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10:12 am
Thu May 28, 2015

BBAHC breaks ground on new dental clinic

BBAHC CEO Robert Clark, board members, and other invited guests break ground on the new dental clinic.
Credit Matt Martin/KDLG

The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation's new dental clinic should be complete sometime next year.

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Crime and Safety
5:24 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Three rescued after plane crash northwest of Port Alsworth

Cessna 206 with three onboard went down mid-flight after running out of fuel. The men used a PLB to notify authorities, and were rescued hours later.

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News
1:52 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Public library back open for normal hours

Credit KDLG

The Dillingham public library reopened last Friday afternoon after being closed for a week due to electrical and computer troubles.

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Fisheries
1:38 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Fresh halibut hits the Dillingham harbor

The fish weighed in between 12 and 75 lbs.
Credit Hannah Colton/KDLG

Eagle II skipper William A. Johnson brought in 25 halibut, the first fresh fish of the season for some happy customers. 

  Halibut was fetching $7 dollars a pound at the Dillingham harbor Tuesday afternoon. 

Audio transcript: 

Eagle II skipper William Johnson arrived in Dillingham with 25 halibut caught Monday just ahead of some rough weather.

“It was calm yesterday but now it’s blowing again, that’s why we came home.”

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Crime and Safety
5:47 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Former DPD K-9 Lutri keeping busy with troopers in Ketchikan

Lutri was an effective drug sniffing K9 for the Dillingham Police Department, but was adopted out in early 2014. Lutri went to Ketchikan, where he helped seize large amounts of marijuana and hashish oil last week.
Credit KDLG

Troopers say Lutri helped seize nearly $350,000 in marijuana and hashish oil, beginning with two busts onboard the M/V Kennecott.

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Fisheries
5:35 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Mediation proposed for salmon sustainability certification squabble

The salmon processors at odds over who gets the blue-label sustainability certification needed to sell fish in certain European markets are expected to enter mediation next week.

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Environment
2:39 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Wettest May on record for Bristol Bay

High water levels at Aleknagik Lake late last week.
Credit Carolyn Smith

Two weeks of near constant rain set new record and cause high water levels for area lakes and rivers.

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Environment
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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