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.

Courtesy of the Dillingham Wolverine Wrestling team

The wolverines wrestled hard on Saturday at the state championships in Anchorage. The girls' team won 10th overall and first out of the 2A schools, and the boys won fifth place overall and second out of the 2A schools.

This year, our Christmas Day schedule is FULL of merriment and cheer!  Let KDLG provide the soundtrack to your Christmas Day celebrations.

Courtesy of Shannon Harvilla

The borough received a $225,000 Rasmuson grant toward the playground. Now it is scrambling to collect matching donations from the community before the end of the year. 


International Astronomical Association

Around 900 names were submitted for the contest and a little over 2,600 votes were cast. Nushagak and Mulchatna received just over 25% of the votes, edging into first place.

The state of Alaska has requested a warrant for the arrest of Dillingham resident Andrew Olsen, according to a Dillingham police report.

Olsen, 31, could face a felony charge for assault in the second degree after allegedly attacking someone Saturday. Dillingham police were contacted by Kanakanak hospital about the incident.

Charles Nelson could face two felony charges for muder in the second degree and manslaughter. 

Eric Hanson

Seven schools from Bristol Bay traveled to Dillingham for the annual wrestling tournament. Each school will send athletes to the state championship in Anchorage on December 20. Congratulations to all Bristol Bay wrestlers! 

KDLG file photo

Fishermen participating in Alaska’s largest herring fishery have a huge quota to fill next year. But the primary customer isn't buying. 

Tyler Thompson

Dillingham residents met with engineers and consultants last week to discuss their draft plan for the Dillingham waterfront and gather comments for the future, multi-million dollar project. 

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on December 5 that it is contributing $20.5 million to the state’s plan to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in communities around Alaska. 

Alison Eskelin

Nushagak Cooperative's contentious hydroelectric project could lower high energy costs and tap into clean, renewable energy. But it would be built next to one of the region’s main salmon rivers in the nation’s largest state park.