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'Be who you are': Dillingham marches in Pride for the first time

Many of those who participated said it was important to show that Dillingham was a safe and supportive community. In Dillingham, rainbow flags covered the landscape. Desi Bond, one of the Pride March organizers, spoke to about 50 people in the Bristol Bay Native Association parking lot. “I’m so happy...
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Student Feature: 'Subjects are overrated'

When Dillingham 11th grader Austin Finkenbinder was told to write a piece for the radio for his final English project, he ran into writer’s block – and wrote about that. Without it, I will surely fail. Now, the winds are dead,. But I’ve been told. that I must sail across...
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Dillingham jail closed through June due to short staffing

The Dillingham Police Department currently is down to one corrections officer until July, when the other officer returns from medical leave. There are several job openings at the station, with three vacancies in corrections. The Dillingham Jail is closed until the end of the month due to short staffing at...
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Small fire across from Dillingham senior center the second in two years

A small structural fire broke out at the construction camp near the Dillingham senior center on Friday. It’s the second fire there in two years. Firefighters and police responded to a small fire in Dillingham on Friday. The fire broke out around mid-morning in a small structure across from the...
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Murkowski talks Pebble and ANWR on trip to Dillingham

KDLG spoke with Sen. Lisa Murkowski about permanent protections for Bristol Bay and her stance toward the Biden administration, which this month suspended oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Groups that oppose the proposed Pebble Mine issued another call Thursday for the Environmental Protection Agency to permanently protect...
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Fully vaccinated OBI Seafoods worker tests positive for COVID-19 in Dillingham

People who are vaccinated against COVID-19 can still test positive for the disease, though those cases are rare. A seafood worker who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 tested positive for the disease in Dillingham. The worker is stationed at OBI Seafoods’ Wood River plant. The company reported that the worker...
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State concludes investigation into death of woman from New Stuyahok

The young woman died on Sunday after a round trip in a small aluminum skiff from New Stuyahok to Dillingham and back. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation has concluded its investigation into the death of Rachel Hanson of New Stuyahok, according to a dispatch post from the Alaska State Troopers.
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On Dillingham trip, Murkowski pushes permanent protections for Bristol Bay

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski visited Dillingham last week to gather ideas to permanently protect Bristol Bay against development such as the proposed Pebble mine. Murkowski used to chair the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and has historically been a strong supporter of resource development. For years, she declined to support or oppose Pebble, arguing it was important to wait for the federal permitting process to play out.
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Student Feature: 'A whale mystery'

Whales are vital to the health of Bristol Bay. But could they help scientists find cure for cancer? Dillingham 11th grader Morgan Andrew explores the relationship between whales and cancer in this opinion piece. Those of us here in Alaska are quite familiar with whales. However, these enormous mammals possess...
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Student Feature: 'Sports during the pandemic'

School sports looked pretty different this year. Dillingham 11th grader David Wetter talks about his own experience as a student athlete during the pandemic. Sports are something many residents in Bristol Bay can connect with. Sports to me are a time when I can express myself. However, since COVID, our gyms have been quiet for almost a year, and that hurts. Don't mistake this as a lack of empathy. In no way are gyms being closed as bad as everything else COVID has done. However, due to an increase in vaccinations, and diligent mask-wearing, these past few months we have been able to get into the gym. Basketballs bounce, and volleyballs are spiked -- what wonderful sounds.
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Student Feature: 'This Month'

Dillingham 11th grader Erin Martin wrote a poem to raise awareness of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. This is one in a series of student writings KDLG will feature. Take advantage of this month. Bitter, straining trauma traces the helplessness that encompasses and affects each one of us. Because...
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Bristol Bay's health corporation dismantles its COVID-19 Incident Command System

In BBAHC’s announcement Friday, it said it decided to make the shift because COVID-19 now poses less of a risk to the region. The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is standing down the Hospital Incident Command System it created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will begin to dismantle the system today and integrate its COVID-19 response efforts into everyday operations.
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Researchers roll out new erosion tracking tech in Bristol Bay

May 26, 2021 by Tyler Thompson, KDLG – Dillingham. Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks will travel to Dillingham this week to continue erosion research in Bristol Bay’s coastal communities. An ongoing project that started in 2016 as Stakes for Stakeholders, it aims to help residents monitor erosion with...
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