Tyler Thompson

Stephannie Blatchford

Wanda Kie-Miller made eye contact with a bear breaking in to her house around 3:00 a.m. Residents around Naknek have had similar experiences in this unusual spike of activity. 

Bristol Bay Bud Company

Alaska legalized recreational marijuana in 2014. It’s a new source of revenue for Alaska, generating $10.8 million dollars in taxes last year. Now, Dillingham gets a slice of the pie with the opening of Bristol Bay Bud Company. It is the first marijuana retailer in the region.

Tyler Thompson

Nushagak Cooperative is setting a one month window for cable and internet upgrades from July to August. Construction will happen in four parts with expected outages. 

Tyler Thompson

Dillingham’s only senior assisted living center opened in 2000 to support the everyday needs of senior citizens. Now they have less than three months to find a new home.


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After hold-ups due to permit reviews and project designs, the Dillingham roads project is delayed for the third year in a row. Contractors are expected to bid on the project in two weeks.

Erica Tweet

In April, nearly 100 students from Dillingham City School District learned intense dialogue, staged musical numbers, arranged amazing choreography, engineered and painted fantastic props and sets that culminated in the performance of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.  With support from community members and DCSD staff, students displayed a stunning portrayal of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. 

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Courtesy of Andrew Berkoski

Dillingham fourth graders were treated to an out-of-this-world experience. Students launched a weather balloon into outer space last month. The experiment was a chance for the students to view Dillingham from beyond the earth’s atmosphere.