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Man found dead at base of cliff near Unalaska

September 23rd 7:35 pm

Police say Gregg Kortesma fell to his death in Ruth Rock Creek

Fall moose hunt numbers trickle in

September 23rd 7:33 pm

As fall colors emerge across Bristol Bay, and mornings turn chillier, hunters are reporting moose and caribou harvests. In the Dillingham area, the moose hunt in Unit 17B and C is closed, and about 150 bull moose were reported taken so far through the RM583 [...]

Book chronicles life of Bering Sea captain

September 23rd 7:30 pm

Former crab fisherman Jake Jacobsen authors a book

Attorneys, magistrates seek spot as Dillingham Superior Court judge

September 23rd 7:29 pm

The process to replace Dillingham's outgoing superior court judge is underway, and nine Alaska lawyers are looking to fill the role, with varying backgrounds. Judge Patricia Douglass announced earlier this year that she was not seeking to retain her seat. [...]

Rural Alaska to see boost in water, sewer funds

September 23rd 7:26 pm

If all goes well, the thousands of Alaskans still without running water and indoor plumbing may get federal support, thanks to a bill working its way through congress with more than $1 billion in funds for improving infrastructure. On Thursday, the U.S. [...]

In brief: Alaska health centers get funding for electronic health records

September 23rd 7:23 pm

Health centers in Dillingham and Naknek are two of 27 Alaska facilities that were awarded federal funding for information technology improvements. Bristol Bay Area Health Corp. will receive $49,005 for its Dillingham facility, while the Bristol Bay Borough [...]

In brief: Public hearings on voter registration initiative scheduled

September 23rd 7:22 pm

The effort to register Alaskans to vote when they file for a PFD will be the focus of several public meetings this month and next. In November, Alaskans will vote on a ballot initiative that would register Alaskans to vote when they file an application for a [...]

In brief: Dillingham dental clinic opens

September 23rd 7:19 pm

The grand opening for Dillingham's new dental clinic is scheduled for Sept. 23. The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is having a celebration of the new dental and administrative facility from 2 to 6 p.m., Sept. 23, at Kanakanak Hospital. The ceremony [...]

Southwest runners to compete in Dillingham

September 23rd 7:16 pm

Some of the state's top cross country athletes will converge on Dillingham this weekend to compete in the Region III Cross Country Championships. The meet is scheduled for Saturday. The top finishers at the Region III meet will advance to the Class 1A-2A-3A [...]

Dull, Berkoski claim wins at New Stuyahok Invitational

September 23rd 7:14 pm

Cole Dull and Hannah Berkoski both turned in outstanding performances this past weekend en route to giving Dillingham a sweep of the boys' and girls' races at the 2016 New Stuyahok Invitational. A state qualifier a year ago, Dull turned more than a few heads [...]

Unalaska runners qualify 12 for state

September 23rd 7:10 pm

Unalaska head coach David Gibson has said all along the thing he wanted most was for his team of young cross country runners to peak at the right time. He certainly got his wish on Saturday afternoon at the 2016 Unalaska Region Championship meet at Kelty Field.

Is Lahka Peacock turning Nome into rural Alaska's financial capital?

September 23rd 7:07 pm

NOME — The only ATM in Nuiqsut is jammed and Lahka Peacock is trying to troubleshoot by phone with his agent in the village, which is 550 miles away across the Brooks Range. Turn it off and then back on, he suggests, then put into the reject bin any [...]

15 Years Ago in the Bristol Bay Times-Dutch Harbor Fisherman

September 23rd 7:05 pm

School receives bomb threat September 20, 2001 By Erik Hillstrom Bristol Bay Times Dillingham High/Middle School students were released early from school last Tuesday following an untimely bomb threat. Found in graffiti form on one of the school's [...]

Obituary: Constantine Lekanoff Jr.

September 23rd 7:00 pm

Former Unalaska resident Constantine (Kusta) Lekanoff Jr., died Sept. 10, 2016 at age 79. He is survived by his daughters, Augusta L. Dushkin, Tammy A. Krukoff, and Natalia P. Lekanoff, his brother Alex Galanin; four sisters, Lydia Landt, Dora Kennedy, [...]

Opinion: Together, Alaskans can weather this fiscal storm

September 23rd 6:52 pm

Today a large swath of Alaska was preparing for the first fall storm, the equinox storm, locals called it. News of the impending high winds and rain rippled through the region over the last 24 hours as weather predictors put their bets on a wild night for [...]

Opinion: Social workers can't protect kids on a shoestring budget

September 23rd 6:50 pm

I remember the first night I spent as the only social worker on the North Slope. It was the mid-'80s. Money and drugs were slamming our villages pretty badly. Ahead of me would be nights when I never got to bed because of the number of child endangerment [...]

Opinion: Missing: Mental health providers in the Arctic

September 23rd 6:49 pm

Research into the rapidly changing environment of the Arctic includes more than tracking sea-ice levels, polar bear populations, new shipping lanes, energy costs and melting permafrost. It also focuses on the lives of people confronted with adapting to the [...]

Opinion: Permanent Fund hard-liners play chicken with state finances

September 23rd 6:47 pm

I went to the courthouse Friday morning to find out the real reason behind the lawsuit to overturn Gov. Bill Walker's veto of half of the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. On the surface, the question the suit asks is whether Walker had the power to issue the [...]

Fish Factor: Cordovans looking to restart tanner crab fishery

September 23rd 6:45 pm

Cordovans are hoping to revive a long-lost Tanner crab fishery in Prince William Sound as a step toward keeping the town's waterfront working year-round. The crab fishery produced up to 14 million pounds in the early 1970s and had declined to about half a [...]

Man working in Wales school abused 7 young girls

September 23rd 6:45 pm

A man who sometimes served as a substitute teacher in the Northwest Alaska village of Wales groped more than a half-dozen young girls at the local school, according to charging documents against him. Court records Thursday showed Amos Oxereok, 43, charged [...]

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