Avery Lill

Will Chaney

New Stuyahok coach says Blunka was a "baby-baby" in middle school, eating just to make 98 pounds. Now a lean mean junior, he's a favorite to win state in the 113-pound weight class.

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Dillingham's 23rd annual and King Salmon's 31st annual Christmas Bird Counts are Saturday, December 17. Contact Kara Hilwig (Togiak NWR) or Melissa Cady (Becharof NWR) to participate.

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Pat Costello started New Stuyahok's high school wrestling program in 1977, and coached it for the next nine years. He returned last weekend to referee regionals, and reflected on the program's success.


The age of state fishing permit holders rose to 50 in 2014. Last spring, researchers surveyed students in Bristol Bay and Kodiak in an effort to better understand the barriers to Alaska fisheries for young fishermen. This week, they are in the area to present their findings.

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A solar power project in Naknek aims to demonstrate that solar power is a cost-effective option in rural Alaska.

Togiak National Wildlife Refuge

December 1 is opening day for Game Management Unit 17B and C's Winter Registration Moose Hunt.

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Dillingham and Monokotak have both proposed petitions to annex all or a portion of the Nushagak fishing district. The Local Boundary Commission is holding hearings in these cities this week.

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The area around Port Heiden has experienced an unusual number of earthquakes since April. State Seismologist Michael West calls this cluster of quakes a swarm.

Alaska has the highest rate of forcible rape in the United States according to the 2015 FBI statistics. Researcher and author Jeremy Braithwaite conducted research on sexual assault in Bristol Bay last year for his dissertation. He returned last week to present that research in Dillingham. 

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The N&N Market's is reopen today for a soft opening. It shut its doors for clean-up and repairs after an arson fire and burglary in early October. Police are still investigating the case.

Mary Tilden allegedly led DPD and AST on a two hour chase between Dillingham and Aleknagik Wednesday. A trooper fired at her truck when she tried to run him over. No one shot or seriously injured.

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Dillingham's Christian Youth Center had a soft opening today for their coffee shop.

Bristol Bay Borough School District

Bristol Bay Borough School Board President, Michael Swain, is now President-Elect of the Association of Alaska School Boards. He will serve in this position for a year before becoming President of the AASB.

KDLG's Avery Lill visited with the veterans at Friday's assembly for the Nov. 11 Bristol Bay and Beyond. Listen here ...


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