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A windy start for Togiak herring fishing Sunday

The state's largest sac roe herring fishery got underway Sunday in the midst of high winds and a NOAA gale warning.

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Dillingham students perform 'Peter Pan'

The Dillingham City School is performing the musical 'Peter Pan' on Saturday, April 21 at 6 p.m and Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in the elementary school gym.

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What is love? Dillingham's kids have the answer.

Feb 14, 2018

Today is Valentine's Day. It's a time to celebrate your family, friends, romantic partners or any combination of the loves in your life. It's also a time to reflect on what love means to you. Logan Ito from Dillingham High School's broadcasting class and KDLG's Liam Wright took that exact question to Dillingham's elementary schoolers. Here's what Ms. Sanger's second grade class had to say.

Dillingham competes in Homer basketball tournament

Feb 13, 2018
Dan Dunaway

At the round robin basketball tournament in Homer this weekend, Dillingham competed against teams from Homer, Kotzebue and Sitka.

photo courtesy of Chief Ivan Blunka School

Ben Griese and Nicole Wagner received the Inclusive Practices Award from the Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education last week.

J. Platt

An 81-year-old woman complaining of chest pains was successfully transported to Dillingham on Monday by a helicopter and crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak.

On Friday, a man’s snow machine broke down between Manokotak and Dillingham. A volunteer search and rescue team found him early Saturday morning. The man was uninjured and returned safely home.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The F/V Destination sank Feb. 11, 2017. The wreckage was discovered on the sea floor near St. George Island in July, but the cause of the accident remains a mystery.

The Insurance Services Office is recognizing Dillingham’s improved firefighting capabilities. ISO evaluates communities around the country on their ability to deal with building fires. Many insurance companies take that evaluation into account when calculating premiums for home and business property insurance.

Jason Sear

Opponents of mining in the Bristol Bay watershed celebrate Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement and are committed to remaining vocal on the issue. On the other hand, four village corporations with land near or adjacent to the Pebble deposit have called on Pruitt to “ensure a full and fair review for the project” and are concerned that proposed restrictions could impede that process.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Last week, the Bristol Bay Opioid Task Force and Alaska's Department of Health and Social Services held a meeting in Dillingham . At the meeting, Bristol Bay residents weighed in on how the state should next respond to the opioid epidemic.

Katie Basile/ KYUK

A week after his own coalition demanded his resignation, House District 38 Representative Zach Fansler stepped down on Friday morning. The freshman Democrat from Bethel is accused of assaulting a woman when she rejected his sexual advances, though he denies the allegations.


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