Zoe Sobel / KUCB

Neil Barten

Summer isn’t just about salmon for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. 


Superintendent positions are open in King Salmon and Kotzebue, and the National Park Service's Alaska Native liaison is encouraging locals to apply. 

Time and tides wait for no Isuzu

May 11, 2016

This week's monster high tides claimed this truck left overnight at Dillingham's Kanakanak Beach. The skiff trailer wasn't immediately found.

courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service

Pilots, nearby residents, and now the Fish and Wildlife Service say up to 2,000 walrus have been seen hauled out at Cape Grieg between Ugashik and Egegik. 

Dave Withrow / NOAA

Pedro Bay Corporation and Iliamna Natives, Ltd will voluntarily give up rights to develop on the islands in order to protect a habitat that supports seals as well as spawning sockeye. 

Citing increase of bear problems and decrease of annual harvest, state will now allow hunters to sell hides in areas with a bag limit of two bears per year to help incentivize the effort.


Easement adds permanent protection on 570 acres of Koliganek Natives LTD land at confluence of Harris Creek and Nushagak River.

Earthquakes near Port Heiden rattle all weekend

Apr 1, 2016
Alaska Earthquake Center

No damage reported, and no tsunami warnings issued, after series of quakes near Port Heiden over the weekend.

Colt Snapp

The AVO has downgraded the alert level, but is still keeping a close eye on Pavlof Volcano, which AVO staff say has a history of erupting suddenly after periods of quiet. 

Mt. Pavlof spews ash after Sunday eruption

Mar 28, 2016
Colt Snapp

Ash from Sunday eruption sent to 37,000', now spreading northeast towards western Bristol Bay.


City estimates 2-300' of river bank have eroded over the past two years, leaving about 300' left between the Wood River and the wastewater treatment facility. 


The WAISC forum drew experts to Dillingham to present on a wide range of topics of interest to Western Alaskans. We asked a few of them to pitch us their research in 30 seconds or less.

Katherine Carscallen

Herd size probably double what it should be, say biologists, who hope to see some serious hunting efforts happen soon. 

City of Togiak

State will help Togiak make necessary repairs to seawall that has been damaged by severe storms over two warm winters.