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This summer, commercial vessels don't need to be registered with the DMV

There has been a lot of confusion around commercial boat registration this year. Many fishermen are unsure whether or not they still need to register their vessels with the Department of Motor Vehicles, which has been a requirement for a few years. A new state House bill has put that on pause.

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Billie Benedict's home was ransacked while she was away for medical. Now friends are helping out

The home of Dillingham resident Billie Benedict was ransacked this month while she was away for medical reasons. Now, several community members have reached out to help.

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The course is meant to educate fishermen on marine safety. It focuses on the technical aspects of operating safety gear and teaching people what to do in an emergency. 

 

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“At some point I’m thinking my arm’s failing, my body’s cramping and I’m losing control in my dexterity,” recalled Kaleb Westfall, captain of the F/V Peter. “Those thoughts creep into your head that you can’t do this forever. You are going to fail and it's hard to multitask and disallow those thoughts and I had to put it to one wave at a time.”

 

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There has been a lot of confusion around commercial boat registration this year. Many fishermen are unsure whether or not they still need to register their vessels with the Department of Motor Vehicles, which has been a requirement for a few years. A new state House bill has put that on pause.

  

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The company announced a base price of $1.10. This is the first time in at least 25 years that a Bristol Bay processor has announced its base price this early in the year.

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The home of Dillingham resident Billie Benedict was ransacked this month while she was away for medical reasons. Now, several community members have reached out to help.  

 

  

Courtesy of the Togiak School

Schools from around the region celebrated their graduating seniors this spring. Here are some of the amazing students!

Student Feature: 'Subjects are overrated'

Jun 18, 2021
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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.

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The district's total king run is around 4,000. While it's still early in the season, managers say that if the numbers stay low they will implement more conservative management heading into the sockeye fishery.

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Many of those who participated said it was important to show that Dillingham was a safe and supportive community.

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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.

  

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