Tyler Thompson, KDLG - Dillingham

A white SUV with a blue strip that says 'troopers'

Dillingham law enforcement involved in shooting; person brought into custody

Dillingham Police and Alaska State Troopers were involved in a shooting with an individual in Dillingham Thursday afternoon. The individual was brought into custody at 5:30 p.m. The scene is under investigation.
A large bull caribou trots through tundra

Biologists find first cases of infectious bacteria in Southwest Alaska caribou herd

Brucellosis can be lethal to caribou and can also lead to miscarriages.
A native man in a blue anorak and a tie

Alaska Native leader Trefon Angasan passes away from complications of COVID-19

Angasan was the chairman of the Alaska Peninsula Corporation. He was also a founding member, and he served on the board for more than 42 years.
An aerial view of a beluga and a baby beluga in gray water

Environmental groups say Pebble could threaten the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale

Conservationists are raising concerns about adding yet another stressor to an already endangered whale population — the proposed Pebble Mine.
A giganticly obese grizzly bear stands knee deep in a river.

747 wins heavyweight title in Katmai’s annual Fat Bear Week

A park ranger who oversaw the contest said the bear is the biggest he's seen in the park.
A wide waterfall with bears hunting salmon

Bears are fatter than ever for Fat Bear Week

Strong salmon runs over the last few years, the bears in the annual contest are looking chubbier than ever.
A musk ox crossing a dirt road with spruce trees in the background .

Musk ox don’t live in Manokotak. Why is there a musk ox in Manokotak?

A rare sighting of a bull musk ox has been caught on camera.
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Pebble closes in on a federal permit, supporters and critics respond

Critics say that the environmental impact statement was flawed.

F/V Knot Crazy sinks in Nushagak Bay

Nobody was hurt or injured, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

A new transportation route for the proposed Pebble Mine faces backlash from land owners

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to release its final environmental review for the proposed Pebble Mine later this summer. Last month, the Corps changed which transportation corridor it recommends. The route cuts through land owned by several Bristol Bay entities that refuse to grant Pebble access to their properties.

Dockside exams have started in Bristol Bay; the Coast Guard has a new approach

The Coast Guard will have a larger law enforcement presence in the bay this year. They will also practice social distancing and other protective measures while conducting vessel exmaniations.

Sen. Murkowski pushes for an additional $1 billion in federal fisheries relief funds

Murkowski said that the PPP loans don't adequately cover seasonal businesses like fisheries.

Bristol Bay announces 3 additional cases of COVID-19 since Friday

Two individuals tested positive at Camai Health Center’s walk-up clinic, according to the health center’s announcement on May 29. These two will not be recorded as positive cases in the Bristol Bay Borough, because, the state said, "they are not local residents."

Alaska Airlines to start regular service to Bristol Bay May 18

It will be the first commercial service to the region in months following RavnAir's abrupt bankruptcy.

Bristol Bay fishing lodge operators fear losses from restrictions aimed at commercial processors

The state has designated fishing as "critical infrastructure" — including sport fishing. But travel mandates could make trips to fishing destinations an upstream battle for people trying to come in from out of state.

The Port of Bristol Bay is the second most valuable harbor in the U.S.

The port’s value increased by $41 million, from $154 to $196 million, in commercial fishery landings between 2017 and 2018. In last year’s report, Naknek ranked third.
Coastline in Togiak, March 2015. (Photo courtesy of City of Togiak)

Former Togiak resident to sue city and former mayor for denying him insulin while he was jailed

In a complaint filed by his attorney, Oertwich alleges that he was held in a cell at the Togiak jail for six days and was not given insulin, which he required for a medical condition.

Katmai National Park moves to permit bear viewing for the first time

This will be the first time Katmai would require permits to access the bear-viewing corridor.

Alaska’s first mobile DMV to visit New Stuyahok

The state’s first mobile DMV opened in New Stuyahok on Monday. Residents in the village will be able to take their driver’s license tests and apply for Real IDs.