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Guidelines for federal, state and local COVID-19 funding for people and organizations in Bristol Bay.

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Polls opened today at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. tonight. Here are some tips on voter safety, what House Speaker Bryce Edgmon is considering this primary election, and a look at Independent candidate Al Gross. 

Alaska State Troopers, along with the state’s investigative units, served several search warrants and conducted multiple interviews before arresting Weedman

 

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“I think a lot of hunters are having to really think through how to accomplish the hunt that they want to do and do it responsibly," says a Fish and Game official. So far, the department has sold only a quarter as many non-resident licenses as last year.

 

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There are only a couple of days left for early or absentee voting. Here's where to vote in person, and how to vote online or by mail in the August 18 primary. 

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Dillingham has extended a set of safety restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. The city council passed the ordinances during two meetings last week.

 

 

 

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The individual recently traveled within the state, according to BBAHC, and they are currently in quarantine. The state public health team is continuing contact tracing.

John Christensen

USFWS is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information about the illegal killing of walruses in the Bristol Bay region.

USFWS

The restrictions are a stark reversal from last season, when managers liberalized hunting on the peninsula. This season, there is no state hunt, and only five available permits to hunt on federal lands, all of which have been granted to the Manokotak Village Council.

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Information and deadlines for voting in the primary, local, and general elections this month and in the fall. The primary election is August 18. 

KDLG/Tyler Thompson

The co-op's microwave project is complete, and it is now testing data capacity and moving members to the new packages. 

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For kids in Bristol Bay, summer is a time to explore, fish and hang out with friends. The pandemic has changed summer activities for everyone. But Dillingham’s annual culture camps went ahead — with a few adjustments, and a few unexpected benefits have come out of a tough situation. 

City of Chignik Bay

The community is still feeling tremors from the earthquake, causing some side effects. Chignik Bay is also looking to improve emergency infrastructure after last month's evacuation.

Alex Hager / KDLG

Chignik’s early run of sockeye this year is the lowest on record, and it failed to meet its lower-end escapement goal for the third year in a row. With commercial fishing at a standstill, the community is struggling to make ends meet.

USFWS/Togiak Wildlife Refuge

Managers say they want to provide subsistence opportunity to residents while still conserving the herd. The bag limit for the hunt is one bull. Hunters must possess an RC-503 permit to participate. 

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