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Dillingham Fire Department pays tribute to longtime volunteer Jim McMurray

McMurray succumbed to a battle with cancer Tuesday at the age of 70. He served close to four decades with Dillingham's Fire Dept. and Crash Rescue Squad, and was the expert engineer who kept the water flowing.

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DCSD Superintendent Danny Frazier to retire in June

After 27 years in education, seven with DCSD, and two as the superintendent, Danny Frazier says it is time to spend more time with his ailing wife.

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Bristol Bay and Beyond: May 19, 2017

Andy Wink breaks down the salmon market, a halibut and cod fishery is underway, scientists are tagging Aleutian terns, a visit to the DES science fair, and the Tanalian HS choir sings "Emerald Stream."

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Settlement announced Friday morning. Anticipating the news, Pebble opponents took to the streets Thursday in Dillingham with a loud message of "Fish First, Pebble Never."

City of Dillingham to raise landfill fees

May 11, 2017
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A new fee structure will be in place at the Dillingham landfill from July 1. The city hopes the new fees will be simpler and encourage more efficient garbage sorting. 

YK Delta Firefighters Attending Fire Leadership Training

May 11, 2017
CREDIT TIM MOWRY / ALASKA DIVISION OF FORESTRY

State and Federal fire agencies have teamed up to sponsor leadership training for firefighters from the YK Delta this month. 

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Dillingham Elementary School is eliminating "blue notes" next year. If students need to be dropped off at a location other than their regular bus stop, then caregivers will have to provide transportation.

Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game

Two buyers and eight seiners left Togiak and fished two openers in Port Moller this week. A total of 1465 tons were landed, with an avg. roe reported around 12 percent and avg. weights above 450 grams.

Alex W. Savo, 25, originally of Naknek, pleaded guilty May 1 and was ordered to serve a two year sentence. His co-conspirator, Taylor Lack, 21, of Wasilla, is scheduled to plead Friday.

Public health nurse Gina Carpenter hosting the free, hour long classes starting Tuesday night at 5:30. The courses continue Wednesday and Thursday, and again on Thursday May 18, all at the Bristol Bay Campus.

Tom Collier, the CEO of Pebble Limited Partnership, joined Bristol Bay and Beyond Friday to discuss the new advisory committee raising eyebrows, and offer an update on the FACA case he says will probably resolved out of court with EPA within a week.

Tonya O'Connor, who has more than a decade of experience as the Dillingham court clerk and deputy magistrate, is now officially the Magistrate Judge and Clerk of Court.

Warner Lew / Icicle Seafoods

With just over a hundred tons left to fish, ADF&G calls it a season for Togiak purse seine fleet. No price given yet. Around 15 gillnetters still fishing, with about 6,000 tons left in their quota.

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