Credit (Christian Sardet/CNRS/Tara Expeditions)

After combing through data from the Aleutian Islands, a scientist has discovered an unexpected relationship between plankton and pink salmon. Although plankton might seem like an ecological afterthought, biological oceanographer Sonia Batten disagrees. She calls them the most important organisms in the ocean.

“They’re the basis of every marine food chain pretty much,” said Batten. “They support directly, or indirectly, the resources that we value.”

Tuallu! Are You Ready For This Yup'ik Rap Single?

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Yup’ik rap has hit Facebook, and people are loving it.


From Port Alsworth to Perryville and from Koliganek to Togiak, 1474 students in public schools around Bristol Bay are back in classrooms. No schools closed this year, and for some, enrollment is up a bit.

William Weatherby (R) from Naknek will face incumbent Bryce Edgmon (D) in November. Edgmon collected 20 votes more than his challenger in the primary election, but the tea leaves are hard to read.


Following in the tradition of Pete Seeger and Si Kahn, Musicians United wants to hear everyone's best song about Bristol Bay.

Storage tanks at the post office site in Iliamna. Soil issues at the Katmai National Park Headquarters. A tank farm in Newhalen. Those are just a few of the nearly 1,000 sites considered contaminated that were transferred from federal entities to Alaska Native Corporations. 

180 day jail sentence for Ivan A. Gust, 27, accused of stalking 11-year-old girl after family published series of disturbing messages posted on social media.


Fred Nishimura has been fired from Aleknagik, Ekwok, and New Stuyahok village corporations following accusations he embezzled tens of thousands of dollars.

Jeremy Hsieh / KTOO

As candidate deadlines loom (or have passed), it seems so far only incumbents have asked to have their names on the ballots for the Oct. 4 municipal elections.

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.

courtesy Robyn Chaney

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.