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Nearly half of structures on dock affected by fire, says witness of Port Moller fire

So far no reports of injuries in large fire that continues to burn at large, remote salmon processing plant on the Alaska Peninsula. One dock was cut away, and production facilities heavily damaged according to on-the-ground reports.

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Clark’s Point drawing families back to the village by reopening its school

Clark's Point School will reopen on August 21. It has been closed for five years because it did not meet the 10-student minimum enrollment set by the state. Thirteen students are registered for this school year.

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Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 16, 2017

Several big buyers post a $1/lb base price, the run shoots to 49 million, and the districts head to wide open or weekly schedules. As we wrap up our special coverage, ADF&G's Paul Salomone, Travis Ellison, and Tim Sands join for a preliminary recap of this incredible, historic year for the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery.

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Dave Lax, owner of construction company LMI, is known as a hard working man with a vision for the Bristol Bay Borough. He wants to see more jobs and more year-round economic opportunity in his community, which usually gets pretty quiet after August.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Dave Crowley, area management biologist for Game Management Units 9 and 10, says fall hunters can anticipate increased caribou populations and, consistent with previous years, low moose density.

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One special education position is all that remains to be filled this year for the Dillingham City School District.

Bristol Bay museum continues to grow

Aug 7, 2017
Caitlin Tan KDLG

The Bristol Bay Historical Society re-opened the Naknek museum in 2015, and it has become the epicenter of Bristol Bay history. The society’s president Fred Anderson and the community continue to build the ever-growing museum.


Following months of problems, Peninsula Airways cancelling service in Portland and Denver as it restructures financially. CEO Danny Seybert pledges to refocus on Bristol Bay, Aleutians routes.


While the count is not officially complete, the 56.2 million total run is bigger than all recorded years but 1980, 1995, and 2015. The harvest of 37.5 million is bested only by 1993, 1996, and 2016.

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As fishing winds down, hundreds of drift boats are hauled back out of the water in Naknek, most inside of about one busy week. For the boat haulers, it can be a tricky but lucrative business on the front and back end of the fishing season.


The Council's August meeting advanced several ongoing projects.

Zoey Laird

In downtown Dillingham, both the senior center and the Christian youth center are places to find food and fellowship with others. KDLG's Zoey Laird spent time with the old and young at both centers to find out more about the importance of togetherness in a small, rural place like Dillingham.

The fishing effort continues in Togiak

Aug 3, 2017
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The Togiak District in Bristol Bay edged past the bottom end of its escapement goal late in July. The mark was reached just days after the rule prohibiting fisherman to transfer to Togiak from other districts was lifted.


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