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Courtesy of Apay'uq Moore

A third of the state’s subsistence salmon harvest was caught in Bristol Bay in 2017. That’s according to a new report from the McKinley Research Group. The subsistence economy is critical to Bristol Bay’s culture, and it’s the oldest and most continuous use of salmon here. 

Courtesy of the Silver Fin Lakefront Bed and Breakfast

The COVID-19 pandemic made for a tough year in the tourism industry. As summer approaches, small businesses reflect how the pandemic has changed their operations and what they expect this season.

Alex Hager/KDLG

No one was injured, but the plane sustained damage when it hit a chunk of ice and frozen gravel, breaking the right main gear and tipping it down on its wing.

Feel Better Friday for April 16: Dental Care

Apr 16, 2021
Franzi Ross

Today on Feel Better Friday, we talk to dental hygienist Brittany Dschaak about, well, teeth! 

  

Franzi Ross

Tax Tip #10: Not paying your IRS debt owed should be your last resort. You should pay as much as you can as soon as possible. The IRS has payment plans and options for taxpayers needing time to pay in full.

KDLG/Brian Venua

A recent study by the McKinley Research Group estimates that Bristol Bay’s commercial salmon industry generated $2 billion in economic benefit and an average of 15,000 jobs in 2019. The 57-page study was published in February by “Bristol Bay Defense Fund,” a coalition of regional Tribes, businesses and conservation groups that support permanent federal protections at the region's headwaters.

KDLG/Brian Venua

The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following federal and state recommendations. BBAHC says the pause will not affect vaccine availability.

  

BBNC Family Shareholder Portrait

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation is gathering photos of families and individuals to create a digital “BBNC Shareholder Family Portrait.” The effort started in December. So far BBNC has received over 700 submissions.

Tax Tip of the Week: Check your Mail!

Apr 9, 2021
Franzi Ross

Tax season is upon us. Tune in each Friday for a weekly tip on how to file your taxes from the Alaska Business Development Center. 

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The 30 year average amount of precipitation is usually around 0.7 inches according to data collected by the weather station, making last March over three times the norm. 

 

Brian Venua/KDLG

People 16 and older in Bristol Bay can receive vaccines for the virus in all communities from BBAHC. Appointments to schedule vaccinations can be made in Dillingham by calling (907) 842-9440 or by contacting your local health clinic. 

Brian Venua/KDLG

Audio from April's City Council meeting.

Brian Venua/KDLG

“We’re still a team, we’re still working together, and they’re just resilient. They’re so resilient. And although that’s a lot of positives, they’ve just overcome that big challenge," said Coach Amanda Luiten. 

Courtesy of Shannon Harvilla

Students and staff at the Bristol Bay Borough School have gone through a lot this year — from the trials of remote learning to attending class in fish processing facilities and churches. The school held its first classes in the building last week.

Franzi Ross

Tax season is upon us. Tune in each Friday for a weekly tip on how to file your taxes from the Alaska Business Development Center.

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