Dillingham City Council

KDLG/Izzy Ross

Over 300 votes were cast in this year's municipal election with over 50 absentee ballots. Aksel Buholm and Curt Armstrong will return to city council. Karl Clark and Jenny Bennis join the school board. 

Izzy Ross/KDLG

Absentee votes could be enough to make a difference in races for Dillingham City Council and the Bristol Bay Borough School Board. 

Izzy Ross/KDLG

Dillingham’s City Council extended health and safety restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic at its meeting last week. But some community members voiced concerns about what that means for students hoping to participate in sports like wrestling. 

Brian Venua/KDLG

The Dillingham City Council has one seat up for grabs, and the School Board has two. All seats are three year terms. The municipal election is October 6.

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Nushagak saw a big jump in its daily counts yesterday. The Wood River and Egegik towers started counting today. Kings are just starting to hit Dillingham beaches. Port Moller Test Fishery wasn’t out on the water, but they hope to get enough fish today to start running stock compositions.

KDLG/Tyler Thompson

This week, we covered teleconferences from Dillingham to Bristol Bay Borough, as both local governments prepare for a potential spread of the coronavirus. No cases have been confirmed in Bristol Bay. Dillingham business owners shared how they are coping with closures and changes to operations. Villages around Bristol Bay are shutting down travel and school districts share updates to academic calendars. 

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We are practicing social distancing while working to keep everyone up to date on the coronavirus. Alaska is now up to 12 cases. People from Bristol Bay have been tested, but the results are pending.

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The city council will select a candidate to fill the vacant seat until the municipal elections in October 2020.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

The absentee ballots didn't change the preliminary results: Heather Savo will fill the one open school board seat, Bill Rodawalt won city council seat B, and Chris Napoli was re-elected to council seat A. 

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

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

Jeremy Hsieh / KTOO

Voters reached out to KDLG about city budget concerns in the 2020 municipal election.

 

ISABELLE ROSS/KDLG

Residents will vote on two city council seats and one school board seat. Incumbent Chris Napoli is running for city council seat A unopposed. Dillingham High School instructor Kaleb Westfall and science teacher Bill Rodowalt are vying for seat B.

 

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

The Willow Tree Inn came one step closer to reopening at the Dillingham City Council meeting on Thursday, while Olsen’s Liquor Store is facing a possible license expiration. 

The City of Dillingham will not place an additional tax on marijuana – for now. 

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

The Dillingham City Council is giving the go-ahead for the renewal of the Willow Tree Inn’s liquor license, contingent on the inn paying off the rest of its taxes.

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