National Weather Service

Winter Storm Warning in effect for Bristol Bay this weekend

According to the National Weather Service, some areas of Bristol Bay could see between 8-12 inches of snow on the ground.

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Sarah Grace Durrance

51.3 million: ADF&G predicting another big year for Bristol Bay sockeye in 2018

The 2018 forecast also calls for the largest return ever to the Nushagak District: 21.8 million . Naknek Kvichak: 16.6 million; Egegik: 9.1 million; Ugashik: 2.9 million; Togiak: 860,000.

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As first big low pressure storm moves east towards Russia Thursday and Friday, second storm now looks to stay south of Bering Sea and Bristol Bay. NWS downgrading threat of high seas and coastal erosion in weekend forecast.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Alaska has seen a spike of reported cases of flu since the beginning of September, reports the State of Alaska Section of Epidemiology.

photo courtesy of Vince Luckhurst

“There was a strength to Patty that everyone can attest to that knows her, and it’ll be a big loss to this community," said Chris Napoli who served on the school board with her during her final term.

courtesy Alaska State Troopers

Update: Dawson Andrew, 18, located and taken into custody by posse of local volunteers.

Fall Fish and Feast just around the corner

Oct 10, 2017
Monica Waring

Annual wine and dine gathering raises tens of thousands of dollars to support Bristol Bay School activities through the rest of the year.


The city's appeal of Local Boundary Commission Jan. 24 rejection is moving ahead in court. Dillingham argues the LBC's reconsideration was unlawful, and that the city was not granted a fair hearing. An attorney for the state, plus opponents led by Ekuk, say LBC was perfectly within its rights to correct its earlier wrong.


An assembly with students from the elementary, middle, and high schools took time to recognize the importance and contributions of Alaska's indigenous people on the now official holiday.

Former state senate president Rick Halford critical of Pebble's new effort to reintroduce the project in a smaller package, saying the move is aimed at "mining the stock market," not the copper and gold.

Kristine Sowl/ Alaska Region USFWS

With reports of a fox behaving aggressively near Wood River Road, ADF&G area management biologist encourages caution.


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Dillingham has received reports of a fox behaving oddly along Wood River Road this week. A bicyclist reported that the animal has been somewhat aggressive, snarling and snapping its teeth. It has followed a car and tried to bite the fender, and it has also been seen foaming at the mouth.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

The Dillingham City School District buses no longer operate outside city limits, but students who used to ride the bus from past that point are finding other ways to get into town.


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