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Dillingham schools had a bumpy start. Just days into the new year, several students tested positive for COVID-19. But despite some changes, kids are excited to be back.

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At the Dillingham Middle-High School, seven families were notified that they have a child who is considered a close contact. At the elementary school, students who share a class with the confirmed cases are all considered close contacts.



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While some appointments will still be in-person, the health corporation says many will be conducted over the phone until further notice.

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Nushagak Cooperative members were without internet for two days. The outage ended on Friday evening. 

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The state has logged 54 cases in the Dillingham area in the last week and a half -- 17 of which are in the City of Dillingham. 

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Moose season opened last week around Dillingham and to the north, and hunting starts Wednesday around Togiak. From Lake Iliamna down to Katmai Preserve the season starts Sept. 1. As hunters gear up for fall moose, biologists look to population fluctuations across Bristol Bay.

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The Coolidge family has received an outpouring of support from folks in the community. People have shared money, clothes, fish, and berries since the incident. A GoFundMe page was also created to help the family rebuild their home.

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Nushagak Cooperative, Dillingham’s utility co-op, is set to bring unlimited internet to all service areas by 2023 with help from a $16.7 million federal grant. The co-op is one of 18 utility companies across the country to receive the grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Police declined to identify the driver, who’s next of kin has been notified.

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The letter says fishermen in Alaska are aptly positioned to contribute to conversations related to an executive order the Biden Administration introduced in January.

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State troopers said officers with the Anchorage Airport Interdiction Team seized 170 grams of methamphetamine and 50 grams of heroin last month ahead of a commercial flight bound for King Salmon.

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Masks are mandatory in public places under the new order. Seven people in the City of Dillingham have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last week, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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“The repairs are significant enough that we required the store to be closed until they can be completed," said Cameron Poindexter, CEO and president of one of the store's owners, Choggiung Ltd.

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The cases were detected in three communities over the weekend, though not in the City of Dillingham, said BBAHC. The people who tested positive and their households are currently in isolation.

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Bystanders told firefighters that the fire started in the porch where a freezer was located. But the cause of the fire is still unknown, and officials say it is currently under investigation. Efforts are underway to set up a GoFundMe to help the Coolidge family.