Avery Lill, KDLG - Dillingham
Naknek-Kvichak, Egegik and Ugashik commercial fishing districts will see expanded harvest opportunity in the fall, and the late-season fishing schedule will be extended to allow fishing from Monday morning to Sunday morning.
After a couple of record breaking years in Bristol Bay, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting the 2019 sockeye salmon season will be slightly below the 10-year-average and slightly above the long-term average.
Kanakanak Hospital was first placed in immediate jeopardy on Sept. 27. After a complaint was made, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services investigator conducted a survey and noted serious deficiencies in the hospital’s pharmacy.
A survey conducted in September found that practices at the Kanakanak Hospital’s pharmacy put patients at risk for adverse health effects. Listen now
It was a rollercoaster salmon season around Bristol Bay this summer. West side districts saw their largest sockeye runs on record. East side districts saw their latest red runs on record. In the end, every river in the bay made its escapement goal.
A plane crashed in Katmai National Park and Preserve on Sunday. There were no fatalities or serious injuries.
The Alaska Vitamin D Workgroup recently formulated Alaska-specific vitamin D supplement recommendations. It recommends clinicians in the 49th state consider prescribing double the nationally recommended amount for breastfed infants. Listen now
More than twice as many felony sex offenses are reported per capita in western Alaska than in the rest of the state, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety. Listen now
The aluminum and wooden building continued to smolder into the evening. It was a building that was repossessed by the city from its previous owner in 2015 and was used mainly for storage. No injuries or damage to boats have been reported.
At 4 p.m. on Sunday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game recieved reports that people in Igushik could see and smell fuel on the water. In response, the Igushik Section of the Nushagak District closed to commercial fishing at 6 p.m.
A man is still missing and fuel is leaking from the wreckage after the F/V Pacific Knight sank near Clark's Point on Wednesday. This afternoon, ADF&G closed commercial fishing in the Nushagak District due to risk of spilled fuel contaminating fish and fishing gear. Listen now
The Alaska Board of Fisheries declared the low sockeye return to the Chignik River an emergency at a meeting on Tuesday. Members voted to keep the subsection of the Dolgoi Islands and Southeastern District Mainland area closed through August 8. Listen now
When the F/V Kristi lost power on Saturday in the Nushagak District, the tide pushed it between two much larger ships, where it lodged on a Yokohama fender. The Kristi sank, and the captain and crew escaped with seconds to spare. Listen now
Men and women move seats at a long row of folding tables. Their goal: to convince the captains on the other side that they are the one. Listen now