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Dillingham's Jean Barrett named 2018 Harbormaster of the Year

The Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators presented Barrett with the award at a banquet on Wednesday. Seward Harbormaster Norm Regis was also honored with the award.

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62.3 Million: Bristol Bay’s 2018 salmon season the largest ever

It was a rollercoaster salmon season around Bristol Bay this summer. West side districts saw their largest sockeye runs on record. East side districts saw their latest red runs on record. In the end, every river in the bay made its escapement goal.

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A bankruptcy judge will decide tomorrow whether to approve the purchase of Peninsula Airways assets for $12.3 million.

Alyse Galvin Campaign

The 2018 midterm elections are a month away. Alyse Galvin was one of several politicians that travelled to Dillingham last week.

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Municipal elections took place around Bristol Bay Oct. 2. The results are unofficial until canvassing committees certify the elections.

Law enforcement is investigating a report the Egegik Clinic was broken into on Tuesday.

Alaska Division of Elections

Several candidates running in the 2018 midterm elections travelled to Dillingham last week. KDLG talked to Senator Lyman Hoffman, Representative Bryce Edgmon, and candidate William Weatherby about their focus as November nears.

Zackariah Huffman, 34, allegedly forced entry into a woman’s home, threw a cooler at her head, kicked her in the face and struck her with the blunt end of a splitting maul. Huffman told law enforcement he did not assault the woman.

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More than a dozen people offered testimony about the controversial Ballot Measure 1 in Dillingham on Saturday. The ballot initiative, sponsored by Yes for Salmon, aims to strengthen salmon habitat protection. Only one person who spoke at the Bristol Bay hearing opposed the measure.

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The Department of Natural Resources has officially begun the process of revising the Bristol Bay Area Plan. The Bristol Bay Advisory Group discussed the plan at their second meeting on September 24. 

Sephora L. Trefon

Mount Veniaminof, located on the Alaska Peninsula north of Perryville, has been emitting lava and sporadic plumes of ash since early September. 

Katmai National Park and Preserve

Six people were on board a de Havilland Beaver floatplane that crashed into a bank on Kukaklek Lake. All survived with only minor injuries reported.

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