Avery Lill, KDLG

Sprinkler system contained small fire that started in utility room. Fire appears to have been caused by one of two boilers.


Volunteer searchers picked up debris believed to be from missing Piper Cherokee Thursday north and east of Port Alsworthon Lake Clark. Four who were onboard all from Port Alsworth.


Dillingham, Manokotak petitions to annex Nushagak district cleared big hurdle with Local Boundary Commission support last week. A tax on the harvest could be back in place by 2017 season.


Alaska Judicial Council interviewed seven candidates and took public testimony Tuesday before selecting Tina Reigh and Lance Joanis to send to Gov. Walker.


The age of state fishing permit holders rose to 50 in 2014. Last spring, researchers surveyed students in Bristol Bay and Kodiak in an effort to better understand the barriers to Alaska fisheries for young fishermen. This week, they are in the area to present their findings.


Hunt still open, but Fish and Game has warned that the bull-to-cow ratio in areas near Dillingham is low, perhaps low enough to limit some hunting.


This conversation originally aired on the Dec. 2 Bristol Bay and Beyond. Listen below. Reach the author at or 907-842-5281.

This week, reaction on annexation petitions passing LBC hurdle, solar power in Naknek, a local potter tells us about her work, and outgoing judge Pat Douglass joins for our Friday conversation.

Dave Bendinger/ KDLG

A solar power project in Naknek aims to demonstrate that solar power is a cost-effective option in rural Alaska.


This piece originally aired on KDLG's Bristol Bay and Beyond.


Commissioners toss staff recommendation, vote to allow city expansions for Dillingham and Manokotak to collect raw fish tax. Set net beaches from Nushagak Point to Ekuk exempted from annexation.

Togiak National Wildlife Refuge

December 1 is opening day for Game Management Unit 17B and C's Winter Registration Moose Hunt.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Dillingham and Monokotak have both proposed petitions to annex all or a portion of the Nushagak fishing district. The Local Boundary Commission is holding hearings in these cities this week.

Sand Point petitions to expand city limits

Nov 28, 2016
Aleutians East Borough

Hoping to collect more fish tax revenue, Sand Point officials have filed a petition to add 250 square miles to Sand Point.

Rural lawmakers wield power without recent precedent

Nov 28, 2016
Misty Nielson

Reps. Edgmon and Foster, Sen. Hoffman examples of rural legislators in prominent positions ahead of next session.