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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.

Aleknagik is still searching for answers to public safety concerns

In the Bristol Bay community of Aleknagik, a VPSO position has remained vacant for years. One hurdle? A lack of available housing.

A star and exoplanet will be named ‘Nushagak’ and ‘Mulchatna’

Around 900 names were submitted for the contest and a little over 2,600 votes were cast. Nushagak and Mulchatna received 25.7% of the votes, just edging out Yellowstone and Old Faithful at 25.3%.

State moves forward with plans to address PFAS contamination in Dillingham

An Anchorage-based consulting firm tested five of six contaminated wells south of the Dillingham airport — it's now moving forward on the next phase of a potential long-term solution.

After months of drought, Chignik Lagoon’s wells have finally filled with water

Chignik Lagoon, July 10, 2019. (Photo by Alex Hager/KDLG) Over the summer, drought and damages to Chignik Lagoon’s water distribution system left the village without drinkable water. The...

A new tool puts proposed Pebble Mine critiques all in one place

There is a new tool aimed at making critiques of the Pebble Project’s draft environmental review more accessible.

A Dillingham reporter is speaking out after finding a hidden camera in her room

Former KDLG reporter Sage Smiley is speaking out about indecent and illegal behavior by a host she was staying with over the summer to cover the Bristol Bay fishery.

Dillingham council weighs options as rapid erosion threatens city sewer

Since 1947, erosion has washed away at least 800 feet of Dillingham’s coastline. And it’s getting worse.

Erosion drains Goldfish Lake in Port Heiden

After a decade of heavy erosion, a lake in the Bristol Bay village of Port Heiden finally breached, sending water gushing into the bay.

Bristol Bay Borough voters approve fish tax proposal

The proposed 1.5% fish tax on all processed fish in the borough passed with overwhelming results, with 153 yes votes to 73, according to unofficial election results.

Aleknagik home break-in highlights lack of law enforcement in Bristol Bay

When Apay’u Moore was woken by the sound of a man breaking into her home Oct. 14, it took more than six hours for Troopers to arrive.

Dillingham City School District awarded $3.3M federal education grant

Superintendent Jason Johnson said the funds will reshape the district.

BBNC says Dunleavy support for Pebble ‘inappropriate’

Gov. Mike Dunleavy sent a letter to Wheaton Precious Metals Corporation, a potential investor with the proposed Pebble Mine — executives with Bristol Bay Native Corporation call it "inappropriate."

New Stuyahok teacher Ben Griese a finalist for 2020 DEED Teacher of the Year award

Chief Ivan Blunka School special education teacher Ben Griese integrated a disability awareness week and helped a non-verbal student give a speech at the school's graduation ceremony.

Alaska Fish and Game issues emergency order for RC503 Mulchatna caribou hunt

While the Mulchatna herds have a history of fluctuation, biologists have yet to identify the cause of this year’s decline.