Police Investigate Dillingham Woman’s Death
As of noon Sunday, Dillingham Police had not labeled the death of Ella S. George, 55, a homicide. She was found deceased by a family friend around 5 p.m. Saturday evening at her daughter April Olson's home on Cessna Drive, across from the Dillingham Bible Fellowship church.
NOAA Beginning Survey Of Bering Sea-Area Ice Seals
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says U.S. and Russia researchers will begin the largest-ever survey of ice seals in the Bering Sea off Alaska’s west coast.
Campaign Aims To Defeat Dillingham Annexation Effort
The largest campaign in the history of Dillingham has been geared toward defeating a long discussed annexation effort by the city.
Legislation To Give Employers Tax Credit If They Hire A Veteran
The Alaska Legislature is scheduled to go back into session on Jan. 17 but in advance of that date lawmakers are starting to reveal some of the bills that will be introduced. One of the bills would give employers who hire a veteran a large tax credit.
Some Peppers Sold In Alaska Recalled Due To Salmonella Concerns
Some Jalapeno Peppers likely shipped to Alaska have been recalled because of potential contamination with salmonella. So far no cases of the disease have been reported here.
APOC Issues Decision On RBG Bush Planes Investigation
The Alaska Public Offices Commission has issued a decision regarding their investigation into RBG Bush Planes for alleged illegal campaign contributions.
BBNA Preparing Transit System Plan
The Bristol Bay Native Association is getting ready to plan a transit system for Bristol Bay. BBNA officials say the service could link people who live in Southwest Alaska’s outlying villages to regional hubs like Dillingham for work, medical care and other services.
Pat Douglas Selected To Replace Fred Torrisi as Dillingham Superior Court Judge
A local attorney has been appointed to replace retired Dillingham judge Fred Torisi. Pat Douglas is thoroughly familiar with the justice system there, as Mike Mason of member station KDLG reports.
The Great Christmas Tree Challenge is Underway in Bristol Bay
The local college campus in Bristol Bay is asking area residents for a little piece of their Christmas tree.
Big Chunk Super Project Near Pebble Deposit
The Pebble Mine is the most talked about and controversial proposed mining project in Southwest Alaska but it’s not the only project being looked at.
BBNA Set to Plan Regional Transit
Earlier this month, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $15 million dollars to help American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments invest in public transit.
APOC Investigating RBG Bush Planes
The Alaska Public Offices Commission is heading into the home stretch of their investigation into RBG Bush Planes, a holding company for Robert Gillam’s aircraft.
Boundary Commission Approves Bristol Bay Annexation Petition
The Alaska Local Boundary Commission has approved the City of Dillingham’s petition to annex the waters off its shore. City Manager Dan Forester says the approval came after the city went through a process of consultation with local fishing communities about the fish tax that would likely result.
Alaska Allowing Use Of DocBookMD Application
Alaska was recently the first state in the U.S. to allow texting with a HIPAA-compliant mobile application, statewide. Jim Jordan is the Executive Director of the Alaska State Medical Association, which recently endorsed use of the smart phone app DocBookMD.
Orcas Caught Miles Upriver from Dillingham
Three Killer Whales, or Orcas have been spotted between the villages of Ekwok and New Stuyahok, about 60-70 river miles up the Nushagak River from Dillingham. Scientists from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service say it is not unusual for the whales to head upriver after salmon, but it is odd that they’ve gone so far up this late in the season and that they’re lingering so long.
Alaska News Nightly: October 6, 2011
Bethel Jury Finds Defendents Guilty in Torture Murder Trial, No Bond for Three Men Accused in Bribery Scandal, Few Studies Track PFD Impact, Dividend Checks Pay for Fuel in Rural Alaska, Orcas Caught Miles Upriver from Dillingham, Plastic Bag Fight Isn't Over, One Newspaper will serve Bristol Bay and Dutch Harbor, Conoco May Get Access to NPRA, BC Coal Mine Plan Irks Ketchikan Residents, Dive Fisheries see High Prices.
Rhetoric Heats Up in Advance of “SOS” Vote
The ‘Save Our Salmon’ Initiative goes before voters in the Lake and Peninsula Borough tomorrow, and the information war around the proposed Pebble mine that the initiative is aimed at stopping, is heating up.
Dillingham Hoping to Annex Nearby Bristol Bay Waters
The efforts of Dillingham to annex the nearby waters of Bristol Bay will be brought to the ballot some time early next year - if the Local Boundary Commission makes its approval final next month.
Alaska News Nightly: August 29, 2011
Journal Article Shows Grizzly Bears May Be Suffering Under Predator Control. Bethel Loses a Major Landmark. Petersburg Volunteers Free Whale from Fishing Gear. Delta Junction May Need a Hospital. FCC Chairman Visits Dillingham. Kodiak Honors Cannery Workers. The National Park Service Finalizes Plan for Off Road Vehicles in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
FCC Chairman Visits Dillingham
Late last week, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission was in Dillingham to visit a project that will bring broadband Internet to much of Southwest Alaska. KDLG's Mike Mason was there.
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