City of Dillingham

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Around 500 boats come in and out of the harbor throughout the season for repairs or to take breaks between fishing openers. But a new set of safety rules changes that. 

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The Dillingham City Council passed an ordinance Thursday extending its travel permit requirement for entry into the community until June 29. It also extended its requirement to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. It did not vote to require testing. 

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Alaska Airlines will be providing year round service for the community. The Dillingham City Council extended its permit system and quarantine requirement, but incoming travelers don't need to get tested for now. And the state says the fishery can operate safely, as long as people follow the mandates, but some local leaders are concerned that there isn't enough enforcement and no clear plans in place for if people get sick. 

  

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The governor releases a mandate laying out guidelines for commercial fishermen, while Bristol Bay's health corporation opposes opening the fishery this season. Communities continue to prepare for the arrival of fishermen and workers. And a virtual yuraq series kicks off today  we hear from one of the people running the sessions.

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The Curyung Tribe and the City of Dillingham asked the governor to decide the fate of the 2020 commercial fishery immediately, citing the health and safety of residents. 

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The City of Dillingham has restricted travel to the community for non-essential personnel, as have many communities around the region. Icicle Seafoods is the only processor operating in the Togiak sac roe herring fishery this spring. And educators around Bristol Bay are having to adjust their curriculums and tackle distance learning. 

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The Dillingham City Council held a special meeting via teleconference on March 26. City council members and residents discussed travel restrictions and community preparedness in light of the coronavirus. 

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KDLG hosts Izzy Ross and Tyler Thompson are trying something new this week a round up of the week's stories and interviews from around Bristol Bay.

Tyler Thompson

The city of Dillingham held a meeting with community members Wednesday to gather the pros and cons of proposing legislation that would ban the use of plastic bags. 

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The results from election day are not final; The city council will meet tomorrow to count absentee and question ballots. 

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If voters and the state approve the $4 million general obligations bond, the city said it will use existing revenue sources to pay for it. The bond would fund a project to fix downtown roads and an extension to the Lake Road Fire Hall. 

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Bristol Bay’s local elections are just a few weeks away, and most candidates are running unopposed. Write-in candidates are still able to file, but district deadlines vary.

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Construction starts on several roads in downtown Dillingham Wednesday evening.

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As social and environmental changes increasingly threaten those who practice subsistence in Bristol Bay, a new project seeks to preserve the knowledge and voices of Alaska Native women.

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Boatyards around Bristol Bay are filling up again as vessels haul out for winter. As KDLG's Austin Fast met folks getting ready to hit the water in June, he noticed the word "family" kept popping up for those boatyard friendships out-of-staters form in Alaska.

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