Isabelle Ross

Reporter/Host
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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.

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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.

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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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The state’s salmon returns this summer were full of ups and downs. In many areas the runs and harvests were far lower than expected, while Bristol Bay sockeye and Kodiak pinks came back strong.

Angel Miller

"I think that's...going to help our community transition from this time of fearfulness and uncertainty to a time of celebration that we will finally be able to get our lives back to normalcy,” said Mary Swain, executive director of the Camai Community Health Center in Naknek.

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6:00 p.m. Monday, and gusts are expected to reach up to 70 mph after midnight, with widespread rain and snow showers.

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People arriving in Dillingham can now leave quarantine after 10 days if they do not have any symptoms, instead of 14 days. The change came Friday in an emergency order from the city manager.

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