Avery Lill

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A former Anchorage resident was sentenced Thursday in Dillingham for recklessly flying low over a boater several years ago. Benjamin Hancock, 38, unintentionally hit the man in the head with the ski of the float plane. Hancock pleaded guilty to felony assault, and he will pay a fine and restitution, but he will not serve any jail time.

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Brandon Yagie, 21, was arrested in Perryville Monday and charged with killing his grandfather, 70-year-old Marvin Yagie.

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Four steams have burned in the last two months. The Dillingham Volunteer Fire Department recommends checking the shielding of chimneys and walls behind stoves.

Beaver Round Up

Dillingham’s five-day winter festival kicks off Wednesday. “Elders’ Tales” is the theme for the 60th annual celebration.

photo courtesy of Patrick Walsh

Researchers with ADF&G and the USFWS say that the number of wolves hunting on the Nushagak Peninsula is dependent on the caribou population. The wolves do not cause the caribou population to fluctuate.

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The Alaska House Community and Regional Affairs Committee heard public testimony Tuesday about a resolution to urge Governor Walker to issue an administrative order recognizing the decline of Alaska Native languages as an emergency. 

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

As the mumps outbreak in Alaska continues, the state is allowing more Alaskans to receive a state-supplied third dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to augment the protection of the two doses that most Americans receive as children

Tanya Dube

The Bristol Bay Borough School District won the  “Implementation of an Innovative School Breakfast Model” category in the USDA Western Region’s 2018 Champions of Breakfast Award. 

Avery Lill

The board of game considered 94 proposals over the course of eight days. They voted to approve 44 of them, including a proposal that will allow hunters to use a snow machine to position caribou on the west side of Bristol Bay

Amber Webb

Amber Webb, originally from Dillingham, drew portraits of missing and murdered Alaska Native women on a handmade kuspuk to call attention to the high rate of death by homicide among Alaska Native and Native American women.

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The Alaska Board of Game held a lunch hour meeting to solicit public opinion on a proposal to allow hunters to use snow machines to position caribou, wolf or wolverine for harvest on the west side of Bristol Bay.

Jeff Fonkert

Tyler McWilliams, 37, died unexpectedly in Dillingham on Valentine’s Day. The cause of death is not known.

Andy Aderman/USFWS

The Togiak National Wildlife Refuge announced last week that the Nushagak Peninsula federal subsistence caribou hunt will close when 218 caribou are taken, rather than the original maximum harvest limit of 300. So far, 23 caribou have been reported harvest.

Alaska Department of Public Safety

Moxie Andrew III, 24, escaped from a holding cell in New Stuyahok on Thursday. UPDATE: According to a Feb. 22, 2018 Alaska State Trooper press release, Andrew turned himself in to law enforcement on Feb. 17. He was transported to Dillingham jail Feb. 18 for remand. 

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On Valentine’s Day, Ravn Alaska made its first regularly scheduled flight between Dillingham, King Salmon and Anchorage. Bristol Bay residents said they were excited for increased competition among airlines in the region.

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