Bristol Bay and Beyond, Dec. 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016

Sen. Dan Sullivan on his priorities and Trump cabinet picks. Plus why wrestling rocks, and a profile of one standout young athlete. Subway's closing for a bit, church at the Dillingham jail, and lots of singing kids. 

When life hands you lemons ... roll up an icy snow ball and chuck it at the boys at the other end of the bus stop. Friday in Dillingham, after the rains came.
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Bristol Bay and Beyond, Dec. 16: This week, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) joins to discuss what he hopes a Republican Congress and Republican president can accomplish for Alaskans, and what he thinks of Trump's cabinet picks so far. "Bringing back strong economic opportunity, and it is a theme that I think a lot of the president-elect's cabinet selections are focused on, and I think that's good thing," he says. Last week we featured a new business that's booming this winter; this week we speak with the owner of another that is going to shut down for a while. "We just wanted to spend more time together as a family over the winter months," says Dillingham Subway owner Andrew Berkoski. We profile one of the region's top wrestlers vying for a state title this weekend: New Stuyahok's 113 pound Blunka Blunka Jr., known better as "Man 2." Plus a couple youngsters in New Stu tells us what they want for Christmas, and we stop by church at the local lockup, all after a look back at some of the week's news.

State troopers helped judge Christmas tree decorations at the Bristol Bay Native Association Friday. The "economic development" team won.
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Twice a week local ministers host a prison ministry at the Dillingham Jail.
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What a difference a week makes. After two days of rain and three or four days above freezing, the winter wonderland from a weekend has faded. At the boat harbor Friday.
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Last weekend there was ample snow and clear, cool temps to enjoy Bristol Bay like the good ole' days. Then the rains came.
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