Avery Lill/ KDLG

U Pop Em has moved from their location in the Dillingham harbor where they have sold fireworks since 1993. In more than two decades of experience, owners Billie Benedict and Paul Peck have learned a lot about how to run a fireworks business in rural Alaska.


First local fish expo had 43 vendors and raised roughly $15,000 to benefit the Little Angels Childcare Academy.

First ever Bristol Bay Fish Expo kicks off Friday

Jun 8, 2017

Modeled after Pacific Marine Expo, the new local hub for vendors, industry, and fishermen is also a fundraiser for the Little Angel’s Child Care Academy in the Bristol Bay Borough.

Construction work planned for Dillingham and Aleknagik

May 18, 2017

The summer construction season is right around the corner. In the Dillingham area, work is planned on Lake Road, at the airport and the Wood River Bridge. 

Happy Mother's Day From Made With Love

May 15, 2017
Katie Basile / KYUK

On Mother's Day, the routine for many in urban Alaska or the lower 48 is to call a florist, order an arrangement, and have it delivered, maybe with a note. Now one Bethel businesswoman has brought that service to the YK Delta.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Fo resigned as an ADF&G sport fish biologist this spring to pursue other life goals, including helping other people reach their fitness goals at his new gym in Dillingham. 

Unalaska's Mail Service Moves From PenAir to ACE

May 4, 2017
Laura Kraegel/KUCB

ACE Air Cargo has signed an agreement with the U. S. Postal Service to deliver mail to Unalaska starting June 1. That is also the day that Pen Air will stop its cargo service between Unalaska and Anchorage.

Himschoot tapped as new Nushagak CEO

Apr 25, 2017

The Nushagak Cooperative wrapped up a near five month search for a new CEO last week, announcing that Robert Himschoot would take the helm by June 1.


Nanci Morris Lyon and Heath Lyon bought out their partners to become full owners and operators of the Bear Trail Lodge in King Salmon.


Facing a roomful of frustrated customers, Danny Seybert says airline waiting on fifth Saab 2000 to come into service as a spare, which should alleviate some of the many mechanical delays. "I made a $27 million investment into aviation in Bristol Bay and the Aleutians. I have a commitment to aviation and I have a commitment to this community," he said.


Board president Pete Andrew had mostly good news to report to the members of the utility cooperative for the Dillingham area, reminding them that last spring the kilowatt rate was lowered for the first time. Incumbents Andrew, Chris Napoli, and newcomer Susie Jenkins Brito were elected to the board. 

PenAir works to integrate Saab 2000s

Mar 16, 2017
Chrissy Roes

Peninsula Airways is facing criticism from Bristol Bay customers due to continued delays along the Anchorage route. The company says it is still in the process of integrating their new fleet of Saab 2000s. 


The village of Quinhagak has not had a shipment of food in over two weeks due to a damaged runway, bad weather, and a change in air carriers.

KYUK staff

The marijuana business in Alaska is still young and in rural Western Alaska, untested. How state and federal regulations under President-elect Trump will co-exist is still to be seen.

Julianna Nicholson

Just days after its two year anniversary, owner Andrew Berkoski closed doors till the spring. He’s looking for a buyer to sell the business to, but says he’ll open either way come May.