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Mike Mason, KDLG - Dillingham

Mike Mason is a reporter at KDLG in Dillingham.

Oil Sheen Spotted Leaking From Sunken Tender In Bristol Bay

Oil Sheen Spotted Leaking From Sunken Tender In Bristol Bay

A large response effort is underway to deal with a Trident Seafoods fishing tender that sank Sunday morning near the mouth of one of the major salmon producing rivers in Bristol Bay.

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July 1, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Tender ‘Lonestar’ Capsizes In Mouth Of Igushik River

A large vessel, used to transport sockeye salmon from the fishing grounds to a processing facility, has capsized in the mouth of one of the major salmon producing rivers in Bristol Bay.

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July 1, 2013 - 10:24 am

An Unnamed Woman Becomes Sick with Botulism in Southwest Alaska

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services confirms that a woman from an unnamed Southwest Alaska village has been hospitalized with symptoms of botulism.

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June 14, 2013 - 4:05 pm

The Veniaminof Volcano is Erupting

The Veniaminof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula is apparently erupting. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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June 13, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Cybercrimes Increase In Alaska And Nationwide

A new report from the FBI’s “Internet Crime Complaint Center” shows an increase in the number of cybercrimes in Alaska.

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May 17, 2013 - 4:30 pm
EPA Releases ‘Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment,’ Opens Public Comment Period

EPA Releases ‘Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment,’ Opens Public Comment Period

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a revised assessment today on the Bristol Bay watershed. The report says building the Pebble Mine near the headwaters of a world-class salmon fishery could wipe out as many as 90 miles of streams and alter stream flows. EPA regional administrator Dennis McLerran said the document generally affirms conclusions reached in the initial report last year.

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April 26, 2013 - 5:38 pm

Silver Bay Seafoods To Enter Bristol Bay In 2014

A large seafood processing plant will be constructed this summer in Naknek and it’s expected to be processing herring and salmon by next year.

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April 19, 2013 - 5:02 pm

Alaska Senate To Vote On Water Rights Bill

The Alaska Senate is scheduled to vote soon on a controversial piece of legislation that’s part of Governor Parnell’s effort to streamline the permitting process for developments on State land.

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April 10, 2013 - 5:21 pm
Legislature Considers Bill On Derelict Vessels

Legislature Considers Bill On Derelict Vessels

A bill that would give cities and boroughs in Alaska the ability to deal with derelict and abandoned vessels is on the move in Juneau. On Friday House Bill 131 received a unanimous vote in the Alaska House.

April 8, 2013 - 5:28 pm

New Research Shows Changes In Alaska’s Labor Force

New research shows some significant changes in the makeup of the labor force in Alaska. The research also sheds some light on who chooses to work.

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April 2, 2013 - 5:50 pm

State Legislators Make Stand Against Genetically Engineered Salmon

The idea of allowing a genetically engineered salmon to be sold for human consumption has galvanized the Alaska Legislature to oppose the idea.

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March 29, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Northern Dynasty Responds To Allegation Make By Senator Cantwell

Northern Dynasty Minerals has responded to the allegations made earlier this week by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell that the company was misleading federal officials. In a written statement issued Tuesday Northern Dynasty Minerals President and CEO claimed that Senator Cantwell’s concerns have no basis in fact.

March 19, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Senator Cantwell Calls For SEC To Investigate Northern Dynasty Minerals

A member of the U.S. Senate is urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate one of the companies looking at developing a massive gold and copper mine in the Bristol Bay region.

March 18, 2013 - 5:26 pm
Bodies Recovered From Cargo Plane Crash North of Dillingham

Bodies Recovered From Cargo Plane Crash North of Dillingham

The weather cleared up Saturday in the Bristol Bay region allowing the Alaska National Guard to recover the bodies of the pilot and copilot that were killed in Friday’s cargo plane crash north of Dillingham.

March 11, 2013 - 9:57 am

Legislation Proposed to Clean Up Derelict Vessels

The State of Alaska has a problem with derelict vessels and lawmakers in Juneau are looking at how to address it. Municipalities would be given greater authority to deal with derelict and abandoned vessels under a bill introduced by Homer representative Paul Seaton. Seaton introduced HB131 on Wednesday.

February 21, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Alaska Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise

Last year the rate of pertussis or “Whooping Cough” in Alaska reached epidemic proportions and it’s likely the epidemic is ongoing.

January 31, 2013 - 5:28 pm

Snowmachiner Found Dead Between Togiak, Manokotak

Early Wednesday morning a man from Togiak was found dead near the trail between Togiak and Manokotak. State Troopers had been alerted the night before that Douglas Gamechuk, 43, was overdue. His snowmachine was found out of gas about 35 miles west of Manokotak and searchers located his body 4 to 5 miles away from it.

January 17, 2013 - 9:56 am

State Bond Rating Upgraded To Triple A

Alaska bond rating has been upgraded to triple A by Fitch Ratings. Triple A is the highest rating available.

January 9, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Harvest Allocations For Bristol Bay Drifters, Setnetters Remain Unchanged

During December’s meeting the Alaska Board of Fisheries turned down an effort to make major changes to the allocation percentages for drifters and setnetters in Bristol Bay’s massive commercial sockeye fishery.

January 2, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Rasmuson Foundation Pledges Millions To Arts In Alaska

An Alaska based foundation is pledging millions of dollars over the next few years to support the arts in Alaska.

December 31, 2012 - 4:16 pm