Student stories: Igiugig's storytelling workshop

Feb 11, 2020
Myron Longview

In his review of a recent storytelling workshop in Igiugig, an eighth grader reflects on what he learned about the art of storytelling, and why it's important.

Bristol Bay libraries start summer reading programs

Jun 7, 2016

School may be out for summer, but Bristol Bay libraries are trying to get local youth to keep cracking the books anyway. 

Ocean Renewable Power Company

The village will use the first round of funding to study how the RivGen unit interacts with out-migrating smolt, as well as ice flowing out of Lake Iliamna. 

Research team counts Kvichak sockeye smolt

Jun 9, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Every year, millions of sockeye salmon return to Bristol Bay, headed for spawning grounds in area rivers. Fish and Game counts the returning fish, and now the department is partnering with other researchers to count juvenile salmon a year or two later as they leave some rivers.

Molly Dischner/KDLG

One family in Igiugig built a new smokehouse this spring to get ready for salmon season.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 4, 2015

Jun 4, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Tonight we continue our series with Bristol Bay's commercial district managers. Matt Jones talks about the Togiak district.

Ocean Renewable Power Company

The cost of electricity in Igiugig in nearly 80 cents per kilowatt hour, but the national average is 10 cents.  Igiugig relies on diesel generation.  One company set out to show how inexpensive and effective a hydrokinetic power system could be. 

The Ocean Renewable Power Company’s RivGen power System is a 25 kilowatt system designed to reduce the cost of electricity to remote communities located near rivers.  Hydrokinetic systems, like RivGen, refers to energy technologies that capture the energy in moving water and convert it to electricity. 

Igiugig Recieves Historic Preservation Grant

Jul 29, 2014
National Park Service

The National Park Service has just released this year’s group of historic preservation grants.  The funds are used by a variety of Native Americans for preserving physical sites as well as culture.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on the grants as well as an Alaska village making use of one.