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Search continues for Justin Forbes, 27, who escaped Togiak jail following an arrest for domestic violence assault.

Lindsay H. Sifsof, 26, was arrested after police say she admitted to drinking vodka for several hours before driving from Aleknagik to Dillingham, a trip that prompted REDDI calls from other drivers.

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

This week, Dillingham's mayor discusses the deficit, a biologist updates on the missing ptarmigan, we profile Dr. Barbara Riley, and get a Beaver Round-Up preview and reflections on its theme song's origin.

Alaska State Troopers

Joe Hiratsuka, 81, Thomas Hiratsuka, 58, and Katherine Nielsen, 48, ran out of fuel on snowmachine trip from Dillingham to Koliganek. They were found by AWT helicopter search Thursday morning in fine health.

US Congress

In a letter to the new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said agency work to block Pebble "unprecedented" and based on "questionable" science. Called on Pruitt to rescind 2014 Clean Water Act restrictions.

NDM

NDM says Kerrisdale Capital report based on "unfounded" claims, contains "numerous errors and unsupported speculation." NAK shares were driven down to $2.26 at close of trading Friday.

KDLG

This week, Rep. Neal Foster on House Finance plan to fix state economy. Plus, Newhalen's Bob Rychnovsky on coaching and chacter, Dr. Cathy Hyndman on protecting one's head, teen love stories, and Penguin dip. 

Kerrisdale Capital

Kerrisdale Capital report takes aim at Northern Dynasty, whose stock skyrocketed after Trump election. Investor says stock is "worthless," noting physical, political challenges of developing Pebble Mine.

US National Park Service

Fish and Game planning to limit spring hunting and scale back bag limit in GMU 9 in effort to conserve dwindling numbers of game bird, which has apparently been hammered by low snow winters.

Elisabeth Coyle Ludwig

Three Chignik Bay students recite their poetry, with a teacher intro, for KDLG's Bristol Bay and Beyond.

KDLG

Dillingham's Superior Court Judge Tina Reigh, the latest on the Nushagak orca fetus, an update from Winterfest, NWS says warmer spring than usual ahead, and poems from Chignik Bay.

Rep. Bryce Edgmon on the latest in Juneau, with reaction from Evelynn Trefon and others fresh back from a trip to the state capital. A look at the borough feasibility study, plus a writer puts down her pen: Jennifer Shockley retires her role as the witty force behind Unalaska's world famous police blotter. 

KDLG:  Donald P. Johnson, 23, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a reduced charge of attempted second degree theft and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Johnson was one of five suspects charged in the theft of more than a dozen firearms from a Dillingham home in October. 

Dillingham Dept. of Public Safety

Found passed out at the wheel, "drooling on himself," convicted felon recently banished from Togiak was in possession of 1.4 grams heroin, a concealed pink handled pistol, and close to $8,000 cash. Moore was admittedly "high on the supply," says DPD.

KDLG:  Dillingham Police charged a 22-year-old woman with possession of methamphetamine, and the same woman was charged with importation of alcohol to Togiak, a dry village.

Shania Clark has been a person of interest to law enforcement in Togiak, but not in Dillingham. The house she was staying in has been of interest to police, however, and a search warrant was served there the evening of January 16 looking for a firearm involved in an armed burglary case.

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