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Monica Waring

Unofficial results are in from many of the area communities' October 3 elections. Canvassing committees will finalize those results in the coming weeks, counting absentee and question ballots.

PLP

Company reduced the scope of the project to 5.4 square miles, which would impact "negligible" amounts of fish habitat in the North and South Fork Koktuli drainages, says CEO Tom Collier. He intends to file for a permit application before the end of the year, but has not yet named a financial-backing partner.

John Lyons/AVO/USGS

In keeping with a pattern that repeats a handful of times every year, Cleveland Volcano is building pressure and will likely erupt soon. Scientists at the AVO say that it could be a matter of days or months.

KDLG

Igiugig leader joins Pebble Advisory Committee to try and affect what happens as the company prepares a “life-transforming” project in her backyard. Her stewardship is not without its critics, who argue working with Pebble helps the company's sales pitch. Salmon argues that there are some realities not likely to change, and others she may be able to influence for future generations.

U.S. National Weather Service

A powerful Bering Sea cyclone will push strong westerlies into coastal Southwest Alaska Wednesday and especially Thursday. The storm will bring winds of 30-40 mph, with gusts up to 60, and high seas and some storm surge along the coast are in the forecast as well.

Monica Waring

Wrestlers raised $800 Sunday to help cover team travel costs. The Angels will open their season at the Wolverine Classic in Dillingham on October 27.

Bristol Engineering Services

The City of Manokotak is still advancing its road-to-Dillingham proposal, even as the cost to build may be upwards of $100 million.

KDLG

On Thursday, Pebble CEO Tom Collier is expected to roll out details of the company's smaller plan to mine the copper and gold deposit northwest of Iliamna. Bristol Bay's residents and leaders, including some of Pebble's loudest opponents, are gearing up to finally get a look behind the curtain of this proposed project.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Dillingham gardeners say that an uptick in slimy pests in recent years is making growing greens more difficult.

Bristol Bay Times/Dutch Harbor Fisherman

Tanalian School senior, Callen Davis ran his 5K at 16:46, coming in fifth out of 145 runners in the cross country state championship.

Evelynn Trefon

Newhalen's community garden is in its third year.  The pop-up produce market was a new addition this summer.

KDLG

The unexpected banner pink year filled a gap after the sockeye run came in well below expectations, and helped push the Chignik salmon fishery past and estimated $15 million in ex-vessel value.

courtesy KPEDD

New city manager accepted the city council's offer and will move from Seldovia to Dillingham by Nov. 8. The retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel is "excited to get to Dillingham and work with the Mayor, City Council and Citizens to continue the momentum developed in the City.”

KDLG

“It’s got a bit of a homey atmosphere, and you walk in and you smell fresh coffee and some cookies baking, and you know we just love on ‘em like their family would,” said Bobbie Overgaard, who has helped outreach to the thousands of seasonal workers who call Naknek home for two months every summer.

KDLG

Three of the five members of Dillingham’s school board are not running for re-election in October. Two say that it is because of the large time commitment serving on the board requires.

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