Isabelle Ross

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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. 

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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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People in the Eastern Orthodox Church marked the start of Christmas last week with slavii — a beautiful holiday with deep roots in communities around the state. Celebrations look a little different this year, since travel and social gatherings are limited. So people in Bristol Bay are finding different ways to connect and celebrate.

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The health corporation said “some” of the cases are suspected community spread, which means that the source of infection is unknown. Others are close contacts of a person who had previously tested positive for the coronavirus.

Andy Aderman/USFWS

For residents of Togiak and other communities in the region, the hunt is a welcome opportunity to harvest a key source of wild meat. For game managers, it's a chance to curtail the booming moose population.

Courtesy of Dustin Parker

Health care providers will begin to contact eligible individuals and schedule appointments for vaccinations today.

Ron Bowers

The landfill shop building caught fire sometime after 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the City of Dillingham. The police and fire departments are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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Alaska State Troopers report that the body of Nick Garner, 39, was found last Wednesday, four days after a skiff laden with a snowmachine in its bow hit a large wave and overturned with three men aboard.

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Frontline health care workers in Dillingham received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine last Wednesday and Thursday. The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation says more people will start to get vaccinated Monday.

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The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation reported the cases between December 28 - 30 in four communities, including the City of Dillingham.

Courtesy of Dustin Parker

COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline workers in Bristol Bay are going smoothly so far. Moving forward, providers are considering tricky logistics as they plan to get the vaccine to more rural communities.

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Fred Shangin, 42, of Chignik Lake died from cold exposure Saturday after the boat he was in capsized. Nicholas Garner, 39, also of Chignik Lake, is still missing. Taylor Lind, 24, survived. Troopers said local search efforts have been delayed by a winter storm and that they will resume once the storm clears.

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The cases were reported between December 20-23, according to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation. The people who tested positive are now in quarantine.

 

 

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