in the Dillingham Census Area
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- Bristol Bay
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Geography and Climate
- Twin Hills is located near the mouth of the Twin Hills River, a tributary of the Togiak River, 386 miles southwest of Anchorage.
- The area experiences a transitional climate that is primarily maritime, although the arctic climate also affects this region. Average summer temperatures range from 37 to 66 °F; winter temperatures average 4 to 30 °F. Annual precipitation ranges from 20 to 26 inches. Fog and high winds are prevalent during winter months. The Togiak River is ice-free from June through mid-November.
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History and Culture
- The village was established in 1965 by families who moved from Togiak to avoid the recurrent flooding there. Some residents migrated from Quinhagak on Kuskokwim Bay. The people have strong cultural ties to the Yukon-Kuskokwim region, because many of their ancestors migrated to Togiak following the 1918-19 influenza epidemic. School was first conducted in the church during 1967-68. A school building was constructed in 1972, but it burned in 1976. A new school was built in 1978. A post office was established around 1977, although there have been some interruptions of service.
- Twin Hills is a traditional Yup'ik Eskimo village with a fishing and subsistence lifestyle.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
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- Twin Hills Village
- Local Option Restrictions
- Ban sale, importation, and possession of alcohol.
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Twin Hills is primarily accessible by air and water. Regular and charter flights are dispatched from Dillingham. There is a state-owned lighted gravel runway on a ridge east of the village. Most cargo is delivered by air. There is a boat landing area but no docking facilities; bulk goods must be lightered to shore. Cars, ATVs, and snow machines are used for local transportation. Residents drive along the beach to access the Togiak Fisheries cannery. A winter trail for snow machines connects Twin Hills with Togiak.
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