The Bristol Bay Friday Show: January 31, 2020

Jan 31, 2020

KDLG hosts Izzy Ross and Tyler Thompson are trying something new this week a round up of the week's stories and interviews from around Bristol Bay.

Sunrise over Nushagak on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2020.
Credit KDLG/Isabelle Ross


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The state hunt for the Mulchatna Caribou Herd closes tonight at 11:59 p.m. The closure comes a month after federal managers closed the hunt on federal lands. Izzy talked to Lauren Watine, the area wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Dillingham, about the state’s decision to shut down the hunt. Below is the long version of their interview.

2020 will be a big year for Dillingham, as a ton of projects are set to kick off starting in Spring. City Manager Tod Larson mosied on down to KDLG for another round of Manager’s Corner, to share some updates with the community and what to expect going into construction season.


Earlier this month, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced that Dillingham resident is his newest pick for the state’s Marijuana Control Board. Earlier this week, Izzy reported on how Casey Dschaak is excited to help grow and regulate the new industry.

We’re 10 days into the 2020 census. Tyler spoke with Marilyn Rosene and DeeDee Bennis about why the census matters in Bristol Bay. 

The national count began ten days ago in a community in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. We have a story from KYUK’s Anna Rose MacArthur, who traveled there before the census began to find out how people there were preparing.

It's basketball season! We had the RAVN invite here in Dillingham last weekend, and a bunch of teams are in Naknek right now, playing against the Bristol Bay Angels. We caught up with guest sports commentator Kendra Kapotak on what she’s seeing in Bristol Bay basketball this season. 



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