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If ADF&G's 2020 sockeye forecast for Bristol Bay comes in as predicted, it would make next year another in a series of big returns. But some biologists caution that continued abundance could lead to a downturn.

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Candidate Gene Sanderson requested the recount after the borough's canvas of the absentee and question ballots put him only two votes behind incumbent Pete Caruso. 

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A star and planet in the constellation Cassiopeia are about to be named. A Dillingham woman is a semi-finalist to name the celestial bodies after the rivers where she grew up in Bristol Bay.

 

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Community members honored local residents who have served in the U.S. military during an annual Veterans Day celebration at the Dillingham High School.

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The Federal Subsistence Board voted Tuesday to pass a temporary special action reducing the bag limit for a herd that is vital to subsistence hunting in Southwest Alaska. 

Tyler Thompson

Erosion is eating away the coastline by Dillingham’s sewage lagoon. The city council held a meeting with contract engineers to discuss options for the lagoon before it’s too late. 

John Christensen

Port Heiden has anticapted the lake's breach for the last decade. Erosion is an ongoing concern for the village. In recent years, extreme storms and rising tides have accelerated the process. 

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The Bristol Bay Regional Advisory Council  led a heated discussion about management of the Mulchatna herd at its meeting in Dillingham last week. It also voted to support four of five regional subsistence proposals and oppose one statewide proposal. 

Bristol Bay Borough

Pete Caruso leads Gene Sanderson by only one vote for a seat on the assembly. Question ballots and absentee votes will be counted on November 13.

Tristen Coopchiak's pre-indictment hearing is scheduled for Nov. 8, 2019, in Dillingham.

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An attempted break in at an Aleknagik residence mid-October raised concerns about a lack of law enforcement in the community. Now, the Alaska State Troopers have responded to those concerns.

Tyler Thompson

The city of Dillingham held a meeting with community members Wednesday to gather the pros and cons of proposing legislation that would ban the use of plastic bags. 

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The Bristol Bay Borough's municipal election is Nov. 5, 2019. Absentee and early voting continues through Nov. 4. 

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Because of increased participation, the public health clinic ran out of the flu vaccine during its emergency preparedness drill in Dillingham.

Apay'u Moore

Apay’u Moore was woken up by a loud bang outside her house in Aleknagik. But when Moore dialed 911, she was told the Dillingham police department couldn’t dispatch officers to the lake.

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