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Bristol Bay’s 2019 salmon run wasn’t record-breaking. But new numbers released by the state show the season was still astounding; the preliminary exvessel price is the highest in the fishery's history.

Courtesy of Holland Dotts & the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation has been working for a year to acquire two of the largest Pacific cod harvesters in the country. Now, it is about to close that deal. 

Tyler Thompson

The regional corporation weighed in Aug. 31 on the debate around the governor's letter to a potential investor in the proposed project, saying it undermined the regulatory process.

Tyler Thompson

Schools from Port Alsworth, New Stuyahok, Manokotak, Koliganek and Bristol Bay Borough traveled to compete the season's first invitational in Dillingham. 

Courtesy of the Bristol Bay Historical Society

The Bristol Bay Historical Society Museum sits at the heart of Naknek. But though it is now a centerpiece of the community, it wasn’t always that way. 

Courtesy of Robin Jones

Special Education teacher Ben Griese has begun his 11th year at Chief Ivan Blunka School. Last year, he integrated a disability awareness week and helped a non-verbal student give a speech at the school's graduation ceremony.

Tyler Thompson

The fire started Friday afternoon and was contained within one hour upon arrival. There are no injuries. The cause of the fire is currently unknown. 



Jennifer Robinette

Invasive plants have been sprouting across Dillingham, and that could threaten its ecosystem. KDLG sat down with an environmentalist who discovered one alarming species to discuss the plants, and how spread can be avoided in the future.


The Mulchatna caribou herd populations hover 22,000 and 27,000. This year's herd is estimated at 13,500 caribou. 

The fire was started by lightning Sunday night. Smokejumpers arrived on Monday to begin laying firelines around the perimeter of the fire. 


Alex Hager

UPDATE: Packers Creek is running thin. Village Administrator Michelle Anderson shares this week's status of  Chignik Lagoon's water situation.


John Christensen

A volunteer was sent to a hospital in Anchorage last night due to smoke inhalation. The crew was able to put out the southern and middle portions of the fire with heavy equipment. 

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

The Levelock Fire has spread south into the tundra. But responders are securing control lines around the village and airport. Residents should expect smoky conditions until they receive substantial rainfall.


The fire was reported Sunday night about seven miles from King Salmon. It was burning up to 25 acres with moderate activity yesterday. Because of its proximity to King Salmon and Naknek, the fire is under "full suppression" status. 

Alex Hager/KDLG

A boil water notice has been in effect since July 2. As of  yesterday, residents had only 5,000 gallons of drinkable water left.