Mike Mason, KDLG - Dillingham

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Mike Mason is a reporter at KDLG in Dillingham.

Snowmachiner Found Dead Between Togiak, Manokotak

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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.

State Bond Rating Upgraded To Triple A

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

Harvest Allocations For Bristol Bay Drifters, Setnetters Remain Unchanged

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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.

Rasmuson Foundation Pledges Millions To Arts In Alaska

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

Jensen Maritime Honored For Design Of ‘Northern Leader’

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A huge commercial fishing vessel currently under construction has received an award that recognizes it’s unique and innovative design. The vessel has ties to the Bristol Bay region.

Silver Bay Seafood’s Coming To Bristol Bay In 2014

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Another seafood processor is planning to operate in Bristol Bay.

Samuelsen Named Person of Year by NW Fisheries Association

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Robin Samuelsen, a Native and civic leader in the Bristol Bay region has been named the "Person of the Year" by the Northwest Fisheries Association.

Census Bureau Releases Data on American Indians, Alaska Natives

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The U.S. Census Bureau has released a long awaited report that includes the latest Census data for the Alaska Native population.

Alaska Among The Best Run States In The Nation

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Alaska is among the best run states in the U.S. A survey by 24/7 Wall Street, which is an online financial news and opinion journal, ranks Alaska as 6th place runner up after North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah and Iowa.

Nushagak King Salmon Run Appears Healthy

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Fishery managers and stakeholders across the state are expressing concern about the lackluster king salmon runs this year in Alaska. But the third largest king run in the state appears healthy.

Bryce Edgmon Will Represent House District 36

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Nearly 98-percent of the vote is in and Bryce Edgmon from Dillingham has won another term in the Alaska House of Representatives. He will represent the newly redrawn District 36.

Effort Could Close Down Togiak Fishery For 3 Years

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An effort is underway to close down the Togiak sac-roe herring fishery for the next three years.

USDA Grants For Water And Wastewater Projects In Rural Alaska

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The federal government is funding water quality projects in more than a dozen rural villages in Alaska.

Dropout, Death Rates Remain High Among Alaska Children, Teens

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Alaska continues to have high dropout and death rates for children and teens according to an annual report called the “Kids Count” Data Book.

Keystone Science Panel Looks at Baseline Data for the Pebble Mine

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A handful of scientists are participating in a review of the environmental baseline data put forward earlier this year by the Pebble Limited Partnership. That data and analysis will be used by the Partnership in making decisions about whether or not and how to develop the massive gold and copper deposit known as Pebble.

Settlement Reached In Lawsuit About The 2005 Bristol Bay Area Plan

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A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that pitted several tribes in Bristol Bay against the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The settlement could impact the proposed Pebble Mine.

Ocean Health Index Unveiled

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A handful of organizations have teamed up to create a unique way of accessing the health of the world’s oceans.

Analysis Reveals Alaska’s Workforce More Racially Diverse Than National Average

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The workforce in Alaska is much more racially diverse than the nation as a whole according to some new analysis from the Alaska Department of Labor.

Environmental Groups File Suit Against EPA For Dispersant Use

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A handful of environmental organizations, including a couple based in Alaska, have filed suit against the EPA regarding the use of dispersants to respond to oil spills.

Alaska Ranks Among Highest In Work-Related Fatality Rates

New data released by the Alaska Department of Health continues to show that Alaska has among the highest work-related fatality rates in the nation.