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Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Bristol Bay went to the polls Tuesday – here's how House District 37 voted. 

Mike Taras/ADF&G

The 2018 fall moose hunt for game management units 17B and 17C opened Monday. The hunt is under the RM583 permit; the bag limit is one bull. The moose hunt for 17A opens August 25.

Alaska Primary Election Live Results

Aug 21, 2018

Follow the live election results of tonight's primary on KDLG. Results will be updated as the Division of Elections releases them. Go to the live returns by clicking right here

2018 Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Aug 20, 2018

KDLG held a live call-in forum for the five gubernatorial candidates August 13 - 17.

KDLG was joined by Republican candidate Mike Dunleavy on Monday, Libertarian candidate Billy Toien on Wednesday, and Republican candidate Mead Treadwell on Friday. All five candidates agreed to take part in the forum in advance, but due to scheduling conflicts Democratic candidate Mark Begich and incumbant Gov. Bill Walker were unable to participate. Each candidate was given 35 minutes to answer questions from callers and community volunteers on their policy positions and qualifications. 

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Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr travelled from Washington, D.C., to Alaska last week, in a trip aimed at better understanding the challenges of internet access in remote communities. On his final stop in Dillingham, Carr sat down with KDLG to talk about the FCC’s plans for broadband in Alaska.

Courtesy of Elma Burnham

Elma Burnham started the website "Strength of the Tides" to help women find safe boats to fish on and keep people accountable for making the fishing industry a better place for women to work.

Small processors carve out a market in Bristol Bay

Aug 16, 2018
Mitch Borden

Large seafood companies buy and sell most of the sockeye caught every summer in Bristol Bay, but there are a lot of small businesses that sell fillets right to customers all over the country and finding some success doing it. KDLG visited some of these small processors to talk shop. 

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

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

Avery Lill/KDLG

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/KDLG

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.

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