Tyler Thompson

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.

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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.


KDLG News Team

Emergency Order 3.0 lists recommendations like social distancing, getting vaccinated and tracking temperature checks. 


Courtesy of Bryan Reiley, ADF&G

The otter was spotted in the harbor, near LFS. When ADF&G captured the otter, it was covered in porcupine quills which is abnormal. Three cases of rabies have been reported in Dillingham foxes this spring.



The school’s plan also details extensive cleaning protocols for busses and facilities. It also outlines mitigation efforts in case  a student or faculty member tests positive for COVID-19.  Those efforts also apply if there is a spike in cases in the community.  



Dillingham Police arrested two Dillingham residents Wednesday for allegedly distributing controlled substances. The arrests come after a seven month drug trafficking investigation by Dillingham Police and Alaska State Troopers.


KDLG/Brian Venua

Ekuk operates differently than other set net beaches in the bay; fishers rely on trucks to carry their catch to the local processor. As fishing in the village evolved with technology and product demands, so has the coastline. Rapid erosion threatens structures and setnet sites across the beach.