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Updated: state troopers apprehended Devin Andrew, 19, after he had escaped custody in New Stuyahok Wednesday.


Three of five commissioners seemed to revoke support for Dillingham, Manokotak annexation plans Tuesday, granting Ekuk request for 'reconsideration' that could reverse LBC's December approval votes.

State troopers say Danielle Dobkins, Ivon Washington, and Paul Chukwak spent two unexpected nights out in cold temperatures after a 4-wheeler broke down between Naknek and Levelock.

Austin Waldron, 22, allegedly stabbed another male following an argument during a night of drinking. Victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released.

Kevin Tennyson

Dillingham pulls off 55-50 win Friday night, but Bristol Bay came roaring back Saturday morning to top the Wolverines by 19. Listen to the games here.

courtesy Lake and Peninsula Borough

Construction on the $11 million dock began in the fall and should be complete within a few weeks, says Lake and Peninsula Borough manager Nathan Hill.

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Seamless rubber boot offers updated features to "celebrate the athlete in fishermen," says Grundens USA president Mike Jackson. Can Grundens cut into XtraTufs' cornered market for fishing footwear? 

Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska

"The easy choices have already been made. Now we are at the juncture where with or without the public’s consent we have to make some tough choices. If we don’t make those tough choices today, the future of not just our smaller communities but Alaska as a whole is going to be approaching the tipping point.”

National Park Service

NPS historian John Branson joins to discuss volume three of a planned four volume collection of Dick Proenneke's journals. From the early 1980s, after publication of One Man's Wilderness, Proenneke responds to letters and visitors to his home on Twin Lakes on what was by then Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. 


The hour long ICYMI edition: we revisit a few stories from 2016, including the two billionth salmon, a dramatic sea rescue, the hard to witness death of two gray whales, plus prom, walrus, poetry, and more.

State of Alaska DNR

Citing high number of public comments to log and review, DNR has extended the current permit by three months but delayed deciding on full two year renewal.

Susie Jenkins-Brito

This week, a portrait of life on the streets. Plus, what Dick Proenneke's journals reveal about his life after fame. Speaker Bryce Edgmon joins to talk tough choices, a poem from Kokhanok, and Christmas bread.

Two teams of snowmachine searchers set out Thursday morning looking for Marcus Wyagon, who was believed to be walking to Dillingham. He was treated for cold exposure at the village clinic.

Susie Jenkins-Brito

Host Susie Jenkins-Brito has a perfect dessert for the holidays, "best served with a hot cup of coffee in hand, maybe brewed with a few dashes of cardamom in the beans, and a wisp of cream stirred in."

Jeremy Hsieh / KTOO

"Bringing back strong economic opportunity, and it is a theme that I think a lot of the president-elect's cabinet selections are focused on, and I think that's good thing," Sullivan says on priorities.