Southwest Alaska

This weekend for the Native Youth Olympics, Dillingham hosted athletes from Southwest Region Schools for the Dillingham preliminaries and SWRSD Regional Tournament. The number one placers in each event from Southwest schools will advance to the State tournament.

Dillingham is sending athletes to Nome this weekend, which will be their final qualifier for the state games.

The statewide senior games for the 2015 Native Youth Olympics will take place in Anchorage, April 16-18th. 

Below are results from this weekend's tournament in Dillingham:

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

The state is waiving administration fees through December 13th for all flu vaccines. 

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

There is a new survey being conducted in Southwest Alaska will analyze the answers of residence in the area.  Their answers could help bring money to projects that will better the community. 

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has approved the Southwest Alaska Transportation Plan Phase One and is now beginning Phase Two.  The department looks at the different needs of each region and the state disperses funds depending on the needs of projects. 

A recent study predicts more rain than snow for the rest of the 21st century in Alaska. The study used 10 years of weather forecasts and focused on the areas in Alaska that receive the most snow. 

Southwest Alaska saw the most dramatic results in the report published in the journal Hydrological Processes earlier this month.  It predicted that under the most extreme warming scenarios, southwest Alaska’s precipitation would be three-quarters rain in February. 


Leaders from across Southwest Alaska will convene in Anchorage early next month for a conference specifically focused on the Kodiak, Aleutians, and Bristol Bay regions. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this preview.

January Unemployment Numbers for Alaska Released

Mar 13, 2013

Alaska's unemployment rate has been lower than the national rate for 51 straight months. As KDLG's Mike Mason explains... that's a record and it's the longest stretch since unemployment has been officially counted in Alaska.