Molly Dischner

KDLG is developing a longer story to remember Colton’s time at KDLG. We are heartbroken by her passing. We extend our condolences to her loved ones and to those who were close to her. 

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The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation officially designated the school district as high-risk on Thursday and school is cancelled Friday. The Dillingham area has seen a significant rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, although none have been identified within the school.


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The cases are in four communities, including the City of Dillingham. Four are related to travel, and four are close contacts of a previous case. 


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Dillingham police do not suspect foul play and say the woman could have died from hypothermia.

George Bright, Sr., Traditional Village Council President

As coronavirus cases rise in hotspots around southwest Alaska, the Native Village of Goodnews Bay wants to test travelers coming into the community. But the regional health corporation is reserving its limited testing supplies for other cases.


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UPDATE: One of the cases announced Friday was a Dillingham city resident, and another resident tested positive Tuesday, Nov. 10. Staff at Kanakanak Hospital were also exposed to the disease, so the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is imposing additional safety measures there.


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The unofficial results from in-person voting on Election Day in for Dillingham put Joe Biden ahead of Donald Trump by one vote. Absentee and mail-in ballots will be counted next week. Dillingham voters also slightly favored independent challengers for the U.S. Senate and House seats over the Republican incumbents. 

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The public and City Council engaged in vigorous discussion at Thursday's meeting. Emergency Order One is now in effect as well. It contains the same protective measures that were already in place, with a few modifications.

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The 10 people who tested positive Monday are from two communities in the Dillingham Census Area, according to BBAHC. They are likely not in Dillingham proper.



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Independent Dr. Al Gross talked to KDLG about how he plans to grow the economy of Bristol Bay by supporting fishermen and developing renewable energy resources. 


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Pandemics are stressful. To help Bristol Bay community members address their stress, mental health experts from around Bristol Bay shared tips for managing wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic during a live, on-air panel.


Individuals can receive up to $500 and households can get up to $1,500. Businesses and nonprofits can qualify for up to $10,000.

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Halloween is Saturday, and the haunted holiday is going to be a bit different this year, but the CDC has some guidelines for celebrating the spooky spectacle.


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The first round of the grant program approved grants for 31 businesses and 185 individuals. Businesses received an average of $5,000, and household grants averaged around $700.


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For people who are in quarantine through Election Day, there are two main ways to vote. Dillingham election judge Pat Walsh breaks it down.