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.
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.
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.
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.
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.