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Igiugig making slow progress on offsetting diesel consumption with renewable energy

Harsh conditions and funding setbacks are among the obstacles the small village faces as they seek to reduce diesel consumption and rely on alternative energy sources.

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Monica Waring

Red Salmon Cannery dinged for Clean Air Act violation

Parent company North Pacific Seafoods settles with EPA for failing to report stored ammonia, and will pay $46,000 and spend $175,000 on energy efficiency upgrades.

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Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 16, 2017

Several big buyers post a $1/lb base price, the run shoots to 49 million, and the districts head to wide open or weekly schedules. As we wrap up our special coverage, ADF&G's Paul Salomone, Travis Ellison, and Tim Sands join for a preliminary recap of this incredible, historic year for the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery.

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Monica Waring

Parent company North Pacific Seafoods settles with EPA for failing to report stored ammonia, and will pay $46,000 and spend $175,000 on energy efficiency upgrades.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Harsh conditions and funding setbacks are among the obstacles the small village faces as they seek to reduce diesel consumption and rely on alternative energy sources.

The House Speaker from Dillingham sat down with KDLG Monday for an interview about the session and other recent topics of interest.

Hladick tapped for EPA Region 10

Oct 17, 2017

Former Dillingham, Unalaska city manager picked by Trump administration to lead agency's work in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

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Verner Wilson the III is leaving the Bristol Bay Native Association to take on the role of senior oceans campaigner with the nonprofit Friends of the Earth.

Elizabeth Harball

Agency staff heard support and opposition for withdrawing the proposed preemptive mining restrictions in the Bristol Bay watershed. Some residents spoke up about the benefits of working for Pebble and why they and their village corporations deserve to see Pebble Mine apply for permits.

Jaclyn Christensen

Some areas of Port Heiden's coast eroded six feet during storms in recent weeks. It's a problem the community has been dealing with for decades.

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In close to four hours of public testimony, dozens told EPA staffers that large-scale mining threatens a fishery and way of life in Bristol Bay. The unanimous opinion given during Wednesday's meeting, held during the middle of the work day, was EPA should finalize preemptive Section 404(c) Clean Water Act restrictions, not withdraw them and wait for an Environmental Impact Statement.

Tatyana Zackar

More than two dozen students and adults made the 23 mile hike from Igiugig to Big Mountain. Along the way they ate plenty of moose, dry fish and locally grown greens.

NWS

As first big low pressure storm moves east towards Russia Thursday and Friday, second storm now looks to stay south of Bering Sea and Bristol Bay. NWS downgrading threat of high seas and coastal erosion in weekend forecast.

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