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New trail and viewing platform proposed in Katmai National Park & Preserve

The park proposes to build a new 150-foot long trail to a 12 by 20-foot viewing platform. The public comment period for the project’s Draft Environmental Assessment is open until Feb. 18.

Chemicals in firefighting foam contaminate groundwater at King Salmon Airport

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation discovered another Bristol Bay well contaminated with perflourinated substances.

Kanakanak Hospital pharmacy is Medicare and Medicaid compliant

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services visited the Kanakanak Hospital on Jan. 10, and found that the pharmacy has adequately implemented its corrective action plan.

Igiugig will test RivGen hydropower through the winter

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the Igiugig Village Council $2.3 million for the continued development of a hydrokinetic system designed for rivers and shallow tidal waters in remote communities.

Pebble EIS delayed, but not by federal shutdown, says Army Corps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed that the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine is now expected in mid-February rather than January 2019, as previously estimated.

Flights cancelled without notification strand Bristol Bay passengers in Anchorage during holidays

PenAir and Ravn Alaska reduced their flights to Dillingham and King Salmon after PenAir became a part of Ravn Air Group at the end of December. Due to a glitch in a third-party computer system, many people were not notified that their flights were cancelled as a result of the schedule change, stranding them in Anchorage for days at a time.

Purchase finalized: PenAir now officially a part of Ravn Air Group

The air carrier that long served as Bristol Bay and the Aleutian-Pribilof regions' primary service to Anchorage is now a part of Ravn Air Group.

Alaska Board of Fisheries rejects permit stacking, expands subsistence opportunity near 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.

40.2 million: ADF&G forecasts a ‘return to normal’ for Bristol Bay sockeye in 2019

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.

Federal agency lifts ‘immediate jeopardy’ status from Dillingham hospital

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.

Bristol Bay tribes call for significant changes in Dillingham hospital leadership

A survey conducted in September found that practices at the Kanakanak Hospital’s pharmacy put patients at risk for adverse health effects. Listen now

BBNC will remain neutral on Ballot Measure 1

As the midterm elections approach, the Bristol Bay Native Corporation will remain neutral on Ballot Measure 1. Listen now

62.3 million: Bristol Bay’s 2018 salmon season the largest ever

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.

Ravn owner bids highest for PenAir

The company that owns Ravn Air Group was the top bidder for Peninsula Airway’s assets at an auction Wednesday. Listen now

Floatplane crashes while step taxiing in Katmai National Park and Preserve

A plane crashed in Katmai National Park and Preserve on Sunday. There were no fatalities or serious injuries.

State workgroup recommends more vitamin D for Alaskan children, pregnant women

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

Western Alaska still has state’s highest rate of reported felony sex crimes

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

Salvage team refloating F/V Pacific Knight

The 58-foot vessel, which was operating as a tender near Clark's Point, sank July 25. After more than a month at the bottom of the Nushagak Bay, a salvage team is lifting the ship and will tow it to Dutch Harbor. Listen now

Nushagak District reopens to commercial fishing

After being closed for nearly a week following a fuel spill from a sunken vessel, the Nushagak District reopened to set and drift fishermen Tuesday afternoon. Listen now

Storage building in Dillingham boat harbor catches fire

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.