Tyler Thompson

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Prevention preparations ramp up in Bristol Bay, a day after Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Alaska's first confirmed case of COVID-19. Concerns about the virus have upended plans for several regional organizations. 

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The city of Dillingham is reaching out to processors ahead of the 2020 salmon season. The hospital can now test for COVID-19 if someone shows symptoms.

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The school district is taking steps to prepare for the coronavirus a day after the state's first confirmed case was announced in Anchorage.

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Thousands of fishermen, processors, and cannery workers will travel to Bristol Bay in the coming months to participate in the commercial fishery. As of Thursday afternoon, no one in the region had been tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus

The Dillingham City School District was unaminous in its decision to not support international travel at the end of the month with Educational First Tours. The disrtict and EF Tours are working with families to reschedule and finance future trips.

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We cover what Bristol Bay needs to know about the coronavirus. And we take a look at the Curyung Tribe's concerns regarding healthcare in the region, and what it wants to change.

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Education, preparedness and prevention of the coronavirus were themes of the meeting in Dillingham. While there are no confirmed cases in Alaska so far, community leaders want to coordinate their approach if the virus comes to the region.

Courtesy of the Bristol Bay Regional Career and Technical Education program

The Bristol Bay Regional Career and Techincal Education program has achieved regional status with the addition of the Dillingham School District. Regional benefits will give the program access to more funding and courses.

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Beaver Round Up! On the shores of the Nushagak... we all know and love the song. From sled dog races to piles of pelts, learn about what Beaver Round Up used to be like and how it's changed on this edition of By the Bay. 

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The port’s value increased by more than $40 million, from $154 to $195 million, in commercial fishery landings between 2017 and 2018. In last year’s report, Naknek ranked third.

Amanda Luiten

Fifth graders Kahlen Savo, Jake Neketa and sixth grader Hailey Williams travelled to Anchorage to comepete in the Junior Native Youth Olympics. 

Amanda Luiten

On the show this week, we go to a meeting BBAHC held on healthcare in the area. We talk through Nushagak Cooperative's price hike. And we hear from a few young athletes who competed in the Junior Native Youth Olympics in Anchorage

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McDowell Group, city officials and PND Engineers are making the final round of meetings to complete the Dillingham Waterfront Strategic Plan. 

 

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The price hike will cover an increase in power consumption and costs, due to the Cooperative’s power plant upgrade in 2018.

 

Bristol Bay Native Corporation/Blue North Fisheries

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation acquired two giants of the state’s Pacific cod fishery last September. It created a subsidiary, Bristol Bay Seafood Investments, to manage those harvesters. Now, that subsidiary has new leadership.

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