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Fishing has gotten off to a slow start along the Alaska Peninsula. This is particularly worrying for people who live and fish in the Chignik management area – because last summer, those communities saw the worst sockeye run since statehood. 

Erica Tweet

In April, nearly 100 students from Dillingham City School District learned intense dialogue, staged musical numbers, arranged amazing choreography, engineered and painted fantastic props and sets that culminated in the performance of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.  With support from community members and DCSD staff, students displayed a stunning portrayal of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. 

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The Wards Cove Packing Company operated the facility on the Egegik River from the 1960s until it closed in 2002. 



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Biologists in Dillingham say abandoned nets are getting caught in local waterways and causing problems for wildlife.

Franzi Ross

In previous years, the Dillingham landfill has had a bear problem at the fish waste bin. To keep that activity to a minimum, disposal hours will be restricted for the second summer in a row.



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“When people say I can’t do things, I do the opposite," Wilson said. "I’d been told, you know, I probably wouldn’t be a good educator. And so I took that drive to start out into the field.” This spring, she retired. 

Dillingham Elementary School

Sharon Clavette was recognized in May for reinventing the arts program at the school. "It’s less about the program and more about the students," Clavette said.

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Dillon Chaney and Kendra Kapotak signed on to compete in college athletic programs this month. Theirs were the first signing ceremonies held in Dillingham High School in seven years. 

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Dillingham fourth graders were treated to an out-of-this-world experience. Students launched a weather balloon into outer space last month. The experiment was a chance for the students to view Dillingham from beyond the earth’s atmosphere. 

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The United States Postal Service Tuesday announced a new stamp series of 12 Wild and Scenic Rivers from around the country. The Tlikakila River in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is part of the series.

Shivani Kakde

Bristol Bay Borough High School honored 11 graduating seniors this month. Here is a collection of photos from the ceremony, courtesy of Shivani Kakde of Shivaka Photo Company. Congratulations Bristol Bay!


Donna Vukich, 60, was sentenced to almost three years in prison for misappropriating funds from the utility. Federal authorities said this is the largest embezzlement from an organization receiving federal funds ever prosecuted in Alaska.

Bristol Bay celebrates 2019 graduates

May 21, 2019
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Students around Bristol Bay are about to start summer vacation. For seniors, it’s a significant time of year. They have celebrated prom and taken their finals. Now, they are graduating. Dillingham congratulated the 37 seniors Friday.

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The elusive seals that reside in Bristol Bay’s Iliamna Lake have long been a mystery. While wildlife managers treat them the same as marine harbor seals, a new study supports what traditional knowledge has long held – that they are a distinct, freshwater population.

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A Superior Court judge Friday dismissed a Pebble-backed lawsuit against a regional seafood development association in Bristol Bay. It’s a legal victory for the association, which was sued by six of its members last month.