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7:19 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Grass fire spread quickly Wednesday off Dillingham's Wood River Road

A grass fire that may have been started near the Wood River Road spread quickly Wednesday afternoon, claiming at least two structures and other property. A dozen or so members of the Volunteer Fire Dept. were joined by at least 15 others from the community who worked with hand tools to stop the spread.

A grass fire burned several acres and destroyed at least two structures Wednesday at mile three on Dillingham's Wood River Road.

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News
2:35 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Mary Olympic of Igiugig passed away Tuesday at the age of 83

Mary A. Olympic of Igiugig passed away Tuesday at the age of 83.
Credit courtesy AlexAnna Salmon

Family says Olympic died from pneumonia complications at an Anchorage hospital after celebrating Orthodox Easter.

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Education
6:11 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Young musicians fine tune their skills at Region 1 Music Festival

Hannah Colton

Visiting students from four western Alaska schools made their way to Dillingham for the Regional Music Festival April 9-11. 

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Fisheries
4:01 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Alaska salmon producers seek to rejoin MSC certification

Ten major salmon buyers will negotiate back to stewardship label they dropped in 2012, saying its needed to sell to some European markets.

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Business
3:48 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Tax deadline approaches

Wednesday is the deadline to file your 2014 tax returns, or an extension.

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Local Sports
2:51 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Naknek swimmers qualify for Junior Olympics

The Sockeye Swim League in Naknek had four young swimmers qualify for the Junior Olympics this past weekend.

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Education
2:43 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

$14,000,000 school bond up for vote in Bristol Bay

Voters head to the polls April 28 to decide on whether or not to use bond funds to improve borough school.

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Crime and Safety
3:31 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Ramp agent napping in cargo hold of Alaska Airlines jet, forces emergency landing

Pilot reported hearing banging beneath the aircraft after takeoff from Seattle.

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Education
1:33 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

Facing budget cuts, Aleutians East to close Cold Bay school

The playground at the Cold Bay School.
Credit Kerry Burkhardt

Aleutians East Borough is closing its second school in three years.

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Environment
4:56 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Round Island program gets a boost from private, federal funds

Round Island and the Walrus Islands sanctuary protect North America’s largest continually used terrestrial haulout for Pacific walruses.
Credit Lauri Jemison

Annenberg Foundation, zoos, aquariums, and others will help keep unique spot staffed and open despite state funding cuts.

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Fisheries
4:03 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Fish and Game watching sea surface temperatures ahead of Togiak herring fishery

Warm sea surface temperatures may encourage an early start to the herring fishery again this year.

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Fisheries
5:55 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

BBEDC to award refrigeration systems to ten Bay fishermen

A hydraulic Refrigerated Sea Water system like the units purchased by BBEDC.
Credit BBRSDA

The new program aims to improve fish quality by putting hydraulic RSW units on the vessels of CDQ qualified fishermen. 

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Environment
5:05 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Tracking wolves a tougher task without snow

Credit National Park Service

Wildlife biologists say the lack of snow this spring makes bears and wolves more difficult to find.

Area biologists say it’s been a difficult spring to conduct surveys of bear and wolf populations. KDLG’s Matt Martin reports:

 Audio transcript: 

Pat Walsh is the Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Biologist at the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. He says the difficulty comes from little snow in the refuge.

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Local Sports
4:43 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Athletes compete in regional NYO, prepare for state games

Wrist carry at this weekend's tournament in Dillingham

This weekend for the Native Youth Olympics, Dillingham hosted athletes from Southwest Region Schools for the Dillingham preliminaries and SWRSD Regional Tournament. The number one placers in each event from Southwest schools will advance to the State tournament.

Dillingham is sending athletes to Nome this weekend, which will be their final qualifier for the state games.

The statewide senior games for the 2015 Native Youth Olympics will take place in Anchorage, April 16-18th. 

Below are results from this weekend's tournament in Dillingham:

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Crime and Safety
11:05 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Bethel woman indicted for manslaughter for injecting father with heroin

Shannon Cooke, 35, allegedly provided and injected her father with heroin, which led to his death in Anchorage last September.

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