Dillingham's new incinerator fires up, Rep. Bryce Edgmon drops by, a Dillingham Marine is in Nepal, and healing love from the tundra.
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We learned yesterday that a US Marine from Dillingham is in Nepal, as part of the humanitarian mission to help the country recover from the April 25 7.8 magnitude earthquake. I spoke with Lance Corporal Sheldon Nelson, a tactical switch board operator with 7th Communications Battalion, which is attached to the third Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa Japan. We spoke via satellite phone Thursday night our time, which was well into Friday morning in Katmandu:
Alaska’s elected lawmakers are on a bit of a break right now before the special session, called by Governor Bill Walker, resumes. Joining me now for an update is District 37 Representative Bryce Edgmon from Dillingham, who has been in town for part of this break.
The new incinerator at the Dillingham landfill has fired up. A DEC ban on more open burning and limited space led city officials last year to purchase the incinerator. KDLG’s Matt Martin was along for a tour this week as landfill employees began burning the town’s trash a little bit differently than has been done in the past:
‘Tundra Love’ is the name of a new line of locally produced salves, soaps, and balms (listen to the full show for our Seinfeld throwback here). KDLG’s Hannah Colton stopped by for a look at how two women are using wild tundra plants to create their line of interesting new products.
Before we go this week, I’m happy to have the company of Hank and Kris Boggs in the studio. Both moved to Dillingham in the early 1990's. Hank worked construction and later retired as Dillingham's Public Works Director. Kris recently retired as a Dillingham Middle School math and science teacher. Amongst plenty of other attributes, the two are seen at nearly every live music opportunity in town, and I asked them to play us a tune once more before they go:
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