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David Lienemann/Office of the Governor

Governor Walker's office is reaching out to local Alaska radio stations. KDLG's Izzy Ross talked with the governor about a few issues affecting Bristol Bay. 

Avery Lill/ KDLG

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a public scoping meeting about the proposed Pebble Mine in Dillingham Tuesday, the seventh such meeting in two weeks.

Alaska State Troopers

Two buildings were burglarized in Togiak early Tuesday morning. Alaska State Troopers suspect that it was same person in both cases. 

Hannah Colton

If no one steps up to maintain it, Dillingham may lose the equipment that broadcasts the Alaska Rural Communication Service, a public television service that broadcasts a selection of programing from PBS and various news and entertainment stations.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Dillingham's March for Science aimed to show the importance of science in the community.

Avery Lill/KDLG

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers solicited public comment on the proposed Pebble Mine plan at five scoping meetings last week. At the two meetings on the shores of Iliamna Lake, near the Pebble deposit and proposed mine infrastructure, locals turned out to ask the Army Corps to consider possible effects a mine could have on their way of life.

Courtesy of the ADF&G

Alaska Department of Fish & Game biologists are predicting an early herring harvest for the Togiak sac roe herring fishery.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Dillingham’s downtown streets won’t see repairs for another year. The Dillingham Downtown Streets Rehabilitation project has been postponed until summer 2019, because acquiring right-of-way for the project is taking longer than expected. It was originally supposed to take place summer 2017.

In December, Northern Dynasty Minerals and First Quantum Minerals announced that First quantum had agreed to buy into Pebble at $150 million for the option to become a 50 percent owner of the Pebble Limited Partnership at the end of four years. On Thursday, the companies extended the deadline to finalize that option agreement from April 6 to April 30.

Courtesy of Nushagak Cooperative

The energy cooperative that powers Dillingham and four other Bristol Bay communities is exploring a hydroelectric project that it says could replace diesel generators in the region.

Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Bristol Bay’s bears are waking up. Residents have spotted bear tracks near the Dillingham landfill. Those tracks are not only a sign of spring, but also a reminder to brush up on bear safety.

Skip Gray/ Gavel Alaska

The state operating budget passed in the Alaska House of Representatives on Monday. Before that vote, Dillingham Democrat Bryce Edgmon spoke with KDLG about one of the most contentious pieces of the budget-- Permanent Fund Dividends.

Isabelle Ross/ KDLG

Dillingham residents of all ages turned out for SAFE’s annual “Choose Respect” march. With signs, chants, and songs they marched against sexual assault and domestic violence.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

The plaque dedicating the Walrus Islands Archeological District will be placed on Round Island.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

 

  

Nushagak Cooperative held its 17th Annual Membership meeting in Dillingham last night (TUE). KDLG’s Avery Lill was there and has more on the board of director elections and the announcement of a hydro-electric project.

  

  

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