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The first person to test positive October 8 is in isolation. A close contact of that case tested positive the same day. That person is not experiencing symptoms and had recently traveled outside the region.

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The COVID-19 panel featured speakers from the City of Dillingham, Curyung Tribe, Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation and Public Health. 

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The Mulchatna caribou population has dropped to about half what biologists expected in the recent years. The predation control program is aimed at allowing the herd to grow. 

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The Dillingham Middle-High School held an award ceremony in the school parking lot. Athletes were greeted by a large, socially-distanced crowd to celebrate another season. 

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Over 300 votes were cast in this year's municipal election with over 50 absentee ballots. Aksel Buholm and Curt Armstrong will return to city council. Karl Clark and Jenny Bennis join the school board. 

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Absentee votes could be enough to make a difference in races for Dillingham City Council and the Bristol Bay Borough School Board. 

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Bear 747 was named the winner of Katmai National Park's Fat Bear Week competition, defeating 32 Chunk in the finals.

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Dillingham’s City Council extended health and safety restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic at its meeting last week. But some community members voiced concerns about what that means for students hoping to participate in sports like wrestling. 

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The individual has not traveled recently and was not showing symptoms. Contact tracing is underway. 

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It’s a huge election year … for bears. Katmai National Park’s Fat Bear Week is underway, and the competition is bigger than ever. That’s in part to large sockeye salmon runs in Bristol Bay. 

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Polls are open in communities around Bristol Bay until 8 p.m. tonight. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by today. 

 

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Heading into the 2020 fishing season, many people were concerned that seafood workers from out of state would bring COVID-19 to rural communities. Processing companies managed to keep the disease under control  but at a big cost. Now, economists are looking at that financial toll. 

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Alsworth has served on the school board for three years. He said during that time, the school district has undergone quite a few changes. Ballots for the Lake and Pen elections must be postmarked by October 6. No late ballots will be accepted, so the sooner voters send them out, the better.

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Three seats are open in the Lake and Peninsula Borough’s school board election. Ballots must be postmarked by October 6. No late ballots will be accepted, so the sooner voters send them out, the better.

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Evelynn Trefon of Newhalen is challenging incumbent Randolph Alvarez of Igiugig for seat A on the borough's assembly. Ballots must be postmarked by October 6, and no late ballots will be accepted. 

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