One man is in custody and another in the ICU at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage after a shooting around midnight Wednesday in Dillingham's HUD housing area.
The 26-year-old Dillingham resident is the second person to be banned by the Togiak traditional council in the past year -- both because of allegations they imported drugs and alcohol into the dry community.
For decades, residents of Aleknagik have had to walk, snowmachine or boat across the Wood River just to get to the other side of town. The crossing can be deadly.
The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association took another step away from prior efforts to fight Pebble Mine with the election of a new board president.
Dillinghams request to annex the Nushagak commercial fishing district is officially on hold while a competing request from Manokotak catches up.
Bogoslof Island, the tip of a mostly submerged stratovolcano in the Aleutians, is only a few hundred years old. It's northern fur seal populations meanwhile is only a few decades old. But it's growing, a fact that's drawing marine mammal researchers.
Under terms of a plea deal, 50-year-old Morris Bernard Lopez -- who authorities said fired his rifle several times from the deck of the fishing vessel Sandra Marie -- will spend 10 days in jail, forfeit the rifle and serve two years probation during which he cannot drink alcohol.
Gridlock over who has access to the Marine Stewardship Councils blue sustainability label appears to finally be over. The Pacific Salmon Processors Association, or PSPA, will take over the MSC clientship from the Alaska Salmon Processors Association by October. Any processor will be able to join the new group.
The Super Cub lost power shortly after takeoff Monday as it was departing Shannon's Pond, a popular Dillingham float plane base.
Alaskas largest sockeye salmon fishery was predicted to have a near-record return this summer, but so far the reds have only trickled into Bristol Bays rivers.
The City of Dillinghams petition to annex the Nushagak commercial fishing district has been re-filed with the Local Boundary Commission, starting what may be a yearlong review process.
Nets went into the waters of Bristol Bay at 5 p.m. June 21 for the first setnet opening for the Nushagak section this year.
As fishing ramps up, Bristol Bay sockeye prices are still an unknown, but several factors could come into play.
Research on three Bristol Bay area rivers could eventually provide managers with more information when they generate run forecasts each year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has counting projects on several rivers near Bristol Bay to determine how many fish enter rivers to spawn, but less is known about the juvenile fish migrating out of those rivers in spring, called smolt.
Bristol Bays halibut fishery is underway. The Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. had its first report of halibut caught in the area on May 22, said Susie Jenkins-Brito, the group's regional fisheries coordinator.