Molly Dischner/KDLG News

A Manokotak man was at the heart of a change that provided more language assistance at polling places in 29 communities this week.

This week, an update from Quinhagak following series of heroin overdoses. Plus, how translation at polling sites is going around Bristol Bay, boating safety, and Raina Thiele joins for our Friday conversation.

Tanya Dube

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


The state is taking first steps toward a locally-based District Attorney - by looking for an office near the courthouse.

Dillingham and Manokotak’s competing annexation petitions have been delayed again to allow the public more time to comment on a preliminary report.

Voter discontent aimed at some incumbents Tuesday

Aug 17, 2016
Jeremy Hsieh / KTOO

Voter turnout was lowest in state's primary election history.

Si Kahn on KDLG

Aug 17, 2016

Folk singer, activist, and organizer Si Kahn stops by the studios to talk about Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay, and of course sing us a few tunes.

Quinhagak responds to a series of apparent heroin overdoses

Aug 17, 2016
Adrian Wagner / KYUK

Four overdoses, including one fatal, reported in Quinhagak this week, and authorities believe heroin is to blame.

KDLG:  The Supreme Court of Alaska has again upheld a lower court ruling that allowed the City of Dillingham to foreclose on James Bingman's Sr.'s properties following years of tax delinquency.


AST's Sgt. Luis Nieves drops by, plus Wild Salmon Day and thoughts on protecting fishermen too. An elder shares about traditional spirituality, and Si Khan sings us out.


Sgt. Luis Nieves oversees state trooper efforts in Bristol Bay. He's been on the job at the Dillingham post since late spring.

Opinion: On Wild Salmon Day, remember the fishermen too

Aug 11, 2016

Alaska has done a great job protecting it's abundant wild salmon. Now let's make sure the fishermen are around for generations, too.


Jorden Bishop, 29, from Palmer, pleaded guilty to possession of 22 grams of heroin police seized at the King Salmon Airport in June 2015. Will get two year sentence.

Dillingham Celebrates Wild Salmon Day

Aug 11, 2016
Credit: Shaylon Cochran/KDLG

Wednesday marked the first Alaska Wild Salmon Day celebration. At the park strip in Dillingham, dozens turned out for fun and games and fish.

Dillingham Takes Part in Spill Drill

Aug 9, 2016
Shaylon Cochran/KDLG

In small clusters of shipping containers peppered across the state, you’ll find the front line defense for oil spills. They’re placed and stocked by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.