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Pebble Mine
6:59 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Pebble files FOIA lawsuit against EPA

Mine developer says EPA has turned over only "tip of the iceberg" of documents showing inappropriate behind-the-scenes collaborations.

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Crime and Safety
6:39 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Leroy B. Dick Jr. murder trial next week in Dillingham

Leroy Dick Jr., at his arraignment on a first degree murder charge on March 20, 2013.

Jury selection scheduled to begin Monday, November 3.

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Crime and Safety
6:27 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Man sentenced in stabbing case

DILLINGHAM:  Curtis Ayuluk, 27, was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison for stabbing a man with a 3” pocket knife last March in Dillingham.

The victim, a middle aged man from Manokotak, was bleeding profusely from a chest wound when police arrived on scene. He was taken to the hospital and later recovered.

A witness told police Ayuluk had said “good bye” as he plunged one of two knives he was brandishing into the man’s chest. Police believe Ayuluk had been drinking.

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Crime and Safety
4:46 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Walker arrested for violating release conditions

DILLINGHAM:  Logan Walker, 36, was arrested in Clark's Point Thursday for violating the conditions of his release.

Walker was picked up earlier this month for violating his parole on another case after he tested positive for opiate use while at Jake’s Place, a substance abuse treatment facility at the Kanakanak Hospital. His case was noticed by the Dillingham public, as his girlfriend Jennifer Williams was arrested around the same time for allegedly smoking an oxycodone pill with a new mother at the Kanakanak Hospital.

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Crime and Safety
2:44 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Man arrested in Koliganek for failing to register as a sex offender

DILLINGHAM:  Elmer B. Amos, 29, of Mekoryuk, was arrested Thursday in Koliganek for failing to register as a sex offender. Amos was convicted in 2008 in Bethel on a 2007 charge of third degree sexual assault, and sentenced to two years in prison and five years of probation.

Politics
11:34 am
Thu October 30, 2014

A Run Down of the 2014 Election Ballot Measures

DILLINGHAM-- Tuesday is Election Day and there are three measures on this year’s ballot.  

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Fisheries
2:06 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

NOAA Annual Fisheries of the United States 2013 Report Released

Credit NOAA

US fishermen landed some 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish worth an estimated $5.5 billion in 2013.

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Politics
11:17 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Early Voting in Dillingham is Important to the Mid Term Election

Sarah Evans set up at the Dillingham AC on Tuesday to urge people to get out the vote.
Credit Thea Card

Election Day is approaching and with that comes the final surge from politicians to earn your vote.  However, there are others out there that don’t care who you vote for—they just want you to vote.  

You may have seen her huddled up around a small card table with flyers and stickers, inside grocery stores with a friendly smile.  You’re on your way to pick up some eggs you keep forgetting and at the entrance you’re greeted by…

“Hi guys have you voted yet?”

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Environment
10:10 am
Wed October 29, 2014

KUCB: Shell Seeks 5-Year Extension on Arctic Leases

The company is seeking a five-year suspension from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to keep its leases from expiring.

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Crime and Safety
10:02 am
Wed October 29, 2014

KYUK: Bethel fire destroys Alcohol Treatment Center

A fire burned an alcohol treatment facility under construction in Bethel Monday night.
Credit Dean Swope

YKHC officials say the 12.5 million dollar alcohol treatment center had been under construction for about a year.

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Crime and Safety
9:54 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Heroin, crystal meth, pot intercepted last week enroute to King Salmon

DILLNGHAM:  Bristol Bay Borough Police, the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team, and state troopers in King Salmon can chalk up a pair of wins in the war on drug importation to Bristol Bay. On October 22, Anchorage-based WAANT investigators nabbed Tawnie Ann Myers, 27, of Naknek, preparing to board a flight back to King Salmon with 15.1 grams of heroin and two grams of methamphetamines. On October 25, state troopers stopped Henry C.

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Politics
9:54 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Senator Murkowski and Admiral Papp to Attend Arctic Circle 2014 Conference

Credit Arctic Circle 2014

This weekend is the Arctic Circle 2014 conference in Iceland.  The annual event was created to increase the Arctic dialogue.  US Senator Lisa Murkowski will be attending with the new Arctic Representative from the US Admiral Robert Papp.  

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Crime and Safety
9:50 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Spree of slashed tires in Dillingham, no leads

DILLINGHAM: Police are continuing to investigate tire slashings last weekend. In total, five cars were damaged. 

On Friday night, folks gathered at the weekly pinochle game at the Senior Center walked outside around 11 p.m. and discovered tires on three cars had been punctured or slashed. One of those belonged to Bert and Crystal Luckhurst.

“My mother-in-law had borrowed the car to go the game, and called me about 11:30 p.m. after she discovered the slashed tires,” said Bert Luckhurst. “What a bum deal. Who targets the old folks at the Senior Center?”

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Crime and Safety
10:34 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Alleged Drug Dealer Pleads Not Guilty at Arraignment Hearing in Dillingham

Credit Dillingham County Courthouse

Vaughn Clark called in from the Anchorage jail to his arraignment trial in Dillingham today.  He's being charged with seven felonies and one misdemeanor.  

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Events & Information
1:38 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

USDA Announced Agreement with Association of Village Council Presidents

Credit US Department of Agriculture

At the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an agreement established between the US Department of Agriculture-Rural Development and the Association of Village Council Presidents. 

Both groups share similar missions.  The USDA-Rural Development aims to improve the economy and quality of life for all rural Alaskans and AVCP’s goals include helping those in rural communities get the aide they need.

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