The Bristol Bay region has seen multiple wildfires this month. The Iowithla River fire has expanded to more than 36,600 acres over the last three days and is 10.5 miles northeast of Dillingham.
State and local health officials are ramping up efforts to combat opioid overdose deaths. In the Bristol Bay area, local clinics in Naknek and Dillingham are handing out emergency kits that include the lifesaving overdose-reversal drug naloxone. They’re urging the public to have one on hand just in case, in hopes of preventing untimely deaths.
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The Contact Creek Fire in Katmai National Park is now estimated to exceed 7,000 acres. Around 60% of the fire has been naturally extinguished, however other areas of the fire are still growing.
The march celebrates National LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Dozens of people came together at the Dillingham Boat harbor to celebrate identity and acceptance.
On Friday afternoon, wisps of smoke could still be seen rising from the fire. The City of Dillingham's chief mechanic, Dan Tipsword, said it would be several days before it is fully extinguished.
Melgenak was born in the 1870s and a lifelong resident of Savonoski, Alaska, until 1912 when a volcano Novarupta, erupted. She saved several of her fellow townspeople by sharing oral traditions that her family passed down – such as overturning boats to prevent ash collection and to collect fresh water before rivers and creeks were tainted.
All three incidents took place in Dillingham on Tuesday and Wednesday, and were separate and unrelated. Police Sgt. Craig Maines said no injuries have been reported.
The agency's proposal is a step toward permanently blocking development of the proposed open-pit mine in Bristol Bay's watershed.
The Dillingham City School District will receive the full $1.3 million it requested from the city for the upcoming fiscal year.
Routine and emergency medical care are still available through BBAHC. Patients who need inpatient care are being diverted to hospitals outside Bristol Bay, typically by medevac
Zach Kolbe signed his letter of intent to wrestle at the collegiate level this fall.
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