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Defense for Brian V. Clark, 37, expects it may take a few more months to prepare for a jury trial. Clark is accused of murdering Ella Olsen, 55, in Dillingham in Feb. 2017 in a heroin-related robbery gone bad.

Federal authorities announced the seizure of 10 pounds of meth and four kilos of heroin this week in Anchorage.

Under arrest is Cheng Saechao, 28, of Anchorage. He was charged with possession to distribute 1,000 or more grams of heroin and faces a mandatory 10 years to life in jail if convicted.

The meth was found in the mail after it was shipped to Alaska from California, and authorities discovered the heroin at Saechao’s home.

KDLG

The three members of the Dillingham City School District board appointed Kim Williams and Bernina Venua to vacant seats Monday night. Luke Villnave, a former teacher, received support in his bid, but the board favored the experience of Williams and Venua, both past members. A fourth applicant, Chelsea Ayars, said prior to the meeting she learned she was not eligible as her family lives outside of city limits.

Avery Lill / KDLG

Driver and two children appeared to be ok after the single vehicle accident Thursday night. Police say driver, a 20 year old woman, had "momentarily helped" children playing a game on their cell phone before driving the truck off the road.

KDLG

NWS three month climate outlook suggests slightly above average temps, and slightly above average precipitation through January. (Not the well-above average temps and rain in 2014/15.) After that, La Niña may produce colder, drier conditions through late winter.

Monica Waring

Parent company North Pacific Seafoods settles with EPA for failing to report stored ammonia, and will pay $46,000 and spend $175,000 on energy efficiency upgrades.

The House Speaker from Dillingham sat down with KDLG Monday for an interview about the session and other recent topics of interest.

Hladick tapped for EPA Region 10

Oct 17, 2017

Former Dillingham, Unalaska city manager picked by Trump administration to lead agency's work in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Elizabeth Harball

Agency staff heard support and opposition for withdrawing the proposed preemptive mining restrictions in the Bristol Bay watershed. Some residents spoke up about the benefits of working for Pebble and why they and their village corporations deserve to see Pebble Mine apply for permits.

KDLG

In close to four hours of public testimony, dozens told EPA staffers that large-scale mining threatens a fishery and way of life in Bristol Bay. The unanimous opinion given during Wednesday's meeting, held during the middle of the work day, was EPA should finalize preemptive Section 404(c) Clean Water Act restrictions, not withdraw them and wait for an Environmental Impact Statement.

NWS

As first big low pressure storm moves east towards Russia Thursday and Friday, second storm now looks to stay south of Bering Sea and Bristol Bay. NWS downgrading threat of high seas and coastal erosion in weekend forecast.

KDLG

The city's appeal of Local Boundary Commission Jan. 24 rejection is moving ahead in court. Dillingham argues the LBC's reconsideration was unlawful, and that the city was not granted a fair hearing. An attorney for the state, plus opponents led by Ekuk, say LBC was perfectly within its rights to correct its earlier wrong.

KDLG

An assembly with students from the elementary, middle, and high schools took time to recognize the importance and contributions of Alaska's indigenous people on the now official holiday.

Former state senate president Rick Halford critical of Pebble's new effort to reintroduce the project in a smaller package, saying the move is aimed at "mining the stock market," not the copper and gold.

The conduct of Carl P. Nunn, 30, was "egregious," said his defense attorney Chris Lesch, but the 15 original charges against him – including kidnapping – were "inappropriate."

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