Andy Aderman/USFWS

Maximum harvest reduced for Nushagak Peninsula federal subsistence caribou hunt

The Togiak National Wildlife Refuge announced last week that the Nushagak Peninsula federal subsistence caribou hunt will close when 218 caribou are taken, rather than the original maximum harvest limit of 300. So far, 23 caribou have been reported harvest.

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Jeff Fonkert

Memorial for Tyler McWilliams to be held Saturday in Dillingham

Tyler McWilliams, 37, died unexpectedly in Dillingham on Valentine’s Day. The cause of death is not known.

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Ravn readying for Bristol Bay routes

Jan 18, 2018
Sam Gardner, KDLG

Bristol Bay's soon-to-be second offering for regular service to Anchorage is finishing work on terminals in Dillingham and King Salmon, and holding Thursday meet-and-greets with company execs (and the Dash-8 aircraft).

Alaska’s lawmakers back to work this week

Jan 18, 2018
360 North

Again facing a $2.5 to $3 billion deficit, and ahead of the 2018 elections, what’s ahead for the next 90 days? House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, spoke with KDLG before heading to Juneau.

Winter moose hunt in Unit 17 extended out for a month

Jan 18, 2018
State of Alaska ADF&G

Citing poor winter travel and low harvest numbers, ADF&G and USFWS have agreed to keep the hunt open till Feb. 20.

Tom Marsik

Marsik family is moving to Fairbanks and put their record holding efficient house, built in 2011, on the market. 

Unprecedented open water, warm weather causes K300 route change

Jan 16, 2018
Katie Basile/ KYUK

During the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race this weekend, teams will run two laps to the traditional halfway point and back, completing a 300-mile course.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Formerly the subsistence research specialist at the Bristol Bay Native Association, Hoseth stepped into the role of director of natural resources in November.

State troopers say an autopsy has been ordered to help determine what caused the death of Jarius Nelson, 23, who was found deceased about two miles outside the village Wednesday.

The assistant director for the University of Alaska’s Bristol Bay Campus says she is being forced to resign. Meanwhile, faculty and the campus advisory council have written letters to UAF administration expressing concern about low morale among campus staff and faculty under the new director.

Berett Wilber/ KUCB

The City of King Cove says that it has reached an agreement with the Interior Department for a land swap between the King Cove Corporation and the federal government that will allow the city to build a road to Cold Bay, going through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

courtesy of Monica Turrentine

Monica Turrentine became principal and teacher at Ekwok “Sonny Nelson” School in December. Substitutes had been covering the position since November because the previous principal and teacher resigned.


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