Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 18, 2018

Jul 18, 2018
Bruce Ilutsik

Bristol Bay’s salmon run is usually starting to taper off by mid-July, but this year’s proving an unusually late run for many districts. We talk with an expert who isn't ruling out the chance that the Bay's total run could crack 60 million.

Austin Fast / KDLG

Painter Apayo Moore lives a subsistence lifestyle off-the-grid near Aleknagik to honor her Yup’ik heritage and inspire her painting.  For her, a good painting means your eyes catch something new with every glance.

Austin Fast / KDLG

It's Charley Wren's 74th summer fishing in Bristol Bay and time, he says, for his demotion from captain to cabin boy. His son Travis Wren is taking over the F/V Wrangler and the family business.

Meghan Redmond

School year starts with high school programs in Aleknagik, Twin Hills.

Aleknagik School to begin bussing across the Lake

Oct 21, 2015
Luke Brummer

In the future, the district may look at picking up students who live between the south shore and the Dillingham City Limit sign, says Superintendent Piazza.

Bridge connects Aleknagik

Oct 13, 2015

Aleknagik celebrates new bridge over the Wood River.

Reminder: take care at busy Aleknagik boat launch

Jun 19, 2015
Luke Brummer

Swimming on the boat launch is dangerous for both swimmers and boaters, says Park Ranger Eskelin. 

Aleknagik's Wood River bridge now 75% complete

Jun 15, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

The last of 20 steel beams was put in place Monday for the skeleton of the 440-foot bridge connecting the south and north shores of Aleknagik. 

Aleknagik hosts Southwest District science fair

May 6, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Two eighth graders from Manokotak took first and second place overall for their projects: "Space: the Quiet Frontier" and "Size Matters"

Wood River Bridge to open this fall

Apr 3, 2015
Alaska DOT

The DOT says the 440-foot bridge connecting the north and south sides of Aleknagik will be traversable by fall.

Aleknagik tax on rent package plans approved

Apr 1, 2015

Aleknagik voters approved a new tax ordinance that makes lodge packages subject to the 9% bed/hotel tax.

Thea Card

The $19 million dollar bridge is reported to be right on schedule and will resume construction in the spring.

Aleknagik Makes Progress On North-South Bridge

Aug 11, 2014
Alaska Department of Commerce

Progress continues on the Wood River Bridge project.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Rare Birds Sighted near Lake Aleknagik

Jul 11, 2014
Pat Walsh, USFWS

Two species of rare bird have been spotted in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge and have made their way to Lake Aleknagik.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on the creatures and the efforts to study them.

Wood River Bridge Project Moving Forward

Aug 22, 2013
Alaska Department of Transportation

The long awaited bridge across the Wood River to connect the north and south shores of Lake Aleknagik is one step closer to construction.  KDLG’s Ben Matheson has the details.