A funeral service is being tentatively planned for Saturday for Bristol Bay fire chief Steve Jones. The fisherman, firefighter, and community leader collapsed and died suddenly Sunday afternoon.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Amy Arnold arrived in Ekwok two weeks ago. So far she is the only teacher on staff for the school, which has 17 students enrolled this year. She will also serve as principal.

Avery Lill/KDLG

A beluga whale was harvested Sunday evening near Dillingham. It was the whole hunting party’s first time to take a beluga. 


State investigating claims of workplace health, safety violations after record setting catches strained Bristol Bay's processors and workforce. But so far, only Silver Bay has drawn state's attention.

Daniel Schindler

This summer animals gorged themselves on caterpillars while the caterpillars gorged themselves on alder and willow. That resulted in fat gulls, trout and bears and in defoliated vegetation.


Pilot Joel Black of Pemberville, OH, sole occupant of Cessna 206 that crashed. Cause of crash unknown. Pilot's remains have been recovered and transported to Anchorage for an autopsy.

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It has been a low water summer on the Nushagak River. Even with late-July rains, the two villages furthest upriver are still waiting on their first barge deliveries.

A taxi ride along on a Naknek summer night

Jul 27, 2017
Caitlin Tan KDLG

Redline is the sole taxi service in the Bristol Bay Borough. It is the main transportation method for many summer fishery workers. KDLG's Caitlin Tan rode along Saturday night during Fishtival weekend.


U.S. Coast Guard air assets, state troopers, Pilot Point VPSO and volunteers, and good Samaritans searched until Thursday night for a crewman from the F/V Lady Colleen who went overboard around midnight Thursday.


Earlier this month, seven area middle school students spent five days on Cape Peirce, a remote area within the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. While they adventured, they learned about wildlife biology, traditional uses of plants and art.

Andy Aderman/ USFWS

Qualified subsistence users will be able to hunt the Nushagak Peninsula caribou herd starting August 1. Initially the limit will be three caribou per hunter, but the refuge manager says that the limit may be raised mid-season.

Knik mishap snarls downtown Dillingham traffic

Jul 25, 2017
Allison Mollenkamp

A Knik asphalt truck blocked the in-bound lane of Kanakanak Road Tuesday afternoon, but otherwise no injuries or damage reported.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

At a 30-day wellness camp hosted at Ekwok Lodge, participants fought alcohol and drug addiction with fishing and berry picking. Friday was graduation day.

Fishtival 2017: ‘One for the books’

Jul 24, 2017
Jesse Rabinowitz

Annual post-fishing party in Naknek full of great music, parades, and history as community, fleet toast another successful Bristol Bay season.

The F/V Cachalot was taking on water, according to the Coast Guard, and the ship's master needed a medevac on account of a hand wound. The vessel was escorted to safe harbor at Peter Pan in Port Moller.