Bristol Bay and Beyond, October 2, 2015

Oct 2, 2015

Local elections, villages shifting healthcare providers, DPD update on drug/murder investigations, plus cross country wraps up the season tomorrow.

An early dusting of snow hit much of Southwest Alaska, and stuck around some areas longer than other. "A cold, magnificent view from the delta at Upper Twin Lake! Blustery winds blow the autumn snow off Crag Mountain," writes the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve facebook page.
Credit LCNP

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Coming up this week, we'll break down the local races ahead of next Tuesday's elections. On Thursday, half a dozen Bristol Bay villages shifted their health care entirely to the Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage. BBAHC president and CEO Robert Clark shares his thoughts on that exodus. We’ll check in with one Southwest Alaska runner who stands a good chance at claiming a cross country state title tomorrow, and another who stands a good chance at claiming a lot of them in the years to come. Plus, Dillingham’s Police Chief offers thoughts about efforts to combat drug trafficking in town, and gives an update on the Ella Olsen murder investigation. Those stories and more, coming up after a look back at some of the week’s news: