Avery Lill

Senior Reporter/Host

The Department of Natural Resources renewed Pebble's Miscellaneous Land Use Permit for one year, authorizing the partnership to begin geotechnical drilling. On the same day it renewed Pebble's permit, DNR also announced that it will revive the Bristol Bay Advisory Group, a group of regional stakeholders who provide input on land use and management.

Alaska State Troopers contacted Patrick Einhellig, 32, of Dillingham when he arrived at the Togiak airport on Friday. Investigation revealed that he was carrying heroin worth at least $56,000 in Bristol Bay.

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The state's largest sac roe herring fishery got underway Sunday in the midst of high winds and a NOAA gale warning.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

  

  

Manokotak and Togiak both launched search and rescue operations over the weekend for people stranded in the cold.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Clear skies, bright sun and warm temperatures had some peeling off coats and hats at the 60th annual Beaver Round Up parade. Spirits were high as decked out floats streamed through the streets of Dillingham. The costume fun run and ever-competitive outhouse race rounded out the downtown kick off event. Here are the photos and the schedule of the rest of the week's festivities.

Jason Sear/ KDLG

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking for public input on the controversial Pebble Mine Project. In April, the federal agency will be holding meetings in Bristol Bay, Anchorage and Homer to hear the public’s views and concerns about the project.

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