Sarah Grace Durrance

Four gubernatorial candidates to debate at Bristol Bay Fish Expo

The Bristol Bay Fish Expo takes place in Naknek June 8-9. In between the live auction, trade show and speed hiring, four candidates running for state governor in the November election will debate issues related to sustainability in rural Alaska.

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City of Dillingham passes tobacco tax

Cigarettes in Dillingham are about to get more expensive. The city expects the new tax to generate $120,000 for the general fund initially. It hopes that over time higher prices will discourage tobacco use.

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Sarah Grace Durrance

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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The Dillingham Elementary School science fair took place on Wednesday night. From egg hatching to water wave models, the projects helped visitors gain new perspectives on how the world works. 

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As the school year winds down, three educators from Dillingham have received statewide awards for their work.

Icicle Seafoods

The purse seine fleet in Togiak took 16,500 tons in 11 days. In Port Moller, seiners took 1000 tons in 39 hours.

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Dillingham’s citywide cleanup has been postponed until tomorrow due to inclement weather. It was scheduled to start today.

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As ice breaks and barges carry fuel into rural Alaskan communities, companies are likely to begin charging prices that reflect global oil prices that have been rising since this fall. 

John Christensen

Residents saw a few hundred walrus hauled out at the beginning of April. By the end of April, they reported seeing about a thousand. On a recent flight over the shoreline, an ADF&G biologist saw only 100.

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First Quantum Minerals and Northern Dynasty Minerals now have until May 31 to finalize the terms on which First Quantum could buy into the Pebble Limited Partnership.

 

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Bristol Bay athletes had a strong showing at the senior state NYO games in Anchorage this weekend. 

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