Avery Lill, KDLG - Dillingham
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
China plays a major role Alaska’s seafood industry, so the tariffs would affect a significant portion of the market. Listen now
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, a Democrat from Washington, sent a letter to the U.S Assistant Secretary of the Army today in regards to the permitting process for the proposed Pebble Mine. Listen now
Four candidates running for state governor in November’s election will participate in the June 9 debate at the Bristol Bay Fish Expo in Naknek. Listen now
A major business deal has fallen through for the proposed Pebble Mine. A Canadian mining company, First Quantum Minerals, will no longer back the controversial project. Listen now
The purse seine fleet in Togiak took 16,500 tons in 11 days. In Port Moller, seiners took 1,000 tons in 39 hours. Listen now
First Quantum Minerals and Northern Dynasty announced today another delay in finalizing their option agreement. Listen now
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took public comment on the Pebble Mine plan in Dillingham on Tuesday. Listen now
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers solicited public comment on the proposed Pebble Mine plan at five scoping meetings last week. At the two meetings on the shores of Iliamna Lake, near the Pebble deposit and proposed mine infrastructure, locals turned out to ask the Army Corps to consider possible effects a mine could have on their way of life. Listen now