Responders suspect the Bristol Bay drift boat's stove caught fire. Dillingham Volunteer Fire Dept. and other volunteers able to snuff out the flames quickly. Two were treated onsite for smoke inhalation.
U Pop Em has moved from their location in the Dillingham harbor where they have sold fireworks since 1993. In more than two decades of experience, owners Billie Benedict and Paul Peck have learned a lot about how to run a fireworks business in rural Alaska.
In July, the village of Igiugig will complete the second year of its three year Language Preservation and Maintenance Grant. With 23 fluent speakers of Lake Iliamna Yup’ik still living, the village of Igiugig is making a concerted effort to revive the language.