Dan Salmon Public Safety Building
The Dan Salmon Public Safety Building, a Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) post, was built in the summer of 2010 as an extension of the washeteria. The Bristol Bay Native Association grant funded the project as a means to establish a law enforcement presence in the Village. The building islocated downtown near the river and houses all VPSO operations and contains two holding cells.
Dan Salmon promoted public safety well before there was a VPSO presence in Igiugig. The decision to name the building after Dan Salmon came from the current VPSO, who recognized Dan’s volunteer service to the search and rescue efforts in the area.
Volunteer Fire Department
The emergency transport vehicle and fire truck arrived the summer of 2014 and is housed in the Emergency Service Building that is located next to the clinic. In addition, we have 6 Emergency Trauma Technicians led by our new Fire Chief, Joel Jacko.
The Igiugig Electric Company (IEC) is owned by the Igiugig Village Council. In 2011, IEC received a rural power systems upgrade, funded by the Denali Commission and through legislative funding. The Alaska Energy Authority installed three new diesel generators with automatic switch-gear and SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (remote monitoring of facility overseen by the Alaska Energy Authority).
In addition, the upgrade encompassed an improvement to the waste heat line, which serves the downtown building facilities. Additionally, the power distribution upgrade addressed issues related with the buried electric line that serves the community. The rural power systems upgrade is the first step toward eventually integrating renewable sources of energy, such as the upcoming hydrokinetic project.
Igiugig Gift Shop
The Igiugig Village Gift Shop is open Monday-Friday during the workday (9-5 PM) and on request. It is located in the airport hangar terminal and filled with handicrafts made from local artists and Igiugig apparel. Elders Dallia Andrew, Mary Olympic, and Annie Wilson display knitted socks and gloves and rugs, doilies, hand-made fur dolls, crocheted plastic bags, and scarves.
Bead artist Julie Salmon has beaded earrings on display while her daughter Tanya Salmon has fun-fur scarves for sale. Trappers such as George Wilson and Randy Alvarez have furs of beaver, fox, and wolf for purchasing.
AlexAnna Salmon, a recent graduate from Dartmouth College has her thesis for sale, titled “Igyararmiunguunga”: Qallemciq Nunaka Man’I Kuicaraami-llu. “I Belong to Igiugig”: The Story of My Home on the Kvichak River. This can be purchased via long-distance and mailed priority; proceeds benefit the Dan Salmon Education Fund.
Igiugig No-See-Ums offer sweaters, t-shirts, and hats embroidered with the Igiugig No-See-Ums Logo. Great for gifts, souvenirs, or just to keep yourself! Proceeds benefit the Student Activity Fund. There are also plain Igiugig T-shirts and an assortment of baseball caps.