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Eleven of the people are residents of the census area and two are non-residents, according to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation. All of them had close contact with previously-identified cases.  



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The state reported a record-high number of new coronavirus cases among Alaska residents over the weekend. Two of those cases were in Dillingham, and three were in the census area.

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Local mental health experts shared tips for managing wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel included voices from the City of Dillingham, the Dillingham City School District and the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation.

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Eight superior court judges are on the ballot this year. KDLG spoke to the judges on the ballot about their backgrounds, and why they decided to pursue law in Alaska.


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In-person absentee voting is underway now through Nov. 2. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3 -- Election Day. Find out how to vote safely around Bristol Bay!

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All cases that would otherwise be held in Naknek will be held in the larger Dillingham courthouse to accomodate social distancing. Hearings will still be open to the public, and will be streamed online or available via phone.


Courtesy of Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines started its seasonal summer service in the Bay earlier than normal this spring, after RAVN Air Group declared bankruptcy in April. They officially announced year-round service for Dillingham and King Salmon one month later.

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According to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, nine of the people who tested positive were close contacts of previous cases. The City of Dillingham said there are currently four active cases in Dillingham proper. 

Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff

Pebble says it will meet the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deadline for a plan to offset damages to wetlands in the Koktuli River watershed, but the secretly-recorded "Pebble Tapes" have triggered additional scrutiny about the state’s apparent assistance with the plan.


Courtesy of the Alaska Federation of Natives

Dillingham resident and House Speaker Bryce Edgmon delivered a keynote speech at 2020's virtual Alaska Federation of Natives conference. Edgmon talked about Alaska Native representation and COVID-19 concerns.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Three of the individuals in the Dillingham Census Area had recently traveled outside the region, and the latest case was a close contact. All are currently in isolation, and the state has started contact tracing for all three cases. 

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The Alaska Judicial Council oversees the nomination of judges in the state's four judicial districts. So where do the voters come in?

Avery Lill, October 2016

Absentee ballots didn't change the final results of the borough's election. David Lax and Russell Phelps won by large margins, and Floyd Wilson eked out a comparatively narrow victory over Sarah Mitchell for a seat on the school board.


The person had recently traveled outside of the region and is currently in isolation at home. The people they live with have been notified and tested, and the state is contact tracing. 


Creative Commons photo by Todd Arlo

The incident was reported by a person who witnessed the theft taking place and called the police on Tuesday. Police say Roehl hid an ATV near the boat yard, and the witness took his keys and backpack from it to prevent him from fleeing.