Jason Corey Vincent Alto, 20, allegedly caught with the meth while traveling to Whittier aboard the M/V Kennicott at the end of May.

Cate Gomez/KDLG

Nushagak catches and boat counts at the top, and Naknek-Kvichak manager Travis Ellison explains that he's waiting for more fish in his district. Plus, a drifter tells us about efforts to organize in hopes of improving prices.

Alaska State Legislature

Alaska’s 29th Legislature will go back for another round in July, after Governor Bill Walker called for its fifth special session Sunday.

Pebble Limited Partnership

Pebble CEO Tom Collier and Nunamta Aulukestai’s Kim Williams will speak at House committee on NEPA’s role in permitting process.

Cate Gomez, Tara Henry

There's a little bit of fishing around the Bay as the run slowly takes shape, plus Togiak herring are making a huge splash in Seattle this week.

New ISER Director Named

Jun 21, 2016

The Institute of Social and Economic Research at UAA has a new leader. Dr. Ralph Townsend was named the new director last week. He’ll be overseeing what he calls a broad agenda, researching and developing policy in a variety of areas for the state of Alaska.


Superintendent positions are open in King Salmon and Kotzebue, and the National Park Service's Alaska Native liaison is encouraging locals to apply. 

courtesy Mike Davis

A little Egegik and a little Nushagak catch, and the F/V Pandalus is weathered out two days in a row. We'll use the lull to talk to Area M North Pen. AMB Bob Murphy, and Kate Mitchell from NOMAR in Homer.

City, Unions Agree on Contracts

Jun 20, 2016

The city of Dillingham has finalized its agreements with local employees unions.

LoriDee Wilson's family has not heard from her since she was reported missing in late March from the Rainforest Recovery Center. 


Nushagak District set netters' first opening pretty slow, the drifters head out today. Reaction, plus the latest from Tim Sands, and skipper Michael Jackson (F/V Lovely Kelly J) tells us about the BBRSDA townhall meetings.


Nushagak district set netters get a stormy opener tonight, and BBRSDA Mike Friccero joins by phone. Those stories, plus a rundown of the daily data, on the BBFR.


This week, a visit to those Cape Greig walrus, sport anglers are heading to the Nush and youth are learning to guide them, plus a powerful conversation 24 years coming. 

Feds Lift Caribou Hunting Ban On Nushagak Peninsula

Jun 17, 2016

Federal lands on the Nushugak Peninsula will be open to more Alaska residents for caribou hunting this year. 

Dillingham City Council Approves Budget

Jun 17, 2016

The Dillingham city council unanimously passed its budget for next year Thursday night. But there’s some concern over the city’s deficit, which will approach half a million dollars for 2017.