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7:22 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Naknek sewer upgrade in the works

 The Bristol Bay Borough is working on one of the few projects in the state’s capital budget this year – an upgrade to the sewer system in Naknek.

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Fishing
6:10 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Ten days jail for firing rifle in Boat Harbor

Morris B. Lopez, 50, was drinking when he fired his rifle off in the Dillingham Harbor last Saturday. He pleaded guilty Tuesday.

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Education
5:19 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Two Dillingham area students spend summer studying science, engineering

Students take a class during the ANSEP acceleration academy.
Credit ANSEP

Sue Lee of Dillingham and Frederick Coolidge of Aleknagik participated in ANSEP's acceleration academy and internship this summer. 

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Fisheries
12:35 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Bristol Bay fishery Tuesday July 28 update

The F/V Fishin Fool leaves the Dillingham Harbor July 22, 2015. Fish are still returning to Bristol Bay districts, but much of the fleet has left.
Credit Molly Dischner/KDLG

The fish may have outlasted the fleet this year, as returns are still continuing but effort is winding down.

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Crime and Safety
11:10 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Two struck, one killed, in accident Saturday in Naknek

Zachary Krom, 25, of Anchorage, was killed, and Joshua Fullmer, 34, from Boise, Idaho, injured after being struck by taxi early Saturday.

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Fisheries
11:01 am
Tue July 28, 2015

BOF limits Togiak participation through Aug. 5

Togiak is shown in this June 2015 photo.
Credit Hannah Colton/KDLG

Bristol Bay’s Togiak District will remain exclusive for an extra nine days under a July 24 decision by the state Board of Fisheries.

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Fisheries
7:46 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Watzituya: Naknek's One-Stop Shop for Nets, Coffee, Counseling

Marcia Dale expertly hangs nets at Watzituya.
Credit Hannah Colton/KDLG

Marcia Dale at Watzituya has been providing nets and moral support to Bristol Bay fishermen for over 30 years. 

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Fisheries
12:50 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Next generation takes over fishing in Ekuk

Fisherman prepare the net on Ekuk beach.
Credit Matt Martin/KDLG

Fishing is a family affair for the Bouker family on Ekuk beach.

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Crime and Safety
5:29 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Two unexpected deaths in Manokotak this week

5-year-old Daphne Mochin succumbed to drowning injuries Tuesday and William Maud, 37, apparently took his own life Wednesday night.

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Arts
1:39 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Naknek celebrates soft opening of new museum

Several intricate model sailing schooners are on display.
Credit Hannah Colton/KDLG

The collection, housed in a refurbished  77-year-old building in downtown Naknek, features relics of the Bristol Bay fishery and traditional culture. 

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Fisheries
1:12 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

UPDATE: Board of Fish meeting to discuss Togiak Friday

Togiak fishermen have petitioned the state to extend the time period during which fishing in their district is limited to those who haven't fished elsewhere in the bay.

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News
7:27 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Citing unpaid taxes, Dillingham forecloses on Bingman properties

The City of Dillingham took ownership of all of James Bingman, Sr.'s properties, including the many apartment units on Fairview Drive.
Credit KDLG

City becomes temporary landlord for approx. 26 tenants of Bingman rental units, and takes over Bingman property at the Harbor.

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Arts
7:16 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Fishtival 2015 rocks out while fish roll in

The Mushroom Cowboys play on the patio at Dolly's Hall in Naknek, June 19.
Credit Hannah Colton/KDLG

Festival organizers raised double the funds to bring more art and music to this year's 4-day festival. 

This weekend’s Fishtival in Naknek and King Salmon was attended by perhaps fewer fishermen than usual, but still drew enthusiastic crowds of locals and visitors. Especially popular were daily performances as part of the Bear Grass Music Festival. KDLG’s Hannah Colton reports festival planners raised twice as much money as last year for a full four days of entertainment.  

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News
4:30 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Invasive Eurasian Dove Found in King Salmon

Matthew MacFarland snapped this photo of the dove outside of the Antlers Inn in King Salmon.
Credit Matthew MacFarland

Fish and Wildlife says it's the farthest west this wandering dove has been found in the U.S.  

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Crime and Safety
1:59 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Two walk away from float plane crash at Shannon's Pond Monday

This Piper PA-18 Super Cub N8761C crashed just after take-off from Dillingham's Shannon's Pond Monday. Police received a call around 9:45 p.m. Both the pilot and the passenger walked away unharmed.
Credit KDLG

Pilot says she lost power just after take off and crashed near the south end of the popular float plane lake in Dillingham.

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