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6:21 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

"Summer of Blubber" now live from Round Island

Looks like there was some quality napping going on despite the wind and rain Friday afternoon.
Credit Explore.org

A new set of cameras by Explore.org offers a window on some of the thousands of male walruses sunning themselves on Round Island's beaches.

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Education
5:46 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

MAP School graduates its 99th student

Credit Ruthe Schoder-Ehri‎

Five young people graduated Tuesday from the Maximum Achievement Program, or MAP school in Dillingham.

Danny Frazier, Principal of the MAP School, says several of the graduates plan to continue working jobs they started during MAP school, or to go on to other careers.

This class brings the number of MAP graduates up to 99 since the program started in 2003. 

Contact the author at hannah@kdlg.org.

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News
5:11 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Rain causes delays for Squaw Creek culvert work

DOT spokesperson says to expect a one-day closure Saturday, and the culvert work to install the pipe next Thursday.

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Crime and Safety
4:05 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Man arrested for DUI after going off the road in Dillingham

DILLINGHAM:  Police say a driver under the influence of alcohol crashed a vehicle in the woods off Kanakanak Road early Thursday. The accident was reported at 1:55 a.m.

Edward Krause, 31, was arrested on a DUI charge. Police say Krause admitted to drinking at the Sea Inn Bar before driving, and his BAC was .197 (two and half times the legal limit).

Police did not report any injuries.

Fisheries
1:46 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Chemical tags in ear bones reveal Chinooks' life histories

The otolith, or "ear bone," is located just beneath a salmon's brain.
Credit Brennan / UW

When you catch a salmon in the bay, how do you know where it hatched? New research tells where Nushagak Chinook salmon were born and raised.

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News
1:13 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Ekwok Breaks Ground on Bridge and Landfill Access Project

Luki Akelkok, President of the Ekwok Village Council, spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony.
Credit Hannah Colton/KDLG

The project, which starts with the construction of a 115-foot one-span bridge, has been more than a decade in the making. 

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Fisheries
12:10 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Fish and Game says Bristol Bay management a priority

Bristol Bay fisheries management should continue this summer despite Gov. Bill Walker’s veto of about $47 million to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s operating budget.

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Fisheries
3:18 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

BBRSDA appoints two new board members

Dillingham's Pete Andrew is one of two new board members at the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association.
Credit Courtesy of BBRSDA/Bristol Bay Sustainable Alaska Sockeye

Dillingham's Pete Andrew and Kodiak's Mike Friccero will serve on the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board until June 2016.

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Fisheries
2:57 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Gov. Walker names Anchorage resident to state fish board

Robert Mumford was appointed to the state board of fisheries May 20.
Credit Courtesy Office of Gov. Bill Walker

Robert Mumford tapped for Board of Fisheries seat vacated by Karl Johnstone, who resigned in January.    

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News
1:43 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Bobby Andrew, 73, laid to rest Saturday

Bobby Andrew, 73, passed away last week. He was buried Saturday in Aleknagik.
Bob Waldrop

Bobby Andrew remembered as a protector of Bristol Bay resources and people

KDLG and The Bristol Bay Times-Dutch Harbor Fisherman:  Rain fell steadily as family and friends laid Bobby Andrew to rest Saturday evening in Aleknagik. The funeral service for the Reader Pavela, as he was known in the church, was held earlier in the day at St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church in Dillingham.

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News
12:26 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

American Legion in Dillingham to clean up memorial site

The new chapter of the American Legion in Dillingham wants to clean up and restore the veteran's memorial park.
Credit Matt Martin/KDLG

A new chapter of the American Legion has started up in Dillingham. The group’s first efforts to honor local veterans the group is looking to clean up and restore the dilapidated memorial site downtown.

The small fenced in park across the road from the Carlson House in Dillingham might be better known for sleeping off last night’s shenanigans than honoring soldiers but Don Meyers aims to change that. He’s the Post Commander for the new Dillingham chapter of the American Legion.

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Environment
12:19 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Fish and Game: Don't touch 'orphaned' wildlife

Department is discouraging contact with newborns, which is illegal and can be dangerous.

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News
3:52 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Kanakanak Road closing at Airport "Y" Wednesday 4 pm

The culvert work will commence Wednesday afternoon, as construction crews begin installing this large stream pipe at Squaw Creek. The small stretch of Kanakanak Road will be closed for about two weeks, with traffic routed around Waskey Road.
Credit Clark Fair

Traffic will be routed to Waskey Road while crews install a large stream pipe for Squaw Creek.

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Education
12:32 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Dillingham Class of 2015 Graduates

Teachers stand and the high school band plays as graduating students enter the gym.
Matt Martin

27 Dillingham Seniors graduated Friday night.

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Bristol Bay and Beyond
9:08 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Bristol Bay and Beyond, May 15, 2015

The sunset viewed from Cape Constantine. Photographer Clark Fair, who regularly shares his photos with KDLG, was along for a UAF class spotting migratory birds last weekend.
Credit Clark Fair

Herring fishers in Dillingham, fisher poets in Oregon, salmon ear bones tell a tale, and a powerful voice for the region passes on.

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