Avery Lill, KDLG - Dillingham

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The purse seine fleet in Togiak took 16,500 tons in 11 days. In Port Moller, seiners took 1,000 tons in 39 hours. Listen now

Residents saw a few hundred walrus hauled out at the beginning of April. By the end of April, they reported seeing about a thousand. On a recent flight over the shoreline, an Alaska Fish and Game biologist saw only 100. Listen now

First Quantum Minerals and Northern Dynasty announced today another delay in finalizing their option agreement. Listen now

Alaska State Troopers contacted Patrick Einhellig, 32, of Dillingham when he arrived at the Togiak airport on Friday. Investigation revealed that he was carrying heroin worth at least $56,000 in Bristol Bay. Listen now

The Togiak herring fishery opened Sunday morning with a windy start. Gusts over 30 mph posed a challenge for fishermen during the state’s largest sac roe herring fishery. Listen now

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took public comment on the Pebble Mine plan in Dillingham on Tuesday. Listen now

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers solicited public comment on the proposed Pebble Mine plan at five scoping meetings last week. At the two meetings on the shores of Iliamna Lake, near the Pebble deposit and proposed mine infrastructure, locals turned out to ask the Army Corps to consider possible effects a mine could have on their way of life. Listen now

In December, Northern Dynasty Minerals and First Quantum Minerals announced that First quantum had agreed to buy into Pebble at $150 million for the option to become a 50 percent owner of the Pebble Limited Partnership at the end of four years. On Thursday, the companies extended the deadline to finalize that option agreement from April 6 to April 30. Listen now

Brandon Yagie, 21, was arrested in Perryville Monday and charged with killing his grandfather, 70-year-old Marvin Yagie. Listen now

A former Anchorage resident was sentenced Thursday in Dillingham for recklessly flying low over a boater several years ago. Listen now

As the mumps outbreak in Alaska continues, the state is allowing more Alaskans to receive a state-supplied third dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to augment the protection of the two doses that most Americans receive as children.

Amber Webb, originally from Dillingham, drew portraits of missing and murdered Alaska Native women on a handmade kuspuk to call attention to the high rate of death by homicide among Alaska Native and Native American women. Listen now

On Valentine’s Day, Ravn Alaska made its first regularly scheduled flight between Dillingham, King Salmon and Anchorage. Bristol Bay residents said they were excited for increased competition among airlines in the region. Listen now

Togiak National Wildlife Refuge manager Susanna Henry was a part of the Surge Capacity Force, non-FEMA federal employees sent to Puerto Rico to aid with disaster relief after hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the territory. Listen now

Port Heiden’s road to its harbor and old village site is crumbling into the sea and the lake on the other side of it will likely breach soon. Listen now

Starting in February, Ravn will offer regular service between Dillingham, King Salmon and Anchorage. Listen now

State’s largest herring fishery will allow for 24,000 tons of harvest next spring. Listen now

Dillingham police arrested Josephine Williams, 35, of Togiak for trespassing at the Bristol Inn. A search of her belongings turned up 22 grams of black tar heroin and 25 grams of methamphetamine, which she said she was transporting from Anchorage for a yet-unnamed man in Togiak.

Mercury gets into ecosystems by a variety of means, human and naturally caused. National Parks Service and the United States Geological Survey are among those studying mercury levels in resident lake fish in Southwest Alaska. Listen now

Port Heiden anticipates its tribally-owned processing center will handle up to 10,000 pounds of salmon per day from May to September, providing local fishermen an opportunity to fish shoulder seasons closer to home. Listen now