Avery Lill/ KDLG

On Friday, four students graduated from the UAA nursing program at the Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham, bringing the total number of graduates to 10.

Bristol Bay Borough School District

Bristol Bay Borough School Board President, Michael Swain, is now President-Elect of the Association of Alaska School Boards. He will serve in this position for a year before becoming President of the AASB.

Sharon Thompson

The lack of reliable childcare options in the Bristol Bay Borough impacts parents, children, employers, and the community at large. A group of residents is working on a solution. They now have $80,000 from the Borough to develop a certified childcare center. 

1919: The Spanish Flu in Dillingham

Sep 29, 2016

The deadly influenza pandemic known as the Spanish Flu, killed millions of people world wide but hit Alaska particularly hard. Thursday evening, an Anchorage lecture will examine the impacts to the Bristol Bay region and how the canneries there helped the local population.

Meghan Redmond

School year starts with high school programs in Aleknagik, Twin Hills.

Back to school in Bristol Bay

Aug 26, 2016

From Port Alsworth to Perryville and from Koliganek to Togiak, 1474 students in public schools around Bristol Bay are back in classrooms. No schools closed this year, and for some, enrollment is up a bit.

Tanya Dube

All Bristol Bay Borough students will be eligible for free breakfast and lunch when school starts August 23.

$600,000 is on the table to help start new pre-kindergarten programs across the state -- unless the legislature decides otherwise.

Hannah Colton / KDLG

At culture camp on Lake Clark, kids explored an archeological site where their ancestors may have lived more than 130 years ago. 


As early as September, parents in Naknek and King Salmon will be able to enroll their kids in a state-approved childcare provider. 

Rau retires after 15 years at Seventh Day School

Jun 3, 2016
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Rod Rau has been principal at the school for eleven years; teacher Sueal Cunningham will take over in the fall.

Hannah Colton/KDLG

The only state-funded air charter to and from school runs between South Naknek and Naknek. More than a dozen students daily used to take the flight; now it's down to two. 

Hannah Colton/KDLG

Hiring committee, superintendent put premium on prior administrative experience; some say that makes it too difficult for local teachers to pursue admin ambitions without moving elsewhere.


The removal of $11 million from the Senate's capital budget is another disappointment for the Bristol Bay Borough School District, after the state decided not to reimburse a voter-approved school bond last year. 

Port Alsworth 7th grader names new Alaska ferry "Tazlina"

May 19, 2016
Tanalian School

"I'm really excited, I can't believe I actually won," says 12-year-old Malea Voran, who learned from the Governor via Skype Tuesday that she'd written one of two winning essays to name two new ferries.