Tyler Thompson, KDLG - Dillingham
How a Dillingham hairstylist turned her salon into a free store
People can donate anything from clothes to furniture to daily necessities. The shop also serves as a place for anyone to get out of the cold and warm up.
Bristol Bay, like Bethel, also just recorded its coldest November in 80 years
Areas across the region broke both daily and monthly records. For King Salmon, it's the coldest November on record. In Dillingham, wind chills dropped to negative 41 degrees. That's the lowest November wind chill in 50 years.
One man is dead and another missing after their skiff sinks near Whittier
Troopers say 28-year-old Stefan Weingarth of Anchorage and 28-year-old Luki Akelkok III of Dillingham were coming back from a hunting trip on Esther Island when they encountered bad weather.
With Alaska’s vaccine sweepstakes ending soon, Dillingham winner encourages others to get the shot
Leo Roehl said he’s still in shock after winning $49,000 for getting his COVID-19 vaccine. “I mean, I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “Still kind of a dream — still waiting to get pinched.”
River otter in Dillingham tests positive for rabies
The otter was spotted in the harbor in Dillingham. When ADF&G captured the otter, it was covered in porcupine quills which is abnormal. Three cases of rabies were reported in Dillingham foxes this spring.
Rapid erosion threatens set net fishery in Southwest Alaska village
The beach acts as natural infrastructure for the fishery. But the rapidly eroding coastline takes away a top layer of gravel. That causes weight issues for the trucks delivering large catches to the processor about a mile away.
Researchers roll out new erosion tracking tech in Bristol Bay
Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks will travel to Dillingham this week to continue erosion research in Bristol Bay’s coastal communities.
Fifth graders campaign to change ‘squaw’ in Dillingham road name
Alora Wassily, Trista Wassily and Harmony Larson were learning about the history of colonization in social studies class in Dillingham. They visited with the Curyung Tribe and learned the story of “The Seven Sisters.” Then, they decided to try to change the name of a road.
New report: Value of Bristol Bay subsistence salmon would cost Alaska families $5 to $10 million to replace
It would cost Alaska families $5 to $10 million to replace the value of subsistence-caught Bristol Bay salmon in their diets.
Dillingham law enforcement involved in shooting; person brought into custody
Dillingham Police and Alaska State Troopers were involved in a shooting with an individual in Dillingham Thursday afternoon. The individual was brought into custody at 5:30 p.m. The scene is under investigation.
Biologists find first cases of infectious bacteria in Southwest Alaska caribou herd
Brucellosis can be lethal to caribou and can also lead to miscarriages.
Alaska Native leader Trefon Angasan passes away from complications of COVID-19
Angasan was the chairman of the Alaska Peninsula Corporation. He was also a founding member, and he served on the board for more than 42 years.
Environmental groups say Pebble could threaten the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale
Conservationists are raising concerns about adding yet another stressor to an already endangered whale population — the proposed Pebble Mine.
747 wins heavyweight title in Katmai’s annual Fat Bear Week
A park ranger who oversaw the contest said the bear is the biggest he's seen in the park.
Bears are fatter than ever for Fat Bear Week
Strong salmon runs over the last few years, the bears in the annual contest are looking chubbier than ever.
Musk ox don’t live in Manokotak. Why is there a musk ox in Manokotak?
A rare sighting of a bull musk ox has been caught on camera.
Pebble closes in on a federal permit, supporters and critics respond
Critics say that the environmental impact statement was flawed.
F/V Knot Crazy sinks in Nushagak Bay
Nobody was hurt or injured, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
New rule makes seasonal fishermen and crew members eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program
Alaska's congressional delegation pushed for the changes.
A new transportation route for the proposed Pebble Mine faces backlash from land owners
The Army Corps of Engineers plans to release its final environmental review for the proposed Pebble Mine later this summer. Last month, the Corps changed which transportation corridor it recommends. The route cuts through land owned by several Bristol Bay entities that refuse to grant Pebble access to their properties.