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Dillingham Elections 2022: City council candidate Ronald Johnson

This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. Ronald Johnson: My name is Ronald Lee Johnson. I'm running for the city assembly seat. And I'm a commercial fisherman. Ross: Just a little background — where are you from?. Johnson: I'm from Dillingham. Born and raised here all my life....
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Dillingham Elections 2022: School board candidate Dianna Schollmeier

This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. Dianna Schollmeier: My name is Dianna Schollmeier, and I work with Southwest Region School District in the title one specialist position. And I am running for school board Seat A. Izzy Ross: Why did you decide to run for school board this...
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House burned down near Dillingham's Snag Point

Heavy smoke filled the air above Dillingham’s Snag Point early Friday afternoon. Firefighters pointed water hoses at the charred remains of a house. Small bursts of flame flicker inside. At one point, remnants of the blaze flared up in the bed of an old pickup next to the house.
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Dillingham’s housing crisis has teachers sleeping in the school

One afternoon in early September, Dan Bonser walked up the stairs in Dillingham’s middle-high school to Room 200. It’s the middle school science room — where his family sleeps. “Some of our bedding is over there. And then the first two totes over there — food,” he...
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Middle Earth in Bristol Bay

Tolkien fans, take note. You don’t need an eagle from Mordor to visit the Heart o’ the Shire. Just catch a flight to Naknek. Heart o’ the Shire, a hobbit-themed coffee shop, sits at milepost 2 of the Alaska Peninsula Highway, a strip of pavement that connects Naknek to King Salmon and nowhere else.
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Dillingham senior Arriana Woods on why she runs cross-country

The race will start and end in the Dillingham middle/high school parking lot. Athletic Director Cassie MacDonald said the city permitted the road crews to shut down the roads during the race as traffic comes in, but she asks that folks try to avoid these areas in town during the race.
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Dillingham Elections 2022: City council candidate Michael Bennett

This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. Michael Bennett: My name is Michael Bennett. I'm a local business owner, we do trucking. And I'm running for going on city council Seat B. Izzy Ross: You were appointed to the city council in January after a former council member retired....
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Dillingham hunter survives bear mauling up the Nushagak River

A Dillingham hunter was mauled by a bear on Friday. Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Tim DeSpain said in an email that 40-year-old John Casteel was hunting up the Nushagak River, 20 miles by air from Dillingham when he was mauled. Casteel’s aunt, Marjorie Nelson, said he came upon the bear...
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Dillingham hunter rescued after bear mauling

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Alaska State Troopers released details of a bear mauling that occurred Friday, which left the man immobilized and requiring assistance. On Friday at 8:04 p.m., State Troopers received a report that John Alex Casteel, age 40 of Dillingham, had been mauled by a bear while out hunting up the Nushagak River, 20 air miles from Dillingham.
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Candidates set for Dillingham's Oct. 4 municipal election

Municipal elections will take place across Alaska on Oct. 4. In Dillingham, there are two open city council seats and one open school board seat. Kim Williams and Steven Carriere are running for seat A on the Dillingham City Council. Chris Napoli currently holds that seat but has not filed for re-election.
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Dillingham jail closed due to short staffing

The Dillingham City jail has been closed for two weeks. At a city council meeting Thursday night, City Manager Robert Mawson said that’s because the city is short on corrections officers. “I think we're down to one corrections officer, so our jail is not open at the moment, which...
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Dillingham's new superintendent talks schedules, housing and a push for better literacy

Izzy Ross: Thank you so much for joining me today. Could you go ahead and just tell us a little bit about yourself?. Amy Brower: I am originally from Mississippi. I grew up there started teaching in schools just south of Memphis, Tennessee and raised my family there. About five and a half years ago I moved to Tanana, Alaska, where I started teaching. And three years ago, I was appointed the superintendent/principal in Tanana City Schools.
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St. Mary’s Yup’ik model turns heads on Florida runway

Entertainment and fashion industry professionals were scouting for new talent in Orlando, Fla., last week when they beheld an unexpected sight: a female model in full Yup’ik regalia. “My headdress, guspuq, dance fans, ivory necklace and bracelet,” said Cheri Alstrom of St Mary’s. “I was turning heads.”...
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Dillingham hunter survives bear mauling up the Nushagak River

A Dillingham hunter was mauled by a bear on Friday. Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Tim DeSpain said in an email that 40-year-old John Casteel was hunting up the Nushagak River, 20 miles by air from Dillingham when he was mauled. Casteel’s aunt, Marjorie Nelson, said he came upon the bear...
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