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Bristol Bay artist's qaspeq continues to document the toll of MMIP by lifting up their stories

On Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day at the Curyung Tribal Council building in Dillingham, middle school students danced to honor lost community members. In public places around town, red dresses hung with small posters that offered statistics on the number of Indigenous people who are murdered or go missing. Outside Kanakanak Hospital, dozens of staff wore red to recognize those who face that violence.
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City manager lays out Dillingham's budget strategy

The City of Dillingham's budget is on track to finish the fiscal year in the black. With two excise taxes on the docket and more financial planning ahead, KDLG's Izzy Ross caught up with City Manager Robert Mawson. This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. Izzy Ross: What is...
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DILLINGHAM: The Charter School experiment

At what point is an experiment considered a success?. To determine success, the scientific method is the standard used to validate results, beginning with identifying the problem and forming a hypothesis to developing an experiment, collecting and analyzing results and then establishing a conclusion. The question of success is at the heart of the public charter schools’ experiment.

Lateral Police Officer Two Week Rotational Position

Dillingham is located in southwest Alaska in Bristol Bay at the confluence of the Wood and Nushagak Rivers. Dillingham is located approximately 327 air miles from Anchorage. Dillingham has a year-round population of 2,400 people. The population swells to over 5,000 people during the summer commercial fishing season. The Nushagak district is an important commercial fishing district, in the world’s largest salmon fishery, Bristol Bay.

Alaska Bounty

Alaskan artist Amber Webb is finishing a two-week residence at Bunnell Street Arts Center and will be. presenting a show of her work on Friday May 6 from 5-7 with an artist’s talk at 6 pm. I met with her in. the gallery where she has a table of...

Sassa B Ruby, September 15, 1960 – April 8, 2022

Sassa Bartman Ruby was born to Simeon and Anuska Bartman in Dillingham on September 15, 1960. Sassa spent her youth in Manokotak with summers in Igushik where her family were very active in commercial fishing. Sassa attended high school in both Dillingham and Mt Edgcumbe. She occasionally told stories about...

Reduced Parking in F-lot (Dillingham) Wednesday, May 11th

To accommodate guests attending the Facility Emeriti Reception on May 11th, the Northwest section of F-lot (the row nearest the visitor lot/Conservatory Drive) needs to be reserved. 30 spaces will be reserved for this event. Faculty and staff who usually park in F-lot, please allow yourself extra time to commute...

Dillingham City Council approves school district’s request for $1.3 million after considering cuts

Money is tight at the City of Dillingham, but the council listened to school staff and parents who asked it not to reduce education funding this year. For nearly a decade, the city has provided the school district with $1.3 million dollars a year. The school asked for the same amount for the upcoming school year. However, earlier in the week, the Dillingham City Council posted that it would consider allocating just over $1 million to the school district. That’s a reduction of about $220,000 from recent years.

7 hospitals cutting inpatient care

Several hospitals are scaling back inpatient services or ending inpatient care. Below are seven hospitals that announced plans to scale back or end inpatient care since February. 1. Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System is closing the emergency department and ending inpatient care at Atlanta Medical Center South in May. The...

Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham able to accept inpatients

Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham can accept inpatients again as of today. For nearly two weeks, the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation hospital diverted patients who needed acute care to other facilities because it was short-staffed. It lacked a hospitalist–a doctor with expertise in caring for hospitalized patients. BBAHC said...

Staffing shortage forces Alaska hospital to halt inpatient care

Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham, Alaska, has stopped accepting inpatients because of a staffing shortage, according to KDLG. The owner of the hospital, Dillingham-based Bristol Bay Area Health Corp., said it began diverting patients in need of acute care on April 8 because it lacks a hospitalist. The hospital's owner said...

Kanakanak Hospital cannot accept inpatients due to staffing shortage

For a week, the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation says it has been unable to accept inpatients because of a staffing shortage at Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham. On April 8, it began diverting patients who need acute care to other hospitals in Alaska and the Lower 48. BBAHC lacks a...

Paving Nerka Drive could start this summer

Nerka Drive is chock-full of potholes, exacerbated by the spring freeze-thaw cycle. It could get a facelift soon. The Curyung Tribe’s Nerka Roadway Improvements Project has been in the works for eight years, funded through the federal Tribal Transportation Program. “The goals of the project are to rehabilitate all...

Zach Kolbe of Dillingham will wrestle for Dakota Wesleyan University

Zach Kolbe, will join the Wesleyan University Tigers wrestling team in Mitchell, South Dakota this fall. The Dillingham senior signed his letter of intent in the high school gym on Tuesday (4/12). The ceremony started off with a word from Coach Jack Savo. He said there were so many words...

Regional school music festival back in Dillingham after three-year hiatus

Students from western Alaska filled the Dillingham high school gym with music this weekend. The three-day Alaska School Activity Association’s Region 1 music festival was a mix of competition, rehearsal and performance that culminated in a concert on Saturday. The festival choir, guitars, and band combined musicians from Bethel,...

The Life of a Bristol Bay Fly Fishing Guide

Fly fishing guide Triston Chaney holds up a freshly caught rainbow trout in southwest Alaska. Photo courtesy Triston Chaney. This article was originally published in Hakai Magazine, a magazine that explores coastal science, society, and environment, as part of their Coastal Jobs series. Triston Chaney draws from a lifelong connection...

Dillingham hosts students from across western Alaska for the ASAA regional music festival

Students from Nome, Bethel, Unalakleet and Deering flew into Dillingham today to compete in the Alaska Student Activity Association Region 1 Music Festival. “They are performing various solos on band instruments, guitars, and vocal solos, and ensembles,” explained Jon Bell, Dillingham Middle and High School’s music director. Students...

Supporters back Yup’ik name for Dillingham creek

Everyone who spoke at the Curyung Tribe’s talking circle on Saturday supported changing the name of a stream that runs through Dillingham. The current name includes a slur against Indigenous women. The proposed replacement that gained broad approval was “Al’a Creek.” Al’a means older sister in Yup’ik.

Demetry Hoseth will wrestle for Concordia College

Dillingham senior Demetry Hoseth is headed to Minnesota to wrestle in the fall. He signed his letter of intent today to wrestle for Concordia College in Moorehead, Minnesota. Hoseth said he’s dreamed of this moment for years. “The road here wasn’t easy,” said Hoseth. “I couldn’t have gotten here...