Isabelle Ross, KDLG - Dillingham

Isabelle Ross, KDLG - Dillingham

Qayassiq’s walrus hunt, once banned, now teaches traditions of sharing and management

Alaska Native people in Bristol Bay have harvested walrus at Qayassiq for thousands of years. But they weren’t always able to hunt there.
a boat in the harbor

Troopers to crack down on ‘performance-enhancing’ add-ons to Bristol Bay fishing boats

Commercial drift gillnet boats must measure 32 feet or less to fish in the bay. And the fleet got a finger-wagging from the Alaska Wildlife Troopers earlier this year.
Aleknagik Lake

North Carolina man dies after leaving remote camp north of Dillingham, troopers say

Troopers say 53-year-old Marc Jackson walked away from his camp sometime overnight Wednesday, and was found suffering from hypothermia.
two people lay on a pile of fish

USDA to buy almost $120M of Alaska sockeye and Pacific groundfish, with nudge from congressional delegation

It’s a win for the state’s marketing branch. But the purchase won’t totally clear out the storehouses and shelves.
small bodies of water dot the tundra

Army Corps to revisit parts of Pebble’s application, but opponents say mine can’t move forward

Pebble spokesperson Mike Heatwole said the announcement shows the company’s appeal holds water.
a volcano

Russia volcano disrupts Alaska flights for third day in a row

Alaska Airlines had canceled 37 flights as of 11 a.m. on Friday, bringing total cancellations for the airline to over 90 since Wednesday.
a volcano

Ash from Russian volcano cancels Alaska flights

Alaska Airlines canceled eight flights Wednesday between Anchorage and Western Alaska airports in Adak, Bethel, Dillingham and King Salmon.
a gillnet boat

With no commercial interest in Togiak herring, Alaska looks to the Atlantic for inspiration

Togiak is Alaska’s largest herring fishery. But as the market for roe has shrunk, the remote fishery has become financially unfeasible.
AlexAnna Salmon

‘Back to the Future’: Sustainability Summit keynote centers traditional knowledge as a way forward

Bristol Bay Sustainability Summit keynote speaker Igiugig Village Council President AlexAnna Salmon made her vision of the region's future clear.
a map near Pedro Bay

Pedro Bay deal blocked Pebble before EPA’s veto, but still protects salmon habitat

Late last year, the Pedro Bay Corporation closed a $20 million deal that blocked the Pebble Limited Partnership’s proposed transport route.
Nushagak sockeye salmon

Board of Fish limits sockeye fishing to conserve Nushagak kings

The Board of Fisheries has approved an action plan to help conserve the Nushagak River’s sharply declined king salmon runs.
a mine permit map

A month after the EPA’s decision against Pebble, another mining company wants to explore nearby

Washington-based Stuy Mines has applied for a hardrock exploration permit along Kaskanak Creek, southwest of the Pebble deposit.
Port Alsworth

1 dead, 1 critically hurt in snowmachine crash near Port Alsworth

A Sunday snowmachine crash near Port Alsworth left one person dead and another in critical condition, according to Alaska State Troopers.
a planned parenthood building

Rural Alaskans will be disproportionately affected by abortion pill lawsuit, say doctors and advocates

Abortion is legal in Alaska, but doctors and advocates say it is not equitable or accessible because of the state’s geography and large rural population.
Mike Dunleavy

Dunleavy says he will sue over EPA’s veto of Pebble Mine

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he’s going to pursue legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency’s veto of the Pebble Mine.
small bodies of water dot the tundra

EPA stops Alaska’s Pebble mine with rarely used power

The decision caps a decades-long battle over a region that is home to both the world’s largest wild salmon run and one of the world’s largest deposits of copper and gold.
a woman

Bristol Bay braces for EPA’s final decision on the proposed Pebble mine

If the EPA finalizes a ban on mining activities at the site of the proposed Pebble Mine at the end of the month, it would effectively kill the mine.
Igiugig sign

BBNC offers free online Yup’ik, Alutiiq and Dena’ina classes

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation is offering free Dena'ina and Yugtun, or Yup'ik, online language classes through early February.
a man surrounded by cameras and phones

Alaska’s former House speaker Rep. Bryce Edgmon on current disorganization: ‘We just don’t know’

Former state House speaker Rep. Bryce Edgmon said this will be the third legislative cycle the House begins without an organized majority.