Tyler Thompson

Reporter/Host
Courtesy of Apay'uq Moore

A third of the state’s subsistence salmon harvest was caught in Bristol Bay in 2017. That’s according to a new report from the McKinley Research Group. The subsistence economy is critical to Bristol Bay’s culture, and it’s the oldest and most continuous use of salmon here. 

Franzi Ross

Tax Tip #10: Not paying your IRS debt owed should be your last resort. You should pay as much as you can as soon as possible. The IRS has payment plans and options for taxpayers needing time to pay in full.

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A recent study by the McKinley Research Group estimates that Bristol Bay’s commercial salmon industry generated $2 billion in economic benefit and an average of 15,000 jobs in 2019. The 57-page study was published in February by “Bristol Bay Defense Fund,” a coalition of regional Tribes, businesses and conservation groups that support permanent federal protections at the region's headwaters.

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The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following federal and state recommendations. BBAHC says the pause will not affect vaccine availability.

  

BBNC Family Shareholder Portrait

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation is gathering photos of families and individuals to create a digital “BBNC Shareholder Family Portrait.” The effort started in December. So far BBNC has received over 700 submissions.

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Audio from April's City Council meeting.

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Several residents called in to voice concerns over quarantine requirements under the new emergency order. Dillingham City Council voted unanimously to extend its COVID-19 emergency declaration through September 6 at Thursday’s City Council meeting.

  

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Dillingham’s interim city manager put forth several changes to the City's COVID-19 safety measures, which go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Friday.

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Dillingham’s Police Department is understaffed following the resignation of two officers in the past month. But high turnover is common at DPD. Burnout, a lack of funding and competitive benefits are some of the mounting challenges the department faces when it comes to staff.

 

Jordan Sanger

As mushers in the 2021 Iditarod cross the finish line in Willow, readers in Dillingham participate in the ninth annual I-Did-a-Read, hosted by the elementary school. It’s a challenge inspired by the race itself, encouraging kids, parents and staff to spend more time reading together.

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Dillingham Police Department Chief Dan Pasquirello provided an update at Thursday’s city council meeting on the February shooting incident.

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Daniel Wahl was remanded to the Anchorage Correctional Complex. His bail is set at $100,000.

 

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Dillingham will have a familiar face as the new Middle-High School principal next year: Theresa Laville. Laville is currently the school’s Director of Climate and Culture. The school board will vote on whether to hire Laville March 15.

  

Courtesy of Bryan Reiley

Reiley brings experience as a biologist and technician in several states researching birds, grizzlies and black bears. He recently received his PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Illinois.

  

City and state officials discuss COVID-19 and answer community questions.

  

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