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More participation expected for 2017 Togiak herring

Now with some funding for management, Fish and Game monitoring sea ice and surface temperatures, and predicting early May arrival of state's largest herring fishery. Some 19 seiners and 16 gillnetters expected to fish, with early market signals suggesting a price in the $100-$150 per ton range.

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Bristol Bay and Beyond, Mar. 24, 2017

Gov. Bill Walker drops by this week. Plus we have Sharon Hansen of the champion Lady Angels, and Tanalian's Moriyah Lorentzen from this year's Poetry Out Loud. Plus a profile of the homeschooling life.

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The Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team intercepted a shipment of oxycodone pills destined for Dillingham late last week. The 100 pills seized carry a local street value of about $20,000.  Jose and Jerilyn Sanchez have been arrested; authorities say the couple was targeting the Beaver Round-Up festivities to distribute the dangerous narcotics.  KDLG's Dave Bendinger reports.

Every year the issue of education funding is one of the most talked about topics in the Alaska Legislature. As KDLG's Mike Mason reports... this year is no exception.

Icicle’s Adak Plant To Take Summer Hiatus

Mar 5, 2013

Icicle Seafoods’ Adak plant won’t be processing fish this summer.

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U.S. Senator Mark Begich took to the floor of the Alaska Legislature Monday to give his annual speech to lawmakers. He outlined his solutions to the ongoing budget crisis and called on Alaska's Senators and Representatives to support the state's public education system. KDLG's Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Support Your Local Village Dog Sled Race

Mar 4, 2013

Sled dog races are held annually in small villages across the state. In the Bristol Bay region there are annual races in places like New Stuyahok and Koliaganek but the most prestigious race is held in Dillingham.      KDLG's Mike Mason covered this year's race and filed this story.

Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge is a 315,000-acre stretch of eelgrass and tundra pockmarked with lakes and lagoons, a site where the geese called Pacific black brants stop off to feed before they begin their journey to wintering grounds in Mexico. But the fate of this remote wilderness area has become a critical bargaining chip in an inside-the-Beltway battle, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) threatening to block Sally Jewell’s nomination as interior secretary unless the Obama administration agrees to put a road through it.

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The Iditarod may be the most closely watched sled dog race on earth but in the Bristol Bay region the most prestigious race is the annual "Western Alaska Sled Dog Championship" that was held over the weekend. KDLG's Mike Mason called the race and filed this report.

The Alaska Senate has approved a bill intended to provide some tax relief for small and medium size businesses.

KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

The work of the Alaska Senate will likely slow down this week as a significant number of lawmakers head to Washington D.C. for a legislative conference. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

On Thursday the Alaska Board of Fisheries has turned down a proposal to create a new permit stacking system for setnetters in a couple of fishing districts in Bristol Bay. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

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