Dillingham, AK

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 28, 2022

The price of fuel is on the rise in the United States and many industries are feeling the pressure. Rural areas generally face higher prices for fuel, but in recent months, Bristol Bay residents have seen those prices creep even further. Bristol Fuels in downtown Dillingham Gas set their price...
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Dillingham's downtown playground undergoes summer renovation

A group of regional organizations have partnered to renovate a playground in downtown Dillingham. The Little Airport Park playground across from SAFE will be under renovation starting July 7. The project is led by the Bristol Bay Native Association through a mix of federal funding from the American Rescue Plan,...

Iowithla River fire dampened by weekend rain

The Iowithla River fire is 10.5 miles north of Dillingham and has been burning for over two weeks. The Alaska Division of Forestry has monitored the fire on a daily basis. Public Information Officer Brentwood Reid said that the fire was hot and active on both the northwest and southeast corners over the weekend.

Passengers walk with minor injures in Lake Illiamna plane crash

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Seven people aboard a plane Saturday were transported to medical services for minor injuries after an afternoon crash. The report came to authorities at 6:20 p.m. that a plane crashed in Lake Illiamna approximately a half-mile offshore from the Village of Kokhanok. The plane was reported...

Robert Dillingham, 5-star 2023 point guard, makes SEC commitment

Robert Dillingham will play for Kentucky. The 5-star point guard announced his commitment to John Calipari’s program on Friday. Dillingham, out of Simi Valley, California, plays for Kanye West’s Donda Academy. He is the 247Sports Composite’s No. 7 overall player in the class of 2023. Dillingham had 21 scholarship offers, including Auburn, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss and Tennessee.
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Todd Palin Net Worth 2022, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Wiki and Career Details

Nick Name/Celebrated Name: “The first dude of Alaska”. Wife/Spouse Name: Sarah Palin (m. 1988–2020) Kids/Children Name: Track Charles James, Bristol Sheeran Marie, Willow Bianca Faye, Piper Indy Grace, and Trig Paxson Van. Profession: Professional Snow boarder, Fisherman and oil operator. Net Worth: $15 million. Last Updated: June 2022.

Iowithla River fire still burns, state continues to monitor

The Bristol Bay region has seen multiple wildfires this month. The Iowithla River fire has expanded to 36,559 acres this week and is 10.5 miles northeast of Dillingham. Brentwood Reid, a public information officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry, said Wednesday the fire is being actively monitored. “We sent...

Health officials distribute opioid overdose emergency kits in Bristol Bay

State and local health officials are ramping up efforts to combat opioid overdose deaths. In the Bristol Bay area, local clinics in Naknek and Dillingham are handing out emergency kits that include the lifesaving overdose-reversal drug naloxone. They’re urging the public to have one on hand just in case, in hopes of preventing untimely deaths.

Iowithla River fire no longer grows towards Dillingham

The Iowithla river fire near Dillingham is now no longer growing towards the community according to an update from the Alaska interagency coordination center on Saturday. It was last logged at 27,496 acres and was about 9 miles from the town before fire boss planes dropped water on the flames to stop its growth.

Rainy weather tamps down fires near St. Mary’s for now as officials warn of flammable conditions in Interior

Fire officials say dry conditions paired with forecasted lightning storms mean that Interior Alaska is a likely spot of new wildfires over the weekend. “It may not immediately strike a fire,” Division of Forestry spokesperson Sam Harrel said of the lightning, “but the potential for it to smolder for a couple of days and then come back on a bluebird sunny day is very real.”

EPA tours Bristol Bay to hear comments on plans that could prevent Pebble Mine

JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) - Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency are touring the Bristol Bay region to hear public comments on a plan announced last month that could prevent the proposed Pebble Mine from moving forward. The EPA heard from dozens of residents in Dillingham Middle/High School on Thursday morning...

COVID testing available in Naknek and Dillingham

The number of COVID cases in Alaska rose by more than 25 percent in the first week of June, according to the state Department of Health and Social Services. There were at least 1,900 cases reported statewide in the last week – that’s a drop of 12 percent.

Iowithla River fire now 19,500 acres and just 9.3 miles from Dillingham

The Iowithla River fire is now only 9.3 miles from Dillingham. The Alaska Division of Forestry dispatched one plane Tuesday to douse the flames. However, smoke prevented the plane from flying to the area, according to an update from the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center. A Division of Forestry official said...

1200 Acres burn near the Iowithla River

A fire was discovered near the Iowithla River Wednesday afternoon. The blaze is estimated at 1,200 acres and is 30 miles northeast of Dillingham. Due to limited resources, the fire is in a modified-management area, meaning the Division of Forestry has it listed as a lower priority. Public Information Officer Ari Lightsey says the fire was caused by lightning and crews have been busy.

Arcana Creek fire near Aleknagik contained

The Arcana Creek fire near the village of Aleknagik is now contained. The fire was discovered Tuesday and the Division of Forestry hopes to have it fully extinguished by Friday morning. Division of Forestry Public Information Officer Jacob Welsh said four additional smoke jumpers joined the crew already there for...

Public hearings on EPA’s proposed Pebble ban this week

The Environmental Protection Agency moved to restrict mining of the Pebble deposit last month, but its proposal does not restrict other mining in the region. On June 1, local leaders held a press conference and discussed the agency’s proposed protections for waters and wetlands around the Pebble deposit. The...

Dillingham Landfill metal pile still smolders nearly a week after ignition

The fire at the Dillingham Landfill metal pile is still smoldering, according to Fire Department Coordinator Scott Runzo. The fire is fully contained, however spilled fuels and metal underground from decades of vehicles, boats and other items left in the junkyard continue to burn. Runzo says it will likely continue...