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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.

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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. 

 

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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. 

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Audio from April's City Council meeting.

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“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. 

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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.

Franzi Ross

Today on Feel Better Friday, we talk to Dr. Cathy Hyndman about allergies – from pet dander to spruce pollen.

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Several residents called in to voice concerns over quarantine requirements under the new emergency order. Dillingham City Council voted unanimously to extend its COVID-19 emergency declaration through September 6 at Thursday’s City Council meeting.

  

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Some people believe the new emergency order doesn’t go far enough. The Dillingham City Council will vote tonight on whether to extend its declaration of emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic until September.

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The state has forecasted a jump in commercial salmon harvests across most species this summer. Once again, Bristol Bay is projected to see a huge influx of sockeye. But there are still concerns about king salmon runs.

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Dillingham’s interim city manager put forth several changes to the City's COVID-19 safety measures, which go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Friday.

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