Tyler Thompson


Weather related issues contributed to low harvest numbers in 17A, but population numbers are high. The hunt was originally scheduled to close at 11:59 p.m. September 25. It will now close at 11:59 p.m. October 3.

Izzy Ross/KDLG

KDLG heard from the people running for the only contested city council seat ahead of Dillingham's Oct. 5 election. Absentee and early voting is underway through Oct. 4. Polls are open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Dillingham City Hall.


KDLG/Tyler Thompson

The United States Census Bureau released the results of the 2020 census last month. Bristol Bay is represented by three census areas in the Southwest region: the Dillingham Census Area, Bristol Bay Borough and Lake and Peninsula Borough. Here is a breakdown of how each census area has changed over the last decade.



KDLG/Mackenzie Mancuso

Two seats are open on both the Borough Assembly and school board. Mary Swain and Clyde E. Clark will run again for assembly. School board president Michael Swain and board member Olaf O’Domin also return to the ballot.

Courtesy of Paul Liedberg

At least a dozen volunteers showed up to pack computers, microwaves, copiers and more. The pallets were stuffed into two storage containers and sent to Tacoma, Washington to be recycled and repurposed. 



KDLG/Izzy Ross

At the Dillingham Middle-High School, seven families were notified that they have a child who is considered a close contact. At the elementary school, students who share a class with the confirmed cases are all considered close contacts.



Courtesy of Bob Himschoot

Nushagak Cooperative members were without internet for two days. The outage ended on Friday evening. 

Courtesy of Ron Bowers

The Coolidge family has received an outpouring of support from folks in the community. People have shared money, clothes, fish, and berries since the incident. A GoFundMe page was also created to help the family rebuild their home.

Nushagak Cooperative

Nushagak Cooperative, Dillingham’s utility co-op, is set to bring unlimited internet to all service areas by 2023 with help from a $16.7 million federal grant. The co-op is one of 18 utility companies across the country to receive the grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.

KDLG/Izzy Ross

Masks are mandatory in public places under the new order. Seven people in the City of Dillingham have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last week, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Courtesy of Ron Bowers

Bystanders told firefighters that the fire started in the porch where a freezer was located. But the cause of the fire is still unknown, and officials say it is currently under investigation. Efforts are underway to set up a GoFundMe to help the Coolidge family.



Courtesy of Jo Livermont

Two people tested positive for COVID-19 within the last week. One person was visiting from out of town and was in contact with people in three different households. The other is a healthcare professional in the community who tested positive Monday.

Brian Venua / KDLG

Erosion research goes one step further in Dillingham. A permanent tide gauge will be instilled at the city dock. 

KDLG/Avery Lill

The goal is to identify primary areas of contamination. That could include any space where firefighting foam was used, for instance, in accidents, emergency situations or training activities. In the past, the state did not require records of these situations.



Over $30 million was originally included in this year’s state budget for the program, which helps lower rural energy costs for tens of thousands of Alaskans. Then, the funding was taken away in a “budget sweep”. The lawsuit argues that sweep is unconstitutional.