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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. 

Mitch Borden

Pilot Point is beginning construction on wind turbines that will hopefully both power and heat the village. 

Avery Lill/KDLG

Shannon Small is charged with starting last week’s fire in the Dillingham boat harbor. Rudy Erickson allegedly interfered with fire fighters’ efforts.

Dillingham Police Department

According to Dillingham Police, Ivan Gust, 29, was texting and calling a victim in a 2016 stalking case, which violated the terms of his probation. Police say he later confessed to sexual assault of a minor.

Mitch Borden

After a very slow beginning to their season, fishermen in Ugashik Bay saw millions of sockeye salmon return in a little over a week in mid-July. The short intense peak of the season turned out to be beneficial for some of the fishermen who stuck it out all the weeks without fish. 

Austin Fast / KDLG

As social and environmental changes increasingly threaten those who practice subsistence in Bristol Bay, a new project seeks to preserve the knowledge and voices of Alaska Native women.

Dillingham Police Department

Police say that when Stanley was arrested at the Sea Inn on Saturday he was in possession of a gram of black tar heroin, a gram of methamphetamine, money and a scale.

Austin Fast / KDLG

Boatyards around Bristol Bay are filling up again as vessels haul out for winter. As KDLG's Austin Fast met folks getting ready to hit the water in June, he noticed the word "family" kept popping up for those boatyard friendships out-of-staters form in Alaska.

Jason Sear

The United Tribes of Bristol Bay commissioned a poll to identify where Bristol Bay residents stand on Pebble Mine. A majority of respondents said they oppose the mine and worry the project will endanger the region’s sockeye run.

Bruce Ilutsik

After being closed for nearly a week following a fuel spill from a sunken vessel, the Nushagak District reopened to set and drift fishermen Tuesday afternoon.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Bristol Bay’s largest village corporation – Choggiung Limited – has acquired majority ownership of the Bristol Alliance of Companies in a partnership with the Bristol Bay Native Corporation.

ADF&G Staff

When they flew an aerial survey today, ADF&G did not observe oil sheen coming from the wreckage of the tender that sank near Clark's Point Wednesday. Commercial fishing in the district could open as early as 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Bruce Ilutsik

In the final Bristol Bay Fisheries Report of the season, we recap this year's run with area management biologists and the fishermen who have been working hard all summer.

Color run reminds Dillingham to live healthy

Jul 30, 2018
Austin Fast / KDLG

Vibrant remnants of this weekend’s color run are still scattered up and down Lake Road in Dillingham. KDLG’s Austin Fast joined the crowd and has this report on the larger health message behind this fun event.

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