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10:17 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Bristol Bay Borough special election results

KDLG: The Bristol Bay Borough released unofficial results following last week's special election. 

By a 62 to 37 percent margin, voters agreed to a bond package not exceeding $14,000,000 to finance capital improvement projects to the Bristol Bay Borough School.

Voters also approved raising a property tax exemption rate from $20,0000 to $50,000 for residents in good standing with the Borough. That measure passed with 81 percent approval.

Fisheries
10:11 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Results from BBRSDA election for two board seats

KDLG:  Results from the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association’s board election were released in April. 

Abe Williams was elected to Seat A, which is reserved for an Alaska resident. Williams beat challenger Alex Smith 281 to 236 margin.

For seat E, reserved for a non-Alaska resident, Buck Gibbons won with 353 votes to David Harsilla's 172 votes.

A replacement for the board seat vacated by Robert Heyano has not been named yet.

Crime and Safety
10:00 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Small grass fire Friday in Dillingham

DILLINGHAM: The Volunteer Fire Department was called out to a small grass fire Friday afternoon in Olsonville, off Chuthmok Drive. A handful of volunteers were able to hose down the fire which was spreading quickly through dry grass behind some outbuildings. 

The fire was apparently caused by a cigarette.  

The City of Dillingham still has a burn ban in effect, and city, state, and federal officials are continuing to warn of a high risk of wild fires in Southwest Alaska right now.

Fisheries
9:58 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Fishing continues in Togiak, seiners near half of quota

Seiners hauled in 1,976 tons of herring Sunday, with an average weight of 400 grams and 11 percent average roe.

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Crime and Safety
9:47 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Body believed to be Akiak woman recovered

KYUK:  The body of Sally Stone, 27, appears to have been found on the Kuskokwim River, not far from where she and two others entered the river last December.

Stone, of Akiak, and two men died when a 4-wheeler they were traveling on went into an open hole near Kwethluk. Stone's remains where found Sunday by local volunteers. Her body was recovered has been sent for an autopsy.

Crime and Safety
9:39 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Troopers seize booze bound for Togiak

DILLINGHAM: State troopers reported making two seizures over the weekend of alcohol bound for the dry village of Togiak.

Troopers say an unnamed adult female was contacted Saturday in Dillingham prior to traveling to Togiak with six bottles of R&R whiskey. On Sunday troopers contacted another adult female at the Dillingham Airport who was bound for Togiak and allegedly had five containers of alcohol in her possession.

Both women were released on scene and importation charges were forwarded to the District Attorney’s office.

Education
9:36 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

UAF Bristol Bay honors graduates at 29th commencement ceremony

Robert Gillam, CEO of McKinley Capital and a leader in the campaign for the Bristol Bay Forever Initiative, delivered the commencement address to graduates.

McKinley Capital Management's Bob Gillam delivered commencement address to graduates Saturday in Dillingham.

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Fisheries
9:09 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Copper River Seafoods expands Bristol Bay operations with Naknek plant

Company plans to process 4-5 million pounds of fresh, frozen H&G at plant previously owned by Extreme Seafoods.

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Education
11:04 am
Mon May 4, 2015

BBEDC Seattle Internships

Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation's logo
Credit BBEDC

The Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation is offering five internships in Seattle.

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Fisheries
1:27 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Business of Fish: May 5th and 7th

Fishermen at work in Bristol Bay
Credit Courtesy of BBEDC

The annual Business of Fish gets underway next week. 

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Environment
1:01 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Airport officials aim to keep birds out

USDA Wildlife Specialist Jonah Rothleder keeps an eye out for birds flying around the Wood River.
Credit Matt Martin/KDLG

Migratory birds are making their way up north and many are looking for a nice pond or lake to rest their wings. But they won’t find a warm welcome at the Dillingham Airport. 

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Business
1:23 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Grant Aviation President: 'We're coming back.'

Grant Aviation airplane prepares for take off.
Credit Grant Aviation

Last year, Bob Lowrance took over as President and C.O.O. of Grant Aviation and is on a mission to restore the trust of travelers in the Bristol Bay region.

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Crime and Safety
11:06 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Suspected Talkeenta-area shooter died at hospital, say troopers

Billy Kidd, 57, died at an Anchorage hospital. Troopers believe Kidd shot and killed Andre Lafrance, then himself, on April 18.

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Politics
10:56 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Murkowski: Alaskans ‘Scared to Death’ of Water Reg

Offers strong words for EPA head Gina McCarthy during Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing Wednesday.

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Politics
10:53 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Public Broadcasting cut by 23.5 percent

Guests on a recent Bristol Bay Sports Round Up program, hosted by volunteers at KDLG Public Radio.
Credit KDLG

Alaska’s public broadcasters dodged a bullet when the legislature’s regular session ended Monday.

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