City of Dillingham to raise landfill fees

May 11, 2017

A new fee structure will be in place at the Dillingham landfill from July 1. The city hopes the new fees will be simpler and encourage more efficient garbage sorting. 

Dillingham ready for community clean up

May 4, 2017
KDLG/Lawrence Hamilton

Dillingham's community clean up takes place this weekend. Yellow trash bags are available around town and a special sharps container will be at the Dillingham Police Station for medical waste. 

Tier 3 public workshop held in Dillingham

May 2, 2017
Todd Radenbaugh/Flickr Creative Commons

The workshop's purpose was to gather public input on how the community felt about designating Tier 3 waterways. It was the only public workshop  to be held in regional Alaska. 

Ancient speartip leads to recognition for Round Island

Apr 28, 2017
Jeanne Schaaf

The 2004 discovery of a small spear-tip dating back 6,000 years helped lead to National Historic Landmark designation at the iconic island near Togiak.

A look at Dillingham's costly trash problems

Apr 24, 2017

 Burying trash is costly, as is burning it through the new incinerator. Sorting helps, if residents will do so, but the council seems poised to raise rates to help offset the expensive problem of managing trash.

Dillingham marches for science (slideshow)

Apr 22, 2017

Mother Nature made a rare cameo Saturday as exactly 100 people turned out at one of ten (known) March for Science rallies in Alaska Saturday.

Zoe Sobel / KUCB

Large clubhook squid washed ashore in Unalaska Monday, bringing a steady stream of onlookers for the rare sighting.

Bristol Bay bears coming out of hibernation

Apr 10, 2017
Alaska Department of Fish & Game

In the last few weeks, area wildlife biologist Neil Barten has seen several bears awake in the area and anticipates more in the coming weeks.

Liz Ruskin

Rep. Young's legislation to facilitate a land transfer to allow construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay was discussed at a House Natural Resources subcommittee on federal lands Wednesday.

Togiak's final flight

Mar 31, 2017

An injured bald eagle found in Togiak Sunday was transported to Anchorage for treatment. The bird was improving until Wednesday, when its condition rapidly deteriorated and it was euthanized.

Meetings scheduled to discuss Dillingham Manokotak road

Mar 14, 2017
Bristol Engineering Service Corporation

The possible route and impacts of a road between Dillingham and Manokotak will be discussed at a a series of meetings at the end of the month. 

Laura Kraegel / KUCB

Jack, a young ringed seal later identified as a female, was found in Unalaska and transported to Seward, where she became the first of her kind admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center this year.

Small changes creates big savings for UAF-Bristol Bay

Mar 8, 2017

UAF Bristol Bay assistant professor Tom Marsik believes in the benefits of energy efficiency. He teaches the principles to students, and  has helped the campus gain recognition for its recent “green” retrofit. 

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been confirmed as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, an agency Pruitt has long criticized.

The Senate approved Pruitt on a 52-46 vote Friday afternoon, with two Democrats — Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota — voting for his nomination. Republican Susan Collins of Maine voted no.

Ptarmigan numbers "alarmingly" low on Alaska Peninsula

Feb 16, 2017
US National Park Service

Fish and Game planning to limit spring hunting and scale back bag limit in GMU 9 in effort to conserve dwindling numbers of game bird, which has apparently been hammered by low snow winters.