Dillingham sees rash of steam bath fires

Four steams have burned in the last two months. The Dillingham Volunteer Fire Department recommends checking the shielding of chimneys and walls behind stoves.

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Beaver Round Up turns 60 next week

Dillingham’s five-day winter festival kicks off Wednesday. “Elders’ Tales” is the theme for the 60 th annual celebration.

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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.

On Friday, a man’s snow machine broke down between Manokotak and Dillingham. A volunteer search and rescue team found him early Saturday morning. The man was uninjured and returned safely home.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The F/V Destination sank Feb. 11, 2017. The wreckage was discovered on the sea floor near St. George Island in July, but the cause of the accident remains a mystery.

The Insurance Services Office is recognizing Dillingham’s improved firefighting capabilities. ISO evaluates communities around the country on their ability to deal with building fires. Many insurance companies take that evaluation into account when calculating premiums for home and business property insurance.

Jason Sear

Opponents of mining in the Bristol Bay watershed celebrate Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement and are committed to remaining vocal on the issue. On the other hand, four village corporations with land near or adjacent to the Pebble deposit have called on Pruitt to “ensure a full and fair review for the project” and are concerned that proposed restrictions could impede that process.

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Last week, the Bristol Bay Opioid Task Force and Alaska's Department of Health and Social Services held a meeting in Dillingham . At the meeting, Bristol Bay residents weighed in on how the state should next respond to the opioid epidemic.

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A week after his own coalition demanded his resignation, House District 38 Representative Zach Fansler stepped down on Friday morning. The freshman Democrat from Bethel is accused of assaulting a woman when she rejected his sexual advances, though he denies the allegations.

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Jason Johnson is slated to start work as the superintendent of Dillingham schools July 1.

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Dillingham's downtown water delivery system is undergoing renovations, including new control panels and improved water sampling

Ole Shangin, 32, was arrested Wednesday on murder charges related to the 2016 shooting death of Joseph Peterson, 31, in Ivanof Bay.


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