Avery Lill

News Director

Avery Lill is news director, host and multimedia reporter for KDLG. She writes stories on a range of topics, from Bristol Bay’s dynamic fisheries and environment to education and public safety.

Avery grew up in Austin, Texas and studied philosophy and creative writing at Baylor University.

Before joining the KDLG news team in 2016, Avery was an intern then a news assistant at National Public Radio in Washington D.C. She also interned with NPR member station, KWBU in Waco, Texas. Her stories have aired statewide and on National Native News, NPR’s All Things Considered, and American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report.

When she’s not reporting, she’s probably outside hiking, kayaking, fishing, berry picking or cross-country skiing, depending on the season.

Avery Lill/KDLG

Shannon Small is charged with starting last week’s fire in the Dillingham boat harbor. Rudy Erickson allegedly interfered with fire fighters’ efforts.

Dillingham Police Department

According to Dillingham Police, Ivan Gust, 29, was texting and calling a victim in a 2016 stalking case, which violated the terms of his probation. Police say he later confessed to sexual assault of a minor.

Dillingham Police Department

Police say that when Stanley was arrested at the Sea Inn on Saturday he was in possession of a gram of black tar heroin, a gram of methamphetamine, money and a scale.

Bruce Ilutsik

After being closed for nearly a week following a fuel spill from a sunken vessel, the Nushagak District reopened to set and drift fishermen Tuesday afternoon.

ADF&G Staff

When they flew an aerial survey today, ADF&G did not observe oil sheen coming from the wreckage of the tender that sank near Clark's Point Wednesday. Commercial fishing in the district could open as early as 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Bruce Ilutsik

In the final Bristol Bay Fisheries Report of the season, we recap this year's run with area management biologists and the fishermen who have been working hard all summer.

Mike Jones

At 4 p.m. the Alaska Department of Fish and Game recieved reports that people in Igushik could see and smell fuel on the water. In response, the Igushik Section of the Nushagak District will close to commercial fishing at 6 p.m. 

Avery Lill/KDLG

The aluminum and wooden building continued to smolder into the evening. It was a building that was repossessed by the city from its previous owner in 2015 and was used mainly for storage. No injuries or damage to boats have been reported.

Mike Jones

A man is still missing and fuel is leaking from the wreckage after the F/V Pacific Knight sank near Clark's Point on Wednesday. This afternoon, ADF&G closed commercial fishing in the Nushagak District due to risk of spilled fuel contaminating fish and fishing gear.

Bruce Ilutsik

The United States Coast Guard recieved a report this morning: The F/V Pacific Knight, a 58-foot seiner and long liner operating as tender in Bristol Bay, capsized near Clark's Point. One person is missing.

ADF&G

Anthony Active, 39, fell from a set net skiff on Monday. His body was found washed onto the beach Tuesday morning.

Happy Fishtival 2018!

Jul 24, 2018
Avery Lill/KDLG

How does Bristol Bay celebrate being 8 million sockeye over the preseason forecast and counting? With music, toddler races and a fish fillet contest at the 36th annual Fishtival in Naknek.

Rice County Jail

Tanner Savo, 19, was arrested in Minnesota last week on three charges related to the sexual abuse of a minor.

Mitch Borden/KDLG

The Alaska Board of Fisheries declared the low sockeye return to the Chignik River an emergency at a meeting on Tuesday. Members voted to keep the subsection of the Dolgoi Islands and Southeastern District Mainland area closed through August 8. 

KDLG

Nancy Larson was reported missing to Dillingham Police on Wednesday. On Thursday afternoon, a group of searchers found her safe in the residence of an acquaintance.

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