Archive for December 28th, 2012
A major gear group is pushing back against rules set to take effect this January that will put human observers aboard some smaller fishing boats. The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association has enlisted the help of the state’s congressional delegation to try and delay implementation of the observer program for small boats, and to adopt a more efficient electronic monitoring program instead.
A small cruise line with ties to the conservation community in Southeast Alaska has filed a lawsuit over the federal fisheries observer program, saying that too many Chinook and halibut.
A huge commercial fishing vessel currently under construction has received an award that recognizes it’s unique and innovative design. The vessel has ties to the Bristol Bay region.
Calista Corp. says it has created a new subsidiary to provide engineering, energy and environmental consulting services.
Last year, everything Bill Popp thought he knew about his family changed. He found out he had a younger sister, who his mom had to give up for adoption. In the first two stories, we heard why that family secret existed and how it was eventually revealed. In this final story, Anchorage Daily News columnist Julia O’Malley describes how the family was reunited again after fifty years.
Senate Passes Disaster Relief Bill; EPA Administrator To Step Down; High Court Orders Redistricting Plan Be Redrawn; Tug Towing Drill Rig Having Engine Problems; Longliners Seek Delegation’s Support For Electronic Monitoring; Suit Filed Over Fisheries Observer Program; Jensen Maritime Honored For Design Of ‘Northern Leader’; Calista Announces Creation of New Subsidiary; Popp Family Meets Long-Lost Sibling
The Senate passed a disaster relief bill today. Included is money for fishery disasters across the country. Subsistence and commercial fishermen won’t get any money soon, because the House is unlikely to take up the bill.
It’s almost time for Alaskans to file for their permanent fund dividends. And that means they also have the option to give a portion of their pfd to charitable and non-profit organizations through the state’s charitable giving program, Pick. Click. Give. In 2013 there are more organizations than ever to give to.
A divided Alaska Supreme Court has ordered the state’s redistricting plan be redrawn for the 2014 elections. The court had allowed for an interim plan to be used for this year’s elections. But in a decision released Friday, the court found the board did not follow the process it was instructed to follow.
Many people are clearing out the Christmas tree, getting rid of wrapping paper … and trying to figure out what to do with old electronics. But you don’t have to throw that stuff away. As KSKA’s Daysha Eaton reports, in Anchorage, you can recycle it.
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but sometimes a play is more than just a play. Sigmund Freud (Dick Reichman) and C. S. Lewis (Kevin T. Bennett) and director, Krista Schwarting come by the station to have a session with Stage Talk and talk about Freud’s Last Session. This exciting two-man debate between seemingly opposing but surprisingly similar views runs Jan 4 – 27 at Cyrano’s.
KSKA: Friday 12/28 at 2:45 pm
Bill Popp thought he knew his family. Popp is president of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. And his family is a close-knit, longtime Alaska clan who talk and text and gather often at Bill’s house in east Anchorage. But last year, everything Bill thought he knew about his family changed. And all it took was one random Google search. A collaboration of the the Anchorage Daily News and APRN, hear the full 30-minute radio story of how the family came to be reunited on A Closer Look.
KSKA: Saturday 12/29 at 6:00 pm & Sunday 12/30 at 7:30 pm
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced she’ll step down early next year. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski isn’t sure who should replace her.
Problems continue for Shell Oil’s mobile drilling rigs in Alaska waters. The tug towing the Kulluk, which left Dutch Harbor last Friday, is having engine trouble in 20-foot seas about 50 miles south of Kodiak Island.
One of the benefits of living in a very rural area like I do is that there is very limited light pollution. The moon and the stars can really light up the night, and the Northern Lights are much more visible when they decide to make an appearance.
Winter in Alaska may be cold, but in so many ways, it’s the most beautiful time of year.