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Two Dillingham homes destroyed in fires on Tuesday

Two homes in Dillingham were damaged in fires on Tuesday, one on Emperor Way near Lupine Dr. and one on Gauthier Way on Windmill Hill. The house on Emperor Way caught fire in the afternoon and was completely destroyed by Wednesday morning. KDLG’s youth receptionist, Alex Buholm, and her mother witnessed the fire on Tuesday around 5 p.m. Buholm said the fire had already done significant damage by the time they arrived.
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Dillingham Public Works Department unable to dispose of waste oil

The waste oil tanks at the city public works shop are full and the Public Works Department is unable to accept any more waste oil from boats. Kelsa Brandenburg, executive assistant for the City of Dillingham, said the City uses an oil burner to dispose of waste oil, but the burner is currently broken.
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How to vote in the primary and special elections this August

More information on the election, including sample ballots, can be found on the Alaska Division of Elections website at The August 16 Special General Election will include two types of voting: A nonpartisan pick-one primary for multiple positions and a ranked-choice vote for the U.S. House of Representatives to serve the remainder of the late Congressman Don Young’s term.
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Water Service to be Interrupted for Emergency Repair in Select Buildings on Thursday, July 28th

In order to make an emergency repair to the Dillingham water service, Facilities will need to turn water off to Dillingham, the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, Smiddy Hall, and the Center for Health Sciences beginning at 4am on Thursday, July 28th. It is estimated the that other than Dillingham, all other buildings will have water restored by 9am. It is estimated that Dillingham will have service restored by noon barring any complications.

An afternoon of Yup’ik dancing celebrates community and culture

The Women's and Two Spirit Dancing Circle, organized by Dillingham resident Maria Dosal. On a windy Saturday this month, ten women gathered in the tundra for the Women’s and Two Spirit Dancing Circle, organized by Dillingham resident Maria Dosal. These women, along with their young children and handmade Yup’ik...

Belugas spotted in lake 20 miles inland from Dillingham

Fishermen aren’t the only ones hunting salmon in Bristol Bay. Last week, people spotted mysterious shapes in the freshwater lake about 20 miles inland from Dillingham. Sherol Mershon runs the Silver Fin Bed and Breakfast, on the shore of Lake Aleknagik. She’s hung fishing nets for 45 years and has seen her fair share of wildlife. So when her guests told her they saw whales in the lake, she had her doubts.

$3.8 million construction projects set for Kanakanak Hospital

The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation has broken ground on several construction projects at Kanakanak Hospital, which cost an estimated $3.8 million and have been in the works since 2019. That work will continue through the end of September. One change includes constructing a new cell in the sewage lagoon. The corporation spokesperson, Cynthia Rogers, said this cell will help mitigate erosion on the bluff that sits between the hospital and Kanakanak Beach, where many Dillingham residents set their subsistence nets.

Troopers rescue elderly, hypothermic man in rural Alaska

Dillingham, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska State Troopers and search teams rescued a hypothermic man in Ekwok this week. On Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m., Troopers in Dillingham were contacted by the village police officer in Ekwok, reporting that 72 -year-old Evan Chocknok had walked away from the village of Ekwok at approximately 1 p.m. on July 5.

Net recycling expands across Bristol Bay

Net Your Problem is a Seattle-based company focused on helping coastal communities recycle used fishing nets. The company’s owner and founder, Nicole Baker, says a major goal is to reduce the amount of garbage in landfills. "There are a lot of communities that we work with in Alaska, like...

Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program expanding to three Alaska communities

Thanks to a recent $5 million grant, more students will have access to the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program. With this funding, ANSEP will expand its full-time Acceleration Academy component to Dillingham, Kotzebue and Juneau this fall. ANSEP will also add a residential element to its Anchorage campus. ANSEP’s Acceleration Academy component allows students to earn their high school diploma while simultaneously earning free college credits.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 5, 2022

The bay's run rounds 34 million sockeye: Are we halfway through?. The sockeye run to Bristol Bay has been monumental so far. But where are we headed from here? A professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks says he thinks we’ve just passed the halfway mark of the run for the season. Curry Cunningham is an assistant professor with the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. In the summer, he works with the University of Washington’s Fisheries Research Institute program in Aleknagik. KDLG’s Izzy Ross talked to Cunningham about the run timing and why we’re seeing bigger sockeye this year.

Covid case count increases in Bristol Bay

There has been a sharp uptick of COVID cases in Bristol Bay in mid-June. Between June 22 and 28, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services recorded 14 new cases in the Dillingham census area and 77 new cases in the Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula boroughs. But Mary Swain, Executive Director of Camai Community Health Center in Naknek, estimated that there are significantly more cases than what the department has recorded.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 4, 2022

Sen Dan Sullivan hosts fisheries roundtable as part of U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai's visit to Alaska. Alaska U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan hosted a fisheries roundtable last week for U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. She is part of President Biden’s cabinet and represents the United States in trade deals across the globe.

Crew training class prepares deckhands for Bristol Bay fishing season

Crew-members in training put on bright red emergency survival suits and leap off the dock of the Dillingham harbor into the water. Teams of three awkwardly swim in the semi-inflated suits, but they quickly pick up the motions. The trainees are practicing emergency safety drills as part of a deckhand...