Bristol Bay and Beyond, March 6 2015

Mar 11, 2015

A preview of the Iditarod, behind the scenes at Regionals, and some artists who've caught our attention.

Credit Clark Fair

Air Savo.
Credit Kevin Tennyson

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The fans and teams turned out for the ceremonial start in downtown Anchorage Saturday.
Credit Zachariah Hughes

On Saturday the Last Great Race on Earth has its ceremonial start in Anchorage, with rookie Canadian musher Rob Cooke leading out of the gate on trucked in snow. The race re-starts in Fairbanks Monday, and APRN will have a reporter following along and offering up to the minute coverage. Emily Schwing is a veteran sled dog race reporter, with three Iditarods and five Yukon Quests under her belt. 

The line stretched out the door Friday evening to get into the championship games at the regional tournament at DHS.
Credit Hannah Colton

Teams gather around one (of many) meals prepared by an army of volunteers working behind the scenes to keep the tournament smooth.
Credit Matt Martin, KDLG

The regional basketball tournament is in full swing here in Dillingham. Tonight, the Lady Wolverines square off against the Lady Angels for top honors, and in the boys bracket, it’s Unalaska versus Dillingham.  KDLG will have live coverage, but there’s more going on than just the games this weekend.  

Paint peeling off an old boat. Photo taken during a course on photography at UAF Bristol Bay.
Credit Hank Boggs

Next, a decades' old tradition in Naknek is being revived. KDLG's Hannah Colton tells us more about this year's effort to bring back the Uutuqtwa magazine. 

This very slick logo was designed by DHS senior Juliana Nicholson for this year's regional tournament.
Credit Juliana Nicholson

Next we’re going to introduce you to two local artists whose work has come to our attention in the past week.

Hundreds of you have been using our web link with the basketball regionals tournament, and maybe hundreds more will buy t-shirts at the games this weekend. You’ll notice an original new logo featuring the mascots of the five teams in the tournament:  The Bristol Bay Angels, Togiak Huskies, Dillingham Wolverines, Unalaska Raiders, and the Mustangs from the Kuskokwim Learning Academy.

The very cool logo was designed, at the very last possible minute, by a talented Dillingham High School student who stopped by our studio this week to talk about it:

Is there beauty in a busted windshield? Some photographers think so.
Credit Clark Fair

Now to another artist whose work appears weekly on  Through the lens of his Canon SLR digital camera, Clark Fair has been capturing the sights and scenes of Dillingham and the surrounding area with a noticeable aptitude.

To verify that, check out the many images of winter hikes on Snake Mountain, most recently some excellent photo coverage of Beaver Round Up, and other great shots from ordinary objects and locations around town like the city dock or anywhere a boat is slowly dying.

His photos have appeared on phone books, the front page of the Bristol Bay Times, the trading post, and frequently on our website. Not to shortchange other great area photographers like JoAnne Knight, Apayo Moore, Kevin Tennyson, and Eric Hanson who share photos with us … but Clark was handy, and happens to be teaching a class on digital photography this weekend at the campus, so we asked if he’d stop by and share a few thoughts on how we can all better our own photographic efforts. 

This photo was taken during the weekend photography course.
Credit Hank Boggs
As was this one.
Credit Hank Boggs

That's it for this week's Bristol Bay and Beyond, our weekly newsmagazine on KDLG. We hope you join us each Friday at 12pm and 6:30pm on AM670, and at 8:30pm on 89.9 FM.

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And this one, too.
Credit Clark Fair