Isabelle Ross

Reporter/Host
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Shortly after midnight on Sunday, June 10, Nathan Wassillie climbed 60 feet up the KDLG radio tower. 

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Governor Walker signed the state budget on Wednesday. KDLG’s Izzy Ross talked with the governor about how Senate Bill 26 will impact Permanent Fund Dividends, and about efforts to bolster state trooper retention.

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Halibut season is winding down. So far 45,977 pounds of halibut have been landed in area 4-E. Some of the 21 fishermen participating between Dillingham, Naknek and Togiak send fish to processors. Others sell them dockside. A Dillingham fleet is taking a different approach to selling their catch.

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On June first, the board of directors for the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation voted unanimously to support the Yes for Salmon ballot initiative. 

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The answer depends on the definition of bullying. Several parents have raised concerns at school board meetings throughout the year. However, administrators say that the cases in question, while a problem, don’t necessarily qualify as bullying.

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Halibut have hit the docks in Dillingham. The 4-E halibut fishery opened on May 1, and the first fish was landed on May 14.

Norman Heyano

Those hoping to drive to Snake Lake will have to wait; Snake Lake Road will remain closed until icy conditions allow the DOT to repair damage caused by washouts.

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Cigarettes in Dillingham are about to get more expensive. The city expects the new tax to generate $120,000 for the general fund initially. It hopes that over time higher prices will discourage tobacco use.

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Bristol Bay area schools wrapped up the final round of commencement ceremonies over the weekend.

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It’s the last Friday of the school year, and this morning, it was also the last music Friday at Dillingham Elementary. Teresa Duncan runs these weekly musical mornings for elementary students. This year, she’s retiring. 

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Dillingham wrestling coach William Savo received the Region One Coach of the Year award on Monday.

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Sophie Woods has worked at Dillingham Elementary longer than anyone else at the school. Over her 50 years as a teacher’s aide, she has taught students a variety of skills, from reading to native dancing. Now, she’s retiring.

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The UAF Bristol Bay campus commencement ceremony focused on rural campuses as key to providing opportunities for local people to work in their communities.  

Sarah Grace Durrance

The Bristol Bay Science and Research Institute will begin a study on mesh selectivity in early June.

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The Dillingham Elementary School science fair took place on Wednesday night. From egg hatching to water wave models, the projects helped visitors gain new perspectives on how the world works. 

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