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U.S. Army Corps publishes scoping comments of cooperating agencies

The first batch of scoping comments on Pebble Mine from what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling “cooperating agencies” are now public.

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Strong waves from Sunday's storm wash away Dillingham beaches

High surf and 55 mile-per-hour gusts significantly eroded the bluff near Dillingham’s sewage lagoon Sunday.

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Isabelle Ross/KDLG

High surf and 55 mile-per-hour gusts significantly eroded the bluff near Dillingham’s sewage lagoon Sunday.

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The first batch of scoping comments on Pebble Mine from what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling “cooperating agencies” are now public.

Avery Lill/KDLG

Gusts over 55 miles per hour on Sunday blew down trees and made for rough waters in the Dillingham small boat harbor.

Mitch Borden

Officials at Brooks Camp in the Katmai National Park have noticed a lot more young bears have returned to the area this summer and it could have something to do with salmon. A park service biologist is conducting a study to try and figure out if there's a connection with the size of annual salmon runs and the amount of bear's that return to Brooks River annually. 

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

The Dillingham City Council is giving the go-ahead for the renewal of the Willow Tree Inn’s liquor license, contingent on the inn paying off the rest of its taxes.

Low sockeye numbers continue in the Chignik River

Aug 8, 2018
Mitch Borden

Commercial fishermen who fish near the Chignik River have been unable to cast their nets to catch sockeye all summer; not enough red salmon are returning to the river for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to open the fishery. As summer winds down, some are beginning to doubt there will be any commercial sockeye openings before the season comes to a close. 

Avery Lill/KDLG

In April, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced that it would reconvene the Bristol Bay Advisory Group. Last week, DNR announced the 11 newly appointed members who will provide input on land use and management around the region.

New power plant will keep lights on in Togiak

Aug 7, 2018
Austin Fast / KDLG

Processing salmon comes to a standstill in Togiak as regular blackouts hit the small village, but there is a solution on the horizon.

Togiak's slow but steady salmon run cracks record

Aug 7, 2018
Austin Fast / KDLG

Togiak has Bristol Bay’s smallest and latest salmon run, but it's following the Nushagak's lead and broke through 1980’s total run record of 1.2 million sockeye on Monday. Follow this set net crew out on the water in Togiak Bay.

Togiak National Wildlife Refuge

An artist from Los Angeles recently spent a week in Togiak to learn how people have lived off the land and thrived in the region. She also enlisted village kids to help her paint a colorful mural. 

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