Courtesy of Birch Block

In some Bristol Bay rivers, the hottest month on record was deadly for salmon

2019 was the hottest year on record for Bristol Bay. In rivers such as the Igushik, that heat resulted in tens of thousands of dead fish.

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Mario Cruz

Alaska's first mobile DMV to visit New Stuyahok

Starting January 13, residents of New Stuyahok, Manokotak, Ekwok and Koliganek will have at least three days to apply for their driver's license and Real IDs in person.

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Courtesy of Birch Block

2019 was the hottest year on record for Bristol Bay. In rivers such as the Igushik, that heat resulted in tens of thousands of dead fish. 

Mario Cruz

Starting January 13, residents of New Stuyahok, Manokotak, Ekwok and Koliganek will have at least three days to apply for their driver's license and Real IDs in person. 

 

Courtesy of USFWS

The moose hunt around Togiak opened today. Here's what hunters need to know. 

Courtesy of NWS

It's been a cold start of the year in Bristol Bay — the wind pushed temperatures to -40 in some areas. But that subzero weather is on its way out. 

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

S'prasdnikom! Along with Eastern Orthodox churches around the state, congregations around Bristol Bay celebrated Christmas on January 7, and with it the first day of slavii. 

Credit Courtesy of the City of Aleknagik

After months of discussion surrounding public safety in Aleknagik following a break in, the city council held a meeting at the end of the year about residents' concerns.

 

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

The city council will select a candidate to fill the vacant seat until the municipal elections in October 2020.

Lydia Olympic

Sightings of a bear roaming on the outskirts of Naknek serve as a reminder to practice bear safety year-round – even in winter.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Happy New Year! From education to erosion, fish to fires, Bristol Bay had a remarkable 2019. 

 

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