on the west side of Bristol Bay.

Jeff Fonkert

Tyler McWilliams, 37, died unexpectedly in Dillingham on Valentine’s Day. The cause of death is not known.

Andy Aderman/USFWS

The Togiak National Wildlife Refuge announced last week that the Nushagak Peninsula federal subsistence caribou hunt will close when 218 caribou are taken, rather than the original maximum harvest limit of 300. So far, 23 caribou have been reported harvest.

Alaska Department of Public Safety

Moxie Andrew III, 24, escaped from a holding cell in New Stuyahok on Thursday.  He was taken into custody Wednesday on charges of assault, sexual assault and harassment.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

On Valentine’s Day, Ravn Alaska made its first regularly scheduled flight between Dillingham, King Salmon and Anchorage. Bristol Bay residents said they were excited for increased competition among airlines in the region.

ZOË SOBEL/KUCB

The City of Unalaska will contribute $36,000 to the disposal of a boat that the state scuttled in January. The F/V Akutan sat abandoned Unalaska's Captains Bay for months after a disastrous summer fishing season in Bristol Bay this summer. 

Today is Valentine's Day. It's a time to celebrate your family, friends, romantic partners or any combination of the loves in your life. It's also a time to reflect on what love means to you. Logan Ito from Dillingham High School's broadcasting class and KDLG's Liam Wright took that exact question to Dillingham's elementary schoolers. Here's what Ms. Sanger's second grade class had to say.

Dan Dunaway

At the round robin basketball tournament in Homer this weekend, Dillingham competed against teams from Homer, Kotzebue and Sitka.

photo courtesy of Chief Ivan Blunka School

Ben Griese and Nicole Wagner received the Inclusive Practices Award from the Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education last week.

J. Platt

An 81-year-old woman complaining of chest pains was successfully transported to Dillingham on Monday by a helicopter and crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak.

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