Tyler Thompson

Reporter/Host
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.

USFWS/TogiakNWR

The Mulchatna caribou herd populations hover between 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.

 

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. 

Izzy Ross

Smoke from a 5,000-acre fire near Levelock has settled over Dillingham. A period of substantial rainfall is necessary to tamp down threats of wildfires.

Doug Huntman

Ekuk lacks a designated landfill. Abandon vehicles were collecting trash and leaking fluids as they threatened the village's water supply. Delta Backhaul was hired for the cleanup.

 

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Units 17B and C are open for moose hunting. This season, river water levels are low and local bear sightings are prevelant. But those bears should not pose a threat to moose population.

 

Eric Hanson

The senator sat down with KDLG to discuss veteran services and his comments on the proposed Pebble Mine. 

 

Recall Dunleavy volunteers

Citizens in Dillingham  gathered to sign a petition to recall Governor Mike Dunleavy. In total, organizers need 10% of Alaskan voter signatures to proceed to the next step.

 

 

 

Tyler Thompson

The Moravian Church is getting a new building, courtsey of the evangelical organization. The structure cost around $2 million dollars and will hold roughly 200 people. 

Twenty-five year-old Theodore Borbridge was taken into custody without incident on Wednesday for an alleged shooting at the Igushik beach.

Sage Smiley

 

ABI is assisting in the investigation.

Tyler Thompson

Dillingham is partnering with a consulting firm to restore the swath of land next to the harbor. With cleanup efforts underway, the stage is set for future projects.

 

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