City of Dillingham

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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.

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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.

Color run reminds Dillingham to live healthy

Jul 30, 2018
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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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The aluminum and wooden building continued to smolder into the evening. It was a building that was repossessed by the city from its previous owner in 2015 and was used mainly for storage. No injuries or damage to boats have been reported.

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Retired teacher Teresa Duncan spins a darn good yarn through song. She performs three of her numbers live on the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report.

2018 Blessing of the Fleet
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Dillingham gathered Sunday to salute Bristol Bay fishermen who earn their living from the sea. KDLG’s Austin Fast was in attendance and has more on how this ceremony honors both the living and the dead.

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Cigarettes in Dillingham are about to get more expensive. The city expects the new tax to generate $120,000 for the general fund initially. It hopes that over time higher prices will discourage tobacco use.

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Dillingham’s citywide cleanup has been postponed until tomorrow due to inclement weather. It was scheduled to start today.

Allison Mollenkamp

The Alaska Department of Transportation is still working to acquire right-of-way for the downtown streets project. The city applied for a grant to fix other downtown streets but the request was denied.


Before the salmon season begins in earnest, Dillingham will pray for safety and remember those lost at sea.

Summer work planned at Dillingham dock

May 9, 2016

Among the many projects on tap around Dillingham this spring and summer are a couple at the dock and harbor.

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What's the City to do with the Carlson House? At a meeting Tuesday, the committee left just 3 options on the table: a Veterans memorial, an historic museum, and USFWS office space. 

Carlson House Committee poised to make a recommendation

Nov 30, 2015
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More than a decade after Dillingham took possession of the Carlson House, the city is moving toward a decision on what to do with the old home and the lots it sits on.

Dillingham fine-tuning incinerator operations

Oct 16, 2015
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Dillingham's new incinerator has been burning all summer, but the city says it's still making adjustments.

Dillingham re-elects Ruby

Oct 6, 2015

The ballots have been counted and --- unofficially --- Dillingham voters re-elected Alice Ruby to serve as mayor.