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Elders, essential workers and people in the high-risk category around Bristol Bay can get the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks. People who don't fall into those categories can sign up for BBAHC's vaccination waitlist.

Courtesy of GNWT Environment and Natural Resources, ADF&G

State biologists have found an unusual disease among caribou in Southwest Alaska. Biologists typically find the bacteria brucella, which causes brucellosis, in caribou herds to the north.

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This is the lowest weekly case count in the Dillingham area since late December, when the numbers jumped sharply.

Courtesy of Dustin Parker

Bristol Bay’s brisk rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to continue in many communities. But vaccinations may stall at some facilities in other parts of the region that have already vaccinated qualified residents, since the state likely won’t expand eligibility in February.

Izzy Ross/KDLG

The COVID-19 vaccination process has progressed rapidly in the region — at least 1,200 people have gotten the first dose already. But the state doesn't expect to expand eligibility in February, and that will stall some communities. 

Alaska Peninsula Corporation

 

Alaska Native leader Trefon Angasan, Jr., died in November from complications due to COVID-19. He was 73 years old. He had a lasting influence on the Bristol Bay region – and the state.

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One case is in the City of Dillingham and is related to travel, according to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation. Twelve cases are located in two other communities in the area. 

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The Small Business Administration answers the community's questions about who is eligible for federal assistance and how to apply. Applications for the second draw of PPP loans are open until March 31.

Deanna Baier

Everything is back into place at Happy Tails. Volunteers offered labor, food and funding to remove damage and restore the roof.

Bristol Bay Borough

Gregg Brelsford was the Bristol bay Borough Manager from 2018 until 2020. Brelsford will debrief with city officials at Thursday night's City Council meeting. 

  

KDLG/Hannah Colton

The leak originated from an out-of-service fuel tank at the harbor master’s office. Clean up efforts are underway, and the city plans to monitor the situation over the next few months.

 

  

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Ten of the cases were reported in three communities around Dillingham, though not in Dillingham proper. Five travel-related cases were reported in the Lake and Peninsula area. 

Izzy Ross/KDLG

Elders, essential workers, and high-risk candidates received the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, and Dillingham's next clinic will take place in February. There will also be vaccination clinics in communities around the region in the coming weeks.

Courtesy of Peter Pan Seafoods.

One of the largest seafood companies in the world has sold Peter Pan Seafoods to three buyers. The sale comes after years of struggle for the seafood processor, which has a big footprint in Alaska. But the new owners are optimistic.

Courtesy of Dustin Parker

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday at the Dillingham High School gym. People 65 and older, essential workers, and high risk candidates can get vaccinated.

 

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