Avery Lill, KDLG - Dillingham
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.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation discovered another Bristol Bay well contaminated with perflourinated substances.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Officially, Gov. Mike Dunleavy is not taking a position on the mine, unlike his predecessor, Gov. Bill Walker, who opposed it. But the new governor is already making moves that have encouraged the mine’s backers and worried its opponents.
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