Fall Fish and Feast just around the corner

Oct 10, 2017
Monica Waring

Annual wine and dine gathering raises tens of thousands of dollars to support Bristol Bay School activities through the rest of the year.

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The Dillingham City School District buses no longer operate outside city limits, but students who used to ride the bus from past that point are finding other ways to get into town.


Three of the five members of Dillingham’s school board are not running for re-election in October. Two say that it is because of the large time commitment serving on the board requires.

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Unglu is Igiugig's Yup'ik immersion pre-kindergarten program where toddlers are learning their native language through song, dance and play.

Enrollment across University of Alaska campuses is down from last fall, but there is an increase in enrollment at UAF Community and Technical College.

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The Lake and Peninsula Started school Sept. 5, later than any other Bristol Bay area school district.

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Jalen Konukpeok, 18, learns language as a way of connecting with the Russian Orthodox church and with people around him.

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Jordan Baumgartener has taught in Colorado and Anchorage but is originally from Dillingham. Ramie Carlson most recently taught at the Bristol Bay Borough School.

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Monday is the first day of school for students in Aleknagik, Clark’s Point, Ekwok, Koliganek, Manokotak, New Stuyahok, Togiak and Twin Hills.

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Clark's Point School will reopen on August 21. It has been closed for five years because it did not meet the 10-student minimum enrollment set by the state. Thirteen students are registered for this school year.

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Cynthia Rogers is the new director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus. Debi McLean stepped down from the position in June after 15 years as director.

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A three-day culture camp in Clark's point concluded Thursday as students danced to traditional songs about akutaq and the northern lights. They used dance fans and drums they made during the week.

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One special education position is all that remains to be filled this year for the Dillingham City School District.

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Amy Arnold arrived in Ekwok two weeks ago. So far she is the only teacher on staff for the school, which has 17 students enrolled this year. She will also serve as principal.


Earlier this month, seven area middle school students spent five days on Cape Peirce, a remote area within the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. While they adventured, they learned about wildlife biology, traditional uses of plants and art.