Pebble believes BBNC and its shareholders could benefit immensely with in-region contracts and revenue sharing if the mine moves forward. BBNC says it's not interested in working on a project it has openly opposed since 2009.

Chasen Cunitz

Port Heiden’s road to its harbor and old village site is crumbling into the sea and the lake on the other side of it will likely breach soon.


The Bristol Bay Borough School is getting a number of energy efficient upgrades. The architecture firm working with the borough on the project anticipates that it will be complete by mid-March.

Citing a Dec. 2016 DUI and alleged car theft, 18 people signed a petition to start a recall of Newhalen council president Henry Olympic last October, but that was short of the threshold to trigger a vote.

Robyn Chaney

The state wrestling championship begins this Friday. Last weekend in Dillingham, area wrestlers competed for regional honors and the chance to compete at the state tournament.


King Salmon-based entrepreneur Bob Egli addressed the Bristol Bay borough assembly at its December 4 meeting, telling the members he would like the borough to eventually stop plowing and sanding local businesses for free.

photo courtesy of Ravn Alaska

Starting in February, Ravn will offer regular service between Dillingham, King Salmon and Anchorage.

US Dept. of Justice

Following two day sentencing hearing, Judge Timothy Burgess took a rare step in handing down a longer sentence than called for in the guidelines, and ordered Floyd Jay Mann of Puyallup, WA, to remand immediately.

Jeri Mcgill was arrested on the charge of felony assault for pointing an airsoft gun at a truck in downtown Dillingham Monday evening. The orange tip of the airsoft gun was painted black, which made it appear realistic.

Kai Raymond

State’s largest herring fishery will allow for 24,000 tons of harvest next spring.

Anchorage District Attorney says state cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that S George Peterson did not stab Ellis Kaloke in self-defense.


ADF&G's Neil Barten made the decision to close the hunt Sunday night at 11:59 p.m., based on what the high level of hunting interest, coupled with good travel conditions, could do to the struggling herd.

courtesy of the Blom family

Four Port Alsworth residents died last December when a plane crashed into Lake Clark. The community gathered this week to remember those who died and to support their surviving friends and family.

Kerry Tasker

Stephanie Quinn-Davidson is now a sponsor for the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative, which aims to update state law related to salmon habitat protections. Brian Kraft announced three weeks ago that he would no longer sponsor the initiative.


With final tally from fish tickets, Bristol Bay's westside district officially reached a milestone most never thought possible.