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Mike Mason, KDLG - Dillingham

Mike Mason is a reporter at KDLG in Dillingham.

False-color composite image of Cleveland volcano collected by Landsat-8 on July 26, 2013. This image is a composite of the short-wave infrared data (to show thermal emissions) and high temperatures in the summit crater as shown as a small red region (indicated by the arrow). These hot temperatures are likely due to the extrusion of a small lava dome.Credit Dave Schneider

Small Explosion Detected At Cleveland Volcano

A piece of equipment installed a few years ago near Dillingham has helped detect a small explosive event at the far away Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands.

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October 4, 2013 - 4:20 pm
Salvagers Make Progress On Sunken Tender Lone Star

Salvagers Make Progress On Sunken Tender Lone Star

Salvagers have made progress recovering the sunken fishing tender Lone Star from the bottom of the Igushik River. The 78-foot vessel sank in a channel of the river on June 30.

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October 3, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Changes Coming Tuesday To Marine Weather Forecasts For Southwest Alaska

Also tomorrow, the National Weather Service is rolling out some significant changes to the marine weather forecasts.

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September 30, 2013 - 5:21 pm

Arming VPSOs Discussed At Anchorage Meeting

An effort is underway to allow Village Public Safety Officers in Alaska to carry guns. VPSO’s are currently precluded from being armed but the shooting death of a VPSO officer in the Bristol Bay region earlier this year has resulted in an effort to change the rules.

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September 26, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Senate Committee Debates Alaska Subsistence Management Structure

The dual management structure that exists in Alaska to govern subsistence hunting and fishing was among the issues raised last week during a committee hearing in the U.S. Senate.

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September 23, 2013 - 5:57 pm

Pebble Partnership Moves Forward After Anglo American Pulls Support

The giant mining company Anglo American has pulled its support for the proposed Pebble Mine but the other company in the partnership pledges to continue moving the project toward permitting and development.

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September 16, 2013 - 5:21 pm
New Recovery Plan for Tender in the Works

New Recovery Plan for Tender in the Works

The new plan to recover the sunken fishing tender Lone Star has been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. The vessel has been sitting in the middle of one of the major sockeye salmon producing rivers in Bristol Bay since late June.

September 13, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Veniaminof Volcano Producing Weak Ash Plume

The ongoing eruption of the Veniaminof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula has increased in intensity in recent days and a weak ash plume is being produced.

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September 4, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Veniaminof’s Rumbling Intensifies

The eruption of the Veniaminof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula increased in severity Friday morning.

August 30, 2013 - 4:59 pm
EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy (left) and BBNA President & CEO, Ralph Anderson (right). Photo courtesy KDLG - Dillingham,

Dillingham Residents Talk Pebble Mine With EPA Administrator

Political, business and tribal leaders from the Bristol Bay region welcomed the new EPA Administrator to Dillingham Tuesday. They called on the EPA to step in and stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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August 27, 2013 - 5:39 pm

Two Months Later, Tender Is Still Grounded

The 78-foot sunken fishing tender Lone Star is still stuck in the mud in the Igushik River as responders try and figure out a new way to recover the vessel. The vessel grounded on June 30th while taking fish from the local fishermen for processing by Trident Seafoods.

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August 27, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Dillingham All-Tide Dock Partially Reopened

The large all-tide dock in Dillingham has been partially reopened after been closed last Thursday due to damage.

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August 12, 2013 - 5:14 pm

Dillingham Dock Damaged, Closed

A major point of entry for goods and services into the western part of Bristol Bay has been closed until further notice.

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August 8, 2013 - 5:09 pm
Photo by Dave Bendinger, KDLG - Dillingham

Almost All Fuel Removed From ‘Lone Star’

The work to get the fuel off the sunken tender Lone Star is nearly complete. The vessel has been leaking fuel into a salmon producing river in Bristol Bay for nearly a month.

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July 29, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Nushugak King Run Finding Success

It’s been another year of low king salmon numbers to many of the major river systems in Alaska. However, one of the biggest king runs in the state is doing quite well.

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July 23, 2013 - 5:27 pm
Sunken Fishing Tender Still Leaking Fuel

Sunken Fishing Tender Still Leaking Fuel

A 78-foot vessel used to move sockeye salmon from the fishing grounds to a processing facility is still leaking fuel into a pristine salmon producing river in Bristol Bay.

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July 22, 2013 - 5:11 pm

Fishermen Celebrate High Bristol Bay Sockeye Prices

The sockeye run to Bristol Bay is likely to be about 4-million fish short of the pre-season forecast. However, commercial fishermen across Bristol Bay are celebrating a huge price increase this season.

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July 17, 2013 - 5:50 pm

No Sheen From Sunken Tender Lone Star Thursday, Fishery Remains Closed

An aerial survey flown Thursday morning reported no sheen in the water around the vessel. Members of the Unified Command responding to the Lone Star intend to fly another survey Friday. The Department of Fish and Game stated the commercial sockeye fishing in the Igushik District will remain closed until there have been several consecutive days of no visible sheen in the water.

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July 11, 2013 - 11:36 am
No activity on the Igushik Beach as the set net fishery remains closed. Photo by Mike Mason, KDLG - Dillingham.

Sunken Tender Lone Star Is Leaking Fuel, Fishery Closures Will Stay in Place

The sunken fishing tender in the Igushik River is apparently still leaking fuel and the commercial fishing closures in the area will stay in place for the time-being.

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July 11, 2013 - 9:00 am
Efforts To Boom Off Sunken Tender ‘Lone Star’ Are Unsuccessful

Efforts To Boom Off Sunken Tender ‘Lone Star’ Are Unsuccessful

Efforts to boom off the overturned fishing tender near the mouth of the Igushik River proved unsuccessful Monday night. The next plan of attack is to use divers to plug the vents on the vessel’s fuel tanks.

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July 2, 2013 - 5:29 pm