Bristol Bay and Beyond: April 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017

On this week's show, we sit down with outgoing Dillingham city manager Rose Loera, remember elder Raymond Conquest, visit the Yup'ik language and culture class, profile an NYO state champ and more.

Pete Andrew needed nothing more than a button and his usual enthusiasm to show support the March for Science in Dillingham Saturday.
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Bristol Bay and Beyond, April 28, 2017: This week, the outgoing Dillingham city manager joins to talk about her time on the job. "I've tried my best, I was born and raised here, and thought that my job was to make it a better place for us to be," says Rose Loera. KDLG's Avery Lill profiles the Yup'ik language and culture class at DHS, and now two-time wrist carry state champ Justin Dye tells us why NYO is so great. "These events represent what we used to do to survive, so I think that's really good for our culture and all these kids learning about it," he says. Plus, we remember Raymond Conquest of Aleknagik who passed away at 89 this week, and the lead from next week's production of "Annie" shares a few preview pieces. Those stories, plus a recap of some of the week's news.

8th grader Angelica Marx has the lead role in next weekend's production of Annie. She shared a few samples with KDLG after school Thursday.
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Michelle Snyder is giving rhythm to a tradition Yup'ik dance in class at DHS.
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A pine grosbeak waiting on greenup.
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