Avery Lill

Senior Reporter/Host
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Formerly the subsistence research specialist at the Bristol Bay Native Association, Hoseth stepped into the role of director of natural resources in November.

The assistant director for the University of Alaska’s Bristol Bay Campus says she is being forced to resign. Meanwhile, faculty and the campus advisory council have written letters to UAF administration expressing concern about low morale among campus staff and faculty under the new director.

courtesy of Monica Turrentine

Monica Turrentine became principal and teacher at Ekwok “Sonny Nelson” School in December. Substitutes had been covering the position since November because the previous principal and teacher resigned.

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On Sunday, Eastern Orthodox Christians around the state celebrated Christmas. In the days following Christmas, many celebrate the holiday by bringing brightly decorated stars from house to house for a caroling tradition called ‘slavii.’

photo provided by USFWS

In the 32 years Naknek and King Salmon have participated in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, watchers have never counted more than 24 species. This year, birders saw 27.

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Thirty people volunteered to participate in Dillingham’s bird count on Saturday. Last year, 18 participated. The volunteers this year spotted 19 species, including the possible sighting of a species new to Dillingham’s Christmas count.

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Eggs and milk are among the products running low in Togiak stores that await bypass mail deliveries.

Dillingham police found 24 grams of black tar heroin and 7 grams of methamphetamine on New Year’s Day. DPD arrested an Anchorage woman who admitted to flying to Dillingham to sell drugs.

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Togiak National Wildlife Refuge manager, Susanna Henry was a part of the Surge Capacity Force, non-FEMA federal employees sent to Puerto Rico to aid with disaster relief after hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the territory.

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Dillingham, Naknek and King Salmon bird watchers will participate in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count this weekend.

Evelynn Trefon

Communities around Iliamna Lake dealt with gale force winds last week. Residents say they saw sheds and smokehouses lifted from the ground and skiffs tumbled “like they were toys.”

Chasen Cunitz

Port Heiden’s road to its harbor and old village site is crumbling into the sea and the lake on the other side of it will likely breach soon.


The Bristol Bay Borough School is getting a number of energy efficient upgrades. The architecture firm working with the borough on the project anticipates that it will be complete by mid-March.

Robyn Chaney

The state wrestling championship begins this Friday. Last weekend in Dillingham, area wrestlers competed for regional honors and the chance to compete at the state tournament.

photo courtesy of Ravn Alaska

Starting in February, Ravn will offer regular service between Dillingham, King Salmon and Anchorage.