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The Finance and Budget Committee set aside 20% of funding for a CARES Act grant program, which can be used only for expenses related to the pandemic.

 

Russell Nelson

The 150-foot vessel is worth $7 million. It sustained severe damage after it was beached during last weekend’s storm.

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Initial returns from election night showed a big turnout among conservative voters, which meant challengers threatened several incumbents in the state legislature. But that was later offset by a bigger show of moderates in absentee votes. 

Amber Webb

The new federal initiative to track cold cases for missing and murdered Indigenous people is up and running in Alaska. In Bristol Bay, local activists and social workers are focused on drawing attention to the issue — something they’ve been doing for years.

 

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The 2020 Census will end a month earlier than originally planned. For many rural and majority-Native communities in Alaska, that means census committees have to work harder to count everyone.

NOAA

The area from Pilot Point up towards Naknek could experience southwest winds sustained as high as 30 - 40 mph with higher gusts, according to climate specialist Rick Thoman. 

 

Alaska Health and Social Services

The person is asymptomatic and is currently isolating. Clinic director Mary Swain said in an update that this newest case means there are now two people with active coronavirus infections in the Bristol Bay Borough.

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After the working group settles on a revised plan, the FERC licensing process will restart, and there will be another three month comment period. Then the co-op can file the new plan with FERC and start aquatic feasibility studies next year.

 

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Managers anticipate that more people will target moose this season because of severely restricted caribou hunting for herds in the region.

 

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says in a letter to the Pebble Limited Partnership that the company has to provide a new mitigation plan to receive a federal permit.

 

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"Not only is fish important, but also big game such as caribou and moose. It’s our main diet throughout the year, so it’s very important” - Melvin Andrew, Tribal administrator for the Manokotak Village Council.

 

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With the end of fishing season and the school year right around the corner, community leaders from the City of Dillingham, Curyung Tribal Council, Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation and Public Health came together to rehash COVID-19 safety protocols.

Dillingham's cross-country team is up and running amid pandemic precautions

Aug 20, 2020
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"We’ve been working together to put a plan in place that does our best to keep the kids safe while participating in a school activity," says Head Coach Amanda Luiten. 

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The person who tested positive was asymptomatic and had not recently traveled, according to BBAHC. The state epidemiology team is continuing to trace their recent contacts.

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BBAHC says Dillingham now has a total of three active COVID-19 cases among residents. The city said the two latest cases are unrelated to the case reported August 8.

 

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